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Old Posted Dec 17, 2014, 8:16 PM
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DVRPC authorizes study for capping I-95



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DVRPC approved the City of Philadelphia’s request to spend $4 million studying the upcoming reconstruction of I-95 between Spring Garden and Broad Street, which would include looking at the possibility of connecting Penn’s landing with the rest of the city by capping I-95. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation released a study in April suggesting that building a four-acre park over I-95 would cost approximately $250 million, but would generate $1.8 billion in economic growth.
http://planphilly.com/articles/2014/...m-william-penn
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 12:55 PM
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DVRPC authorizes study for capping I-95





http://planphilly.com/articles/2014/...m-william-penn
Good news. We really need significant capping of broad swaths of I-76 and I-95 if the riverfront is to truly reach its potential. It may take a long time and cost significant sums of money. But hopefully it will happen gradually over time.
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 3:00 PM
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Would be amazing. I'm definitely in the camp that favors turning Washington Avenue into a grand mixed use district uniting rather than dividing Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze.

That said, my skepticism that this will ever see the light of day is about 98%. 0.5 parking spaces per unit? Would be amazing but there's no way that'll make it through the community groups and screaming old folks.
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 5:08 PM
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Another article on 2401 Market. Nice to see what promises to be more of a seismic shift in the vision for and about Philly:

http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...el-apartments/
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The Versailles Apartment Building at 1530 Locust Street has apparently changed hands. Bought by Papermill JV, LP. Not sure if there is a gutting/refashioning/renovation in store. But there is a big union protest happening right now. Apparently, there was a mass layoff.
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Speaking of things being bought, anyone see this?

"Seven Penn Center sells for $39M, major renovations planned"
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...novations.html



Why is everyone buying up our offices right now? Not that I mind, but... this seems new.
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Speaking of things being bought, anyone see this?

"Seven Penn Center sells for $39M, major renovations planned"
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...novations.html



Why is everyone buying up our offices right now? Not that I mind, but... this seems new.
I saw that. That building has a lot of vacancy now which is surprising considering its prime location.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 10:05 PM
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From 12/18:

This seems to have popped up fairly quickly… 2nd and Vine:




The Penn Herb flagship is still crawling along, 2nd and Green:



The hole at Sugarhouse casino. Giant cement conduits, I guess for storm drainage. Or maybe a high speed line from the casino to the entertainment complex under construction across Delaware Ave?

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I saw that. That building has a lot of vacancy now which is surprising considering its prime location.
If you stop and think about it for a second, it's really pretty incredible. Vacant lots are being developed all along our major thoroughfares, and subpar properties are being knocked down and replaced or at least given significant facelifts (1900 Market, 2401 Market, Gallery, etc...). In 10-15 years, we'll have a vibrant and attractive stretch of city all the way from Old City to University City!
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If you stop and think about it for a second, it's really pretty incredible. Vacant lots are being developed all along our major thoroughfares, and subpar properties are being knocked down and replaced or at least given significant facelifts (1900 Market, 2401 Market, Gallery, etc...). In 10-15 years, we'll have a vibrant and attractive stretch of city all the way from Old City to University City!
Per the recent conference on Center City development, the emerging new conception of Center City runs from the Delaware River all the way out to 40th Street, essentially encompassing University City. And when you add on to that the burgeoning neighborhoods running both south and north of Center City (perhaps eventually stretching continuously up to Temple and beyond), . . . .

Well, let's keep our fingers crossed. Hopefully we're about to reach, if we haven't already reached, the necessary critical mass.
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