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Old Posted Nov 18, 2019, 7:10 PM
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Walked by yesterday and there was a zoning notice for conditional use posted on the fence that runs along Lancaster between 37th and 38th.

I didn't take a picture, but if memory serves right it was for 15-story, 225' with 300+ underground parking spaces.

The dates on the notice were very recent. I'll be back next weekend and will get a picture then.
I can snap a picture tomorrow.

You sure it was fronting Lancaster? Afaik the main project fronting Lancaster was supposed to be 7 stories.
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Maybe for One uCity Square?
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Maybe for One uCity Square?
Isn't One uCity on 36th though?

Edit: oops. Yea no this is likely for One uCity.
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Inga is not impressed with uCity Square:

Philadelphia Science Center struggles to be more than another generic innovation district

https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20200103.html
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Inga is not impressed with uCity Square:

Philadelphia Science Center struggles to be more than another generic innovation district

https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20200103.html
Inga being Inga
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Half the project isn’t even done yet. We’ve yet to even see how this project interacts with the street.
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Although it’s an exciting project, basing off the master plan I have to agree with her. Could end up very corporate and sterile
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I'm fine with uCity Square. Some juicy nuggets in that article

Philadelphia Science Center struggles to be more than another generic innovation district

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In case you’ve lost track of the various innovation districts under construction in Philadelphia, uCity Square is the one just north of Market Street, between 36th and 38th, in the border land between the Drexel and Penn campuses. Drexel and its development partner, Wexford Science + Technology, created the concept for the research center after acquiring the 14-acre site — once home to the University City High School — from the school district in 2014.

At the moment, the property is still a vast expanse of brown dirt, an empty zone between the University City Science Center on Market Street and the leafy residential streets of Powelton Village. But in a few short months, an entirely new neighborhood will start to take shape there. Already, you can see the concrete foundations of a new Drexel-sponsored public school rising along 37th Street, soon to be uCity Square’s main street. Next week, Drexel and Wexford will seek approval from the city’s Civic Design Review board to erect a 12-story academic tower next door so the university can move its nursing school from Center City to its main campus.

Wexford also is powering ahead with its own projects, including a 14-story research tower aimed at biotech companies and a 463-unit apartment building that will front on Lancaster Avenue. A hotel has been penciled in for the corner of 37th and Filbert. In an interview, Drexel President John Fry also confirmed what has long been an open secret, that the university is setting aside an asphalt lot at 36th and Warren for a new art museum, the Philadelphia Contemporary.
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Although it’s an exciting project, basing off the master plan I have to agree with her. Could end up very corporate and sterile
what exactly was she expecting? these mega projects are not interested in being architectural icons.
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We did. It's filed under the thread "Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professionals..."
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what exactly was she expecting? these mega projects are not interested in being architectural icons.
Except that’s exactly what Schuylkill Yards is trying to do.
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Inga is not impressed with uCity Square:

Philadelphia Science Center struggles to be more than another generic innovation district

https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate...-20200103.html
I kind of agree with her. But I hope it all ultimately kinds together with some sense of place as well as architectural interest in the end.
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Apparently, at least according to the Drexel Medical Building's CDR proposal, 3700 Lancaster should be starting soon:
https://www.phila.gov/media/20191226...ew_reduced.pdf

Expected completion is fall 2021.
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Holy shit, that thing's façade looks like it's gonna be u-g-l-y. Can't wait till the rest of the Science Center screens it from view!
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Holy shit, that thing's façade looks like it's gonna be u-g-l-y. Can't wait till the rest of the Science Center screens it from view!
Honestly. That is fugly.
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Seriously, why couldn't they pick these guys. Their work looks interesting and they are local. Done stuff around town and it looks very good. Seems like they also work on projects under the banner "Higher Education." Seems to fit with this project.

https://www.cosciamoos.com/
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Wasn't John Fry just recently taking an initiative to make Drexel's architecture less ugly?

Craig C. Lebow Hall is a beautiful building. Why couldn't they go with that?
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New construction permit was issued on Wednesday for 3700 Lancaster Ave.

https://li.phila.gov/#details?entity...ANCASTER%20AVE

Work Description
FOUNDATION WORK, EXCAVATION, FOOTINGS, AND SLAB ON GRADE
FOR A NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDING INCCLUDING 463 DWELLING
UNITS, RETAIL AND ACCESSORY PARKING
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