Chestnut Hill residents clashed in Philadelphia City Council over a the proposal for a new supermarket. Ballard Spahr attorney Matthew N. McClure represents developer Bowman Properties Limited in its plans for several projects in the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue—a Fresh Market grocer, apartments, new homes, and other retail.

Residents were divided. One described it as “an absolute positive to our commercial corridor,” while another complained that the design “is too high, too dense, and really completely out of scale with Chestnut Hill.”