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Old Posted Mar 17, 2015, 2:10 AM
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So does this mean that 1900 Chestnut is actually happening?
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I would assume they're building a movie theater in it's place.
Me too. And I hope so.
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is ipic out of the deal? Has anyone asked them?
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is ipic out of the deal? Has anyone asked them?
That's an interesting thought. That they're still involved and will bring a theater to the property. Just not as an owner.
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is ipic out of the deal? Has anyone asked them?
They are out of the picture- no pun intended.
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They are out of the picture- no pun intended.
It's curtains for them?
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2015, 8:54 PM
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Boyd Theater demo update from Lincolndrive



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Any updates on the demo?
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Can anyone discern what's going on here? The permit was for a partial demolition, but it looks like they're taking the facade down in the rear brick by brick. I assumed this potion of the building was all being demoed.
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Just Tweeted by Inga Saffron:

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It looks official. Philly's Pearl Properties planning apartments on Boyd Theater site. Presume they're saving lobby.


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Here's the text from the conditional zoning permit:

Zoning Permit:590808
Address: 1900 CHESTNUT ST
Application Type: ZONING PERMIT
Permit Type: ZON-RELOCATION OF LOT LINES
Description of Work: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FOR: FOR A UNITY OF USE FOR 1900 CHESTNUT ST, 1910 CHESTNUT ST, 1912 CHESTNUT ST, 110 S 19TH STREET, AND 112 S 19TH STREET, TO ERECT A STRUCTURE(MAXIMUM HEIGHT NTE 315 FEET)( EXCLUDING MECHANICAL APPERTANENCES) FOR CREATION OF RETAIL SPACES AND BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AS PERMITTED IN THE DISTRICT, ON A PORTION OF THE FIRST/SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS, FOR RESIDENTIAL USES ON 2ND THROUGH 27 TH FLOORS, ( 238 DWELLING UNITS) WITH ALL OTHER PREVIOUSLY APPROVED USES, WITH SIXTY SIX(66) PARKING SPACES INCLUDING TWO(2) AUTO SHARE SPACES, INCLUDING THREE(3) H/C ACCESSIABLE SPACES AND NINETY EIGHT(98) BICYCLE SPACES ON AN ACCESSIABLE ROUTE, THREE(3) LOADING DOCKS. SUBJECT TO CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW, CITY PLANNING APPROVAL AND ART COMMISSION APPROVAL.
Date Issued: April 16, 2015
Date Modified: April 16, 2015
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I notice the zoning permit says it's allowed a max height of 315 ft, and that it has residential up through the 27th floor. I suppose they added a floor? The extra 20 feet would allow for that. If this is the case, then they made a slight redesign of the building then that we have yet to see.
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Height increase! Nice! I hope the design stays the same.
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Good news hear- this block is half dead
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...kes_shape.html

315 ft, solid height for here. Very nice.
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Good news hear- this block is half dead
Being out the last couple weekends with the nice weather and the throngs of pedestrians, it's amazing what a disruption that block has become to the surrounding vibrancy.
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Here's the text from the conditional zoning permit:

Zoning Permit:590808
Address: 1900 CHESTNUT ST
Application Type: ZONING PERMIT
Permit Type: ZON-RELOCATION OF LOT LINES
Description of Work: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FOR: FOR A UNITY OF USE FOR 1900 CHESTNUT ST, 1910 CHESTNUT ST, 1912 CHESTNUT ST, 110 S 19TH STREET, AND 112 S 19TH STREET, TO ERECT A STRUCTURE(MAXIMUM HEIGHT NTE 315 FEET)( EXCLUDING MECHANICAL APPERTANENCES) FOR CREATION OF RETAIL SPACES AND BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AS PERMITTED IN THE DISTRICT, ON A PORTION OF THE FIRST/SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS, FOR RESIDENTIAL USES ON 2ND THROUGH 27 TH FLOORS, ( 238 DWELLING UNITS) WITH ALL OTHER PREVIOUSLY APPROVED USES, WITH SIXTY SIX(66) PARKING SPACES INCLUDING TWO(2) AUTO SHARE SPACES, INCLUDING THREE(3) H/C ACCESSIABLE SPACES AND NINETY EIGHT(98) BICYCLE SPACES ON AN ACCESSIABLE ROUTE, THREE(3) LOADING DOCKS. SUBJECT TO CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW, CITY PLANNING APPROVAL AND ART COMMISSION APPROVAL.
Date Issued: April 16, 2015
Date Modified: April 16, 2015
I feel like every zoning permit is yelling at us.
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...kes_shape.html

315 ft, solid height for here. Very nice.
This part of that article is intriguing:

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Greenberger said Pearl is not ready to disclose possible tenants. He praised the developers for "a smart arrangement of pieces" consistent with zoning code.

"There are a couple of surprises that people will find really enjoyable," Greenberger said. "Some nice touches that will add to the strength of the whole proposal."
Also, it's kind of ironic that the entire lobby of the Boyd will now be preserved in addition to the Chestnut Street facade, whereas the most recent iPic movie theater proposal would have preserved ONLY the facade:

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Pearl will reuse the entire Boyd lobby space, which extends some 150 feet back, with a single-use tenant. Howard Haas, president of the Friends of the Boyd, lamented the loss of the auditorium but voiced optimism.

"The Friends of the Boyd are very excited by the possibility that the beautiful art-deco interiors will be restored so that the public can enjoy those spaces," Haas said.
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I feel like every zoning permit is yelling at us.
And ONLY us.


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