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3600 block of Haverford Avenue, Mt. Vernon & Wallace Streets


In January 2017, PRA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that invited competitive proposals from developers to purchase and develop the publicly owned parcels on the 3600 blocks of Haveford Avenue Street, Mount Vernon Street and Wallace Street in the City’s Mantua neighborhood. The intention of this RFP was to bring the project site back into active use in a manner that was most productive and beneficial for the Mantua community. Respondents were encouraged to make their proposals responsive to the recommendations in the Mantua Transformation Plan, which was formally accepted the Philadelphia Planning Commission in 2013. Upon receipt of proposals on the March 17, 2017 deadline, PRA reviewed and evaluated submissions to determine that the mixed-use residential proposal provided by Lomax Real Estate Partners (LREP) was the most responsive to the RFP.

On January 18, 2018, LREP presented this proposal to the public at the monthly meeting of the Mantua Civic Association (MCA). The development team unveiled to the “The Village Square on Haverford –  a mixed use development aimed to create a village center for the Mantua community in West Philadelphia”. The proposed site plan and the images on this page can downloaded here. Proposal details which can downloaded here are as follows:

- 224 residential rental units (179 market rate units + 45 affordable units)

- 15,000 SF full service grocery with four (4) stories of market rate housing above

- 7,500 SF of commercial office space

- 64 dedicated surface grade parking spots

Now that LREP’s proposal has been made public, PRA will further provide the opportunity to submit additional comments and feedback on the proposals no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Detailed information can be found in the RESOURCES section to the right of this page. Comments and feedback can be shared by taking an online survey which can be accessed here or vial the following link:

Othwerwise, feel free to contact Jessie Lawrence, Project Manager, at for addtional information. PRA thanks you for your interest.