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Old Posted Apr 7, 2005, 2:33 AM
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I thought I'd start a new thread to broadly cover the new construction and redevelopment in downtown Wilmington. There's a few new projects beginning to get underway so I'll start with a rundown:

Ship's Tavern Garage - Construction Underway

Architect: BSA+A (Wilmington)
Height: 7 1/2 Stories (Roughly 5 Stories)
Parking Spaces: 455
Retail Space: 15,200

Renaissance Centre - Currently Under Construction (scaled down)

This building will fill a gaping hole in the "dead zone" between the established and more or less vibrant Rodney Square/Delaware Ave. area of downtown and the burgeoning riverfront area.

Original Rendering

New Rendering

Architect: Tevebaugh Associates (Wilmington)
Height: 10 Stories
Parking Spaces: 325
Office Space: 140,000
Retail Space:

Christina Landing - Currently Under Construction

Architect: Kling (Philadelphia)
Height: Residences at Christina Landing - 23 Stories, River Tower - 25 Stories
Parking Spaces: Attached 455 Car Garage
Retail Space: ~1,500 sq. ft. (educated estimate)
Other: 64 Three Story Townhomes Are Also Part of This Project

See this thread.

Juniper Bank Headquarters Expansion - Currently Under Construction

Height: 6 Stories
Parking Spaces: 1,150
Office Space: 260,000 sq. ft.
Retail Space: 20,000 sq. ft.

WSFS Bank Center (aka Gateway Plaza) - Currently Under Construction

Architect: Gensler (San Francisco)
Height: 15 Stories
Parking Spaces: 525
Office Space: 350,000 sq. ft.
Retail Space: 2,980 sq. ft.

See this thread for construction information.

800 Delaware Avenue - Currently Under Construction

Height: 12 Stories (being constructed upon existing 5 story garage)
Parking Spaces: Garage Currently Exists
Office Space: 131,554 sq. ft.

Justison Landing - Currently Under Construction

Project includes:

Residential Units: 700 units (one, two and three bedroom units in flats, lofts, and townhomes)
Retail Space: 75,000 sq. ft.
Parking Spaces:
Office Space: ~ 300,000 (to be developed in a future phase)

Two Christina Center - Proposed

This project is being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, a large local real estate development and holding company out of King of Prussia. Unfortunately, the Wilmington market is not strong enough for this project to move forward at this time.

Architect: Ceasar Pelli
Height: 22 Stories
Parking Spaces:
Office Space: ~ 500,000


Word 'round the Campfire

A large regional builder is interested in putting a townhouse project together on the 7th Street peninsula near the old Fort Christina marina. There was an RFP for a redevelopment of the marina and immediate area, and the city received two proposals. Unfortunately, everyone is mum on who or what may or may not happen out there.

For those of you unfamiliar, the 7th Street peninsula is a chunk of land hemmed in by the Christina and Brandywine rivers on the east side of Wilmington. Most of the area was a city dump in the 19th century, and more recently an industrial area. There's currently some new development, but only light industrial. Here's a map:

Two Christina Centre could be the sister of Cira Centre in Philly!

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