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1487 Apr 28, 2017 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7788384)
That's because of the graves/human remains that were found on site. There used to be a graveyard here apparently and not all of the bodies were relocated when they moved it. They had the shut the site down for a few weeks for excavation.

yeah I recall, but they broke ground well before that. I know there were pics of them doing a lot of stabilization of adjoining properties in the past. I guess those site conditions + the graves really have slowed things down big time. Just surprised it's taking so much for a relatively modest building in terms of size and height.

El Duderino Apr 29, 2017 3:56 AM

i walk by the site on arch daily and the cemetery excavation slowed the process a couple of days max. it seemed like they needed to do a lot of work around the edges before going down based on how fast things have been moving.

Yurkek Apr 29, 2017 3:55 PM

The Bridge
http://i.imgur.com/Q15wGeE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/76vQZWL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vErNRmX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PC6nxYQ.jpg

The construction site in Camden

http://i.imgur.com/KnTMGEQ.jpg

summersm343 Apr 29, 2017 4:04 PM

Residential units and townhouses moving forward at Royal Theater site

Read more here:
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...ater-site.html

Redddog May 1, 2017 1:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Duderino (Post 7789087)
i walk by the site on arch daily and the cemetery excavation slowed the process a couple of days max. it seemed like they needed to do a lot of work around the edges before going down based on how fast things have been moving.

Yeah. They had to set caissons around the entire perimeter. That took about a year. Seems like once they get the foundation done (which should be on the soon side), this will move quick.

But it has been FOREVER on this foundation.

PhilliesPhan May 1, 2017 4:32 PM

Our new library is picking up steam:

http://i.imgur.com/fOP0ROZ.jpg?1

Penn's Perleman Center for Political Science and Economics is adding some density to the University City skyline!

http://i.imgur.com/z6EYyOQ.jpg?1

Human Scale May 2, 2017 3:00 AM

Philadelphia wins multiple James Beard Awards tonight (basically all the top categories):

Best New Restaurant
Le Coucou
NYC (but award will be brought home to Philly)

Outstanding Chef
Michael Solomonov
Zahav
Philadelphia

Outstanding Restaurateur
Stephen Starr
Starr Restaurants (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others)
Philadelphia

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Greg Vernick
Vernick Food & Drink
Philadelphia

PhilliesPhan May 3, 2017 8:10 PM

Since we haven't had an update on it in a while, it is worth noting that LaSalle's new business school is complete:

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/7X6mb3q.jpg?1

Also, I was surprised to see some development occurring around that neighborhood! I didn't have time to take pictures, but stuff is happening in Upper North Philly.

summersm343 May 3, 2017 10:55 PM

Redevelopment of the Royal Theater is Finally on the Horizon

Read more here:
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...on-the-horizon

summersm343 May 3, 2017 10:57 PM

Faith and Liberty Discovery Center gets initial blessing from Art Commission

Read more here:
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...art-commission

summersm343 May 3, 2017 10:58 PM

6300 City Ave - approved by CDR
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...-design-review

The Royal redevelopment - approved by CDR
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...-design-review

St. Mary's Site redevelopment - Manayunk - second visit concluded by CDR
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...-design-review

summersm343 May 3, 2017 11:03 PM

Abandoned diner car to become Rail Park’s welcome center

Read more here:
https://philly.curbed.com/2017/5/3/1...cities-project

skyscraper May 3, 2017 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7793650)
Abandoned diner car to become Rail Park’s welcome center

Read more here:
https://philly.curbed.com/2017/5/3/1...cities-project

that's probably about as low-rise as you can get.

Philly Fan May 4, 2017 2:06 AM

Following up on Human Scale's post above:

Philly's James Beard winners redefine city's national image as a culinary destination

Jayfar May 4, 2017 8:16 AM

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Originally Posted by tsarstruck (Post 7782890)
Going to need some popcorn for The Royal meeting. No chance they don't tee off.

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Originally Posted by Jayfar (Post 7783705)
I don't sense any huge groundswell of opposition to this from residents, but sure the CDR board will have a thing or two to say. We'll see.

No fireworks at the CDR meeting; it's a go.
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...-design-review

Quote:

Everyone spoke highly of the townhouses, including the Friends of 1500 Kater group which sounded the only dissenting note as they expressed frustration that a Memorandum of Understanding they’d signed with an earlier developer, Carl Dranoff, would no longer be honored under the new ownership.

They expressed concern in particular that the garbage from the multi-family building would now be picked up on Kater Street as well.

Ever-outspoken CDR member Leo Addimando, of Alterra Property Group, at first appeared unsympathetic—noting that anyone who didn’t ever want to hear trash trucks should live in the suburbs—but he concluded by admitting the Friends of Kater Group had a point.

The new plan calls for a private truck to come multiple times a week to pick up the multi-unit building’s trash from Kater Street. Addimando said he couldn’t see a way around this—collecting trash on a busy thoroughfare like South Street isn’t an option—but the developer should try to ensure that a trash contractor might be scheduled to avoid disrupting anyone’s sleep.

The South of South Neighborhood Association, on the other hand, had nothing but kind things to say about the developer. Although the site does not require a variance, the developers still met with SOSNA five times and the near neighbors four times.

The board evidently agreed, concluding the process, although not before noting that the multi-family building’s entry, with jaunty blue awnings, should be reconsidered.

jsbrook May 4, 2017 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7793637)
Faith and Liberty Discovery Center gets initial blessing from Art Commission

Read more here:
http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/...art-commission

Seems like it could be good. And Greenberger is dead-on re Wawa. It's fine and good. But it's overexpansion into Philly is starting to get a little annoying. I hope they get something a little more sophisticated here but sounds like Wawa may already be in the works.

1487 May 4, 2017 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PhilliesPhan (Post 7793416)
Since we haven't had an update on it in a while, it is worth noting that LaSalle's new business school is complete:



Also, I was surprised to see some development occurring around that neighborhood! I didn't have time to take pictures, but stuff is happening in Upper North Philly.

Yes, there are at least 3 significant residential buildings that are 3-4 stories that have been built just south of LaSalle in the last year or two including a large one on Wister Street.

EastSideHBG May 4, 2017 1:48 PM

Penn Medicine introduces $1.5 billion patient tower
Updated: MAY 3, 2017 — 5:32 PM EDT
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...struction.html

summersm343 May 4, 2017 2:04 PM

North Broad's majestic Met to open as a Live Nation music venue in 2018

Read more here:
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/i...e-in-2018.html

Daario May 4, 2017 3:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7794136)
Yes, there are at least 3 significant residential buildings that are 3-4 stories that have been built just south of LaSalle in the last year or two including a large one on Wister Street.

I'm pretty sure those are all student housing. That's up in my area. Germantown as a whole still has a ways to go however.


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