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PhilliesPhan Apr 3, 2017 8:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly-Drew (Post 7761076)
Damn dude! I wish I could run like that!

Thanks dude! It was my first-ever 10 mile and interstate run, and totally by mistake (I was initally going to run from 15th and Cecil B. Moore to Walter Rand, but I left my credit card at Temple). It was great running through the city and catching up with development at the same time though! :tup:

summersm343 Apr 3, 2017 8:18 PM

Philly breaks ground on 55 affordable Strawberry Mansion apartments

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Lfe...1491230096.jpg

Read more here:
http://philly.curbed.com/2017/4/3/15...ing-affordable

boxbot Apr 3, 2017 8:57 PM

http://i.imgur.com/oDHJhyG.png

Alright, which one of you is this?

summersm343 Apr 4, 2017 12:19 AM

Extra height proposed for Edward Corner building in hardship appeal

http://planphilly.com/uploads/media_....752.524.s.png

Read more here:
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...ardship-appeal

summersm343 Apr 4, 2017 1:55 PM

Apartments, retail planned for historic stable on North Broad

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4Pr..._Rendering.png

Read more here:
http://philly.curbed.com/2017/4/4/15...-reuse-project

el don Apr 4, 2017 2:10 PM

This is real
 
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Originally Posted by boxbot (Post 7761183)
http://i.imgur.com/oDHJhyG.png

Alright, which one of you is this?

I live a block from here, they've been doing interior work for a couple weeks now. Can't wait for it to open! Chocolate frosty with the fries!

1487 Apr 4, 2017 3:28 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7761938)
Apartments, retail planned for historic stable on North Broad



Read more here:
http://philly.curbed.com/2017/4/4/15...-reuse-project

nice, just what norht broad needs

donoteat Apr 4, 2017 3:29 PM

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Originally Posted by boxbot (Post 7761183)
http://i.imgur.com/oDHJhyG.png

Alright, which one of you is this?

oh god the FB group is leaking

allovertown Apr 4, 2017 8:49 PM

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allovertown Apr 4, 2017 8:50 PM

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Originally Posted by boxbot (Post 7761183)
http://i.imgur.com/oDHJhyG.png

Alright, which one of you is this?

Eh. I don't get this guy's complaint. If you to preserve old handsome buildings you need to find a use for them. Who cares if that use is a Wendy's? As long they're not doing anything to disturb the historic character of this building, I say good on them for making the effort to restore this nice building for their purposes.

Yurkek Apr 5, 2017 2:02 PM

There is construction almost on every corner on my way to work. Took some pictures this morning.

The work on the Race street connector has finally started. I have to walk under the overpass almost every day, it's going to be so much nicer.
http://i.imgur.com/jXjn9Mt.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iQyRPS7.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pbzktBp.jpg

The remaining back side of the Bridge is being covered.
http://i.imgur.com/FqOPPK9.jpg

There is some activity on the site next to the Elfreth's Alley
http://i.imgur.com/3jiLRwl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hemcWGw.jpg

Construction of apartments at 44 N 3rd st
http://i.imgur.com/0zB95gl.jpg

PMC apartments at 224 Arch St
http://i.imgur.com/QgGHvdX.jpg

OCF realty building at 3rd and Market
http://i.imgur.com/sniYDXN.jpg

Two exterior bas reliefs were installed on the Museum of American Revolution
http://i.imgur.com/tZ3Rq9I.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/KW3cknq.jpg

Londonee Apr 5, 2017 4:47 PM

^^^It's amazing how investment and development has sky-rocketed in Old City literally the year after the dissolution of the cranky, stuck-in-its-ways Old City Civic Association back in 2013-14.

Redddog Apr 5, 2017 6:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 7763298)
^^^It's amazing how investment and development has sky-rocketed in Old City literally the year after the dissolution of the cranky, stuck-in-its-ways Old City Civic Association back in 2013-14.

Also that huge project at 4th and Race is starting as well. Old City is on FIRE right now.

(I live right next to the 218 Arch project)

summersm343 Apr 5, 2017 6:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 7763298)
^^^It's amazing how investment and development has sky-rocketed in Old City literally the year after the dissolution of the cranky, stuck-in-its-ways Old City Civic Association back in 2013-14.

Hilarious isn't it? Makes you think how much the city could really be booming if a lot of these dumb neighborhood and civic associations were dissolved.

1487 Apr 5, 2017 7:42 PM

^But where are all these people going to park????

3rd&Brown Apr 5, 2017 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7763421)
Hilarious isn't it? Makes you think how much the city could really be booming if a lot of these dumb neighborhood and civic associations were dissolved.

The Old City Civic was particularly egregious, though.

I mean, their meetings were during the DAY.

Northern Liberties, Fishtown, South Kensington, East Kensington, etc are way more progressive.

Probably the two only super-NIMBY civics that remain are in Point Breeze and perhaps, Washington Square.

Almost everyone else is on the development bandwagon.

When they work, I think civics improve most projects, particularly when it comes to quality of materials. If it weren't for the zoning committee in Northern Liberties, the Piazza would look like a faux pastiche Trevi Fountain and much of the earlier infill would have been Graduate Hospital specials. NoLibs had one small batch of Graduate Hospital Specials that got through on Orianna Street and on North American Street and then they put an end to it. You can also thank the Northern Liberties Zoning Committee for the change to the city code that made front loading garages require a variance.

If it weren't for them, most of greater center city would look like the 1900 block of Kimball.

allovertown Apr 6, 2017 1:34 AM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7763421)
Hilarious isn't it? Makes you think how much the city could really be booming if a lot of these dumb neighborhood and civic associations were dissolved.

Holding developers to a standard and making projects better for the public good is why these organizations are in place and it is a worthwhile goal.

The problem is sometimes people get confused and start to think these organizations are means to stop development instead of improve it. Old City Civic was a group looking out for the interests of the members within the group and not the larger community as a whole. They were terrible, misguided and its great they're gone.

That said, I don't necessarily think it is great there is no civic associations in Old City. As 3rd and Brown pointed out, when functioning well, these organizations can be a real positive influence. I recently noticed that a building going up on South 3rd right below Market has this horrible looking siding on the side of it. It just looks terrible and worst of all it's actually prominently visible from Franklin Court. It looks like there's a tacky trailer hovering above Franklin's estate.

Civic groups are the people that bitch about things like Vinyl siding and make sure crap like this doesn't happen. Like many things its about finding a balance, push for something better, but be reasonable and try to work with developers to create something where everyone will be happy. I hope a new civic association pops up in Old City quickly, but I hope they have a lot more sense than the last one.

PhilliesPhan Apr 6, 2017 1:49 AM

Not sure if this is a concept or an official rendering, but look at this!

http://i.imgur.com/rNCGeAM.jpg?1

summersm343 Apr 6, 2017 3:42 AM

CDR Submissions

Both the St. Mary's redevelopment in Manayunk, and 1413-27 Germantown in Olde Kensington have been asked to return.

St. Mary's redevelopment - Manayunk:
http://planphilly.com/uploads/media_....752.485.s.png

1413-27 Germantown - Olde Kensington
http://planphilly.com/uploads/media_....752.416.s.png

Read more here:
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...-design-review

El Duderino Apr 6, 2017 3:45 AM

to keep the old city discussion going, there's also another smallish (6 stories, i believe) going up on the north side of race between 3rd and 4th - old city is definitely getting to a critical mass of density. and this doesn't even account for another proposal on the SW corner of 2nd and Race (across from Mr Barstool).

there's a lot on 3rd just north of Arch that also seems primed for development. It used to be parking but has had a sign up indicating that it's construction parking (presumably for the construction at the Corn Exchange/Real World building immediately across the street) that's been up for a few months. However, the fact that this lot has been basically completely vacant even during this construction is rather curious...


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