6 Comments on "The Proposed Bridge Property is for Sale"

  1. I hope they get that amount also. Does this mean the Bridge is no longer interested in this site?

  2. These are the types of juveniles that would be court ordered to The Bridge. Note the last sentence on this article.

    From Philly.com: “Marcus walked a short distance along the 600 block of Front Street, then turned and pulled a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun from his waistband, firing four times in the officer’s direction, police said.

    Briana Meyer, 24, a waitress at Downey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, heard the shots from the bar’s second-floor patio.

    “I turned a saw a cop ducking behind a car and a bunch of kids running,” she said. “I was like, “Was that really just a gunshot?’ ”

    Alice chased Marcus, jumping off his bicycle and apprehending him after a brief struggle two blocks away on American Street, police said.

    Police recovered the gun from Marcus’ waistband – it had one live round in the chamber and 10 more in the magazine. Police said they found another clip, with 13 rounds, in his pants pocket, police said.

    “This is obviously outrageous behavior that cannot be tolerated,” said Capt. Laurence Nodiff of South Detectives, the unit handling the case. “Not only did you have police officers on South Street but many other people just trying to enjoy an evening out.”

    Marcus, who had three previous arrests for terroristic threats and assault, has been charged as an adult with aggravated assault and multiple gun offenses. He was being held at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center after failing to post $750,000 bail.

    The details of Marcus’ previous arrests are sealed because he was charged as a minor in those crimes.

    According to court records, he was enrolled twice last year in court-mandated juvenile supervisory programs.

  3. I have no idea. I run these searches from time to time and this popped up yesterday. I am guessing that everything is for sale at the right price. It’s also possible that if might be a forced sale. We’ll let our experts chime in on this one.

  4. Zoning does matter!

    “WHEREAS, despite the fact that the Bridge is a residential treatment center for juveniles, the Philadelphia Zoning Code may deem it a private correctional institution by virtue of the fact that its clients may be under the jurisdiction of a court and it operates pursuant to a contract that the Bridge has with the City of Philadelphia; 

    WHEREAS, so classifying the Bridge as a private correctional institution is completely misleading as the Bridge is not a prison or correctional institution pursuant to any commonly understood definition or notion of those terms.  Instead, the mission of the Bridge is to provide services to address clients’ physical, psychological, emotional, familial, social, educational, vocational and spiritual needs.  This critical mission is carried out at an attractive and tranquil campus environment that is more akin to an exclusive private boarding school. 

    NOW THEREFORE, in return for the  Civic Associations’ support of the relocation of the Programs to the Site during the municipal approvals process (including, but not limited to approvals sought from the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment, City Council, Planning Commission, and the Streets Department) and during any related legal proceedings or appeals, the Bridge, Owner and the Civic Associations agree to the following representations outlined below:”

    §14-1605. Regulated Uses. [245]
    (p) Penal and Correctional Institution (private). An institution operated by a private party under contract with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government for the confinement of offenders sentenced by a court and still under the jurisdiction of a court.[256]

    (q) Penal and Correctional Institution (public). An institution operated by the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government for the confinement of offenders sentenced by a court and still under the jurisdiction of a court.[257]

    http://www.phila.gov/philacode/html/_data/title14/chapter_14_1600_miscellaneous/14_1605_Regulated_Uses_.html

    Infraction
    PENAL/CORR INSTITUTION- PUBLIC
    Infraction Description

    There is an institution operated by the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government for the confinement of offenders sentenced by a court and still under the jurisdiction of a court being maintained or operating at this location without a Zoning and/or Use Registration Permit. This is a regulated use. (See 14-1605(2)(q) and 14-1605(3)(p))

    The regulated use and/or activity noted above as lacking the required Zoning Permit(s) has a serious negative impact on the public’s welfare. You must cease maintaining this use and/or activity, including all occupancy of that portion of the premises identified below and the identified portion of the premises is to be closed to the public.

    You can not resume this use and/or activity unless and until you have obtained the required permit and/or certificate. If the subject use or activity is not stopped and the required permit and certificate is not obtained, the Department can institute action against you in court to gain compliance.
    (See 14-1704(1)(d), (2)(a), (b)(.2) and (.5), (2)(c) and (2)(d)(.3))

    PENAL/CORR INSTITUTION-PRIV:

    There is an institution operated by a private party under contract with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government for the confinement of offenders sentenced by a court and still under the jurisdiction of a court being maintained or operating at this location without a Zoning and/or Use Registration Permit. This is a regulated use.
    (See 14-1605(2)(p) and 14-1605(3)(o)) The regulated use and/or activity noted above as lacking the required Zoning Permit(s) has a serious negative impact on the public’s welfare. You must cease maintaining this use and/or activity, including all occupancy of that portion of the premises identified below and the identified portion of the premises is to be closed to the public. You can not resume this use and/or activity unless and until you have obtained the required permit and/or certificate. If the subject use or activity is not stopped and the required permit and certificate is not obtained, the Department can institute action against you in court to gain compliance. (See 14-1704(1)(d), (2)(a), (b)(.2) and (.5), (2)(c) and (2)(d)(.3))

    http://www.phila.gov/li/upddocs/ViolationCatalog.pdf

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  5. NW Resident | July 22, 2011 at 9:46 am |

    Lorraine: your ‘Marcus’ example would not ever ever ever be mandated to The Bridge. Post facts not your ridiculous guesswork.

  6. I read in the Inquirer that the 11 year old boy, who was involved in the violent “flash mob” in center city a few weeks ago, lives right here in Frankford.

    Just another one of those “at-risk” kids that Frankford should be providing services for – right Mr. Dawkins?

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