Massive Office Property Adjacent to PHL to Be Part of Expansion?

400x347 International Plaza Tinicum Township in Delaware County

Image via Amerimar Enterprises website

There’s no official mention of this being part of the big expansion project slated for the Philadelphia International Airport (Automated. People. Mover. Enough said!), but it has piqued our interest as there’s the possibility that it might be.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni, a bill that would pave the way for the city to buy the International Plaza property adjacent to the airport has been introduced to City Council. Extra space means extra new airport stuff, right?

Looks like it. Kostelni has this to say about the potential nature of the relationship between PHL and its 27-acre neighbor, an Amerimar Enterprises-owned tract consisting of a two-building office complex with a breezeway and parking:

It is assumed the property would go toward the eventual expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport. The airport has eyed the property for years for possible runway expansion or even for cargo operations.

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Farmhouse Friday: Watch Your Step, There’s a Dug Well In the Family Room!

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont

Sugartree Farm is the name and offering 10-plus acres, three outbuildings, and a slew of cozy home charms is its game. The property also has a conservation easement, courtesy of the current owners, which it got following several renovations, including one by noted builder John Diament who’s responsible for these gems. The coolest part of this Delco house though? Probably the family room, which has an old cooking fireplace and glass-covered dug well.

A modern cherry wood kitchen, living and dining rooms with fireplaces, and a grand center hall are some of the features you’ll find on the first level, along with a master suite addition that has a private entrance off the the living room. The original master bedroom can be found on the second floor. Home details include paneled wood doors, hardwood floors, and decorated paneling. Outside, the fieldstone Colonial main house enjoys an in-ground pool surrounded by a brick patio and a two-car garage with a two-bedroom caretaker’s apartment above it (comes with a deck to boot!). Adding to the property is a 1929 barn with eight stalls, antique cast iron stall fronts and door latches, tack room, and an office.

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Better Runways, Automated People Mover Officially Coming to PHL Airport

Alright, just hold your horses for a minute. Action News may be psyched about the “long-awaited multi-billion-dollar expansion project” in store for the Philadelphia International Airport, but the truth is the agreement was made in principal a year ago. In fact, today’s ceremony was simply a formal signing that allows some of the on-hold projects within PHL’s Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) to happen.

So what will the CEP do? Here’s how the press release describes it:

The CEP is a comprehensive program to modernize Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) over the next 12-15 years. It is an investment in airfield, terminal and cargo projects and will improve operational efficiencies, enhance customer experiences and increase the region’s global connectivity at one of the nation’s busiest airports.

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Main Line Monday: Custom-Crafted Radnor Manse with Tiered Movie Room

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

Set on a single acre property near Radnor Township, this Semerjian Builders-crafted home is marked with several notable features, the first of which we must mention is the two-story center hall. It’s a gorgeous room, boasting a wood barrel coffer ceiling, Herringbone floors made of Brazilian Cherry wood and an inlayed floor medallion.

And that’s only the beginning. As the listing notes, the impressive European manor-inspired residence offers over 10,000 square feet of space and has a whole-house sound system. “Intricate” crown moldings and ceiling medallions are throughout, while high-end light fixtures are at every turn. Entertainment amenities can be found both indoors and outdoors, the latter consisting of the nearby Radnor Township Walking Trail and downtown Wayne.

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Jaw Dropper of the Week: Mid-Century Vision By Irwin Stein For $599,000

Photo by Laura Kicey

Photo by Laura Kicey

“There are only two other homes with this distinctive roof line. Stein also favored built-in cove lighting, low-rise open staircases and built-in sofas,” writes Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher, owner of this amazing home in Wallingford, Delaware County.

And she would know wouldn’t she? Because aside from being the owner, Tilkens-Fisher is the founder of At Home Modern, a mid-century consulting business. And the Stein she’s referring to? None other than Irwin Stein, the modern architect with ties to Oscar Stonorov and Frank Weise, and who was “less a single-minded titan like Louis Kahn and more a flexible but visionary pragmatist who got things done,” according to Liz Spikol.

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Hot Diggity Popping Up at Swarthmore Hot Dog Jamboree

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Hot Diggity’s Saigon Fusion: Topped with fresh Cucumber, Cilantro, Spicy Mayo, Pickled Daikon and Carrot, Jalapeno, and crushed Peanuts.

Hot Diggity is popping up at Hobbs Coffee (1 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA) this Friday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. for the shop’s annual Hot Dog Jamboree. And even if Hot Diggity’s Keith Garabedian wasn’t making his first hot dog appearance since the closure of his South Street restaurant, this would be a can’t miss event for hot dog fans. Also appearing at the event:

  • Joey Baldino, Zeppoli
  • Scott Schroeder, South Philadelphia Tap Room and American Sardine Bar
  • Marcos Espinoza, Side Project Jerky
  • GitJo, Culinary collaboration of Craig Parahus (Amis) and Michael Strauss (Taprom on 19)
  • Gary Ducket, some kind of pickle jawn
  • Hawk Krall, hot dog artist
  • Nick Macri, La Divisa Meats
  • Ari Miller, 1732 Meats
Hobbs Coffee [Facebook]

Little Flower Manor Property Close to Becoming “Terminus” for Walking Trail

Situated close to the 1200 block of Springfield Road in Delaware County, the parcel known as the Little Flower Manor property–so named for the nearby Little Flower nursing home– is a step closer to becoming what County Councilman John McBlain calls the “terminus” of the Darby Creek Greenway, according to the Daily Times’ Kristina Scala.

Settle down Walking Dead fans (eh, does anyone even still watch that?),  Scala notes McBlain’s wording is due to the Springfield Road site being expected to connect with the Darby walking trail system once additional funding is secured, some of which has been acquired after the Delaware County Council “approved the transfer of a $224,000 grant” that will go to preserving the property as an open space.

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Infinity Pool Alert in Wayne!

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Rosemont

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Rosemont

Yes, it has a stunning 2007 Arnold Infinity lap pool on a parcel landscaped by Gale Nurseries, but now that we’ve got your attention, let us direct you inside the home…

First up, the grand reception hall, a foyer that for once is described without exaggeration as it extends from the home’s entry to a rear terrace overlooking the pool and yard. Refinished wood floors are throughout this first level, including the kitchen, which comes with an eleven-foot granite island. Fireplaces are located in the dining, living, family, and formal parlor rooms, as well as the cherry library, which comes with the added bonus of a sliding ladder (don’t get any ideas…). One of our favorite parts of the home though is the mudroom, which, true to its name should come in handy on days with exceptional precipitation thanks to its individual lockers, boot bench, and pet/boot bath.

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Might a Mixed-Use Site Be Afoot for the Former Don Guanella Village?

The former Don Guanella Village in Delaware County | Image via Google Street View

The former Don Guanella Village in Delaware County | Image via Google Street View

Will a mixed-use development rumored to be in the works for the former Don Guanella Village, a 200-acre property Goodman Properties acquired via a $47 million deal between Cardinal Crossing Realty Associates and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, include a Wegman’s?

Nah, we honestly can’t say for sure (although an earlier report prior to the deal being struck did mention that possibility), but here’s what Cardinal Crossings–the site’s future name–might have per a traffic study from earlier this year, reports the Daily Times’ Leslie Krowchenko:

Although drawings have not yet been submitted, the traffic study filed with the township earlier this year outlined the possibility of 120 single family homes, 230 townhouses, a 150-room hotel, 55,000-square foot multiplex movie theater, 80,000-square foot recreational community center, convenience store with a 16-pump fueling station, 150,000 square feet of office space and 690,000 square feet of retail space.

An official presentation of the plans “is not expected before May,” but Krowchenko adds that Goodman Properties’ Bruce Goodman intends for the project to be “the largest development in Delaware County in the last 20 years.”

200 acres of Don Guanella site targeted for development [Daily Times]

U.S. Army Will Detonate the Delaware River This Year

Mark it down: 2015 is the year that the crack of explosions will be heard and the ground will tremble on the banks of the Delaware River near Chester and across the way in New Jersey. The river itself will rise and bubble.

The End of Days?

Nope. It is all part of the massive Army Corps of Engineers Delaware River dredging project. They are deepening the Delaware from 40 to 45 feet along a 102-mile stretch so that bigger cargo ships can make it to the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington.

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