Valet Parking Lot Imagined As Interim Use On Market

 

"Brandywine Realty Trust hopes to demolish this building as part of its plan for an enlarged surface parking lot on the 2100 block of Market Street." | Photo: Jacob Adelman, for The Inquirer

“Brandywine Realty Trust hopes to demolish this building as part of its plan for an enlarged surface parking lot on the 2100 block of Market Street.” | Photo: Jacob Adelman, The Inquirer

  • The Center City Residents Association zoning committee will review a proposal today from Brandywine Realty Trust to demolish a former industrial building at 2126-30 Market Street to make room for a surface parking lot. The Inquirer’s Jacob Adelman reports that Brandywine purchased the lot last year for $18.8 million and has likely opted for this low impact use to cover costs until its initial plans for a mixed-use tower materialize for the site.
  • Flying Kite’s Alaina Mabaso highlights the three winning designs from the Community Design Collaborative’s Play Space Competition. The Waterloo Recreation Center will get a splashpark and four “wild nature areas” that will also act as stormwater management system. The grounds of the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Free Library branch will echo the traditional three-part story arc, featuring a play space, “grand plaza,” and a “quieter, more meditative area” for the community with plants, shade trees and stormwater management. Finally, a chutes-and-ladders inspired play space has been imagined for the School District’s Haverford Bright Futures Center in Mill Creek.
  • The Passyunk Post relates more news on the Major League Baseball Youth Academy coming to the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater Streets, now just two months away from opening as the Ryan Howard Training Center: a mural, depicting about 40 notable faces of Philadelphia and African American baseball history, will adorn the facility’s northern face.
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