September 2, 1995 |
The view from Temple University's train station at 10th and Berks Streets isn't pretty. Debris-strewn lots, gutted factories and decaying rowhouses stretch to the horizon. But, with a little time, imagination and public investment, this dismal prospect could be transformed into a thing of beauty - a landscaped, suburban-style office park. Since the end of World War II, countless businesses have fled the inner city and moved to the suburbs. However, after years of rapid development, the suburbs are choking on their own success.
June 7, 1989 |
A Dallas developer yesterday announced plans to build an industrial and office park on 382 acres next to the Pureland Industrial Complex in Gloucester County. The Prentiss/Copley Investment Group said it would build 4 million square feet of office and industrial space at the intersection of Interstate 295 and Route 322 near the Commodore Barry Bridge. The complex, to be called the Commodore 295 Business Center, also is to include a 300-room hotel. Prentiss/Copley said it would begin construction in the fall with 3.4 million square feet of industrial space designed for use in distribution, light-manufacturing and warehouse operations.
October 5, 1986 |
A subcommittee of the Gloucester County Planning Board withheld final approval last week of plans for an office park that would be built on Chapel Heights Road in Washington Township. The Chapel Hill Office Park, proposed by township residents Edna and Anthony "Butch" D'Alessandro and Virginia and Philip Sheridan, would be built on a 12-acre tract alongside the Newtown Commons condominium development and in front of existing homes in the Birches West development. The office park would have frontage on Chapel Heights Road next to the township's public library.
September 17, 2001 |
Several members of the township Planning Board have suggested less density and no freestanding buildings for the proposed Toll Bros. development planned for the township's east end. On Thursday night, Planning Board members listened to testimony from representatives of Toll Bros. on the proposed 150-unit, age-restricted townhouse community as well as the office park. At one point, Township Manager Jack Terry asked whether Toll Bros. would be willing to decrease the density of the 150-unit townhouse complex.
March 27, 1986 |
The developer of the Willistown Woods townhouse development in the Route 3 corridor of Willistown Township has presented the township planning commission with a sketch plan for a five-building professional office park. Stewart Lundy, attorney for developer Edward Weingartner, presented a sketch plan to the Willistown Planning Commission on March 19. The plan calls for five three-story buildings totaling 351,500 square feet on a 42-acre tract on the northwest side of West Chester Pike and Garrett Mill Road.
October 2, 1988 |
Brian Belcher isn't the least bit concerned about keeping 800,000 square feet of office space occupied at the Horsham Business Center. He simply wants to make sure the kids are all right. To meet that demand, the Nichols Co. is breaking ground this month for a day-care center at the office park at Dresher and Welsh Roads. In a growing suburban commercial real-estate market, Belcher, the executive vice-president of Nichols, and other real-estate officials say attractive office space is the big lure to businesses - but not the only one. "We'll rent the space regardless," said Belcher of the business campus, which has two-thirds the floor space of Philadelphia's One Liberty Place.
May 12, 1999 |
The tired Inn at Plymouth Meeting will be put to rest soon. The inn, near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, will be razed and replaced with a 210,000-square-foot, six-story office park with a four-story parking garage developed by Philadelphia-based Flynn Co. Though plans to build on the site have been in the works for more than a year, the Township Council just granted land-development approval Monday. The question now, said Flynn Co. president Kevin D. Flynn, is "when do we start to build it. " Flynn said his company, along with venture partner Brandywine Realty Trust of Newtown Square, would meet today to discuss a timetable for the project, which should take a year to build.
February 7, 1988 |
Camden County College officials are putting together a proposal for developing 23 acres of the college's land in Blackwood for a "business incubator" and an office or industrial park. At a board of trustees meeting Tuesday night, college president Robert Ramsay and Michael Giangiordano, director of the Camden County Economic Development Department, discussed the possibility of leasing to a private developer the land on the east side of Little Gloucester Road next to the campus.
October 3, 1987 |
Plymouth Meeting is soon to be blessed with a sure-fire catalyst for commercial real estate development, a major highway interchange. The Blue Route, or Interstate 476, which will run from Interstate 95 in southern Delaware County to the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Plymouth Meeting, is scheduled to be completed in late 1990. When the eagerly awaited highway opens, Hansen Properties will be ready. Yesterday, the Horsham-based development firm announced plans for a $150 million office park, the most ambitious development yet slated for Plymouth Meeting.