Carl Marks Real Estate plans to build a residential and retail complex at the former World Trade Center site on the Delaware River. It calls for shorter towers, more retail, and more public green space than the 430-foot-tall proposal floated last summer.
“It’s half the height, and a totally different plan,” said architect Bill Alesker of Alesker & Dundon, before presenting the 1,411-rental apartment design he and project attorney Hercules Grigos said was changed based on feedback from civic organizations and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The presentation was made to the Central Delaware Advocacy Group.
Under this year’s revamp, the tallest tower is 240 feet, and there are five instead of four. The 1,411 units are mostly two-bedrooms with two equal-sized master suites and one-bedroom units.
A swath of public green space would run through the property, which Grigos said the development team believes will draw people from the neighborhoods through the property, and down to the river.