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One Riverside Place: New Renderings Reveal Why The Facade Might Not Scorch Community Garden

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[All images courtesy of Dranoff Properties and Cecil Baker & Partners]

Have a look at the new renderings in the Civic Design Review project application for One Riverside Place, which will front on 25th Street and include 147 apartments. The building, located right on the Schuylkill River, will include a raised patio above the parking garage, (which will contain 81 car parking spaces and 49 bike spots), and retail space. The proposal also includes a cafe right on the Schuylkill River. The application also includes the lowdown on efforts to keep the adjacent community garden un-fried by the building's glass facade.

The elevated patio above the building's parking garage looks particularly pleasant: though the application mentions that it's available to residents, there's no answer on whether or not it will be open to the public.

The application also includes a letter from a design consulting firm that says they'll analyze the potential impact of the glass facade on the nearby community garden. Inga Saffron raised the concern that the glass facade might have a magnifying glass effect upon the garden in her column a couple of weeks ago. Though it's true that there have been cases where glass facades have endangered nearby vegetation, Dranoff Properties noted that they plan to use materials designed to minimize scorching in the application.


· Quelle Suprise: NIMBY Opposition to One Riverside Place [Curbed Philly]
· By-right proposal for Dranoff tower in Fitler Square draws ire of near neighbors [Plan Philly][Philly.com]
· Changing Skyline: Challenge on the Schuylkill [Philly.com]
· One Riverside Place [Philadelphia City Planning Commission]