I for one also enjoy a change of pace as far as architectural form goes. This city is chock full of rowhomes, and it could use a more wider mix of housing options... the riverfront doesn't need to swamped with more rowhomes just to fill out an urban planner's wet dream of how a city "should" look like. High rises could also be urban in design...so long as these developers can bring that urbanity to their designs and make the riverfront around their properties accessible publicly, that's good for me.
I wonder how the Dockside Apartments are doing as far as vacancy goes.
All these buildings up and down Delaware could also potentially make a case for that trolley line the DRPA was thinking about... whatever happened to that project? Is it dead in the water, or there's still some life there? Imagine living in one of these buildings and being able to take the trolley down to the big box stores in South Philly, watch a movie at the Riverview, take the line to center of town as well.
(yeah i know, it's a pipe dream! )
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