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Old 07-22-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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This has been percolating for a while, but I assumed it would go the way of that planned hirise in front of the River Street parking garage (where Sawyer's is now):

The 1500 Project

Highlights from the website:
  • From 6th & Reily to 5th & Boyd (existing block)
  • Underground parking for residents
  • Target demo is "professional singles and couples"
  • Five stories plus "a loft level"
  • The second has ten condos and all others have 11; 44 total
  • No ETA on opening
This is great news. Between this and the project at Second & State, along with the HACC revitalization in midtown, Harrisburg is seeing a small burst of major construction. This project in particular fills a desperate need for dense residential zoning near midtown. The few low-rise apartment blocks we have now aren't bad, but they don't necessarily draw the professional types who want to walk to everything midtown has to offer AND maintain the community feeling of a mid- or hi-rise. Lofts at 909 does draw that crowd, and it's a good start, but it's not targeted at someone like myself who has his own furniture and doesn't want to spend that kind of money without equity.

Being on Reily street is great, as it's just a few blocks from the heart of midtown. Being across from the future courthouse is great, as it will help cement a demand for commercial development in that area (pet peeve, though: give me a St. Thomas Roasters satellite instead of a Starbucks).

Thoughts?
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Harrisburg
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The website mentions this project is near 'cultural ameneties'...what are they?
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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The website mentions this project is near 'cultural ameneties'...what are they?
Everything in midtown, for starters. Midtown Cinema, HodgePodgery, Midtown Scholar, Cafe di Luna, Garrasons, the galleries along Third, the farmers market, Nonna's, ... Most of what the city has to offer is within walking distance of downtown and midtown. At Sixth & Reily, it's barely a few blocks from midtown, so it counts.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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This has been percolating for a while, but I assumed it would go the way of that planned hirise in front of the River Street parking garage (where Sawyer's is now):

The 1500 Project

Highlights from the website:
  • From 6th & Reily to 5th & Boyd (existing block)
  • Underground parking for residents
  • Target demo is "professional singles and couples"
  • Five stories plus "a loft level"
  • The second has ten condos and all others have 11; 44 total
  • No ETA on opening
This is great news. Between this and the project at Second & State, along with the HACC revitalization in midtown, Harrisburg is seeing a small burst of major construction. This project in particular fills a desperate need for dense residential zoning near midtown. The few low-rise apartment blocks we have now aren't bad, but they don't necessarily draw the professional types who want to walk to everything midtown has to offer AND maintain the community feeling of a mid- or hi-rise. Lofts at 909 does draw that crowd, and it's a good start, but it's not targeted at someone like myself who has his own furniture and doesn't want to spend that kind of money without equity.

Being on Reily street is great, as it's just a few blocks from the heart of midtown. Being across from the future courthouse is great, as it will help cement a demand for commercial development in that area (pet peeve, though: give me a St. Thomas Roasters satellite instead of a Starbucks).

Thoughts?
It's been "proposed" for several years now. Now that the courthouse is official across the street, it might actually happen. I can't help but think this should have been located at Verbeke and Front, however. Perfect project for that empty lot.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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It's been "proposed" for several years now. Now that the courthouse is official across the street, it might actually happen. I can't help but think this should have been located at Verbeke and Front, however. Perfect project for that empty lot.
You never know - Vartan has pretty deep pockets.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Philly
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GreenWorks is getting into residential development, hoping to turn a long-vacant multi-story building across the street from Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market into apartments and adding new homes in the city’s Capitol Heights neighborhood, said Tunnell.
Press and Journal (http://www.pressandjournal.com/articleDetail.aspx?ID=3360 - broken link)
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Press and Journal (http://www.pressandjournal.com/articleDetail.aspx?ID=3360 - broken link)
Good find. I've been hoping something useful gets done with that building.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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So, these are open for show now, as posted on craigslist and the complex's website. No pricetags or floor plans are volunteered. Penn live says from 1450/mo, for a midsize, up to 1800/mo,all utilities included, wi-fi, flat screen tvs. etc. I'd like to know what "midsize" means.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Are you sure you aren't thinking of the Lofts at 909?

Construction on the 1500 Project hasn't started yet. Opening night should be 12-18 months from now.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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Yes, I'm sure. I drove down there yesterday to check the building out after seeing the ad on craigslist (link below) Granted, I haven't called them, but it does say to call for a tour. I'd be pretty disappointed if I called and they told me I'd have to wait a year and a half.
Loft Apartments in Harrisburg (http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/apa/1922629148.html - broken link)

Are they planning to do something with the outside of the building? It's seen better days.

Last edited by ekeo; 08-30-2010 at 12:57 PM..
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