- A large, mixed-use development in what is currently a Market street parking lot. Additional space would be created by removing the Market Street scissor ramp structure.
- The extension of the South Street pedestrian bridge to the southwest corner of the great water basin.
- Mixed-use development, including residences and restaurant barges, in and around the basin.
The trail includes separate paths for walkers and cyclists, separated by pavers, and protected from traffic by rain gardens and trees, grasses and shrubs. Solar powered lamps will illuminate the pathway. Also included in the park is a pocket park located in the triangle-shaped lot created where Penn street branches off of Delaware Avenue.
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However this being the first new hotel construction in over a decade is in fact a positive thing. The new hotel will be a focused service property, one in which essential service elements are intact– like housekeeping and front desk staff– but luxury level elements like concierge are eliminated.
The Center City District's Paul Levy says construction at Dliworth Plaza is progressing as it should. There are 50 to 70 construction workers on-site every day. The Plaza is expected to be completed by summer of 2014.
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For the first time in 50 years, the University Science Center will construct its first housing project this fall at 3601 Market Street. The 27-story apartment building is a joint venture with Wexford Equities and Southern Land Co.
The institution believes it is their duty as community developers to broaden the spectrum and encourage a lifestyle for vibrancy beyond 9 to 5. Establishing a 24/7 mixed used project would perhaps encourage the private sector to see future investment potential in the community and hopefully follow suit.
The center plans for 364 "market rate" apartments- studio, 1, 2, 3 bedrooms, plus 17,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail, 200 parking spaces, a fitness center, rooftop pool, and residential lounge. The units will hopefully broaden the appeal of the UC and Philadelphia innovation cluster enticing start-up companies to stay in the city instead of moving to the suburbs.
Groundbreaking is anticipated for Fall 2013 with an expected completion date in Spring 2015. The project is designed by BLTa architects with the goal of achieving LEED Silver certification. The building will be topped off with a green roof.