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spring garden is still rough. Hopefully this project spawns some more activity east of Broad. Broad to 6th is still full of vacant or poorly maintained buildings and several empty lots. 15th to the Parkway is like a totally different universe by comparison.
My friend works at 10th and Spring Garden and it's relatively nice. Obviously when you head a bit more east it's a different story, but Spring Garden from Broad to about 9th has, in recent years, been a lot safer.
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Mural West, a 30-story tower, coming to North Broad

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A 30-story mixed-use apartment building is the latest project in a wave of new development along North Broad Street.

The tower, dubbed “Mural West,” is planned for 523 North Broad Street, which is now a parking lot. It will have ground-floor retail and 290 residential units on the upper stories. Also included on the lot is a separate, one-story restaurant and 24 on-site parking spaces.Mural West sits just next to Meg Saligman’s popular 1999 mural “Common Threads,” which provides inspiration for the new development, according to plans posted on the Civic Design Review (CDR) site last week. A diagonal open space called “common ground” runs between the tower and the restaurant, and below the mural.

“The project siting preserves the mural, while the park enhances the viewer experience by providing a quiet respite from the urban neighborhood with trees, seating, and information about the mural and its creation,” developers said in the plans. It’s being designed by AOS Architects and developed by EBRM, the group behind the Divine Lorraine hotel.
The project is the latest in a recent boom of development along North Broad. In 2017 the Divine Lorraine was restored, followed over a year later by the Met Philly. A new development “The Nest” geared toward Temple University students opened last year, while another new, 14-story project behind the Divine Lorraine broke ground. The office of Licenses and Inspections, in direct response to a development boom around the North Central portion of Broad Street, even opened up new offices on 1514 Cecil B. Moore Avenue last year.

This latest project is still in the early stages. It’s scheduled to go in front of the CDR for feedback on design tomorrow.
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Great project and design. There is currently a lot of momentum for projects on Broad Street. Hope it continues.
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I wonder what kind of future the Goodyear store has?! (just to the north of this proposal)
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I wonder what kind of future the Goodyear store has?! (just to the north of this proposal)
They gonna be sellin' mad tires.
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I wonder what kind of future the Goodyear store has?! (just to the north of this proposal)
Hopefully none. That building belongs in Pennsauken.
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CDR loved this one, saying:

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The proposal is well designed and ambitious.
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The passion of the development and design team is apparent in the
design of the project
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Great. I agree with CDR.
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Going to ZBA on this in late August, so more real steps:

https://www.phila.gov/zba/appeals-ca.../appeals/37338

This would really make such a big difference in expanding the feel of how far center city reaches. If this and the proposal immediately on the west side of broad happens, it’s going to be quite the gateway to/from north philly. hope this gets moving sooner than later.
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Going to ZBA on this in late August, so more real steps:

https://www.phila.gov/zba/appeals-ca.../appeals/37338

This would really make such a big difference in expanding the feel of how far center city reaches. If this and the proposal immediately on the west side of broad happens, it’s going to be quite the gateway to/from north philly. hope this gets moving sooner than later.
Just an update, it passed the ZBA.

Blumenfeld wanted this to start in July. Any idea when it might actually start?
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Just an update, it passed the ZBA.

Blumenfeld wanted this to start in July. Any idea when it might actually start?
Not sure if this is related to the project, but I did see Domus trailers in the Mural Lofts parking lot this weekend. I'm so excited for construction on this tower to start!
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Not sure if this is related to the project, but I did see Domus trailers in the Mural Lofts parking lot this weekend. I'm so excited for construction on this tower to start!
Domus is a GC firm that tends to specialize in larger projects. This is most certainly a good sign! Seems like they really want to get started quickly.
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As per the CCD Development Report, this thing should be starting by the end of the year!

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