Is there a new luxury waterfront hotel coming to the Delaware Waterfront?
Kellie Patrick Gates has a wild story
on PlanPhilly today about O Havana, a mysterious development that has residents of Fishtown and Northern Liberties buzzing with curiosity. An electronic flier
is being circulated in the neighborhoods, advertising a retro-glam hotel/spa/nightclub development planned for the "Penn Treaty Village Entertainment District," which doesn't exist. It's largely an investment pitch, but details for O Havana are sketchy.
After lots of digging around, PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates finally got in touch with developer Orlando Ballate, who said via email “We and our local partners, Core Equities, have had several meetings with City officials and neighborhood groups and they expressed support for the project."
But neighborhood groups and city planners said the project was news to them.