Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition Zoning Relief


Law Center Intervenes on Behalf of Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition

The Law Center intervened on behalf of the Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition in a matter about a 32-story mixed use development proposed by Tower Development and developer Bart Blatstein in the Hawthorne Neighborhood in South Philadelphia.

Like many non-affluent neighborhoods, the community was not consulted and its desires were disregarded in this process. We seek to overturn the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s decisions as a mechanism to ensure that residents have a voice in the final result in a way that minimizes the negative impacts of the project and enhances benefits to the surrounding community.