The new owner of the Church of the Assumption said he still does not know what he will do with the historic building at 1133 Spring Garden St., a week after a Common Pleas Court judge ruled that the Philadelphia Historical Commission was right in granting the previous owner a permit to demolish it.
Chinatown developer John Wei, who purchased the church and adjacent school, rectory, convent and land in July, said he has “no idea yet” what he will do with the property. “I’ve got to check it out. Before, I was thinking of saving it. But now I see there are problems.”
Wei, of MJ Central Investment LP, said he plans to talk to his architect and “see what we can do. The problem is, the city has issued violations, and the building is dangerous.”