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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 4:44 PM
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I hope you all are right about Chester. I am much more pessimistic than you guys. I think Chester will be limited by the nicer areas around it rather than revitalized. There is only so much population growth to go around, and for anyone looking for a new place, I don't really see any benefit to living in Chester compared to some of the nicer areas other than housing prices I suppose. Work in Northern Delaware/202 Corridor? Why not Wilmington, it's nicer and much more active downtown. Work near the airport? Why not just living in Philly? IDK it just seems to me that the plethora of options people have would seem to work against Chester rather than for it. It's not like our population is booming (relative to what you see in the Sunbelt at least), or that we don't have plenty of buildable lots in places that are nicer than Chester. And housing prices are already pretty low in the Philly metro compared to some other places (in large part due to rowhomes), so I'm not sure we're anywhere close to seeing people priced out of the surrounding areas and forced into Chester.

But alas, I hope you're right and it does become a nice place again.
Because everyone has different reasons on why they want to live somewhere, some people may want to be in the middle of two cities, IE: Philly and Wilmington, some people may want to be right off the highway which Chester surly is.

However there are so many reasons for why a person may want to do something, there's a spot for everyone in this world.

Now you may be pessimistic but im sure people said the same thing about living in Kensington, Fishtown, North Philly, South Philly and more, we talk all this crap until its done and the areas changed to much we go from broken street lamps to LED street lamps and busy store fronts. Time is the teller of all and people are the mover of all things.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 4:50 PM
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Whats confusing about it our Riverfront pier area is shit compared to NY's?
It sounds like you're comparing a massive public riverfront park (The Battery) to a private restaurant (Morgan's Pier).
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 5:26 PM
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It sounds like you're comparing a massive public riverfront park (The Battery) to a private restaurant (Morgan's Pier).
I might be mixing places up I thought "Morgans pier" was the name of the Riverfront area with the docks and restaurants. Sorry about that

Im talking about the Whole riverfront strip from WALMART TO PENNS LANDING EXCLUDING ACTIVE WAREHOUSE SITES.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 5:26 PM
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It sounds like you're comparing a massive public riverfront park (The Battery) to a private restaurant (Morgan's Pier).
Penns landing is a more appropriate comparison and there are MASSIVE plans for that area underway, not that there aren't huge plans for the Morgan's pier area as well. Complaining about how underutilized the Delaware Riverfront is wasted breath. The changes are coming and they are comparable to what Battery Park is (on a percentage basis).

The entire stretch from Spring Garden to Washington Ave is being planned and built as we speak.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 8:30 PM
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Penns landing is a more appropriate comparison and there are MASSIVE plans for that area underway, not that there aren't huge plans for the Morgan's pier area as well. Complaining about how underutilized the Delaware Riverfront is wasted breath. The changes are coming and they are comparable to what Battery Park is (on a percentage basis).

The entire stretch from Spring Garden to Washington Ave is being planned and built as we speak.
Thats What I was going for glad there are plans for it to be done, I wasn't well versed in the riverfront plans.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 9:22 PM
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88-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Rising in Kensington at 1701 N. 2nd Street

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Permits Issued For 63-Unit Structure At 2315 North Front Street In East Kensington

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Thats What I was going for glad there are plans for it to be done, I wasn't well versed in the riverfront plans.
you can look through a bunch of the plans and renderings here: https://www.delawareriverwaterfront....ning/projects3

The Penn's landing cap over Delaware Ave and 95 is pretty far along and I think completely funded. Lots of other stuff in the works as well. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware will give a good idea where it's headed.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 9:28 PM
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 9:38 PM
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 10:01 PM
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The 1721-23 Ridge Avenue is beautiful. Love the brick. Can developers use this as a model and limit the metal cladding? (at least on the front). Amazing how much Ridge Ave has changed. I hope the retail / dining catches on soon! Would love to see it follow Frankford Avenue's lead.

2100 Hamilton actually looks nice, still wish it was masonry, but a good project.

The LVL project is so horrible though...I would almost prefer the parking lot...
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2021, 11:04 PM
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University City Science Center puts building up for sale amid 'insatiable' demand
The University City Science Center has put up for sale 3701 Market St., an 8-story, 141,000-square-foot office building that is mostly leased to Penn Medicine. The building, developed in 2000, is fully leased and expected to sell for upwards of $80 million.
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Would love for this to be demo'd and a new uCity building put in its place.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2021, 3:55 AM
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Would love for this to be demo'd and a new uCity building put in its place.
Have we had any building demo'd in recent years?

It's funny how NY is so built up they will demo 45 floor skyscrapers to build even taller ones.

I now philly will be there soon but it just shows the levels of density and the things you have to do to keep building
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2021, 3:59 AM
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you can look through a bunch of the plans and renderings here: https://www.delawareriverwaterfront....ning/projects3

The Penn's landing cap over Delaware Ave and 95 is pretty far along and I think completely funded. Lots of other stuff in the works as well. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware will give a good idea where it's headed.
Thanks for the plans I should have been searched it up. Im glad its finally happening and looks like it will be pretty dense in the next ten years

Development development development!!!
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2021, 2:38 PM
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A lot of people upset about this demo...

http://www.rising.realestate/permits..._lkZnfVAjVprjY
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2021, 2:58 PM
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A lot of people upset about this demo...

http://www.rising.realestate/permits..._lkZnfVAjVprjY
Save that facade!
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2021, 4:30 PM
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^^^ A very similar parking structure was recently converted to residential/commercial:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/41...!4d-75.1687199
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^^^ A very similar parking structure was recently converted to residential/commercial:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/41...!4d-75.1687199
…and another, at 22nd & Pine, was beautifully converted to a Goddard School daycare. Streetview isn't quite up-to-date with the completed conversion, but here's a decent pic on their fb page: https://www.facebook.com/GoddardScho...9048615536487/
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