Originally Posted by theWatusi
Half of your box will soon be Philly Live or whatever they're calling it and the other half is a huge chunk of the parking for CBP. Any development there would require the construction of a huge garage elsewhere $$$$$.
A much better idea.
Extending high density TOD along the Broad St line is a good idea except trying to extend these as Center City nodes to then tie each together in an extension of the original CC sounds good but is very impractical at this time. The main reason is the lack of public transit and the inability for office workers to get to these locations easily. This coupled with the huge swaths of town houses in between means that in order to extend development functioning blocks would have to be knocked down and rebuilt.
Given that the current center city has tons of parking lots that are not developed why would a developer go through the process of trying to buy people out of the houses that they are currently living in? Add to the fact that unless more public transit is put in the zoning will not be changed in order to be able to build high enough density. Given the reluctance of the Washington Square neighborhood to allow higher density buildings I really doubt they change the zoning to allow this. On top of all of this what is the attraction to these new locations over being in Center City?