A $140 million Philadelphia development featuring a Whole Foods store and nearly 300 apartment units received crucial zoning waivers from the city less than 24 hours after a neighborhood group dropped its opposition.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved four variances and an exception after Neal Rodin, the developer for the project known as Rodin Square, reached an agreement with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

An August hearing on the project had been postponed to give the LSNA and the Spring Garden Civic Association more time to negotiate with the developer over concerns including the project’s impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. “We’ve put the time since the continuance to good use,” Ballard Spahr attorney Michael Sklaroff, who represents Mr. Rodin, told the ZBA.

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