Owner Of River City Site To Pursue Rezoning & Sale

 

“River City is comprised of five parcels totaling just over seven acres and is L-shaped. It consists of 60 N. 23rd St., 2301, 2201, 2101 and 2001 John F. Kennedy Blvd.” | Courtesy of JLL

“River City is comprised of five parcels totaling just over seven acres and is L-shaped. It consists of 60 N. 23rd St., 2301, 2201, 2101 and 2001 John F. Kennedy Blvd.” | Courtesy of JLL

  • After feeling the market’s waters three years ago, New York-based Garrison Investment Group is trying once more to unload seven acres of prime Center City real estate. The aborted River City site, an L-shaped collection of five parcels along John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the Schuylkill River, could sell for “north of $30 million,” reports the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  • Inga Saffron contextualizes “reigning developer” of Fishtown Roland Kassis’ plans for a boutique hotel just south of Frankford Hall. In a slight departure from his usual redevelopment methods, Kassis is working with architect Morris Adjmi (a nouveau industrialist, says Saffron) in this his first new construction project along Frankford Avenue. The six-story building that Adjmi has conceived will extend Kassis’ M.O. of gritty urban reuse to a vacant lot, offering a caring “new-old balance,” a “restrained nod to Fishtown’s DNA.” Kudos too for Kassis’ perceptive decision to diversify usage; “It can’t be all bars, restaurants, and houses.”
About the author

Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
It Ain't History--Yet. We Seek Ideas On How And Why To Save The Philadelphia History Museum

It Ain’t History–Yet. We Seek Ideas On How And Why To Save The Philadelphia History Museum

July 18, 2018  |  Vantage

The city that incubates the "most innovative public history practice in the country" can and should find a way to reinvent its city museum. We query the experts to get the conversation started > more

King of The Rats: How One Female Scientist Colonized The Modern Lab

King of The Rats: How One Female Scientist Colonized The Modern Lab

July 16, 2018  |  Vantage

Mickey Herr takes a look at the Wistar Rat, a true Philly original, and the groundbreaking female biologist that helped standardize science > more

Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected

Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected

July 13, 2018  |  News

Historical Commission says "yes" to 17 new additions to the local register. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the news > more

Victorian-era Philly Bicycle Routes Now Available Online

Victorian-era Philly Bicycle Routes Now Available Online

July 11, 2018  |  News

Rutgers University Libraries releases maps and tour guides of old Philadelphia bicycle routes from the 1890s. Julie Still gives us the details > more

RePoint Targets Preservation Crisis With Political Action

RePoint Targets Preservation Crisis With Political Action

July 10, 2018  |  Vantage

Dana Rice takes a look at RePoint Philadelphia, a new historic preservation PAC that aims to battle weak policies and procedures with political sway > more

Summer Break

Summer Break

July 2, 2018  |  News

Hidden City Daily is taking a short summer vacation. We'll be back next Monday, July 9th. Have a great Fourth of July! > more