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Old Posted Sep 30, 2018, 5:40 PM
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Incredible. Some of those lots are wide enough to fit three houses. I have to think at some point, maybe when those houses age another 10-15 years and get really dumpy, they'll get bought up by developers and split into multiple lots.
Exactly. This house(420 Wharton) sits on a 46.5x81 ft lot. Easily can fit three 15 foot wide houses here with options for parking or huge yards. Those would then sell for 650K+ using the Southwark on Reed project next door as a comp.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2018, 2:24 AM
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So I’m currently on a bus heading to Manayunk and we passed by this site. I can’t take pictures since I’m on the bus (it’s also pretty dark out), but there’s new RAL signage up, and there’s a huge pile of dirt on the northern end. I’m not sure if there’s any activity going on, but the site definitely looks different compared to the last time I was over that way!
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 4:30 PM
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So I’m currently on a bus heading to Manayunk and we passed by this site. I can’t take pictures since I’m on the bus (it’s also pretty dark out), but there’s new RAL signage up, and there’s a huge pile of dirt on the northern end. I’m not sure if there’s any activity going on, but the site definitely looks different compared to the last time I was over that way!
I pass it every day. They've been doing site work for about a week or so. I don't think they have started excavation in earnest yet, but they are likely close.
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I pass it every day. They've been doing site work for about a week or so. I don't think they have started excavation in earnest yet, but they are likely close.
I drove pass there today, construction is in full swing. There are multiple pieces of heavy equipment and many hardhats. All systems go!

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Old Posted Nov 6, 2018, 10:39 PM
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I had some time to walk around the site and take pics today:













Also, there are cassions on site, which means that this baby is officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

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Old Posted Nov 7, 2018, 1:05 PM
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Also, there are cassions on site, which means that this baby is officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!
I still can't believe the Divine Lorraine has been restored and this lot has a huge development going up. Crazy - never thought I would see the day.
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Looks under construction to me! That’s caisson installation that is
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The renderings at the top of the thread are a far cry from the turd inside this retail marketing brochure: https://www.metrocommercial.com/wp-c...rmount-Ave.pdf

hard to see how the page one render lines up with the one page 3, or with the image on the on-site construction sign, which is also super VE'd looking relative to the watercolor originals. Anyone know what this thing is actually going to look like? I worry that particularly next to the Divine Lorraine, this is going to look incredibly cheap.
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Was in Lower North Philly for New Years so walked by the site. It's hard to tell if there's been any progress since PhilliesPhan posted photos in November.







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Those are some BIG pictures. Could a mod downsize them?
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Those are some BIG pictures. Could a mod downsize them?
Yea. That was my first time posting pictures on here, so I didn't expect or intend for them to be so huge. I figured out how to downsize them for future postings, though.
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The renderings at the top of the thread are a far cry from the turd inside this retail marketing brochure: https://www.metrocommercial.com/wp-c...rmount-Ave.pdf

hard to see how the page one render lines up with the one page 3, or with the image on the on-site construction sign, which is also super VE'd looking relative to the watercolor originals. Anyone know what this thing is actually going to look like? I worry that particularly next to the Divine Lorraine, this is going to look incredibly cheap.
Isn't the north arrow on page two pointing in the wrong direction? Shouldn't it be pointing to the left?
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2019, 9:36 AM
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Detectives: commence level 5 sleuthing!

This is a terrible design by comparison to the original.
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EW! ^

Detectives: commence level 5 sleuthing!

This is a terrible design by comparison to the original.
I dont think the original was all that special.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2019, 4:01 PM
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Revised zoning permit issued last week confirms the developer has downsized the project.
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1300 FAIRMOUNT AVE

Organization
RAL DEVELOPMENT

Permit Number
944661

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ZP_ADMIN

Description
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW FOR REVISIONS AS ILLUSTRATED ON PLANS, RESULTING IN REDUCTION OF BUILDING FOOTPRINT, REDUCTION OF GROSS FLOOR AREA, REDUCTION OF MAXIMUM BUILDIG HEIGHT, REDUCTION OF NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS, AND REDUCTION OF NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES. CONTINUATION OF ALL OTHER PREVIOUSLY APPROVED USES.
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Revised zoning permit issued last week confirms the developer has downsized the project.
Address
1300 FAIRMOUNT AVE

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RAL DEVELOPMENT

Permit Number
944661

Permit Type
ZP_ADMIN

Description
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW FOR REVISIONS AS ILLUSTRATED ON PLANS, RESULTING IN REDUCTION OF BUILDING FOOTPRINT, REDUCTION OF GROSS FLOOR AREA, REDUCTION OF MAXIMUM BUILDIG HEIGHT, REDUCTION OF NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS, AND REDUCTION OF NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES. CONTINUATION OF ALL OTHER PREVIOUSLY APPROVED USES.
Good lord.
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Ugh....that is not a cute design at all.

Can you imagine how some of this architecture is going to look in 20-30 years? Ickkk.
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New rendering looks awful. I am writing them. Contact: info@ralcompanies.com.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2019, 3:05 PM
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Ugh....that is not a cute design at all.

Can you imagine how some of this architecture is going to look in 20-30 years? Ickkk.
Ehhh they can always re-skin it down the road. I live around the corner from The Lincoln and while it doesn't look great the retail is very convenient and has resulted in a huge increase in local foot traffic.
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