Bowman Properties formally unveiled its plans for redeveloping the former Magarity Ford site at 8200 Germantown Ave. on April 19 before the Chestnut Hill Community Association's Development Review Committee. Proposed is a mixed-use building, including condominiums and a Fresh Market grocery store as an anchor.

Questions touched on traffic, noise, and environmental conditions on the site, but overall response to the proposal was positive. "We hope to present something over the next couple weeks, which we believe that Chestnut Hill will embrace," said Bowman's representative, Ballard Spahr attorney Matthew N. McClure.