Originally Posted by 1487
I really wish someone would put something at 18th and callowhill. Its ridiculous to see that grassy lot so close to downtown.
Eh, we've had grassy lots in the middle of downtown, though thankfully, they both appear to have bitten / be biting the dust.
As for that lot, it'll happen soon enough I'm sure. I'd guess that in 5-10 years from now Franklintown will be pretty much completely (re)developed. It's already got a lot of momentum with this project, the Granary development, the new Whole Foods development, all of the Mormon stuff, and all of the drawing board stuff like the Family Court redevelopment, the Library expansion, the proposal on Broad & Callowhill, the Inquirer building redevelopment, etc. Once the new Whole Foods opens, the old Whole Food site becomes a prime redevelopment opportunity.
I'd actually like to see a string of Granary-like mixed-use stuff, lots of residential with ground floor retail all along Callowhill.