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mcgrath618 Feb 20, 2019 10:51 PM

PHILADELPHIA | 900 N. 8th | 154 FT | 12 FLOORS
 
Walking the line between lowrise and highrise, but it is tall enough to garner its own thread.
https://i.imgur.com/TcQcWaJ.jpg
Title: 900 North 8th St/901 North 9th St
Project: Residential
Architect: Coscia Moos Arch
Developer: APOM Holdings
Location: 900 Block of Poplar
Neighborhood: Poplar
Floors: 12 Floors
Height: 154 feet

Tower 1 is 12 floors and 154 feet tall. Tower 2 is 11 floors and 134 feet tall.

https://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/p...ET_reduced.pdf

https://i.imgur.com/oWXPNw3.png
https://i.imgur.com/UoWg3Xk.jpg

nimshady Feb 20, 2019 11:15 PM

Wow! that looks awesome and came out of nowhere!

summersm343 Feb 20, 2019 11:21 PM

Incredible proposal! I only count 11 floors on each though. Am I missing something?

mcgrath618 Feb 21, 2019 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8481444)
Incredible proposal! I only count 11 floors on each though. Am I missing something?

As per the CDR elevation, I count 12 floors with a weird penthouse thingy on top.

Busy Bee Feb 21, 2019 2:37 AM

Yeah, this looks awesome. This is the scale that the Delaware waterfront should be seeing instead of three story townhomes.

wanderer34 Feb 21, 2019 8:32 PM

It's a nice looking building and I hope this thing comes to fruition.

SEFTA Feb 26, 2019 8:13 PM

N Broad area developments

blue -under construction
red -proposals

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/...33a4e68c_b.jpgN Broad Street 2-26-19

jsbrook Feb 26, 2019 8:34 PM

This is one of the best designed residential proposals I've seen in Philly in a long stretch. Especially for something that's not extremely high end. Kudos to Hightop and David Landskroner!

summersm343 Feb 26, 2019 8:36 PM

Those Richard Allen homes make me angrier with every passing year. That area needs to be rebuilt so badly. Really all of Poplar and West Poplar is pretty out of sorts.

Vince_ Feb 26, 2019 8:43 PM

Septa could easily make a regional rail station here if this comes to fruition. The tracks come above ground at Fairmount so an above ground station at Poplar or Girard would be great. Girard would probably make more sense because the trolley runs there.

jsbrook Feb 26, 2019 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8481444)
Incredible proposal! I only count 11 floors on each though. Am I missing something?

Seems to be 11 floors, and that's what the CDR submission indicates as well...but fuck it; let's call it ambiguous and allow this beauty its own thread.

nimshady Feb 26, 2019 8:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8488177)
Those Richard Allen homes make me angrier with every passing year. That area needs to be rebuilt so badly. Really all of Poplar and West Poplar is pretty out of sorts.

Preach!

summersm343 Feb 26, 2019 8:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsbrook (Post 8488196)
Seems to be 11 floors, and that's what the CDR submission indicates as well...but fuck it; let's call it ambiguous and allow this beauty its own thread.

The longer building does technically have 12 floors above ground if you include the parking garage in the rear portion of the building, so I'm letting it slide so this can have it's own thread :cheers::tup:

Kidphilly Feb 26, 2019 8:54 PM

maybe a regional rail stop at Girard would make sense...

jsbrook Feb 26, 2019 9:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8488217)
The longer building does technically have 12 floors above ground if you include the parking garage in the rear portion of the building, so I'm letting it slide so this can have it's own thread :cheers::tup:

:cheers:

Knight Hospitaller Feb 26, 2019 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 8488177)
Those Richard Allen homes make me angrier with every passing year. That area needs to be rebuilt so badly. Really all of Poplar and West Poplar is pretty out of sorts.

SEFTA's "aerial" really makes that apparent. It looks like a suburban hole in the urban donut.

nimshady Feb 26, 2019 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kidphilly (Post 8488219)
maybe a regional rail stop at Girard would make sense...

And it could definitely work. Just south of Girard on the East is a vacant lot and the west just a a dry cleaners and then behind that a vacant lot. If this gets built out there is definitely an argument for it, however it is only a short trolley ride or even just a walk to Girard BSL stop.

wanderer34 Feb 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Girard Ave needs some good quality infill right now. It's not tall enough, but that building is needed for that corridor, considering the much needed density and the quality of the building, along with the Quaker Building, would allow that development to become a reality. I can only hope it gets built ASAP.

wanderer34 Feb 27, 2019 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kidphilly (Post 8488219)
maybe a regional rail stop at Girard would make sense...

To the average person, placing a regional rail stop makes sense, but that would make it less of a regional rail line and more in line as a "subway" line, which I feel that corridor needs, from the Chestnut Hill stations through North Philadelphia, and underneath the 9th St viaduct into 30th St and University City.

Now that the city is growing, hopefully the city can enhance it's mass transit system and the regional rail system can follow suit with restored service to West Chester, Reading, Lancaster, Allentown, and Easton.

eixample Feb 27, 2019 12:42 AM

There used to be a Reading Railroad stop at Ninth and Girard way back when. Back in the day, there were a lot more stations within the city limits on what is now the regional rail. As far as resurrecting any Ninth and Girard is one of the prime candidates.


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