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Old 03-01-2024, 08:06 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Agree, it's a fantastic change from the Kenney days. I heard a cop being interviewed on KYW about an ATV sting of some sort (only caught the tail end of the story). He sounded energized that he was enabled to actually do something about this long-standing issue. Parker is quickly becoming my favorite mayor in recent memory. Even if she can't execute all the change she's talking about, just publicly addressing these issues is awesome. Long time in coming. It's absolutely mind-blowing that as a society we simply allowed gangs of hundreds of people riding illegal, dangerous and disruptive vehicles (often committing additional crimes during the rides) down major pedestrian sections of our city under the guise of "it's part of the AA culture." It's part of my culture to rob banks. LOL... Just crazy that this was tolerated for a decade.
Agreed. And the bullcrap argument about kids "needing a place to ride". Give me a break...
Parker is already ruffling feathers with her Kensington plan, which means she is actually doing her job versus sitting on her hands (like Kenney did).

And I hope she keeps promoting business/economic growth, it is vital for Philadelphia to remain economically competitive (and become stronger).

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Check out the crazy development on Frankford Ave east of Girard. These projects are going to bring some insane density to that little stretch.

https://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phil...frankford-ave/
I saw some recent drone shots of NoLibs & Fishtown, and the density of all these new projects is incredible.

I would love to see Spring Garden fill in more, and Post Bros. to build their final tower in the Piazza development.

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Old 03-01-2024, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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....I saw some drone shots of NoLibs & Fishtown last week, and the density of all these new projects is incredible.

I would love to see Spring Garden fill in even more, and Post Bros. to build their final tower in the Piazza development.
Spring Garden is well on it's way. I think it's just a matter of time that it's entirely developed. Would love it if they could do a median or something to spruce it up a little more.
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Old 03-01-2024, 09:04 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Spring Garden is well on it's way. I think it's just a matter of time that it's entirely developed. Would love it if they could do a median or something to spruce it up a little more.
It really is. Night and day from when passed through that corridor back in 2010-15. The huge project North of SG between Green/6th/Fairmount also impressive.

And your wish may become reality! *Early stage* plans to implement a pedestrian/bike friendly greenway on Spring Garden.
Hopefully it doesn't turn into another Washington Ave debacle.

https://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads...t-Greenway.pdf

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Old 03-01-2024, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It really is. Night and day from when passed through that corridor back in 2010-15. The huge project North of SG between Green/6th/Fairmount also impressive.

And your wish may become reality! *Early stage* plans to implement a pedestrian/bike friendly greenway on Spring Garden.
Hopefully it doesn't turn into another Washington Ave debacle.

https://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads...t-Greenway.pdf
That would be killer. I just hope this proposal gets some support!
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:46 AM
 
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I say this all the time but I think the easiest thing Philly could do to make things look nicer is to put nice planters or greenery in the medians of our main roads, Broad Street, Spring Garden etc. These main streets just look so barren at times.
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Old 03-01-2024, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I say this all the time but I think the easiest thing Philly could do to make things look nicer is to put nice planters or greenery in the medians of our main roads, Broad Street, Spring Garden etc. These main streets just look so barren at times.
Well, I agree that would would be an easy and dramatic upgrade. But the easiest thing the city could do is just pick up all the trash.

We just need someone in City Hall to agree.
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Old 03-04-2024, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I say this all the time but I think the easiest thing Philly could do to make things look nicer is to put nice planters or greenery in the medians of our main roads, Broad Street, Spring Garden etc. These main streets just look so barren at times.
It's true. And it's a particular oversight given the Philly area's horticultural tradition. Planters and street trees (although those are unfortunately not without controversy) would instantly make so many areas look stunning.

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We just need someone in City Hall to agree.
I think Mayor Parker is definitely in agreement, but unfortunately the City budget/staffing can only do so much, especially in city with as much need as Philadelphia. The private sector needs to step up their game. Crowdfunding public projects can go a LONG way and raise money much more quickly than people realize. And if it goes towards a fixed/tangible project, people feel more inclined to give.

Also, Broad Street being a prime example, there is state jurisdiction on many City corridors. PennDOT needs to be a LOT more flexible.

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Old 03-04-2024, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It's true. And it's a particular oversight given the Philly area's horticultural tradition. Planters and street trees (although those are unfortunately not without controversy) would instantly make so many areas look stunning.



I think Mayor Parker is definitely in agreement, but unfortunately the City budget/staffing can only do so much, especially in city with as much need as Philadelphia. The private sector needs to step up their game. Crowdfunding public projects can go a LONG way and raise money much more quickly than people realize. And if it goes towards a fixed/tangible project, people feel more inclined to give.

Also, Broad Street being a prime example, there is state jurisdiction on many City corridors. PennDOT needs to be a LOT more flexible.
The city is currently talking about taking over jurisdiction of Market street east.
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Old 04-16-2024, 07:35 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Pearl Properties to start work on 50-story apartment tower in Rittenhouse Square
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...source=twitter

Pearl Properties is now beginning the demolition of three four-story buildings at 113-19 S. 19th St., a one-story building at 1823 Sansom St. that previously housed Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse sports bar, and a two-story building at 1821 Sansom St. after receiving demolition permits for the property in October. Work to raze the buildings is expected to be completed by September, according to a sign posted at the site.

“We are so excited about the city’s new leadership and bullish on the future of Center City,” Pearl Properties President Jim Pearlstein said in a statement to the Business Journal. “As with The Harper, Harper Square will be a tremendous addition to the many incredible amenities that Center City has to offer.”

Harper Square is planned to have 183 units and 30,180 square feet of commercial space, including three retail or restaurant spaces. It would be 567 feet tall, only slightly shorter than the 48-story Laurel, Philadelphia’s tallest residential tower at 599 feet.
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