Three Projects Leave Civic Design Review Stage

 

Eastward view of University of the Sciences student housing at Woodland Avenue & 46th Street, approved yesterday by the Civic Design Review committee | Design Collective

Eastward view of University of the Sciences student housing at Woodland Avenue & 46th Street, approved yesterday by the Civic Design Review committee | Rendering: Design Collective

  • PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco reviews the agenda of yesterday’s Civic Design Review board meeting, with planners largely panning the returning design for the East Kensington’s 178-unit mixed-use Woods Square project as too corporate and parking-centric, while deeming the Center for Healthcare Technology at 3600 Civic Center Boulevard a suitable gateway to Penn’s campus and the design for a 426-bed University of the Sciences dormitory as an acceptable replacement to the Alexander Wilson School.
  • The Inquirer’s real estate writer Alan Heavens relates the findings of investment services firm Marcus & Millichap’s study of the regional apartment market, namely that the creation of some 60,000 jobs during the last four quarters has in turn created 23,700 new households across the region. The delivery rate for new units increases accordingly, as developer David Waxman of MMPartners can attest.”We are finally seeing design-driven, amenitized rental housing that people expect and demand today,” he says.
  • Jared Brey reassures us that the Schuylkill River is not inundated with algae—as many on social media have suggested—but duckweed, brought about from last week’s heavy precipitation having followed weeks of less-than-average water flows.
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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.

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