Not to side track, but after stumbling on this subdivision when looking for something, I couldn't help but notice this "Vista Del Housing Crash". Also includes marinas and boat launches.
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The DRWC is wrong to stifle growth at this gateway intersection.
I guess I am just confused on what you are trying to communicate.
It's hit me that not every proposal will get built. If I had a dollar for every apartment building proposed to be built in Philly which didn't get built... The new zoning code may change things, with a quicker turnaround time due to more construction being by right and thus less time wasted waiting for approvals, but the way things used to work is that as the economy heated up people came out of the woodwork with increasingly fanciful proposals, most of which didn't deserve to be taken seriously because the people making the proposals had very thin track records - see the ACC for an example. Are some of these proposals the same site/'developer' as the supposed Philly World Trade Center? I think that was supposed to go right where these proposals are supposed to go.
Found it. Hitchcock, Texas, across the bay from Galveston. Someone there really wishes they were in the Keys.
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Though imo the city leaders should do whatever they can to try to steer developers to 2 areas.
1. Crucial economic areas where development and quality of life improvements are desperately needed.e.g. Market East/Convention Center.
2.Attractive Areas of prominence and sellability. e.g. Parkway .
Instead of spending a Billion dollars gentrifying Northern Lib, spend that Billion dollars gentrifying Market East first.Yes its alot more red tape to cut through but you need to get that area fixed. This is where all development focus should be and this is where Philadelphia has failed for the past 50 years.
Instead of the city sitting back cluelessly and watching a developer erect a half-built public housing looking project(Waterfront Square) someone in the city should have worked with the developer to acquire property on the Parkway to build midrise towers for 1,500 residences. Waterfront Square does virtually nothing for Philadlephia in comparison to building up the Parkway with mixed use development.
Realizing the Parkways, and Market Easts potential is exponetially more important to the city than Northern Liberties and Waterfront Square. NL and Waterfront square should have been at the bottom of the list, eventual infill.
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It appears I may have annoyed The Queen.
And not for nothing, the more the City gets involved with development, the worse it will be. They do seem to do well steering a developer towards a project from time to time but I do not think City funds nor the City should be involved with Real Estate nor develpment. Their track record is not that great.
works for me...