Stop-work order issued for 12 home Constitution Court development in Pennsport

Since 2013 we’ve been telling you about the plans for this Pennsport housing development being built on the former site of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church at 3rd and Reed. Three years later, the project is still having some problems with construction.

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Old streetview image of the development.

Stop-work orders were issued previously because the height was a tad taller than what was permitted. Now it’s happening again for problems with the permits for electrical, plumbing and building.

More PhillyVoice:

According to L&I spokeswoman, Karen Guss, inspectors at the site on Wednesday found that work was being done without the proper electrical, plumbing and building permits, as well as mechanical permits for two of the planned units.

In some cases there was no permit, while in others the permit did not reflect the correct address, a strict requirement, Guss noted. In addition, no permits were posted at the site and the contractor failed to schedule the required on-site inspection before beginning work, she said.

The development is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

2 thoughts on “Stop-work order issued for 12 home Constitution Court development in Pennsport

  • May 9, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    This is what happens when you tear down beautiful historical buildings and replace them with garbage.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      And allow greedy shady developers to come in…

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