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PHL10 Sep 18, 2019 3:33 PM

Off topic but I'm lamenting the fact that McBane stopped posting and hopefully the exchange above didn't cause him to do so.

McBane, if you are out there, please come back!

mcgrath618 Dec 17, 2019 11:22 PM

There's some equipment on site moving earth around.

PurpleWhiteOut Dec 18, 2019 1:41 AM

I thought this project got a denial from the ZBA. Does anyone know if things have changed?

PhilliesPhan Dec 18, 2019 1:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PurpleWhiteOut (Post 8778899)
I thought this project got a denial from the ZBA. Does anyone know if things have changed?

Looks like this project's variance was granted by the ZBA on November 20th; however, I'm not seeing any permits pertaining to the property.

Aaamazarite Dec 18, 2019 2:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PurpleWhiteOut (Post 8778899)
I thought this project got a denial from the ZBA. Does anyone know if things have changed?

The Quaker Building redevelopment was originally denied but they eventually got their variance granted after two appeals. The new buildings in the project got their variances approved earlier this year.

Vince_ Dec 18, 2019 4:58 PM

It's great to see this project moving forward. This area desperately needs people and foot traffic. I'm also reminded of an old post I made in this thread about adding a regional rail station here and someone said there was once a stop at 9th and Girard so I found a photo. It never ceases to amaze me how much of Philadelphia's past has been destroyed.

https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoA...mediaId=215955

https://i.imgur.com/o5DFp5Y.png

Here's the link to the photo: https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoA...x?assetId=6904

eixample Dec 18, 2019 8:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vince_ (Post 8779312)
It's great to see this project moving forward. This area desperately needs people and foot traffic. I'm also reminded of an old post I made in this thread about adding a regional rail station here and someone said there was once a stop at 9th and Girard so I found a photo. It never ceases to amaze me how much of Philadelphia's past has been destroyed.

https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoA...mediaId=215955

https://i.imgur.com/o5DFp5Y.png

Here's the link to the photo: https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoA...x?assetId=6904

Very cool find! There were a lot of "inner-city" rail stations that were eliminated as suburbanization took hold in the 20th Century. The 52nd Street station on the main line is another prime example. We should eventually rebuild many of these stations as part of some unplanned-for but very much needed revamp of regional rail according to European best practices (ie increased frequency; all-level boarding platforms; reduced staffing on trains; lower fares and "fare equity" so that short rides within the city are priced similar to buses and subways).

Aaamazarite Dec 18, 2019 9:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vince_ (Post 8779312)
It's great to see this project moving forward. This area desperately needs people and foot traffic. I'm also reminded of an old post I made in this thread about adding a regional rail station here and someone said there was once a stop at 9th and Girard so I found a photo. It never ceases to amaze me how much of Philadelphia's past has been destroyed.

Yup-- an entire neighborhood that centered around that part of Girard was completely wiped out for PHA housing, half of which never got built. That's why I think it's shameful that local publications keep repeating this bogus statistic that 2018 had the most demolitions in the city's history. Every single year of the 1960s had more. It's a straight-up lie now being repeated as fact.

mcgrath618 Jan 9, 2020 11:32 PM

Good news!
Quote:

PERMIT FOR THE ERECTION OF A DETACHED STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK AT THE 2ND FLOOR LEVEL (ACCESSORY TO RESIDENTIAL USE). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION. FOR USE AS VACANT COMMERCIAL (USE REGISTRATION PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY) AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (ONE HUNDRED TWELVE (112) DWELLING UNITS). ROOF DECK ACCESSORY TO RESIDENTIAL USE. THIRTY-EIGHT (38) CLASS 1A BICYCLE PARKING SPACES LOCATED ON AN ACCESSIBLE ROUTE. NO SIGNS ON THIS APPLICATION.
Quote:


Date
Wed Nov 20 2019
Decision
GRANTED/PROV
Proviso
*****PROVISO: REVISED PLANS 2 PAGES STAMPED TODAY 11/20/19.*****

https://li.phila.gov/#details?entity...20N%208TH%20ST

Should be good to go.

SEFTA Jan 9, 2020 11:52 PM

I love this project

PhilliesPhan Jan 21, 2020 9:42 PM

A new construction permit has been issues as of 1/20!

Quote:

FOR THE ERECTION OF A DETACHED STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK AT THE 2ND FLOOR LEVEL (ACCESSORY TO RESIDENTIAL USE). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION. FOR USE AS VACANT COMMERCIAL (USE REGISTRATION PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY) AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (SIXTY (60) DWELLING UNITS). ROOF DECK ACCESSORY TO RESIDENTIAL USE. TWELVE (12) SURFACE PARKING SPACES, TWO (2) OF THEM SURFACE ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES. TWENTY (20) CLASS 1A BICYCLE PARKING SPACES LOCATED ON AN ACCESSIBLE ROUTE. NO SIGNS ON THIS APPLICATION.

Urbanthusiat Jan 22, 2020 1:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilliesPhan (Post 8806920)
A new construction permit has been issues as of 1/20!

60 units? Sounds like this has been significantly downsized or the permit has a typo.

3rd&Brown Jan 23, 2020 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbanthusiat (Post 8807148)
60 units? Sounds like this has been significantly downsized or the permit has a typo.

It's multiple buildings.

Could be the smaller (most eastern) building in the original render.

UCityPhila Jan 25, 2020 5:55 AM

There are a couple of renders on the architect's website that show truncated towers, which may better align with the number of units in the construction permit.

https://www.cosciamoos.com/project/poplar-multi-family/

Design still looks kinda neat, but bummed about the potential reduction in scale.

PhilliesPhan Feb 26, 2020 10:24 PM

A permit pertaining to 900 N. Darien Street was issued on 1/30:

FOR THE ERECTION OF A DETACHED STRUCTURE. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION. FOR USE AS VACANT RETAIL SALES (SEPARATE USE PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY) AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (ONE-HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO (152) OF DWELLING UNITS) WITH NON-ACCESSORY PARKING (TOTAL OF FIFTY-SEVEN (57) PARKING SPACES: FOURTEEN (14) TO BE NON-ACCESSORY AND FORTY-THREE (43) TO BE ACCESSORY), PARKING TO INCLUDING FOUR (4) ACCESSIBLE SPACES (TWO (2) VAN ACCESSIBLE), FIVE (5) AUTO-SHARE SPACES, FIVE (5) ELECTRIC PARKING SPACES AND FIFTY-ONE (51) CLASS 1A BICYCLE PARKING SPACES LOCATED ON AN ACCESSIBLE ROUTE.

Looks like the project may not have been downsized after all! The largest of the two structures will be on Darien Street.

TempleGuy1000 Mar 3, 2020 6:11 PM

Just was looking at that guy's instagram that was shared in the other thread and noticed he had a good picture of the progress here:

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram...b2&oe=5E91E3F5
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8pOUpkjal_/

mcgrath618 Mar 3, 2020 6:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TempleGuy1000 (Post 8849343)
Just was looking at that guy's instagram that was shared in the other thread and noticed he had a good picture of the progress here:

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram...b2&oe=5E91E3F5
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8pOUpkjal_/

That's the Toll Bros redevelopment, not the development this thread was made for. That is off frame to the right.

El Duderino Mar 3, 2020 6:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcgrath618 (Post 8849368)
That's the Toll Bros redevelopment, not the development this thread was made for. That is off frame to the right.

I hate to be the "well, actually" guy, but I believe that's a Post Bros project, not Toll Bros :cheers:

TempleGuy1000 Mar 3, 2020 6:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcgrath618 (Post 8849368)
That's the Toll Bros redevelopment, not the development this thread was made for. That is off frame to the right.

Lol the Toll bros. aren't redeveloping this.. It's the Post Brothers and they redoing the factory before building the two apartment buildings. They own the north side of the 800 and 900 blocks of poplar. APOM is the developer of the new buildings on that 800 block that Post Brothers owns.

Philly Fan Mar 3, 2020 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Duderino (Post 8849394)
I hate to be the "well, actually" guy, but I believe that's a Post Bros project, not Toll Bros :cheers:

Damn, I was hoping it was actually a Coen Bros project (and I'm sure you were, too). :cool:


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