Comments for Naked Philly Blog Posts – OCF Realty http://www.ocfrealty.com Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.12 Comment on Development Opportunity Among Mansions Near Temple University? by Eric Sao http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/temple-area/development-opportunity-among-mansions-near-temple-university#comment-15009 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1356044#comment-15009 Great article about my neighborhood. My place is near 15th and Thompson so it’s great to see the neighborhood being regenerated and the empty lots filled in. Hopefully, the newly constructed buildings will have a place for trash and not sidewalk dumpsters like the apartment building on the Northeast corner of 15th and Thompson that always has trash overflowing. Their dumpster has litter all around it, it’s foul smelling and filthy. It’s great to read your articles on the development throughout the Center City area.

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Comment on Another Apartment Building Coming to the 1600 Block of PB Avenue by Eric Sao http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/point-breeze/another-apartment-building-coming-1600-block-pb-avenue#comment-15008 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:47:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1349124#comment-15008 Though the new grey building is semi attractive (it really looks cheap) in the photo, why is it that the city allows for all of these meters to be placed directly on the façade. Builders constructing this new housing and the utility companies shouldn’t be allowed to mar the facades with these ugly placements of the meters.

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Comment on Another Apartment Building Coming to the 1600 Block of PB Avenue by Craig M Oliner http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/point-breeze/another-apartment-building-coming-1600-block-pb-avenue#comment-15007 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:05:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1349124#comment-15007 Although new development is good, where are the street trees?

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Comment on Delorean Time Machine: Inolex Chemical Complex by Jayfar http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/south-philly/delorean-time-machine-inolex-chemical-complex#comment-15006 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:57:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1352565#comment-15006 Inolex’s press release for their new Charlotte NC flagship facility gives the impression that the demise of the Philly plant may be close at hand. Note the use of the word replace.

“The expansion, which is set for completion by the second half of 2019, will replace [emphasis added] the company’s current US production and warehouse operations with a new flagship plant in Charlotte, North Carolina.”

http://inolex.com/Portals/5/INOLEX%20Press%20Release_INOLEX%20Announces%20New%20Flagship%20US%20Production%20Facility.pdf

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Comment on Former Carpet Mill Getting Converted on E. Huntingdon Street by Jayfar http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/east-kensington/former-carpet-mill-getting-converted-e-huntingdon-street#comment-15005 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:53:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1347452#comment-15005 Inga Saffron wrote about this last year, “Affordable-housing developers struggle to stay one step ahead of gentrification in Philadelphia”:

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Hill and Canuso are an unlikely duo to come to the rescue. Their resumé is dominated by blue-chip projects like the Ayer condos on Washington Square, The Bridge in Old City, and million-dollar-plus Mode7 houses in Logan Square. But after the 2007 recession, which their company barely survived, they vowed to devote more of their time to socially conscious projects, what the industry calls “impact development.”
Hill and Canuso still do the high-end work, but mainly to pay the bills so they can concentrate on developing affordable housing and office space for nonprofits. “I wanted to do something meaningful with my skills,” Hill said. It’s a labor of love, he added, noting that if he simply sold the carpet factory to another developer, he would make more than he will turning it into affordable housing.
https://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/affordable-housing-fishtown-kensington-philadelphia-market-frankford-el-20180920.html

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Comment on Delorean Time Machine: Inolex Chemical Complex by James Goodwin http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/south-philly/delorean-time-machine-inolex-chemical-complex#comment-15004 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:31:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1352565#comment-15004 Interesting story on this building.

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Comment on More Townhomes Are Coming to the Delaware Waterfront by EvilGnome http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/townhomes-coming-delaware-waterfront#comment-15003 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:45:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1343962#comment-15003 Agree wholeheartedly. In a perfect world a tower gets built here, but this development is a massive improvement over the current tenant, an abandoned warehouse.

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Comment on Former Carpet Mill Getting Converted on E. Huntingdon Street by bob8765 http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/east-kensington/former-carpet-mill-getting-converted-e-huntingdon-street#comment-15002 Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:32:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1347452#comment-15002 Would be fantastic if not for the new portion that doesn’t at all fit in with the rest of the building.

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Comment on Former Carpet Mill Getting Converted on E. Huntingdon Street by James Goodwin http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/east-kensington/former-carpet-mill-getting-converted-e-huntingdon-street#comment-15001 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:47:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=1347452#comment-15001 Handsome building!

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Comment on Discovering the Diamond Theatre on Germantown Avenue by Wilfredo Vega http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/south-kensington/discovering-diamond-theatre-germantown-avenue#comment-15000 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:25:00 +0000 http://www.ocfrealty.com/?post_type=naked-philly&p=589361#comment-15000 This old photo is from 1977 of The Theatro PUERTO RICO 🇵🇷️ @ 2117-2121 North Germantown Avenue (from:1968 until it close:1989). (I remember watching Cantinflas movies in the early 1970’s there) Back in 1985, I (then 24 yrs old in 1985) lived about five buildings away at 2131 North 6th & Germantown Avenue in the middle of Susquehanna Avenue and Diamond Street. I moved out in 1988 at the age of 27 and moved to the Hunting Park area it’s been 31 years now (2019), just before I turned 20 yrs of age I was living at home with my Mom/StepDad and two younger Sisters at 2155 North 5th & Susquehanna Avenue (from:1974 until:1980 at the age of 19).

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