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Decision on Boys and Girls Club in Germantown delayed

June 8, 2018 GMT

By Staff

The Philadelphia Historical Commission on Friday gave neighborhood groups and the attorney for the Boys and Girls Club of Germantown 90 days to work out an agreement over whether the 1898 building should receive historic designation.

Jerry Goodman, an attorney for the club, said it had agreed in February to renovate and adapt the existing building only if the neighbors agreed to withdraw their request for historic designation, which he said would restrict uses of the property at 23 W. Penn St., and add costs. Commission Chairman Robert  P. Thomas noted that with designation on the city register often come tax credits and grants.

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