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1487 May 4, 2017 3:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daario (Post 7794337)
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.

I assumed it was student housing, still better than no activity at all

blart May 4, 2017 6:36 PM

Thursday, 5/4

The National site, Old City-

http://i.imgur.com/3xInuHz.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Dcod9GB.jpg

blart May 4, 2017 6:37 PM

Thursday, 5/4

Race St between 4th and 3rd-

http://i.imgur.com/K376sak.jpg

blart May 4, 2017 6:38 PM

Thursday, 5/4

401 Race-

http://i.imgur.com/dXB4iWT.jpg

1487 May 4, 2017 7:52 PM

There is a big banner hanging from One Franklin Tower announcing leasing is underway. I decided to look for their website. See below:

http://pmcpropertygroup.com/property...wer-residences

summersm343 May 4, 2017 8:44 PM

Love seeing all of the activity in Old City... it's about time all of these projects got moving.

Now we just need to fill in that small parking lot at the corner of 2nd and Elfreth's Alley. Maybe a 4 story building with the ground floor being a small Welcome Center and Museum for the history of Elfreth's Alley?...the top 3 floors could then be residential. Why? The city should look into acquiring the lot and commissioning this.

summersm343 May 4, 2017 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7794729)
There is a big banner hanging from One Franklin Tower announcing leasing is underway. I decided to look for their website. See below:

http://pmcpropertygroup.com/property...wer-residences

What an upgrade for this building... I love everything about it. Hopefully this sparks more development on the surrounding parking lots.

summersm343 May 4, 2017 9:13 PM

Reprieve on the table for Society Hill Acme, as neighbors, developer wrangle

Mixed-use development no more at the Society Hill Acme site? Maybe they can expand the grocery store, take out the surface parking lot, and add a level or two of garage parking on top of the store. Very disappointing we won't be seeing a mixed-use building here though. Looks like developer is looking to add a one floor addition to the retail building with Wine & Spirits as the tenant across the street too.

Read more here:
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...r-wrangle.html

summersm343 May 4, 2017 11:12 PM

Stamm Development

They're doing a lot of nice work in Francisville, Brewerytown and Mt. Airy. Nice to see. They remind me of Astoban.

http://stammdevelopment.com/developm...le-properties/

summersm343 May 4, 2017 11:21 PM

The Beury Project - Reinvest and Reinvigorate

http://beurybuilding.com/wp-content/...bout-photo.jpg

Phase 1: The Beury Beacon
THE BEURY BEACON will be the heart of redevelopment of the 3700 block of Broad Street. In conjunction with our partners, The Bethesda Project, PHMC and ROC United, the building will be repurposed to become a Beacon of hope for the community.

The project will consist of 62 one-bedroom units and 30,000 square feet of community wellness - including an engagement center for the chronically homeless and a Federally Qualified Health Center that will provide a health clinic, financial services and educational support to the community.

THE RESIDENTIAL SPACE will be located on floors five through eleven. Each apartment will be a one-bedroom, with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, and closets. The average size of each apartment will be 624 square feet. A community room, lounges, and laundry will be located throughout the residential section of the building.

The Beury Building will be apartments will be set aside as apartments for those eligible by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the city of Philadelphia. Some apartments will be preferentially leased to people with physical disabilities and will be fully accessible for wheelchair users, as well as formerly homeless referred by the Bethesda Project, our housing and development partner.

THE COMMERCIAL PORTION of the Beury Building will encompass floors one through four and will be dedicated to nonprofit and service sector organizations delivering integrated services to both the residents and the community.

With this holistic approach to housing, the Beury will be home to a critical mass of nonprofit organizations devoted to community health. In time, the building will seek to be a health and innovation center for North Philadelphia.

Phase 2: The Annex

The extension of the Beury building will consist of approximately 10,000 sq ft of retail, 100,000 sq ft of additional commercial opportunities and up to 80 residential units.

The importance of scale and density is critical to an inter-section that is built on the backbone of public infrastructure. To realize this second phase of the project we will actively seek like-minded tenants and partners that will extend and catalyze our vision for a healthy and revitalized North Philadelphia.

Website:
http://beurybuilding.com/

3rd&Brown May 5, 2017 1:41 AM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7794784)
Love seeing all of the activity in Old City... it's about time all of these projects got moving.

Now we just need to fill in that small parking lot at the corner of 2nd and Elfreth's Alley. Maybe a 4 story building with the ground floor being a small Welcome Center and Museum for the history of Elfreth's Alley?...the top 3 floors could then be residential. Why? The city should look into acquiring the lot and commissioning this.

Not gonna happen.

Many years ago I lived in that house immediately adjacent to the parking lot. I believe every agreement with every developer that has come down the pike requires that lot to remain unbuilt on. In fact, there might be an easement on it.

Honestly, I see it being a great, well programmed park, but I do think any building would tower over that tiny street...even a relatively small one.

1487 May 5, 2017 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7794786)
What an upgrade for this building... I love everything about it. Hopefully this sparks more development on the surrounding parking lots.

well when you combine this with the Alexander this area is already dramatically different. If the Archdiocese plan it real then this will get really crazy. We really need development to push north on 16th to fill the dead zone south of Spring Garden.

EastSideHBG May 7, 2017 4:30 PM

As North Philly continues to gentrify, City Council rezones to promote single-family homes
Updated: MAY 7, 2017 — 3:01 AM EDT
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...y-housing.html

Last month, City Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at slowing the pace of that change. At the recommendation of the City Planning Commission, the ordinance introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke decreases the density of certain areas bounded by North Broad Street and Girard, Ridge and Cecil B. Moore Avenues in an effort to preserve more single-family housing here. Effective immediately, the ordinance shifts swaths of land from commercial-mixed use and multi-family designation to variations that focus more on residential single-family.

jjv007 May 7, 2017 7:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EastSideHBG (Post 7797526)
As North Philly continues to gentrify, City Council rezones to promote single-family homes
Updated: MAY 7, 2017 — 3:01 AM EDT
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...y-housing.html

Last month, City Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at slowing the pace of that change. At the recommendation of the City Planning Commission, the ordinance introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke decreases the density of certain areas bounded by North Broad Street and Girard, Ridge and Cecil B. Moore Avenues in an effort to preserve more single-family housing here. Effective immediately, the ordinance shifts swaths of land from commercial-mixed use and multi-family designation to variations that focus more on residential single-family.

Excuse my language, but FUCK DARRELL CLARKE.

summersm343 May 7, 2017 7:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jjv007 (Post 7797707)
Excuse my language, but FUCK DARRELL CLARKE.

Agree 100%. This dude has got to go. This area North of Girard and South of Cecil B was starting to fill in with some nice, mixed-use multifamily development.

Darrell Clarke wanted to down-zone it because the more of his district that is gentrified, the less likely his future is as a city councilman making 6-figures a year with a pretty pension waiting for him after retirement.

It would be in the entire city's best interest if this clown was gone. I'm tired of my tax paying dollars supporting the paycheck of a moronic council-manic asshat who is almost single-handedly holding the city back.

I will 100% support and fund any petition and protest (or whatever else) needed to get Darrell Clarke out of office.

jjv007 May 8, 2017 4:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7797710)
Agree 100%. This dude has got to go. This area North of Girard and South of Cecil B was starting to fill in with some nice, mixed-use multifamily development.

Darrell Clarke wanted to down-zone it because the more of his district that is gentrified, the less likely his future is as a city councilman making 6-figures a year with a pretty pension waiting for him after retirement.

It would be in the entire city's best interest if this clown was gone. I'm tired of my tax paying dollars supporting the paycheck of a moronic council-manic asshat who is almost single-handedly holding the city back.

I will 100% support and fund any petition and protest (or whatever else) needed to get Darrell Clarke out of office.

Well stated, this is getting out of hand. This is a freaking city, not a suburb. One of the goals of Philly should be to extend Center City's urban fabric down to Templetown and beyond. We could work towards that if we didn't have asshats taking backwards counterproductive steps like this.

jsbrook May 8, 2017 9:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7797710)
Agree 100%. This dude has got to go. This area North of Girard and South of Cecil B was starting to fill in with some nice, mixed-use multifamily development.

Darrell Clarke wanted to down-zone it because the more of his district that is gentrified, the less likely his future is as a city councilman making 6-figures a year with a pretty pension waiting for him after retirement.

It would be in the entire city's best interest if this clown was gone. I'm tired of my tax paying dollars supporting the paycheck of a moronic council-manic asshat who is almost single-handedly holding the city back.

I will 100% support and fund any petition and protest (or whatever else) needed to get Darrell Clarke out of office.

Karma would be developers prioritizing high end townhomes that satisfy zoning but ultimately gentrify the area and "build" Clarke out of office. Realistically, what can we now expect in these areas? Clarke is seriously the worst. We need more density to maintain affordability AND inprove divested neighborhoods. Not less.

1487 May 8, 2017 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7797710)
Agree 100%. This dude has got to go. This area North of Girard and South of Cecil B was starting to fill in with some nice, mixed-use multifamily development.

Darrell Clarke wanted to down-zone it because the more of his district that is gentrified, the less likely his future is as a city councilman making 6-figures a year with a pretty pension waiting for him after retirement.

It would be in the entire city's best interest if this clown was gone. I'm tired of my tax paying dollars supporting the paycheck of a moronic council-manic asshat who is almost single-handedly holding the city back.

I will 100% support and fund any petition and protest (or whatever else) needed to get Darrell Clarke out of office.

well if you read the article it actually says the planning commission supported the changes to prevent the entire area from becoming student housing. I'm not so sure that it's not a bad idea to try and encourage some actually develop some for sale housing in that part of the city.

1487 May 8, 2017 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjv007 (Post 7798086)
Well stated, this is getting out of hand. This is a freaking city, not a suburb. One of the goals of Philly should be to extend Center City's urban fabric down to Templetown and beyond. We could work towards that if we didn't have asshats taking backwards counterproductive steps like this.

I'm not a fan of Clarke, but I don't think people actually read the article or understand what is being said. First of all Clarke would BENEFIT from less for sale housing and more transient inhabitants. Students don't vote in local elections and are largely oblivious to who is on city council. Homeowners are the ones who are likely to be engaged and push for change in local elections. I don't necessarily think it's best for the long term for 90% of the development in that part of town to be 4 story student housing with each holding a dozen or more temple students. Some single family new housing for people looking to put down roots wouldn't be bad. That's what you have in Point Breeze, Fishtown, etc.

jsbrook May 8, 2017 1:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7798191)
I'm not a fan of Clarke, but I don't think people actually read the article or understand what is being said. First of all Clarke would BENEFIT from less for sale housing and more transient inhabitants. Students don't vote in local elections and are largely oblivious to who is on city council. Homeowners are the ones who are likely to be engaged and push for change in local elections. I don't necessarily think it's best for the long term for 90% of the development in that part of town to be 4 story student housing with each holding a dozen or more temple students. Some single family new housing for people looking to put down roots wouldn't be bad. That's what you have in Point Breeze, Fishtown, etc.

So much wrong with what's written here and incorrect, simplistic view of urban planning and reality. But I'm going to leave it alone. I don't have time to get in a protracted argument on this forum this week. Perhaps someone else will take up the torch. I will just say you are staging a false dichotomy of students v. well-heeled homeowners. That's not the reality of this neighborhood or the areas impacted by this down zoning aside from the direct vicinity of the university and not what Clarke is targeting.


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