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Old Posted Jun 21, 2024, 11:03 PM
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I would like to see a pedestrian bridge from Lemon Hill to the Zoo/34th Street.
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I would like to see a pedestrian bridge from Lemon Hill to the Zoo/34th Street.
Ramps to MLK and Kelly Drive
Lemon Hill Bridge 6-1-24 cropped by , on Flickr
Love that idea. Considering how central the Fairmount is, it’s very disconnected…especially to the west.
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Pretty shocked they picked Lemon Hill. Can Independence Mall not fit that many people? Like most of Fairmount Park, the lemon hill picnic area is just run down. Cracked pavement, decaying pavilions, overflowing trashcans and litter left from disrespectful citizens. Maybe they will add some access to Kelly Drive. There's the old ornate staircase at Sedgley and then no other real pedestrian access points to the elevated Lemon Hill area.
the article explains why IM is a non starter based on federal rule limitations on usage. It also says upgrades are planned to prepare lemon hill.
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Not sure if this has been discussed, but it appears as if the businesses at 920 Market are all shuttered and closed.
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Not sure if this has been discussed, but it appears as if the businesses at 920 Market are all shuttered and closed.
The same LLC owns the brick building next door as well, is that vacant too? Would love to see this garbage start to go
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Not sure if this has been discussed, but it appears as if the businesses at 920 Market are all shuttered and closed.
I feel like for a decade, that stretch has only had a couple businesses in there - HR Block and that Subway. Everything has been gone. Hell, that entire block only has 2 businesses - Panda Express and Popeyes. Outside of that, that whole block is ready.

Only a matter of time as 76 Place is a done deal. Hope it's something cool.
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The same LLC owns the brick building next door as well, is that vacant too? Would love to see this garbage start to go
Yeah, that building has been empty for YEARS. The only viable businesses on that entire block is Panda Express and Popeyes. And if that block ever developed, it would address probably the worst block of Market East as it stands.
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^It would be so great if/when 76 Place is being built, a developer could build up and move AMC and Round1 right across the street where all those vacancies are, include some more restaurants/bars on the first floor and it would be a great entertainment district. I would think that AMC and Round1 are the primary drivers of foot traffic to that part of the Fashion District that's being displaced, no?
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Market Street is fine though, no need for the 76ers project. /s

Meanwhile 1018 Arch is now a brand new surface parking lot per Tony Valuez:
https://x.com/TonyValuez/status/1805363369999802702

I really hope the city doesn't mess up the 76ers arena. No one is coming to save Market East. Maybe in 20 years we'll see some big development but I don't know if Macy's, Iron Hill, Fashion District, TJ Maxx etc. will still be there. 2031 isn't that far away when it would be finished. Can you imagine new Septa branding, real time train arrival on MFL and BSL, new cars for MFL and new fare gates for all the stations with thousands of new riders using Septa to get to Sixers/concerts/events. The potential is all there, build the arena and force Philadelphians to use Septa.
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Market Street is fine though, no need for the 76ers project. /s

Meanwhile 1018 Arch is now a brand new surface parking lot per Tony Valuez:
https://x.com/TonyValuez/status/1805363369999802702

I really hope the city doesn't mess up the 76ers arena. No one is coming to save Market East. Maybe in 20 years we'll see some big development but I don't know if Macy's, Iron Hill, Fashion District, TJ Maxx etc. will still be there. 2031 isn't that far away when it would be finished. Can you imagine new Septa branding, real time train arrival on MFL and BSL, new cars for MFL and new fare gates for all the stations with thousands of new riders using Septa to get to Sixers/concerts/events. The potential is all there, build the arena and force Philadelphians to use Septa.
So true. If ever there was a no-brainer.

Once this thing is green-lit (which is just gonna come down to the right optics), I think the 900 and 1000 blocks of Market are gonna go fast. Outside of the Dis Hole, that's the whole Market East stretch all the way to Old City.

I love the idea of the AMC moving. My main hope though, is that there are several cool bars and restaurants with character and not just these glass and mirror chains that strip the area of anything interesting.

But anything is better than what's there now.
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^It would be so great if/when 76 Place is being built, a developer could build up and move AMC and Round1 right across the street where all those vacancies are, include some more restaurants/bars on the first floor and it would be a great entertainment district. I would think that AMC and Round1 are the primary drivers of foot traffic to that part of the Fashion District that's being displaced, no?
I'm only in the Primark during weekends for the most part but I will say that it has pretty solid foot traffic whenever I'm there.

Speaking of East Market, how the heck is that Shopper's World place still open?

Not for nothing but I thought I had read that Century 21 came back to life post bankruptcy. I wish they would return to East Market.
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I'm only in the Primark during weekends for the most part but I will say that it has pretty solid foot traffic whenever I'm there.

Speaking of East Market, how the heck is that Shopper's World place still open?

Not for nothing but I thought I had read that Century 21 came back to life post bankruptcy. I wish they would return to East Market.
That was such a massive downgrade you really can't put that into words. The Shopper's World is absolute garbage.

They never have anyone in there so I'm not sure how that stays around but I think a re-emergence of C21 is a pipe dream.

Such a bummer.
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