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Knight Hospitaller Nov 17, 2016 7:43 PM

You'd think the Mormon lesson would've been learned by my Catholic co-religionists (which only just figured out how to make better use of the Cathedral block). Some retail at Cascia would be a nice income stream and keep the corner lively.

jsbrook Nov 17, 2016 10:22 PM

Tax burden of living in the city is coming closer to approaching that of the suburbs. Good news for the city!:

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/1...a-suburbs-pew/

iheartphilly Nov 17, 2016 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsbrook (Post 7626068)
Tax burden of living in the city is coming closer to approaching that of the suburbs. Good news for the city!:

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/1...a-suburbs-pew/

Here's an article showing the pluses of suburb living from the same digital magazine:

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/1...stein-suburbs/

Philly-Drew Nov 17, 2016 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsarstruck (Post 7625677)
Nope. I'm just glad it's not this travesty:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...-Project_1.jpg

Don't be so judgmental. I'd like to see this built on the SLS lot.
:runaway:

summersm343 Nov 18, 2016 12:23 AM

Ronald McDonald House Expansion - 3900 block of Chestnut - 8 floors

http://www.philarmh.org/fileadmin/_p...6e82942e59.jpg

http://www.philarmh.org/fileadmin/_p...3aaae185b1.jpg

Quote:

Along with the renovation of existing structures, this expansion will enable PRMH to go from serving approximately 800 families annually over the past three years to an estimated 1,900 families annually. It will increase available room nights from roughly 16,000 to more than 40,000 per year.
http://www.universitycity.org/sites/...y%202017_0.pdf

http://www.philarmh.org/campaign-for...al-renderings/

City Wide Nov 18, 2016 1:19 AM

for whatever its worth-----Phila had the very first McDonald house; it was in a twin on Spruce St., maybe around 42th.

iheartphilly Nov 18, 2016 1:51 AM

This is very good to see. The value goes beyond just money.

Groundhog Nov 18, 2016 2:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 7626295)
for whatever its worth-----Phila had the very first McDonald house; it was in a twin on Spruce St., maybe around 42th.

And to go a little deeper down the rabbithole, it was the thought up by the Eagles.

Groundhog Nov 18, 2016 2:07 AM

Double post

philatonian Nov 18, 2016 3:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsarstruck (Post 7625677)
Nope. I'm just glad it's not this travesty:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/sites/www.o...-Project_1.jpg

It's definitely better than this nonsense, but what they're proposing seems like it could have easily been housed in the row houses they demolished.

philatonian Nov 18, 2016 3:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 7626334)
This is very good to see. The value goes beyond just money.

I wish they could have saved the Furness twins, but the cause is worth it.

jsbrook Nov 18, 2016 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iheartphilly (Post 7626108)
Here's an article showing the pluses of suburb living from the same digital magazine:

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/1...stein-suburbs/

Yes, I've read it. But the more equivalent tax burden and the narrowing differential between the two is fact.

McBane Nov 19, 2016 1:28 AM

Competing with the suburbs is a zero sum game. I take no joy in rising taxes in our suburban communities. It's not Philly vs the burbs. It's the Philly Metro area vs Dallas, Boston, Atlanta, LA, etc; it's PA vs Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado, etc. And right now, we're losing. It doesn't help that Phila/Bucks/Montco/Delco/Chester are ajoined to every other county in the State. We're the only state in the NE to not legalize medical marijuana, gay marriage, etc. By the time medical marijuana is legal here, the rest of the NE will have legalized it completely.

Wow, I really went off topic here...

jjv007 Nov 19, 2016 1:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McBane (Post 7627396)
Wow, I really went off topic here...

Yes you did.

summersm343 Nov 19, 2016 4:31 PM

2400 Market - Aramark Headquarters - office/retail - 10 floors

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...0b&oe=58886AC4

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...d5&oe=58B76027

summersm343 Nov 19, 2016 4:44 PM

Broad & Callowhill - apartments/retail - two 6 floor buildings

East Building

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...f3&oe=588B8105

West Building

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...9e&oe=58C983CD

summersm343 Nov 19, 2016 4:56 PM

Penn Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics - 36th and Sansom - 7 floors

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...23&oe=58BD743D

summersm343 Nov 19, 2016 4:57 PM

The Study Hotel at University City - 33rd and Chestnut - 10 floors

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...1b&oe=588AA9E9

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...b2&oe=58B8CD18

summersm343 Nov 19, 2016 5:05 PM

218 Arch - apartments/retail - 10 floors

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...af&oe=58BFC6C7

Muji Nov 19, 2016 8:28 PM

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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