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Old Posted Jul 29, 2020, 4:31 PM
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PHILADELPHIA | 232 Walnut | 175 FT | 15 FLOORS

Will the SH NIMBYs stop this one before it even starts? Or will logic and reason prevail?

Title: 232 Walnut
Project: Hotel
Architect: ???
Developer: Anthony Cerone
Location: 232-236 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Society Hill
District: Old City
Floors: 15 Floors
Height: 175 FT

Owner of Society Hill mansion wants to replace palatial 20-year-old home with 15-story hotel

The owner of the Society Hill mansion across Walnut Street from the historic Merchants’ Exchange Building wants to replace his palatial 20-year-old home with a 15-story, 117-guest-room hotel tower.
Logistics mogul Anthony Cerone, who owns the property at 232-36 Walnut St., told members of the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s architecture committee Tuesday that the hotel project is what “the city needs” to help it recover from the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

The architecture committee, whose rulings serve as non-binding recommendations to the Historical Commission, voted not to endorse the proposal, with some panelists characterizing it as out-of-scale with the surrounding neighborhood.
Cerone, an owner of the XTL Inc. warehouse and trucking company, built his four-story, 5,400-square-foot home behind high brick walls on land he acquired for $1.1 million in 1999, property records show.
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