Effort to revive Ft. Washington Expo Center Fails

A property located at 1100 and 1140 Virginia Drive in Ft. Washington that had been earmarked for a return of the Ft. Washington Expo Center has over 300,000 feet of vacant space available. The property, which was the original home of the Ft. Washington Expo Center up until 2006, saw the deal to return the Expo Center fall through and no details of why have been forthcoming.

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

The landlord, a partnership involving Somerset Properties Inc. of Lower Gwynedd, Pa., and Greenfield Partners of Westport, Conn., has now decided to switch gears and move ahead with marketing the space to office tenants.


With an expo deal no longer in the works, the Somerset partnership is now seeking to execute on filling the Fort Washington property with office tenants. The property has struggled since the recession when GMAC Mortgage was split up.

The property originated as a manufacturing facility for Honeywell.