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Old Posted Mar 29, 2017, 6:51 PM
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Self driving cars will only turn stop and go jams into a plodding conveyor belt of cars. They do not solve the fact that a single person in a single car is an inefficient use of space and infrastructure. What they will do is cut down on the need for onsite parking freeing up more land for development.
I'm sure that self-driving would work better than regular cars, but the thing that mass transit will always have is --- schedules. Traffic flow can be planned in the latter case. One can never plan, in more than a general way (like rush hour) for where and when more autonomous vehicles are going to show up.
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yes and people fail to realize that the US is really only major industrialized country that allowed most of it's cities to decline for 30-40 years. Urban living didn't go out of vogue in Europe and other places just because the car became more commonplace.[/U][/U] People are used to doing more with less space in other parts of the world, even in rich countries.
For Europe, the difference is that they have an awesome rail system that people actually use not just for work but leisure, and the historical cost-prohibitive price of petrol was really a luxury to have a car, so many didn't have them. So, you could get all your services living in the city and not be dependent on getting services with the use of a car outside of the city.

Recently, I heard that because of the lower price of gasoline in the US, people are willing to live and commute from the farther reaches of the suburbs and the big SUVs are back in vogue. East and West Coasts will continue to rise in population and density. All trends point to this, but I don't think the suburbs are going anywhere anytime soon. Different folks/different strokes, I guess. There will always be a cycle of people transitioning from city to suburbs to city for whatever reasons or people that will always live in the city or people that will always live in the suburbs.
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2017, 1:27 AM
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I heard rumors there was a development proposed in North Philly near the train station. Anyone want to talk about that?
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I heard rumors there was a development proposed in North Philly near the train station. Anyone want to talk about that?
not much else to say about it for now.
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Did this get any RACP grants?
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2017, 5:35 PM
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Did this get any RACP grants?
Answered my own question. Received $2.4 million out of a requested $20 million.

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...-20171222.html
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I feel as if though this is a project that Temple would like to get behind.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
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https://www2.philly.com/philly/busin...-20181015.html
This article mentions that this is a “Qualified Opportunity Zone” which apparently means you get hyooge tax breaks for building here. Hopefully we should see something soon.
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https://www2.philly.com/philly/busin...-20181015.html
This article mentions that this is a “Qualified Opportunity Zone” which apparently means you get hyooge tax breaks for building here. Hopefully we should see something soon.

I hope you're right. For those who have run out of their free views for the month, Here is an "interactive map" of the opportunity zones.

http://dced.maps.arcgis.com/home/web...a993a00d77ed4c
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2018, 1:55 PM
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Not sure if anyone saw this from the Developers website:

North Station District is covered under "Current Projects" if that means anything:
https://www.hfzcap.com/portfolio

Not sure if this is a new/old proposal at the top:
https://www.hfzcap.com/portfolio/north
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Not sure if anyone saw this from the Developers website:

North Station District is covered under "Current Projects" if that means anything:
https://www.hfzcap.com/portfolio

Not sure if this is a new/old proposal at the top:
https://www.hfzcap.com/portfolio/north
That's the overall master plan. Phase 1 includes the two buildings fronting Broad Street, and a rehab of an existing warehouse on site in the back along 16th Street.



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Old Posted Dec 6, 2018, 5:47 PM
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This project seems extremely likely to happen, especially if it receives RACP money. With that said, is now the perfect time to purchase real estate surrounding North Philadelphia Station? I walk around that area less since graduating from Temple back in May, but I still do make my way up there occasionally. Some of the rowhomes around there would be perfect for rehabbing, and the Botany Building at Broad and Lehigh would be perfect for a residential conversion. Additionally, a huge plot of vacant land was sold at Broad and Somerset.

I'm not a professional RE investor, but now seems like the perfect time to buy and hold land north of "Templetown." If Temple gets involved in this project (which it should, as my alma mater should have higher-quality research facilities and incubator space along an innovation corridor [Broad Street]) or this company manages to find a large tenant, then this section of North Philadelphia will be fundamentally changed.
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Old Posted Dec 6, 2018, 5:53 PM
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I'm not sure we can reasonably expect the area north of Temple to take off but considering how cheap RE is here, it is reasonable to expect some sort of decent ROI.
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