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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:29 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:30 PM
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Philly announces new safety improvement work on Market Street in Center City

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly...-20221122.html

(Article isn't very clear, but I think they're starting work on this?)
Great news, now to just expand it into West Philly.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:50 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
When is Temple building the quad park? Or did they scrap that plan?
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 3:57 PM
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Philly announces new safety improvement work on Market Street in Center City

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly...-20221122.html

(Article isn't very clear, but I think they're starting work on this?)

Was just in Mexico City a month back, and Philly leadership needs to go there and look at a) their pedestrian friendly street patterns, b) their public transit, c) their street and sidewalk cleaning program, d) their parks and green spaces and tee heights (even with power lines), and e) their homelessness programs. Honestly, I was blown away by how nice Mexico City was. We could learn a lot from it.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 4:22 PM
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CDMX, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Lyon, etc — there are literally hundreds of cities that our leaders could travel to for inspiration. The frustrating thing is that urban planning isn’t rocket science or mysterious - there are things that work, but apparently are too difficult to implement here.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 4:35 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
Paley has been closed for so long, I didn't know they didn't start on this yet. I'm a fan of the left side, and wish that design went all the way around. I'm not a fan of the mixed materials corner on the right side.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 6:49 PM
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Looks good. RIP old Paley. Another brutalist building bites the dust.
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2022, 7:37 PM
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CDMX, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Lyon, etc — there are literally hundreds of cities that our leaders could travel to for inspiration. The frustrating thing is that urban planning isn’t rocket science or mysterious - there are things that work, but apparently are too difficult to implement here.
Philly needs to comprehensive streets strategy across the entire city, instead of doing a street or neighborhood at a time. I’d like them to lay out the entire city and just do it. Skip all the neighborhood involvement and go with a common sense consistent approach citywide.

I’m sure I’ll get hate for saying that. Our neighborhoods have too much power right now, and we will never come close to other cities involving every neighborhood as an approval step.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 3:13 AM
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Was just in Mexico City a month back, and Philly leadership needs to go there and look at a) their pedestrian friendly street patterns, b) their public transit, c) their street and sidewalk cleaning program, d) their parks and green spaces and tee heights (even with power lines), and e) their homelessness programs. Honestly, I was blown away by how nice Mexico City was. We could learn a lot from it.
I remember a team of people from OTIS and a couple of councilmen was sent to Sweden a couple of times to learn from the best and there were a couple of events where they discussed their experience. Their summary was that everything they saw was really cool, but they can't really do anything in Philly because of reasons.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 3:13 AM
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Philly needs to comprehensive streets strategy across the entire city, instead of doing a street or neighborhood at a time. I’d like them to lay out the entire city and just do it. Skip all the neighborhood involvement and go with a common sense consistent approach citywide.

I’m sure I’ll get hate for saying that. Our neighborhoods have too much power right now, and we will never come close to other cities involving every neighborhood as an approval step.
Can't do anything because we can't touch parking spots and people driving from the suburbs are more important than residents that don't drive a car.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 1:48 PM
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I was in Philadelphia last night and Center City was definitely lively!
Great to see Thanksgiving Eve back to it's usual self!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 7:26 PM
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Philly needs to comprehensive streets strategy across the entire city, instead of doing a street or neighborhood at a time. I’d like them to lay out the entire city and just do it. Skip all the neighborhood involvement and go with a common sense consistent approach citywide.

I’m sure I’ll get hate for saying that. Our neighborhoods have too much power right now, and we will never come close to other cities involving every neighborhood as an approval step.
Step one of this really should be city wide Parking Permits. Every block, every spot. There should not be any place where someone with out of state plates could dump their cars for months at a time.

There are also SO many people(mostly NJ and DE) committing insurance fraud. Almost no reason to register the car in PA if you can just park for free pretty much for as long as you want.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2022, 7:53 PM
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Step one of this really should be city wide Parking Permits. Every block, every spot. There should not be any place where someone with out of state plates could dump their cars for months at a time.

There are also SO many people(mostly NJ and DE) committing insurance fraud. Almost no reason to register the car in PA if you can just park for free pretty much for as long as you want.
No argument here. They also need to remove all cars without valid insurance, inspection, abandoned, or from car shops leaving abandoned cars on streets for long periods. Once the city starts to clean up the noise, space will free up clogged street parking.

My other related wish is with the extra spots, they’d use one corner parking spot to put an attractively designed underground dumpster that would be used for weekly street trash pickup.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:14 PM
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Temple announced the official plans for the Paley Library renovations the other day:

https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-11...emple-s-campus

Interesting timing for Temple to make such an announcement lol. Looks good though, I miss Paley.
Looks nice!

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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:15 PM
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Exciting update about the Philadelphia Contemporary:

https://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phil...ce-street-pier

More renders from the architect's website:

https://www.aosarchitects.com/case-s...porary-gallery

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Love this! Looks fantastic



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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:24 PM
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Completion Nears At 2315 North Front Street In East Kensington

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A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction work is nearing completion at a five-story, 63-unit mixed-use development at 2315 North Front Street in East Kensington. Designed by HDO Architecture, the building spans 59,172 square feet and features ground-floor commercial space, a roof deck, and parking for 22 bicycles. Permits list Knight Rider Construction as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $6 million.
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https://phillyyimby.com/2022/11/comp...ensington.html
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:28 PM
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Construction Underway At 1901-19 East York Street In East Kensington

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A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction work is well underway at a six-story, 127-unit development at 1901-19 East York Street in East Kensington. The project is situated on the eastern corner of the intersection of East York and Jasper streets. Designed by LRK, the structure spans 115,293 square feet and will offer artist studio space on the ground floor. Features include elevator service, balconies, a green roof, and 27 parking spaces. The roof deck promises to offer sweeping skyline views, given the building’s prominence over its surroundings. Permits list Equinox Management & Construction as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $20.4 million.
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https://phillyyimby.com/2022/11/cons...ensington.html
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:30 PM
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Construction Site Cleared At 2000-20 East Hagert Street In East Kensington

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A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that a construction has been cleared for a seven-story, 108-unit multi-family project at 2000-20 East Hagert Street in East Kensington. The development will rise on a site bound by East Hagert Street to the east, Emerald Street to the north, and East Boston Street to the west. Designed by T + Associates, the structure will span 93,832 square feet and will include 13 artist studios and underground parking for 19 cars, as well as space for 37 bicycles. The project will also include a green roof and a roof deck.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:31 PM
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Construction Advances At 943-49 Washington Avenue In Bella Vista





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Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed sustained construction work at a five-story, 24-unit residential building underway at 943-49 Washington Avenue in Bella Vista, South Philadelphia. The project rises on the northeast corner of the intersection of Washington Avenue and South 10th Street, just to the north of the Italian Market. Upon completion, The building will span 29,535 square feet and will feature ground-level retail. Permits list TBC LLC as the contractor and Lonny Rossman as the design professional. Construction costs are specified at $4.2 million.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:49 PM
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December CDR Submissions:

1031 Germantown Avenue
-We've already seen this one
-Located in Northern Liberties replacing Vesper Dayclub
-Looks like this is for Phase 2 which will be the final 15 townhomes. Phase 1 was roughly 21 or 22 townhomes
-All townhomes are 4-stories
PDF:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20221122...6-2022-CDR.pdf

6174 Ridge Avenue
-We've seen this one already
-Located in Roxborough and replacing existing commercial buildings on Ridge Ave
-82 residential units with ground floor retail/commercial
-4 floors in total
PDF:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20221122...6-2022-CDR.pdf

217-53 N. 9th Street
-We've seen this one already as well
-Located in Chinatown
-51 residential units
-5 floors in total
PDF:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20221122...6-2022-CDR.pdf

1700 N. Randolph Street
-We've also seen this one already
-Technically located in Hartranft on the border where Hartranft, Ludlow, Olde Kensington and Norris Square all meet
-74 residential units
-4 floors in total
PDF:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20221122...6-2022-CDR.pdf

500-10 W Montgomery Avenue
-New project. Don't remember seeing this one yet
-Technically located in Hartranft on the border where Hartranft, Ludlow, Olde Kensington and Norris Square all meet
-78 residential units with ground floor retail/commercial
-7 floors in total
PDF:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20221122...6-2022-CDR.pdf
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