On Friday, Bart Blatstein had all but decided to pull the plans for his proposed mixed-use project at Broad and Washington streets in Philadelphia but after a brief conversation with a relative, who encouraged him to move forward, the developer recommitted to himself to it.
“I’m not a quitter,” said Blatstein, CEO of Tower Investments, in a interview with the Philadelphia Business Journal. “I just couldn’t walk away. I have spent the past two-and-a-half years and millions of dollars on this. Why would I give up?”
It’s a good thing he didn’t. Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously voted Tuesday to approve Blatstein’s project, which has been highly controversial for its density and design.
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