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PHILADELPHIA | The Bridge | 197 FT | 17 FLOORS







http://www.brownhilldev.com/the-bridge-philadelphia-pa/

Title: The Bridge
Project: 128 Apartments, ground floor commercial space
Architect: Peter Gluck & Partners
Developer: Brown Hill
Location: 205 Race St., Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Old City
District: Center City
Floors: 17
Height: 197 ft

Developer Jeffrey Brown is hoping to transform the vacant lot he owns at 205 Race Street into a 16-story, 128-unit apartment building with commercial uses on the ground floor, he and project architects explained to Old City Civic Association’s developments committee Tuesday morning.

At ~200 feet, this building would be one of the tallest in Old City. The set back tower from the street may grant the developer permission to develop the project.

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http://philly.curbed.com/archives/20...-city.php#more

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The facade treatment is a keeper for sure. Something beyond the usual brick echo or curtain wall.
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The facade treatment is a keeper for sure. Something beyond the usual brick echo or curtain wall.
I agree. Even if the height is denied, I hope they keep the same facade.
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I agree. Even if the height is denied, I hope they keep the same facade.
The chance the height gets denied... what is it?
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The chance the height gets denied... what is it?
Not sure at this point. The Old City Civic Association opposes it... naturally... as they oppose everything that is over 4 floors because of "shadows" and "views." However, the tower being set back from the street may grant the developer the variances he needs to build this.
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I would love to see them get rid of the lot that sits there now. This is a prime location for some upscale apartments/condos.

If they can add some retail to the lower level it would be great.
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I would love to see them get rid of the lot that sits there now. This is a prime location for some upscale apartments/condos.

If they can add some retail to the lower level it would be great.
I find it funny that you say that because the developer wants to gear the apartments towards middle class income residents.
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I find it funny that you say that because the developer wants to gear the apartments towards middle class income residents.
I was more or less referring to apartments that are nice and updated looking when using the word upscale. I refer to expensive condo's as luxury.

What would be your interpretation of middle class income and do you believe new apartment/condo's at this location can seriously cater to middle class income with children/without children?
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I was more or less referring to apartments that are nice and updated looking when using the word upscale. I refer to expensive condo's as luxury.

What would be your interpretation of middle class income and do you believe new apartment/condo's at this location can seriously cater to middle class income with children/without children?
I'm not sure, the developer said they would cater to middle class income... I don't really know what that entails.
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Some new renders as well as an online petition to support this project
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-205-race/
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More renders and article of this from Curbed Philly







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Posted by Thenbagis on the Philadelphia Development Thread

Development at 2nd and Arch

Changing Skyline: Old City plan deserves praise, not opposition
Inga Saffron Fri, Sep. 14, 2012
http://www.philly.com/philly/home/20...pposition.html

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Forget the government's economic indicators. You know that Philadelphia's real-estate market is coming out of the doldrums when an old-time, bare-knuckle skyscraper fight breaks out in Old City.

The scene is a familiar one: a surface lot at Second and Race Streets, hard by the Ben Franklin Bridge and the ramp to I-95. Back in the heat of the condo boom, Brown/Hill Development tried to transform the site into real-estate gold by hiring a big-name New York firm, SHoP Architects. They produced one of the city's best designs of the period, an accommodating 110-foot-high midrise. The Old City Civic Association loved it, but the market collapsed before it was built.
Here is the website for the project, complete with petition to support....
http://www.205race.com/

I have to say, I really like it. I like the texture effect from the windows/cladding when looking westward. I also like the view east down Race, it has the feel of three story buildings, rather than a overwhelming building.
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That is an all kinds of nice design - looks a lot like some of what's going up in The Meatpacking District in Manhattan near The High Line.
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I like the design; Looks very european.
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This is recommended for approval by the Planning Commission
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Score one for thoughtful design. Even Inga loved it.
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Score one for thoughtful design. Even Inga loved it.
So happy about this
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The Philadelphia City Planning Commission lent its support Tuesday afternoon to the developer of a proposed 16-story apartment building at 2nd and Race streets, despite opposition from some community groups. The developer, Brown Hill, is seeking relief from the old zoning code, under which its application was submitted, in six areas: height, gross floor area, parking, maximum building width, minimum open lot area, and minimum depth of loading space.
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