Weekly Update June 15-22

New Residential Tower Proposed for Columbus Boulevard

A 12-story, 204 unit residential tower with 204 parking spaces is proposed for 735 S. Columbus Blvd., directly to the south of the Residences at Dockside.  The developers intend to demolish Pier 34-35, which is partially collapsed at this time, and rebuild and reorient the pier in shallower water.  A fitness center is planned for the retail space fronting the street, but the developers would convert it should retail prove viable for the location.

See:  http://nakedphilly.com/queen-village/another-residential-tower-proposed-for-columbus-blvd/

Friends of Race Street Pier News

The Friends of Race Street Pier held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 12th at the Race Street Pier.  The group is getting ready to host the July 6th First Friday celebration.  Invitees include the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Trinadelphia, and a DJ.   Great food trucks will offer dinner, coffee, and dessert options.   First Friday events are on Facebook and Twitter.

Also, PHS has rescheduled the Gardening Get Together for Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30. Meets on the pier.   

See:  http://planphilly.com/news/notebook/news-friends-race-street-pier


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