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Old Posted Aug 3, 2013, 4:08 PM
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PHILADELPHIA | The Dalian on Fairmount | 10 FLOORS | 120 FT

Title: The Dalian on Fairmount
Project: 293 residential units, 60,000+ sq ft Whole Foods Grocery store, 19,000 sq ft of retail/commercial space, parking, bicycle parking
Architect: MV+A Architects
Developer: R. Investment Five, L.P. & Battersea Interests, L.P.
Location: 501 N. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Franklintown
District: Center City
Floors: 10
Height: 120 feet











Rodin Square is a mixed use development located between Pennsylvania Avenue, Hamilton Street, 21st and 22nd Streets, and Spring Garden Street. The building, designed well within the permitted FAR and height controls, features a modern Whole Foods Market with approximately 55,000 square feet of shopping area with a prominent glass facade facing the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Office and retail space serve the Spring Garden neighborhood to the north in addition to retail space that activates Hamilton Street to the south.

Above the retail podium, nearly 300 luxury apartment units on nine levels look out towards amazing views of the city. Residents are provided with over 50,000 square feet of landscaped rooftop including a 30,000 square foot residential amenity area. This space, oriented towards the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, features a swimming pool, landscaping and green roofs, as well as spaces for gathering, exercising and relaxing.

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...d%20Street.pdf

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First rendering looks more like Vegas than Philly.

Don't like the overall design but I do like that the terrace and front entrance is opened up to the Parkway and Pennsylvania Ave. I guess the plan for tall and sleek just isn't going to happen. Another sprawler but good infill.
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My biggest concern is the visibility of the Whole Foods from the Parkway (signage, etc.). A grocery store, albeit a somewhat upscale one, is not exactly conducive to the atmosphere you want in a world-class museum district. It's hard to tell from these renderings (at least based on a quick glance) but, hopefully, that won't be an issue.
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My biggest concern is the visibility of the Whole Foods from the Parkway (signage, etc.). A grocery store, albeit a somewhat upscale one, is not exactly conducive to the atmosphere you want in a world-class museum district. It's hard to tell from these renderings (at least based on a quick glance) but, hopefully, that won't be an issue.
Whole Foods signage can't be anymore of an eyesore to the Parkway than those hideous baseball fields.
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Whole Foods signage can't be anymore of an eyesore to the Parkway than those hideous baseball fields.
True, but no need to compound the problem. We want the city to get better, not worse.
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Given that this is on Pennsylvania parking lot Avenue and not the parkway proper, I'm not too worried about the signage. It will be too far away to be all that noticeable. This is about a thousand times better than the horrific Best Western and surface lot that are currently there. Tall and sleek would have been nice, but probably not going to happen at this location sadly. We are building up a nice density of mid-rise buildings right around here though, hopefully paving the way for something taller in the future when the remaining underdeveloped lots are mostly filled in.
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This was approved by the Planning Commission

http://philly.curbed.com/archives/20...hole-foods.php
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And the building is actually directly behind the Rodin Museum which that sculpture sits out front of
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http://planphilly.com/articles/2013/...s-rodin-square

This got the OK from the Art Commission
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I can't wait to find out about the pricing of this building - mostly so I can learn that I can't afford to live here.
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I got too think about this........I got it, needs about 20 more floors..
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Ready to start groundbreaking on Jan/Feb of 2014.

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines..._approved.html
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Wait. Rodin Square is named after the developer - not the Rodin Museum a block away? That is crazy.
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Wait. Rodin Square is named after the developer - not the Rodin Museum a block away? That is crazy.
Most folks will assume that it's named after the museum (hopefully ).
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I wonder if there is a pronunciation difference, and if there is... Will it be observed?
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Best Western closes to make way for Rodin Square. Demo should be happening soon:

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...coming-soonish
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Site status as of friday....

Hotel still standing abandoned, no signs of activity though demo notices are up....











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If you told me this photo was Amarillo I wouldn't have called you a liar.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


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