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Proposed Condo Development Stuns Business Owners on Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row

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Developer vows to respect the area’s history.

Jewelry store owners on Philadelphia’s famed Jewelers Row are stunned by a developer’s plans to demolish five buildings and build a 16-story condominium structure, the AP reports. The article says that no public hearings regarding the development have so far been held, because the developer isn’t seeking zoning changes. Dating to the 19th century, Jewelers Row is a block-long district that is the site of more than 300 jewelers, engravers, watch vendors and diamond dealers. It isn’t historically protected. The developer, Toll Brothers, says it plans to engage the community and build a structure that respects the area’s history.

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