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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 3:24 AM
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Five-story entrepreneurship hub proposed for 52nd and Arch streets in West Philadelphia



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Nice! That's exactly what this corridor needs right now. Would be great to get something similar in other struggling commercial corridors. I think more local communities would start businesses if they had the access to the necessary resources.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 3:25 AM
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Nice! That's exactly what this corridor needs right now. Would be great to get something similar in other struggling commercial corridors. I think more local communities would start businesses if they had the access to the necessary resources.
Absolutely.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 2:29 PM
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462 Units + Retail Proposed on Delaware Ave Near Rivers Casino

That "driveaisle" surface parking is some anti-urban sunbelt city bullshit.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 5:58 PM
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That "driveaisle" surface parking is some anti-urban sunbelt city bullshit.
Yeup agreed
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 8:40 PM
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I was hoping for more frontage on Canal Street. I believe that street has the potential to become a destination if done right. I have alway enjoyed walking down the windy cobble stone street. Something innovative could have been done on both sides to activate that street as the focal point of redevelopment. I understand that the other side of the street would have to be a separate project, but this doesn't set a good example for the future development. I hope Canal Street isn't used essentially as an alley.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 9:45 PM
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I was hoping for more frontage on Canal Street. I believe that street has the potential to become a destination if done right. I have alway enjoyed walking down the windy cobble stone street. Something innovative could have been done on both sides to activate that street as the focal point of redevelopment. I understand that the other side of the street would have to be a separate project, but this doesn't set a good example for the future development. I hope Canal Street isn't used essentially as an alley.
Yep my thoughts exactly. I hope there is retail and outdoor dining areas along Canal. That cobblestone street is just begging to become a continuation of a great commercial district around the Fillmore, Goose Island and Punchline. Close the streets on Friday and Saturday night like 6th street in Austin.

Stone Street in NYC has always been something I wish Philly could pull off. Sansom between 15th and 18th has always seemed perfect for this but I'm not sure what to do about delivery trucks and trash. Chestnut between front and 2nd would be great as well.

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Old Posted Jul 1, 2020, 10:06 PM
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Agreed, I think Canal Street would be a great place to start from scratch. Something we do not have the opportunity to do frequently in a city as old as Philadelphia (and as resistant to change). Its only a matter of time before the rest of the waterfront is more populated to make up the foot traffic in the region.

Side note do we think the other two towers of Waterfront Square will ever be built?
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2020, 1:28 AM
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Agreed, I think Canal Street would be a great place to start from scratch. Something we do not have the opportunity to do frequently in a city as old as Philadelphia (and as resistant to change). Its only a matter of time before the rest of the waterfront is more populated to make up the foot traffic in the region.

Side note do we think the other two towers of Waterfront Square will ever be built?
I believe they would now be subject to the cmx3 overlay.

I was in the zoom meeting for the Canal st project, the owner(future developer) of that big green lot just to the west was in it and sounds like they need the street open. But everyone requested they keep the cobblestone and make it a nice street and not just a back alley.
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Excellent news at Broad and Spring Garden. It looks like Alterra has secured the $120m loan needed to proceed with the 410 unit project. Details and pictures on the Constructadelphia Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCMWfJ_DXJB/

[IMG]410 Unit Broad And Spring Gardn Project by 700 Level, on Flickr[/IMG]
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I’d call that bad news actually
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