New Additions on Market West Making Progress, Including 1700 Market
In April, we put you on to some interesting developments aimed at enlivening the street experience along Market Street West. Traditionally a stodgy business district, the planned additions to 1700 Market and 1835 Market want to turn that around, as both seek to fill in dead-zone plazas with a mix of retail. In the case of 1700 Market, a multi-story dining experience (with outdoor terrace) is planned on 17th Street.
Inga Saffron profiled the history of public plazas along Philly’s “office canyon,” uh, financial district in her column last week, and in it, she explains that the new “food hall” is slated to break ground later this month.
Here’s what the DAS-designed addition going to look like when finished in fall 2016:
The addition will bring three new restaurants into the fold, including a steakhouse called Three Forks, Cantina Laredo and a quick-serve/fast-casual spot that has yet to be named. There is also a terrace that overlooks 17th Street.
Retail, and possibly a cafe, is planned for the bump out at 1835 Market. Though the time frame for that project is unknown, the plaza has been cleared of the statue by Timothy Duffield, entitle The Family. Saffron notes that it has been placed in storage.
- Building Bump-Outs Will Bring Dining (and Possibly Retail) to Market Street West [Property]
- Changing Skyline: Can Philadelphia’s most boring street get energized with new retail? [The Inquirer]