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Old 10-14-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Who wants to live in a luxury apartment in that area? Even if it was free I would have no interest.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/u...landlords.html
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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Love that the city is increasing prosperity but hope they don’t forget the social support services that help everyone suceed. Ideally, they are able to smooth out some of the issues mentioned by the landlords. Maybe suspend vouchers, or prohibit repeat offenders from the program.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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I agree, offending tenants should be kicked out from the program. This is the main reason most LLs don't want section 8 tenants even though it provides a steady source of $$$$.


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Love that the city is increasing prosperity but hope they don’t forget the social support services that help everyone suceed. Ideally, they are able to smooth out some of the issues mentioned by the landlords. Maybe suspend vouchers, or prohibit repeat offenders from the program.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Who wants to live in a luxury apartment in that area? Even if it was free I would have no interest.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/u...landlords.html
It was only a matter of time that Kensington would attract that kind of investment.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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It was only a matter of time that Kensington would attract that kind of investment.
But it doesn't look like anything is around that area. Atleast you can say in the Mantua area it's near the Zoo and Drexel. In Kensington what is the appeal?
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:04 AM
 
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People getting priced out of Fishtown or just to be closer to Fishtown
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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Does anyone have renderings or info on the project? I reached my NY Times limit
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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But it doesn't look like anything is around that area. Atleast you can say in the Mantua area it's near the Zoo and Drexel. In Kensington what is the appeal?
Right now that is true.

But Fishtown is right next to Kensington and there was plenty of dereliction there as little as 5 years ago. How about Point Breeze or specifically the part now called "Newbold"? Not exactly a lovely area not long ago. Now it has a ton of people willing to invest there.

Where I live, which borders the vicinity of the Divine Lorraine, and the newly re-made Met in N. Phila., was pretty much a no-go for most people. Right now those anchors have caused a developer to want to build a new semi-high rise residential complex at the intersection of Broad and Ridge Ave. Still kind of mind blowing but obviously it's worth the risk to someone.

Kensington can be turned around, imo. Hell, the MFL runs through parts of Kensington. That's a plus right there.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Does anyone have renderings or info on the project? I reached my NY Times limit
$23.00 a month.... just saying .
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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Does anyone have renderings or info on the project? I reached my NY Times limit
The article is actually about landlords refusing section 8 vouchers. The luxury highrise in Kensington was just mentioned in passing.
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