“On Tuesday night, the developer saw his plans for 200 new apartments on North Delaware Avenue rejected by the Fishtown Neighbors Association by a two-to-one margin. But on Thursday morning, he was back in the neighborhood, standing in the sunshine outside the old Ajax Metal building while Mayor Michael Nutter helped unveil plans for a new Live Nation venue there, part of Samschick’s ongoing Canal Street North development project.

Samschick began putting plans for the venue together a few years ago, enlisting Interface Studio to develop a master planfor a string of properties he owns along the Delaware Avenue Corridor. The master plan was approved by the Planning Commission, with provisos requiring more parking, and variances for some of the individual components were approved the Zoning Board of Adjustment in May of 2013.

Neighbors soon appealed those variances, including the decision on 1000 Frankford Avenue, the Ajax building where the Live Nation venue is planned. The Court of Common Pleas denied the appeal for that variance, and a second appeal is now pending before the Commonwealth Court. That case could be heard sometime this summer.”

Read the full article at PlanPhilly.com.