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summersm343 Nov 19, 2016 8:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Muji (Post 7627970)
I like how the Study turned out! I find that the dark grey brick and very Modernist volumes remind me something you'd find in the Netherlands, which to me at least is a good thing. The many new street trees are also nice to see.

Agreed. It's very nice looking in person. Will be a nice bookend to the block once the surface parking lots to the West of this fill in too.

samohtffej8 Nov 19, 2016 11:17 PM

divine lorraine scaffolding is moving from the west & north sides to the east & south sides

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/7562/YJOENu.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/iXI9k7.jpg

Guipos08 Nov 20, 2016 2:04 AM

^^^ wow, can't wait to see this thing finished

jsbrook Nov 20, 2016 9:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muji (Post 7627970)
I like how the Study turned out! I find that the dark grey brick and very Modernist volumes remind me something you'd find in the Netherlands, which to me at least is a good thing. The many new street trees are also nice to see.

Me too. The color and texture is a nice change. I love it.

EastCoastAmerican Nov 20, 2016 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muji (Post 7627970)
I like how the Study turned out! I find that the dark grey brick and very Modernist volumes remind me something you'd find in the Netherlands, which to me at least is a good thing. The many new street trees are also nice to see.

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Originally Posted by jsbrook (Post 7628632)
Me too. The color and texture is a nice change. I love it.

I agree, and I'm a staid Philadelphian. And trees never hurt.

1487 Nov 21, 2016 1:37 PM

the broad and callowhill buildings are actually looking pretty good. They aren't tall but they don't look cheap.

Urbanthusiat Nov 22, 2016 5:18 PM

Christie Keeping Decades-Old Tax Agreement With Pennsylvania

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided to maintain a tax reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania that allows residents who work in either state to pay income taxes at their home state’s rate.

The Republican governor had announced in September that he was pulling the state out of the nearly 4-decade-old agreement. That would have raised taxes for thousands of New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents who commute across the Delaware River for work.

But Christie said Tuesday that legislation recently passed by state lawmakers will help rein in health care costs for public employees.

He says that eliminates the need to pull out of the deal, a move that had been sharply criticized by residents and business owners in both states.
from http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...-pennsylvania/

Not sure if this is the right thread, but this certainly has implications for development in and around Philadelphia, no?

Urbanthusiat Nov 23, 2016 12:25 AM

Gov. Wolf pledges $300 million to revitalize the Philadelphia port, add cranes and warehouses for cargoes and autos

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Gov. Wolf announced Tuesday a $300 million capital investment to existing terminals and operations at the Philadelphia port aimed at doubling container cargo capacity and creating about 2,000 more direct port jobs.

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a state agency, approved the plan to add $200 million in improvements at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia, including four new electric "post-Panamax' container cranes. Another $12 million will be invested at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond, and $90 million to expand automobile processing currently at Oregon Avenue and Columbus Boulevard. About 150,000 new Hyundai and Kia autos arrive annually at Packer Avenue, headed for dealer showrooms.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...html?mobi=true

Big news! 2,000 more jobs South Philly seems amazing. I found it encouraging to read that Gerard Sweeney, the CEO of Brandywine was very involved in the decision as chairman of the PRPA board; it seems he is very much committed to the Philadelphia market and after listening to a lecture from him, I trust his judgement. Notably, however, the State decided not to expand the port with the new Southport development, but decided instead to increase capacity "by 86%" at the current facilities. Seems like a win to me. Things are looking up for Philly!

summersm343 Nov 23, 2016 4:38 AM

William Penn Foundation giving $100 million to remake city parks, libraries, and rec centers

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...c_centers.html

1487 Nov 23, 2016 1:23 PM

^last two stories are good news for sure.

EastSideHBG Nov 24, 2016 2:58 PM

North Broad, Market East and Upper Darby projects get Pa. redevelopment grants
Updated: NOVEMBER 23, 2016 — 2:26 PM EST

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...unt-award.html

EastSideHBG Nov 27, 2016 5:22 PM

Venerable Arch St. church embraces the busy environs its corporate neighbor creates
Updated: NOVEMBER 27, 2016 — 5:28 AM EST
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...s.html?photo_4

1487 Nov 28, 2016 1:28 PM

can someone unlock this one?

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...ng-a-bold.html

donoteat Nov 28, 2016 3:41 PM

University City Historical Society lost the appeal, apparently, circa 1865 house at 4046-4048 Chestnut Street now coming down for new 6-story OSB student housing cube.

http://i.imgur.com/2TYLCk7.jpg


Two other twins in this row are now protected (including my old house); the one on the corner of 41st and Chestnut is still unprotected for some reason.

Knight Hospitaller Nov 28, 2016 4:33 PM

^ @#$@#$!#@!#$!!!

Philly Fan Nov 28, 2016 5:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Knight Hospitaller (Post 7635214)
^ @#$@#$!#@!#$!!!

Well said.

New2Fishtown Nov 28, 2016 5:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7635062)

The piece is mostly a look back at them being first to market in an area that others saw as too risky. it catalogs their investments to date. Most interesting piece is towards the end, when they discuss multiple floors of big box retail as the latest thinking for their recently acquired Sansom Street garage. This implies strong demand for such tenants, and yet we have the lower and second levels of the Collins building still vacant.

http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/90C8E...ADC102183B.pdf

Does anyone know if they're close to announcing tenants for these spaces? I know Bed Bath and Beyond walked away from Lit Brothers. Why not go above Target?

1487 Nov 28, 2016 5:51 PM

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Originally Posted by New2Fishtown (Post 7635278)
The piece is mostly a look back at them being first to market in an area that others saw as too risky. it catalogs their investments to date. Most interesting piece is towards the end, when they discuss multiple floors of big box retail as the latest thinking for their recently acquired Sansom Street garage. This implies strong demand for such tenants, and yet we have the lower and second levels of the Collins building still vacant.

http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/90C8E...ADC102183B.pdf

Does anyone know if they're close to announcing tenants for these spaces? I know Bed Bath and Beyond walked away from Lit Brothers. Why not go above Target?

I didnt realize so much empty retail existed in that building. There is still a lot of vacancy east of broad in spite of all the articles covering the resurgence. Makes me wonder how PREIT managed to get informal agreements on 50% of the gallery already. Ive been underwhelmed by the East Market tenants so far, hopefully the best is yet to come.

jsbrook Nov 28, 2016 5:53 PM

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Originally Posted by donoteat (Post 7635132)
University City Historical Society lost the appeal, apparently, circa 1865 house at 4046-4048 Chestnut Street now coming down for new 6-story OSB student housing cube.


Two other twins in this row are now protected (including my old house); the one on the corner of 41st and Chestnut is still unprotected for some reason.

A damn shame! I'm glad at least the two are protected.

summersm343 Nov 28, 2016 11:27 PM

Major Project in the Works on Lancaster Avenue
From Naked Philly

http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...3d%20front.png

Read article here:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...ncaster-avenue


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