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Old 03-19-2014, 06:27 AM
 
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I've dreamed of this day for a long time. Sounds like it's definitely moving forward. Now, just take care of the gallery, and the rest will take care of itself.

Retail-residential development planned on Market St.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: The City
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Think this may be he renders

Girard Square
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: NC
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I don't live in the area but those giant billboard/signs would drive me crazy if I had an apt facing that way. Plus they look kind of tacky and take away from the nice architecture. IMHO.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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I don't live in the area but those giant billboard/signs would drive me crazy if I had an apt facing that way. Plus they look kind of tacky and take away from the nice architecture. IMHO.
I would probably prefer they didn't have electric signs/billboards in the area, but if that's the vision for Market East, I don't have a big problem with it. It's a heck of a lot better than what's there right now. people live near Time Square . . ..
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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This is great news. Don't tell Darrell Clark about this or he'll insist on reserving 50% of the residential units for affordable housing.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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This is great news. Don't tell Darrell Clark about this or he'll insist on reserving 50% of the residential units for affordable housing.
Since you're referencing the recent thread regarding Councilman Clarke and the affordable housing program he is promoting, I have a question: Is it good news that the city may subsidize 1,000 high end apartments for upper-income households but not good news to subsidize 1,000 affordable housing units for working-to-middle-class households?
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Don't tell Darrell Clark about this or he'll insist on reserving 50% of the residential units for affordable housing.
Since this project is getting a nice chunk of state funding because "it's expensive to build in Philly", I'd think spreading the wealth, so to speak, would only be a good idea.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Since you're referencing the recent thread regarding Councilman Clarke and the affordable housing program he is promoting, I have a question: Is it good news that the city may subsidize 1,000 high end apartments for upper-income households but not good news to subsidize 1,000 affordable housing units for working-to-middle-class households?
I'm all for helping people who need help - including subsidized low income housing. There are many areas of this city that could benefit from this sort of subsidy. I think it's just a bad policy to target public housing for those few areas of the city that can attract substantial private investment. It's really more about maximizing our tax rateables to get the best bang for the buck. Then, that tax money can be used to provide needed services, including affordable housing in more suitable areas.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Since this project is getting a nice chunk of state funding because "it's expensive to build in Philly", I'd think spreading the wealth, so to speak, would only be a good idea.
I support spreading the wealth. See above post.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
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This is great news. Don't tell Darrell Clark about this or he'll insist on reserving 50% of the residential units for affordable housing.
lol
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