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TonyTone Jan 26, 2021 4:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbanthusiat (Post 9171089)
I hope you all are right about Chester. I am much more pessimistic than you guys. I think Chester will be limited by the nicer areas around it rather than revitalized. There is only so much population growth to go around, and for anyone looking for a new place, I don't really see any benefit to living in Chester compared to some of the nicer areas other than housing prices I suppose. Work in Northern Delaware/202 Corridor? Why not Wilmington, it's nicer and much more active downtown. Work near the airport? Why not just living in Philly? IDK it just seems to me that the plethora of options people have would seem to work against Chester rather than for it. It's not like our population is booming (relative to what you see in the Sunbelt at least), or that we don't have plenty of buildable lots in places that are nicer than Chester. And housing prices are already pretty low in the Philly metro compared to some other places (in large part due to rowhomes), so I'm not sure we're anywhere close to seeing people priced out of the surrounding areas and forced into Chester.

But alas, I hope you're right and it does become a nice place again.

Because everyone has different reasons on why they want to live somewhere, some people may want to be in the middle of two cities, IE: Philly and Wilmington, some people may want to be right off the highway which Chester surly is.

However there are so many reasons for why a person may want to do something, there's a spot for everyone in this world.

Now you may be pessimistic but im sure people said the same thing about living in Kensington, Fishtown, North Philly, South Philly and more, we talk all this crap until its done and the areas changed to much we go from broken street lamps to LED street lamps and busy store fronts. Time is the teller of all and people are the mover of all things.

Londonee Jan 26, 2021 4:50 PM

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Originally Posted by TonyTone (Post 9171122)
Whats confusing about it our Riverfront pier area is shit compared to NY's?

It sounds like you're comparing a massive public riverfront park (The Battery) to a private restaurant (Morgan's Pier).

TonyTone Jan 26, 2021 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 9171129)
It sounds like you're comparing a massive public riverfront park (The Battery) to a private restaurant (Morgan's Pier).

I might be mixing places up I thought "Morgans pier" was the name of the Riverfront area with the docks and restaurants. Sorry about that

Im talking about the Whole riverfront strip from WALMART TO PENNS LANDING EXCLUDING ACTIVE WAREHOUSE SITES.

Redddog Jan 26, 2021 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 9171129)
It sounds like you're comparing a massive public riverfront park (The Battery) to a private restaurant (Morgan's Pier).

Penns landing is a more appropriate comparison and there are MASSIVE plans for that area underway, not that there aren't huge plans for the Morgan's pier area as well. Complaining about how underutilized the Delaware Riverfront is wasted breath. The changes are coming and they are comparable to what Battery Park is (on a percentage basis).

The entire stretch from Spring Garden to Washington Ave is being planned and built as we speak.

TonyTone Jan 26, 2021 8:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Redddog (Post 9171171)
Penns landing is a more appropriate comparison and there are MASSIVE plans for that area underway, not that there aren't huge plans for the Morgan's pier area as well. Complaining about how underutilized the Delaware Riverfront is wasted breath. The changes are coming and they are comparable to what Battery Park is (on a percentage basis).

The entire stretch from Spring Garden to Washington Ave is being planned and built as we speak.

Thats What I was going for glad there are plans for it to be done, I wasn't well versed in the riverfront plans.

summersm343 Jan 26, 2021 9:22 PM

88-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Rising in Kensington at 1701 N. 2nd Street

Rendering:
http://www.rising.realestate/wp-cont...g-1024x569.jpg

Current progress:
http://www.rising.realestate/wp-cont...n-1024x768.jpg

Read/view more here:
http://www.rising.realestate/88-unit...in-kensington/

summersm343 Jan 26, 2021 9:24 PM

Permits Issued For 63-Unit Structure At 2315 North Front Street In East Kensington

Rendering:
https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...-1-777x626.png

Aerial:
https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...3-1024x618.png

Current site:
https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...7-1024x568.png

Read/view more here:
https://phillyyimby.com/2021/01/perm...ladelphia.html

summersm343 Jan 26, 2021 9:26 PM

Permits Issued For 1723 Francis Street In Francisville

Rendering:
https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...-2-777x467.png

Rendering:
https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...3-1024x612.png

Current site:
https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...1-1024x860.png

Read/view more here:
https://phillyyimby.com/2021/01/perm...ladelphia.html

Skintreesnail Jan 26, 2021 9:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TonyTone (Post 9171432)
Thats What I was going for glad there are plans for it to be done, I wasn't well versed in the riverfront plans.

you can look through a bunch of the plans and renderings here: https://www.delawareriverwaterfront....ning/projects3

The Penn's landing cap over Delaware Ave and 95 is pretty far along and I think completely funded. Lots of other stuff in the works as well. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware will give a good idea where it's headed.

summersm343 Jan 26, 2021 9:28 PM

179-Unit Building Proposed For 1705 North American Street

https://phillyyimby.com/wp-content/u...01-777x291.jpg

Read more here:
https://phillyyimby.com/2021/01/179-...ladelphia.html

summersm343 Jan 26, 2021 9:38 PM

2100 Hamilton

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e0&oe=60375D06

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...16&oe=60342E8F

https://www.facebook.com/groups/grea...elphiaplanners

PHLtoNYC Jan 26, 2021 10:01 PM

The 1721-23 Ridge Avenue is beautiful. Love the brick. Can developers use this as a model and limit the metal cladding? (at least on the front). Amazing how much Ridge Ave has changed. I hope the retail / dining catches on soon! Would love to see it follow Frankford Avenue's lead.

2100 Hamilton actually looks nice, still wish it was masonry, but a good project.

The LVL project is so horrible though...I would almost prefer the parking lot...

DudeGuy Jan 26, 2021 11:04 PM

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University City Science Center puts building up for sale amid 'insatiable' demand
The University City Science Center has put up for sale 3701 Market St., an 8-story, 141,000-square-foot office building that is mostly leased to Penn Medicine. The building, developed in 2000, is fully leased and expected to sell for upwards of $80 million.
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...-for-sale.html

mcgrath618 Jan 27, 2021 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by DudeGuy (Post 9171617)

Would love for this to be demo'd and a new uCity building put in its place.

TonyTone Jan 27, 2021 3:55 AM

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Originally Posted by mcgrath618 (Post 9171690)
Would love for this to be demo'd and a new uCity building put in its place.

Have we had any building demo'd in recent years?

It's funny how NY is so built up they will demo 45 floor skyscrapers to build even taller ones.

I now philly will be there soon but it just shows the levels of density and the things you have to do to keep building :tup:

TonyTone Jan 27, 2021 3:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Skintreesnail (Post 9171503)
you can look through a bunch of the plans and renderings here: https://www.delawareriverwaterfront....ning/projects3

The Penn's landing cap over Delaware Ave and 95 is pretty far along and I think completely funded. Lots of other stuff in the works as well. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware will give a good idea where it's headed.

Thanks for the plans I should have been searched it up. Im glad its finally happening and looks like it will be pretty dense in the next ten years :notacrook:

Development development development!!!

PHLtoNYC Jan 27, 2021 2:38 PM

A lot of people upset about this demo...

http://www.rising.realestate/permits..._lkZnfVAjVprjY

Justin7 Jan 27, 2021 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by PHLtoNYC (Post 9172008)
A lot of people upset about this demo...

http://www.rising.realestate/permits..._lkZnfVAjVprjY

Save that facade!

PHL10 Jan 27, 2021 4:30 PM

^^^ A very similar parking structure was recently converted to residential/commercial:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/41...!4d-75.1687199

Jayfar Jan 27, 2021 5:15 PM

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Originally Posted by PHL10 (Post 9172146)
^^^ A very similar parking structure was recently converted to residential/commercial:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/41...!4d-75.1687199

…and another, at 22nd & Pine, was beautifully converted to a Goddard School daycare. Streetview isn't quite up-to-date with the completed conversion, but here's a decent pic on their fb page: https://www.facebook.com/GoddardScho...9048615536487/


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