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Old 06-17-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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First of all, it's great to have a plan instead of turning the city over to developers for their short-term gain. Hopefully about half of these ambitions will come to fruition, with some I know, already in the works. In terms of re-development, the new master plan for the riverfront looks interesting, as well: Revising strategies on Delaware waterfront | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/12/2011

Lots of good potential looking forward.
jm02, I totally agree. We see in the suburbs what happens when developers have more control over what happens. Valuable farmland disappears, the communities are car-dependent, and the development is bland and cookie cutter.

I would really like to see the City work with developers to promote adaptive reuse of old and historic buildings. This really helps to preserve the character of neighborhoods. Obviously, there are some buildings that need to go, like some of the old factories. I also think that new rowhouses should blend into the neighborhood. Don't do some trendy design when a nice brick rowhouse would do and would fit in much better.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: The City
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If not over the top, I think this is a realistic way to drive more development and activity in Market East. The city should not, however, try to replicate Times Square. Too much advertising is just plain tacky. Some creative advertising can really be used to augment -- not overtake -- the character of a corridor.

Agree but the good part is that each building is also required to put 10 million back into the property for improvements. I think it could be done tastefully and adding intrigue to the area. Apparently many of the building owners have already expressed interest understanding the 10 million dollar commitment. Hopefully this area will see some postive development and become an area that feels safe and vibrant. For a key CC thoroughfare it is awful today
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: The City
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Well believe the Electronic Ad Bill for Market East goes to vote today - will see as this is one of the pieces to help stimulate developement and funds for Market East

Planning supports creation of commercial advertising district to glitz up and fix up Market Street East | PlanPhilly: Planning Philadelphia's Future

Just passed city council unanimously
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Philly
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jm02, I totally agree. We see in the suburbs what happens when developers have more control over what happens. Valuable farmland disappears, the communities are car-dependent, and the development is bland and cookie cutter.
that's not exactly true. for the most part, the townships themselves not only encourage that kind of development, but dictate it. often times the older town centers would be illegal to replicate under modern zoning codes. that isn't to say developers don't like cheap farmland with utilities paid for by the municipality and lax water mgmt requirements but it's false to pin the blame solely on developers.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: The City
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Bill allowing flashier signs on East Market in exchange for investment passes city council | PlanPhilly: Planning Philadelphia's Future
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: The City
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The Day - CIGNA announces CT jobs, relocation of headquarters | News from southeastern Connecticut
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Newtown PA
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glade Philly will finally get a plain to fix the place up. My grandmother grew up in Port Richmond and now we took her back to the area and she could of cried. The place is a dump now and no one seems to car. People are letting homes go to crap and trash is all over the place. So if we can make a plain to make Philly better then it will make more people want to check the place out.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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A least Cigna is still keeping the majority work force at Two liberty.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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does anyone know why cinga is relocating.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Center City
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does anyone know why cinga is relocating.
If I understand correctly, the state of CT is offering lucrative incentives for companies that will move 200+ employees there. While its good news that the bulk of Cigna's jobs will stay here, Id be cautious as the initial re-lcaotion to trigger a slow migration north. HQ staff typically want their subordinates at their disposal.
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