New ‘Mason Row’ Application Put Off Until April 13 by Developer

The Spectrum Group, developers of the so-called “Mason Row” project on 4.3 acres adjacent the intersection of W. Broad and N. West Streets, informed the News-Press Friday afternoon that the date of their submission of new plans for the site has been set back from this coming Monday until April 13. Peter Batten of Spectrum also told the News-Press that a plan for relocation of a part of the City’s library to the new mixed-use site will not be in the new submission.

Batten said that his group designed an option to include all or part of the City library on its “Mason Row” site at the request of the City as a possible option, but not at their own initiative. He said that a community meeting focused on transportation issues around the site is slated for the night of Monday, March 30, and that his group is in the process of re-energizing its contact with existing small businesses on the site to see if they can be integrated into it.