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Old Posted Jul 21, 2015, 1:19 AM
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PHILADELPHIA | 1100 N. Delaware | 13 FLOORS



Title: 1100 N. Delaware
Project: Residential, retail
Architect: Woodcock Design
Developer: Core Realty
Location: 1100 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Fishtown
District: Riverwards
Floors: 13 floors
Height: ??

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Developer Michael Samschick of Core Realty is proposing to build two new apartment buildings, at 1100 and 1212 N. Delaware Ave., housing a total of more than 200 residential units. Samschick is proposing a 136-foot-tall building at 1100 N. Delaware, and a 78-foot building at 1212. Both buildings would be wrapped in retail space on the ground floor, which Samschick said he hoped would attract pedestrian-oriented, neighborhood-serving uses like a pharmacy or dry cleaners.

In order to get the two buildings approved, Samschick will need a number of fairly minor variances for lot coverage, open area, the number of loading docks, floor area ratio, and setbacks on the roof deck at 1100 N. Delaware. That building is the bigger of the two; it would house 180 apartment units, office space and a rooftop pool.
http://planphilly.com/articles/2015/...n-delaware-ave
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2015, 1:19 AM
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This seems good for the neighborhood but from a design standpoint it's hard to tell much from that rendering. We need better renderings for this project.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2015, 8:04 PM
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Edward Corner Building has been certified historic and is now protected and cannot be demolished. Will be interesting to see what the developer does. Hopefully Shamschick does now - whether he incorporates the building in the project and redesigns the project - as he has been good at re-purposing other buildings in the area.

http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...rine-building/
     
     
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Edward Corner Building has been certified historic and is now protected and cannot be demolished. Will be interesting to see what the developer does. Hopefully Shamschick does now - whether he incorporates the building in the project and redesigns the project - as he has been good at re-purposing other buildings in the area.

http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...rine-building/
Samschick was previously adamant that Corner had to be demolished to make the site work. But he (and his architects) didn't really sell me on the why. Meanwhile, near neighbors were more interested in traffic and parking concerns.

Ultimately, my main point wasn't quite clear: The current design is what is required to have underground parking on the site. The underground parking itself is what's causing the problem.
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Edward Corner Building has been certified historic and is now protected and cannot be demolished. Will be interesting to see what the developer does. Hopefully Shamschick does now - whether he incorporates the building in the project and redesigns the project - as he has been good at re-purposing other buildings in the area.

http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...rine-building/
Exactly how low is the threshold for historically protected properties? I mean this is ridiculous.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2015, 9:13 PM
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I think we are at the point where historic structures shouldn’t be demo’d purely out of convenience. I agree with McBane that this warehouse might be pushing the envelope in what should be considered historic but as mentioned in that same article, I appreciate the steps being taken to preserve that block on Lancaster Ave and the Furness designed home.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2016, 4:12 AM
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This has been downsized to 7 floors. Still a huge project for the area, but this no longer qualifies for it's own thread. This thread will be moved to the Never Built/Cancelled Projects archive.



Any updates on this project can be posted in the Lowrise/General Developments thread here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=1#post7598555
     
     
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