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Old Posted Nov 27, 2017, 5:40 PM
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PHILADELPHIA | Wellshaus | 182 FT | 14 FLOORS

Title: Wellshaus
Project: Residential, Commercial Space, Retail space
Architect: L2Partridge
Developer: Core Realty
Location: 982 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Delaware Waterfront
District: North Philadelphia
Floors: 14 floors
Height: 182 feet





















http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-phill...g-delaware-ave
https://l2partridge.com/wellshaus
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^^^on first glance this looks fantastic. Hope PMC takes some notes...
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Would love for this to have legs but not convinced that it does. The "future park" already has some development on it (expensive townhomes) and is not controlled by the same developer if memory serves. The renderings don't reflect some of the other recent development in the area, so I'm wondering how recent these images might be. Most importantly, it's rare for real projects to get their first airing on an architect's website rather than a neighborhood meeting, permit pull, zoning hearing, etc. All that said, I will do what I can to will it into existence as it appears to be among the most thoughtful and daring projects I've seen proposed in years. This would solidify and catalyze the waterfront in ways that are hard to imagine.
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Would love for this to have legs but not convinced that it does. The "future park" already has some development on it (expensive townhomes) and is not controlled by the same developer if memory serves. The renderings don't reflect some of the other recent development in the area, so I'm wondering how recent these images might be. Most importantly, it's rare for real projects to get their first airing on an architect's website rather than a neighborhood meeting, permit pull, zoning hearing, etc. All that said, I will do what I can to will it into existence as it appears to be among the most thoughtful and daring projects I've seen proposed in years. This would solidify and catalyze the waterfront in ways that are hard to imagine.
Yup. I just can't tell if this is legitimate or not, but that it was picked up by Curbed makes it a little more realistic so my fingers are crossed. This would be such a fantastic project. The neighbors can kiss my butt if they don't like this project b/c it aligns perfectly with the Delaware River master plan. This is what all projects along the riverfront should be like.
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Curbed does great work and they certainly give this project visibility, but I fear they're covering it because they need as much content as they can find. These outlets are under pressure to push as much as they can every day. I noticed this yesterday in perusing the food blogs: The Insider, Eater, and Foobooz all had the same three stories yesterday. Some did better with details and images, but at the end of the day there's only so much content and a mention of something in one place tends to lead to copycat stories showing up elsewhere.

I could not agree more with you about the project itself. It is a slam dunk in terms of following the letter and spirit of the waterfront masterplan. I'd be hard pressed to think of a better and more holistically thoughtful project in Philadelphia in the last decade. The massing, urban design, leveraging of existing historical resources, and how its inherent location stands to knit together disconnected areas all struggling to come together. We'd be lucky to have anything close to this. It would be very easy for bad regulations, NIMBYism, and market pressures to push this site in a far less imaginative and transformational direction.
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2017, 3:48 PM
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Didn't know the Wells Meat Co was no longer in operation. I've walked by often over the years.
What a dramatic change for that stretch of Delaware Ave this would be.
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