While ground-breaking may be a year away, plans for Edgewater II, a 20-plus-story 300-foot tower at 23rd & Summer are moving along. Some changes have been made to the plan since Realen first presented to Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) last year, and these must now be officially incorporated into a Neighborhood Development Agreement (NDA).
The site, now a parking lot
The most important part of that NDA states that no construction vehicles can enter the site from 23rd Street, according to Ed Panek, LSNA zoning chair. That means vehicles will have to travel under I676, passing around the Park Towne Place Apartments to enter. No construction will occur west of 23rd Street. Otherwise, construction vehicles and equipment would impede 23rd Street residents from utilizing their street, Panek said.
Construction vehicles will
Members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) have reached a compromise with owners that will mean improvements to an empty but extremely nice looking home on the 2000 block of Race Street.
A small three- to four-employee family operated business will occupy the first-floor of a three-story row home located at 2030 Race. Street. According to public record, the Garvey Institute, a Montreal-based (yes, Canada) charity, purchased the home this August for $900K.
“You don’t wanna go beyond there,” said Ed Panek about the agreement reached between LSNA and owners. The agreement states current owners can use the first-floor as office-space until they either sell the building, or cease to use the first-floor for purposes of their business. At that time, the agreement ends. Panek said LSNA was willing to compromise in the name of the improvements owners…
Last winter, we told you about plans for six townhomes on 22nd St., north of Race Street. Now, the parcel that stretches from 206-12 N. 22nd St., home of Patriot Parking, is under agreement of sale to a different owner. A new developer presented new plans for five instead of six town homes to members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) this month.
The former developer’s plans raised concerns with neighbors about height, party walls and the fact the homes would face north instead of fronting 22nd Street. While the most recent plans are in preliminary stages, the now-shorter four-story homes will also face north. Owners will pull off 22nd Street into a courtyard with parking for each home.
Same idea as this Northern Liberties project from Fishtank PHL. But not the same architecturally.
Construction was recently halted temporarily when developers came upon bed rock while excavating the southwest corner of 19th and Arch Streets where initial work on a 14-story mixed-use apartment building is underway.
Instead of blasting the rock, developers decided to compress the underground garage. In addition, because developers had to slightly adjust their previously agreed to plans to raise the roof five feet in one section above the elevator shaft to comply with code, they had to have the revised plans looked over by representatives from the Kennedy House and Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) who drafted the original project agreement.
“It’s not what was agreed upon,” said Ed Panek, LSNA zoning chair, about why even simple, logical adjustments must be examined again by parties party to the…
Developers from Liberty Property Trust met with representatives of the Planning Commission, Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) and the Kennedy House last month, about a proposal for a 22-story, 370 foot office tower to be constructed at the northwest corner of 19th and Arch Streets.
LSNA zoning chair Ed Panek said it’s too early to make comments regarding the project, which is still without renderings. He said it could become an issue with neighbors if plans don’t fit into the parameters the LSNA neighborhood plan.
Building coming soon
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports Liberty quietly purchased the property, now a parking lot next to the Russell Byers School, from the Philadelphia Management Company (PMC) this summer. Liberty owns the roughly 1.5 acre catty corner to this location, where plans for the American Commerce Center failed to manifest. And PMC is…
The trend of super-high-end homes in Logan Square seems to be continuing, as plans for eight new million-dollar plus four-story luxury custom town homes for 21st and Race Street next to the old Please Touch Museum, move onwards through the neighborhood process. You may recall, we originally brought this project to your attention back in May.
To be replaced
Developers and members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association reached a tentative agreement for the site, located at 200 N. 21st St. at their September meeting. The project still needs ZBA approval. Before construction can begin, a two-story, former School District building at the site needs to be razed (but not the historically designated old Please Touch Museum). That could occur by the end of the year, with construction beginning possibly next spring.
But this ain't going anywhere