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Old Posted Nov 13, 2019, 12:32 AM
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Parking lots can always be built on in the future! This isn't exactly a hot real estate market in this neighborhood. It's still TOD.
Pretty much. And this project is in Delco by a matter of feet. Not bad for the area all considered - I grew up there.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2019, 4:35 PM
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Wilmington (Newport, former GM Plant)

When GM left its Newport plant in Delaware for good over a decade ago, gone went what were for generations solid, high-paying blue collar jobs. At its height, the plant employed over 5,000 people - in the gigantic, 3.8 mil sq. ft facility.
Well -- there have been lots of plans, and failures to replace the shuttered GM plant, but it looks like the State has finally found a suitor.

This article nicely details the history, failures and future - a "Next Gen" 5-story logistics center.

Mega-developer buys into Boxwood project
https://www.delawarebusinesstimes.co...boxwood-plant/
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When GM left its Newport plant in Delaware for good over a decade ago, gone went what were for generations solid, high-paying blue collar jobs. At its height, the plant employed over 5,000 people - in the gigantic, 3.8 mil sq. ft facility.
Well -- there have been lots of plans, and failures to replace the shuttered GM plant, but it looks like the State has finally found a suitor.

This article nicely details the history, failures and future - a "Next Gen" 5-story logistics center.

Mega-developer buys into Boxwood project
https://www.delawarebusinesstimes.co...boxwood-plant/
I saw that article elsewhere. It's good news, but warehousing jobs don't pay as much as manufacturing jobs.

I hope that a subset of the facilities moving into this zone are at least explicitly tied to the port and that there remains the potential for something more skilled, like pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 1:23 AM
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When GM left its Newport plant in Delaware for good over a decade ago, gone went what were for generations solid, high-paying blue collar jobs. At its height, the plant employed over 5,000 people - in the gigantic, 3.8 mil sq. ft facility.
Well -- there have been lots of plans, and failures to replace the shuttered GM plant, but it looks like the State has finally found a suitor.

This article nicely details the history, failures and future - a "Next Gen" 5-story logistics center.

Mega-developer buys into Boxwood project
https://www.delawarebusinesstimes.co...boxwood-plant/
Interesting. There is kind of a side of me that hoped they would just make this a wildlife area since there is already so much vacant retail and we definitely don't need more. If they absolutely have to build something here, then I would personally think a town center would be cool (like this one I went to in Myrtle Beach that is like a mini town. I forget the name).
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 6:02 PM
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This is being proposed in Royersford adjacent to the old train station:





The borough also just recieved a $1m grant to rehabilitate the tressle bridge shown in these pics to connect this development to the Schuylkill River trail. This is right next to downtown, which has recently seen some nice new retail and redevelopment on main street. With Royersford being near high growth areas such as Phoenixville and Collegeville, I could see this happening in some form or another.

Site: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1830...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 7:38 PM
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Very cool!
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I checked up on downtown Wilmington - the projects mentioned on the last page - nothing has started as far as I could see.
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How did this one go under the radar?

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...ne#g/463934/12

Construction pics available for viewing on PBJ but not article.

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https://land-collective.com/projects/pencoyd-landing/

Looks amazing and active. So much character...
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 5:22 PM
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How did this one go under the radar?

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...ne#g/463934/12

Construction pics available for viewing on PBJ but not article.

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https://land-collective.com/projects/pencoyd-landing/

Looks amazing and active. So much character...
Yeah, this is a great project. You can see it under construction from the Schuylkill next to that apartment building that was built 2-3 years ago.

I did post about this hotel in this thread before, but it was a while ago at this point.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 5:23 PM
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These plans are great, and will go a long way to transform the area. I've long dreamed of the City Avenue corridor being more built up, and lined with dense, urban developments, a la the Wilshire Boulevard corridor in LA.

City Avenue should at least be dense and urban from the Schuylkill expressway to St. Joe's campus.

One can dream!
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Been lurking for a little bit and really like this forum. I wanted to share a couple pictures of some of the development happening in Ardmore.

This picture is from over the summer of One Ardmore Place. I think it looks a little 'cheaper' in person compared to the renderings, but definitely an improvement on the surface lot that was there.



This picture is from last week of the progress being made across the street from One Ardmore on the new Cricket Flats building.



Also, I don't have a recent picture but the new building at Suburban Square - Station Row - has really come along. I think it's supposed to be open in the next few weeks. Filling in that whole block that was a surface lot is a major improvement. You can see some of the progress thanks to Google Maps:

Sept. 2017 - https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0079...7i13312!8i6656

July 2019 - https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0079...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 8:15 PM
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Very nice! This STAR campus in Newark, DE is great. It's like another Navy Yard essentially.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 8:18 PM
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Been lurking for a little bit and really like this forum. I wanted to share a couple pictures of some of the development happening in Ardmore.

This picture is from over the summer of One Ardmore Place. I think it looks a little 'cheaper' in person compared to the renderings, but definitely an improvement on the surface lot that was there.

Sept. 2017 - https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0079...7i13312!8i6656

July 2019 - https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0079...7i13312!8i6656
Thanks for the updates! Love seeing the suburbs surrounding Philly with train lines/public transit continue to densify. That one new building in Suburban Square really makes that entire stretch of Coulter Ave feel so much more urban, it's crazy. I drove up the street the other day and was impressed by the feel this new building brings.
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Very nice! This STAR campus in Newark, DE is great. It's like another Navy Yard essentially.
Yup, but unlike the Navy Yard, the STAR campus has a SEPTA stop right next to it. I really hope one day, Delaware and Maryland are able to figure out how to connect the Newark stop with the last MARC stop north of Baltimore at Perryville. This possibility has a lot of momentum now.

More info here: https://www.newarkpostonline.com/new...0b862f162.html

The new building announced is building #3 for the STAR campus (which did not even exist when I went to UD -- feeling old now!)
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Lots going on in Conshy but if there aren't major traffic improvements it will be impossible to get around, it's a mess now and adding thousands more won't work too well:

Seven Tower Bridge Officially Under Construction
https://morethanthecurve.com/seven-t...-construction/

Conshohocken’s Borough Council grants conditional use to allow apartment community to move forward
https://morethanthecurve.com/conshoh...-move-forward/

Frame for SORA West office building 50% complete
https://morethanthecurve.com/frame-f...g-50-complete/
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Anyone have any idea where this is going?

Bala Cynwyd Multifamily Complex

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Kinsley was awarded its third building project with developer Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT). The 87-unit residential project will be constructed in an existing parking lot of the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center.

The six-story, 117,000-sq-ft building will include a one-story parking garage and five stories devoted to residential living, including 14 studio, 29 two-bedroom and 44 one-bedroom units. Construction will start at the end of October and finish by March 2020.
Renderings in the link below:
https://kinsleyconstruction.com/proj...mily-building/
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Bala Cynwyd Multifamily Complex



Renderings in the link below:
https://kinsleyconstruction.com/proj...mily-building/
According to this article it's here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0041...7i13312!8i6656

Looks like it was already well under construction as of July 2019.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2019, 3:03 AM
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According to this article it's here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0041...7i13312!8i6656

Looks like it was already well under construction as of July 2019.
It's behind the stores here so you see it from City Ave. I think you can actually see one part of it here (to the right of Foot Locker): https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0025...7i13312!8i6656

But yeah, it's going up fast.
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