Monday, April 8, 2013
Three Roxborough citizens create a design for what they think might work for the former Bunting House site.
A group of local residents have banded together to create an idea of what they would like to see happen to the Bunting House site located at the intersection of Ridge and Roxborough avenues. Resident Frank DeAngelo sent the renderings to Patch via email with this message: Essentially Valerie [Morrison], myself and Donald Sloan, President of the Roxborough, Manayunk and Wissahickon Historical Society put together this alternative idea for the Bunting House replacement building as an example of what could be incorporated at the now empty field at the demolished Bunting House site that could influence Giovannone Construction’s next awaited design. Our concept of what we would like to see as the new construction at the former site of the …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Frank and Anthony Giovannone say they've gone back to the drawing board with their plans for the Bunting House site.
The Giovannone brothers met with the Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association on Wednesday to once again discuss their plans for the former site of the Bunting House. “There’s no deal with Wendy’s,” Frank Giovannone told the association. “The plan we submitted was for a fast food restaurant, but the community is not in favor of that so we’re heading back to the drawing board.” Association president Chip Roller suggested that the brothers take a look at building a mixed-use facility on the site. The suggested building would have retail on the bottom and apartments or condos on top. “Mixed-use brings people to the area,” Roller said. “It helps give us a walk-able main street.” Roller also said that the community is on edge because, as …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
One neighborhood civic is looking for public opinion on the future of the bunting house.
The social media buzz about the future of the former Bunting House rolls on. The latest online conversation comes in the form of a survey which asks residents to weigh-in on a proposed fast food restaurant on Ridge Avenue. The survey, created by the Central Roxborough Civic Association, includes questions on whether or not the neighborhood needs more restaurants, and what people think of how the space is zoned. You can fill out the survey here, and read more about the former Bunting House below.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Central Roxborough Civic Association wants resident opinions on the former Bunting House site.
The Central Roxborough Civic Association sent out a survey asking residents for their opinions about whether or not a fast food restaurant should be built at 5901 Ridge Ave., the former site of the Bunting House. Last week, the owners and developers of the site, the Giovannone Brothers, met with members of the community to discuss ideas for the site. “Wendy’s is not set in stone,” Frank Giovannone told the crowd of more than 100 gathered for the Central Roxborough Civic Association last week. “We are concerned about how people feel.” Several residents at the meeting expressed a strong desire for something other than a fast food restaurant to be built on the site. Among the suggested development plans were a Panera Bread, an Olive Garden…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association will discuss the fast food restaurant proposal on Wednesday.
The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, and the agenda includes a discussion about what to do with the former Bunting House site. The agenda also includes discussion of a sign at the corner of Ridge Ave. and Osborn St, possible Wissahickon Station improvements, the proposed Tree Top Adventure in Fairmount Park and Northern Children's Services application for a new sign on Ridge Ave. WICA meets on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the board room of Northern Children's Services, 5301 Ridge Ave.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Roxborough residents continue to explore the possibility for a food co-op.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A representative for Councilman Curtis Jones says that no deal with Wendy's has been made.
A representative for Councilman Curtis Jones told the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association on Monday that the former site of the Bunting House will not necessarily become a Wendy’s. Josh Cohen, who works for Councilman Jones, said that the owners of the property are looking to put a fast food restaurant on the site, but that no deal has been reached with Wendy’s. “The plan that they submitted to the planning commission was for a generic fast food restaurant,” Cohen said. “It did not say Wendy’s on it.” Cohen also said that Wendy's has been discussed for the property, but no agreement has been made. Cohen added that the owners of the property, Giovannone Construction, Inc., would explore all their options before building, and that they …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A Roxborough resident speaks out against the Wendy's proposal in a letter to the editor.
Editor's Note: The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Patch user M. Sweeny Not long ago, the Roxborough Development Corporation led a contest to create a new tag line for our unique community. The winner: “Family, Community, Nature since 1690.” A tag line is a window into an organization’s vision for its work. I would like to ask the RDC and local leadership to look very closely into Wendy’s bid to take up residence at the corner of Roxborough and Ridge Avenues, and ask themselves how Wendy’s will advance their vision, our vision, for our community. I have lived in Roxborough since 2002. I have strived to better my 1918 home, have taken pride in my neighborhood, say hello to my neighbors as I walk my dog (whom everyone knows…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Bunting House controversy and the body found in the Wissahickon dominate Feburary's top stories.
Here are the top 10 most read stories on Roxborough Patch for the month of February.
One Roxborough resident doesn't understand what all the fuss is about.