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Old Posted Feb 20, 2019, 10:51 PM
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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.

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



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Old Posted Feb 20, 2019, 11:15 PM
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Wow! that looks awesome and came out of nowhere!
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2019, 11:21 PM
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Incredible proposal! I only count 11 floors on each though. Am I missing something?
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 12:21 AM
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Yeah, this looks awesome. This is the scale that the Delaware waterfront should be seeing instead of three story townhomes.
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It's a nice looking building and I hope this thing comes to fruition.
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N Broad area developments

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N Broad Street 2-26-19
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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maybe a regional rail stop at Girard would make sense...
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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.
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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.
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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.
It's a balance. I agree on the merits of the stop for the CH line. But many of the other lines don't need yet another stop in North Philly. If Septa wants to get out to Allentown the train needs to be a fast alternative and a stop like this does not achieve that.
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It's a balance. I agree on the merits of the stop for the CH line. But many of the other lines don't need yet another stop in North Philly. If Septa wants to get out to Allentown the train needs to be a fast alternative and a stop like this does not achieve that.
For SEPTA to have fast service to the Leigh Valley (Bethlehem) its going to take a lot of changes and improvements to the line. I wish they'd start on those today, but no one should hold their breath.

This proposal feels like a real one, not just a bait and sell. I'm pleasantly amazed that developers think the area can support the number of new units these two projects would add. And the fact that they can get financing says a lot about the Philly market.
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