Civic Design Review Content With One Water Street

 

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Varenhorst

  • Philly Living fills us in on last week’s final Civic Design Review meeting concerning PMC Property Group’s 250-unit One Water Street project at Columbus Boulevard & Vine Street. Architect Stephen Varenhorst addressed the three chief concerns put forth at the review committee’s last meeting, namely: 1) expounding the details of the project’s zoning bonus program, which allows for a near doubling of the 100-foot height limit allowed by right on that parcel; 2) relating the caveats of his own traffic engineers for adding a crosswalk at such a busy point on the boulevard, and 3) stressing PMC’s financial commitment in the preservation of Water Street. For more of the back story behind “the street under the bank,” check out Harry K’s prior piece for the Daily HERE.
  • Three weeks in, SEPTA’s 24-hour subway weekend pilot program is a success, reports Philly.com, revealing a much-changed city since the agency last ran ‘round-the-clock services in 1991. Ridership is up 50% (compared to normal option of the Nite Owl Bus). Assistant general manager of operations Ronald Hopkins touts the pervasive police presence on train cars and in stations, in turn limiting incidents of crime to the occasional open container, as well as one prevented cell phone theft.
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