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Lincoln Square renderings, video released ahead of Civic Design Review

Check out that grocery store though

New renderings of Lincoln Square, the mixed-use development proposed for 1000 South Broad Street, have been released ahead of an upcoming Civic Design Review and provide a clearer idea of how a historic train shed will be incorporated into the site.

The official design proposal calls for an addition onto the train shed at 15th and Carpenter that will be used as a grocery store, with a public plaza on the corner of 15th and Broad. KM Architects are designing the actual addition, while BLT Architects are the official architects of the project.

Developers Alterra Property Group and MIS Capital have not released who the grocery retailer will be.

The historic train shed once served as a major hub for the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Baltimore Railroad line and was a funeral stop of President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination. Hence the development’s name, Lincoln Square.

In addition, the renderings of the 9-story mixed-use residential building looks slightly different from previous renditions and now features mostly gray, metal paneling. The designers say that material was chosen to complement Washington Avenue’s long history as an industrial hub.

The number of residential units has slightly decreased from 356 to 322. There will also be a parking garage with 455 spaces north of the main building on 15th Street.

This week, BLT Architects also released a new video series called "The Life of a Building," which includes a feature on Lincoln Square and how they came up with the schematic design. In the 3:40-minute video, the architects talk about their goals of designing "units of various types, but also providing a variety to the actual facade itself."

The design proposal will be reviewed by the Civic Design Review committee on November 1.