• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Site work underway at JKR's Queen Village townhome development

JKR Partners is doing the literal groundwork at its 75-townhome BridgeView development in Queen Village, where the I-95 Washington Avenue off-ramp meets Columbus Boulevard.

“They are really doing what they said they were going to do,” said Richard Wolk, Queen Village Neighbors Association's representative to the Central Delaware Advocacy Group, at a recent CDAG meeting. Wolk was referring to the fact that others have proposed projects for the unusual spot, but nothing ever came of those plans.

He noted that the land is being terraced to raise the project above the flood plain.

Since the builder is using pre-fabricated elements, “it's going to come together very fast,” Wolk said.

    • JKR Queen Village site
      JKR Queen Village site
    • Photo of berm at Queen Village site of 75 JKR townhouses
      Photo of berm at Queen Village site of 75 JKR townhouses
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Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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