Uphill Battle For Dranoff Tower NIMBYs

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  • Plan Philly reports that many in the Filter Square neighborhood are adamantly opposed to Carl Dranoff’s proposed One Riverside project at 25th & Locust. The 21-story, 167,000 square-foot complex is said to be too large for its surroundings, possibly altering the reserved character of Center City’s southwest corner. Seeing as the project needs no zoning variances, there is debate within the Center City Residents Association as to fight against the project in its entirely (going as far as pushing for the city to swap land so that space may be reserved as a park) or to concede to the inevitable and negotiating for some design changes.
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