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Morning Headlines: Dranoff’s One Riverside Tower Gets the Go-Ahead

Rendering of One Riverside, Dranoff's latest. Cecil Baker+Partners.

Rendering of One Riverside, Dranoff’s latest. Cecil Baker+Partners.

Yesterday the Civic Design Review board assessed Carl Dranoff’s plans for his proposed 20-story One Riverside tower on 25th Street and gave the residential building a final seal of approval. Inga Saffron, writing for the Inquirer, said, “The unanimous decision cleared the way for developer Carl Dranoff to start construction next fall.”

Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about the decision, including some of the members of the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, which will now be 8 feet away from the mixed-use high-rise. Other disgruntled parties?

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Uber-Luxe, Customizable Penthouse at 10 Rittenhouse for $2.5 Million

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“Uber-luxe”–that’s what the listings says, and who would argue? On the heels of a glowing write-up in the Inquirer for its remarkable Carl Dranoff-guided turnaround, 10 Rittenhouse lists this two-bedroom/two-and-a-half bath penthouse that has north and west views. The photos give an idea of what the unit looks like, but the buyer of 3103 will be able to choose the color of the kitchen cabinets, countertop, and backsplash; the hardwood floors; the bathroom marble; and the carpeting in the master bedroom.

In the most recent Philly Style, Rittenhouse brokers Mary Genovese Colvin and Laurie Phillips were asked what appeals most to buyers of city condos. Genovese Colvin said, “[O]ne-floor living, security, and on-site parking. Many of the condos offer large windows with great views and on-site features including a gym and security.” This penthouse fits that bill, though the listing says garage parking costs $60,000.

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Morning Headlines: Huge Crowd at Center City Residents Meeting About Dranoff Tower

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Last night was the Center City Residents Association (CCRA) meeting about the proposed One Riverside Park, colloquially known as Dranoff Tower, that would sit on the Schuylkill in Fitler Square. News of the project broke a few weeks ago in Inga Saffron’s Changing Skyline column, in which she pointed out that there will be significant challenges ahead for Dranoff and architects Cecil Baker + Partners.

That may have been an understatement. Before the meeting, the CCRA released a statement that clearly explained how the project–a 21-story mixed-use building on a currently vacant parking lot at 25th and Manning–conformed to the Association’s neighborhood plan. There was good news and bad news:

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Observed: “STOP THE DRANOFF TOWER”

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Tomorrow’s meeting of the Center City’s Resident Association could get rather spicy, if this sign spotted on a Center City street sign is any indication. The concerns referenced above will be regarding Dranoff’s One Riverside project at 210 S. 25th Street. It’s slated to be a 21-story mixed-use development with 167 apartments and about 1,000 square feet of retail.

Apparently, there’s some opposition:

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The Penthouses at 10 Rittenhouse in Various States of Undress

Photo: Laura Kicey

Photo: Laura Kicey

His and hers sinks? Please. At 10 Rittenhouse, the master bedrooms in select penthouse units come with entire his and hers bathrooms. The Robert A.M. Stern-designed building’s penthouses range from 2,210 square feet to 5,570 square feet, and have two to four bedrooms with between two-and-a-half and five-and-a-half baths. The two largest penthouses, located on the 28th floor, are so big that they require secondary exits to keep in compliance with fire code.

Priced between $2.1 million and $5.975 million, most units feature balconies with breathtaking views of Rittenhouse Square in addition to enormous walk-in closets, marble baths with soaking tubs, and the usual high-end appliances. The two biggest penthouse units come with a balcony apiece as well as an uncovered terrace.

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Carl Dranoff to Announce Name, Details of Ardmore Project After 10 Years

Photo: Laura Kicey

Photo: Laura Kicey

A decade in the making, Dranoff Properties‘ plans for a Cricket Avenue mixed-use project in Ardmore–with 121 residential units–will finally be unveiled tomorrow. We’ll have renderings by mid-morning, but in the meantime here’s a recent gallery by Laura Kicey taken last month at Dranoff’s 777 South Broad. Think of it as a refresher course on what Dranoff apartment living looks like–and the kind of quality (if not design) Ardmore can expect in its future.

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Property Profiles: Developer Carl Dranoff

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Carl Dranoff. Photo by Laura Kicey

Property Profiles is a series highlighting the people who have defined the Greater Philadelphia area and continue to chart its future–from established developers with numerous projects behind them to young visionaries who are just starting out to under-the-radar players who get everything done. Have someone you’d like to see featured? Send us an email and [...]

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Here’s What the New Southstar Lofts at Broad and South Will Look Like

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Today is a press conference to commemorate, among other things, the groundbreaking of Southstar Lofts, the newest project from Dranoff Properties (Carl Dranoff will soon be featured in one of our Property Profiles, so stay tuned). Mayor Nutter will be there along with Councilman Mark Squilla, and for good reason: This project is seen as an important continuation of the Avenue of the Arts, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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