Northeast and Southwest corners of 38th and Market Streets
|That's a lot of fucking parking.|
No special history about these asphalt oceans... one side had some small commercial buildings and rowhomes, the other had a lumberyard.
|Northeast Corner 1948.|
|Southwest corner in the same year. Much better than an empty lot.|
The University City Science Center, a massive science office park complex, has owned the southwest lot since 1983 and the northeast lot since 2000. The Science Center intends to put big-ass buildings on these lots, but need some big science-related companies to move in and do it. These huge lots are both Keystone Opportunity Zones and Keystone Innovation Zones. Anyone who wants to build on them can do it MOTHERFUCKING TAX FREE and they are zoned for mucho mucho square footage. Any scientists reading this? Move your shit here!!!
In 2004, a University City Science Center Master Plan was developed by the urban planning firm Jerde that would turn the office complex into an exciting mixed-use megaplex. Some of the buildings in the plan did actually end up getting built, but not as cool-looking as they were in the renderings.
|Wow, look at all that shit. The lots in question would be covered by those yellow buildings in the upper left.|
|Not quite as interesting.|