Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Strine Property at 8th and Jackson Street was recently sold and will be knocked down in the coming days.


Update: 8/2/17  8:30pm EST CORRECTION.  I'm actually glad I got this wrong.  Plans *** DO NOT INCLUDE *** Subdivision for 6 units.   Stay tuned....

The hits just keep coming....  The Strine property at 8th and Jackson was recently sold to a private buyer who is scheduling to knock it down in the coming days. Plans, though not yet formally shared, are expected to include development of the lot into six units.  I don't believe this has been subdivided for such a project, but that would be the next step.  I hear the property sold for somewhere around $1.4 million.

There's been no indication that Media Borough had any ideas of putting a park here.


19 comments:

  1. That's a shame. A magnificent home.

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    1. Don't blink an aye saw Jeff Cadoreete on sidewalk in front of Walter Strines house with dust flying all over the place and last few
      Chunks being taken by the demo crew

      I guess it's clear who is involved in the demo and redevelopment or shall I say Reestablisent of the property for the great legal minds we have in media

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    2. The NW corner of media needs its own tennis court. I'm sure Wanda wouldn't mind a borough tennis court

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  2. It is a shame... But I guess for consistency's sake, we'll have Vince Pennoni and the few others on here telling us we're really better off having six new "tastefully constructed" houses on this one lot, just like he argued time and time again we would have been better served not having a pocket park at 5th and Broomall. THIS was the alternative as many others also claimed, the alternative to a nice, green pocket park being as many houses you can cram in, as many stories as possible.

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    1. Hopefully the pocket park on 5th will be as much fun as the elementary school park. Not all parks are equal. The borough's been doing a great job at maintaining the property since June. I've seen a pride of lions take down a tommy gazelle last week.

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    2. You ever sell a house before... it takes time for settlement, and prior to that, the new owners don't have anything to do with the property. The Borough closed on it only 2 weeks ago.. I think we can give them a little time to get it right.

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  3. Hey man, what about a greenway!!

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  4. The town is going down hill , very sad

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    1. Yeah it would have been better if the property had no one interested in purchasing it, and the house sat vacant, maybe eventually becoming boarded up while the landscape became an overgrown, untended lot. That would really show a town on the up and up.

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  5. Let's make Media great again!

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  6. So for those that don’t want this to be a multi-unit housing location, there are only so many options and you would have to pick one:

    1. Have the lot/house purchased by an independent party that wishes to either use the existing house or tear down the old house and build a single dwelling. This house sat on the market empty for years which seems to indicate there was not a market for this option unless you force the owners to lower their asking price.

    2. Have an independent party buy the lot and then do nothing with it.

    3. Have a party buy the house and then donate the land to the borough to be turned into open space

    4. Have the borough purchase the land and turn it open space.

    5. Have the borough intervene on the zone and deny multi-dwelling development.

    6. Convince the owners to do nothing and let the property sit unoccupied.

    Those are the options. Depending on what you choose, you either want the borough to intervene or you want to deny the owners the ability to sell it as they see fit. There is not a lot of middle ground. For those that are saying “what a shame”…well, what would you choose to have happen? You had plenty of opportunity to purchase the house. And are you the same folks that rail against borough officials when they do something like they did with the 5th street pocket park?

    I am not sure how to reconcile those that want the borough to mind their own business vs. those that want the borough to intervene in private property sales. It kind of has to be one or the other.

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    1. You forgot the other option cast a bronze of Walter Strine with. Plaque next to it stating that this parcel was
      Owned by the man that built Media

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    2. What was the last k own sell price for the property its a simple strategy ask too much for the parcel so that there is no further choice but to knock the house down and start over its clear that's what's being done in this case
      Media Real Estaye knows the game all too well - right wrong or indifferent that's the truth

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  7. Don't get homes built like this today! What a shame the Media is going from being a "home town" to a mega, one can only guess the final outcome, city wantabe! With all the "modernization" and new traffic flows the entire close feel of the borough will be lose forever. Can't wait to see what else will be torn down and replaced with "new", bland, beige, unimaginative structures. Really looking forward to leaving before it goes over the top!

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  8. Glad to see others noting the hypocrisy of the commenters. It boils down to people being opposed to change. Owners sell their properties/businesses (Plumstead, Strine House, West End, etc) and people gripe about the town changing. Then the borough buys a vacant lot to keep it from being developed, and people gripe about the town council. This is CAVE person mentality... Citizens Against Virtually Everything. People just don't like change.

    Media is doing well, it's a desirable place for families to live, and is therefore growing. So it goes.

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    1. Agree 100% with you, great stuff!

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    2. You forgot the hypocrisy involved in the third street bridge no change would mean a two lane roadway
      Restablish well bring back the two lane roadway no change from the way it was

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    3. Anonymous 7:22am - Yes, for some folks, no change would mean reestablishing a two lane roadway as it was 20 years ago. For others, no change would mean keeping it closed as it has been for the past 20 years.

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    4. To be clear no change = two lane roadway whether it was 20 or 25 years ago still no change = two lane roadway
      The laws promulgated by the commonwealth of PA state as such

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