The former home of Finnaren & Haley Industrial Coatings at 901 Washington Street is in the process of being redeveloped. The proposed office building is 82,000 square feet and consists of a covered parking area, with two floors of office space on top. The developer is 901 Washington Partners, LP/Eli Kahn.
The property is between the Hines Rowing Center and David’s Bridal. It is currently the third office building on deck for the riverfront. Tower 7 from Tyrone Pulver has already been approved, O’Neill Properties has a new corporate headquarters for an international company working its way through the approval process and this project makes three.
Currently if you drive down that far on Washington Street you will find a fence blocking the road. It is also not paved that far down. If you review the above “Concept Site Plan” you will see that there is a “Potential Washington Street Extension.”
According to the developer’s website, the anticipated completion is Q4 2015. The development was on the agenda of the Planning Commission in Whitemarsh on May 13th. We looked back through old minutes of meetings in Whitemarsh and there was a plan to put an office building on this property going back to at least 2009.
We have emails out to the developer and Whitemarsh Township seeking more information on the development. Stay tuned.
Update – We received back an email from Whitemarsh’s Zoning Officer. During the Planning Commission Meeting on May 13th there was a motion to recommend approval of the requested variances but it did not carry (vote 2-2).