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Old Posted Oct 20, 2016, 4:51 AM
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PHILADELPHIA | Blue Horizon Tower | 1324 N. Broad | 215 FT | 17 FLOORS

Title: 1324 N. Broad
Project: apartments, retail
Architect: Cecil Baker & Partners
Developer: 1324 N. Broad LLC
Location: 1324 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Templetown
District: North Philadelphia
Floors: 17 floors
Height: 215 feet









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http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...16_Reduced.pdf
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Is this the current site of the Blue Horizon?
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^^No. It's the site right next to the Blue Horizon. It would replace a one-story Freedom Theater building, and an unused surface parking lot.
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Is this the current site of the Blue Horizon?

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The new tower would replace a storage structure on an empty lot just south of the brownstone Freedom Theatre building.
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...le-Campus.html
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New N. Broad St. residential tower planned near Freedom Theatre
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A development group involving the head of construction firm Ernest Bock & Sons Inc. plans a 17-story residential tower near the southwest corner of Broad and Master Streets, the latest big project to be proposed along a rapidly developing strip of North Broad between Center City and the Temple University campus.

Developer 1324 N. Broad LLC is proposing a 180-unit tower with about 4,000 square feet of retail beside the historic Freedom Theatre building, according to a presentation posted this week to the website of the Philadelphia Civic Design Review board.
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North Philly is getting some love lately.
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North Philly is getting some love lately.
Would love to see 200+ foot projects from Morgan's Hall towards City Hall.
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Would love to see 200+ foot projects from Morgan's Hall towards City Hall.
I agree. Highrises lining Broad Street from City Hall to Temple University? Yes please.

On the flip side, highrises lining Broad street from City Hall to Washington Avenue? Yes again!
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This proposed project is one that I am very excited and hopeful to see happen (along with 1300 Fairmount)! I currently attend the Fox School of Business at Temple, and to see the area around Temple rapidly develop is truly amazing! Overall, the level of investment creeping up north along Broad is really helping Lower North Philly and it will eventually help North Central Philly.

Highrises like this will serve two purposes. First, it will add density, population, and foot traffic to North Broad and the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood. Secondly, similar to what has happened in University City, building housing units like this will give the neighborhood around Temple the chance to become a hub of innovation. Temple is already a nationally renowned research university that seems to ascend in the national rankings each year. What do Penn and Drexel have over Temple? The fact that they are able to influence their faculty to live in University City and other neighborhoods in Philly. Temple should aim to do the same.
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Great project. I'm currently a Political Science student at Temple and would love to see the urbanity of Center City extend down to Templetown seamlessly.
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Great project. I'm currently a Political Science student at Temple and would love to see the urbanity of Center City extend down to Templetown seamlessly.
I don't think Solomon Jones agrees.

PS. I can't stand the guy.

http://www.philly.com/philly/columni...bhed_here.html
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Apartment Building Will Sprout Between New Freedom Theater and Blue Horizon

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It looks like North Broad Street will soon get another residential tower. We saw Morgan Hall arrive on the scene in 2013, and the 27-story building at Cecil B. Moore Ave. now houses hundreds of Temple undergrads. While the Divine Lorraine isn't a new building, its renovation is nearing completion and there's a waiting list for apartments in this building which was sitting empty and blighted for decades. In between Morgan Hall and the Divine Lorraine, developers are now eyeing 1324 N. Broad St. for another building and the CDR plans show us exactly what we can expect.

According to a story from the Temple News, the Freedom Theatre had been using the one story building at this address for storage but sold it off about a year ago for $2.2M. Nice work by them. The new owners are looking to demolish the building now on the site and construct a 17-story tower with 180 apartments, 13 parking spaces accessed from Carlisle Street, and a bilevel retail space on Broad Street. Cecil Baker + Partners did the design work for the project.

This project went to CDR today and goes to the ZBA tomorrow, and we assume that it will likely move forward. We'd think that the project will target Temple students, but it's also possible it will attract young professionals looking to take advantage of the relative proximity to Center City and easy subway access. As North Broad Street continues to take positive steps, more and more non-students could look to live here, even though it's quite close to Temple.
http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...d-blue-horizon
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What's happening across the street from this?

https://goo.gl/maps/UnjUzNKA2az
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^^Temple bought the old abandoned school and demolished it. They built new athletic fields along 13th Street, as the old ones at Broad and Norris will have the new stadium built on it.

The section facing Broad is currently just an empty grass lot. They plan to eventually build a new building on the site but nothing has been announced yet.
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This has been approved by the CDR.

http://planphilly.com/articles/2016/...s-developments
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Notice of demolition and zoning notices are up on the site.
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Notice of demolition and zoning notices are up on the site.
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The small building on the site has been demolished

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The small building on the site has been demolished

So glad they are not playing around with this one. Lets get those shovels in the ground!
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Is Master's Street north of Norris? Or is the streetscape of this development also marred by those hideous lightposts the city spent $14 million on instead of taking care of real, legitimate needs of North Broad? I think the Master's is well before Norris, and the lightposts go past this development up through Temple's area.
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