Redevelopment of 250 College Avenue
December 18, 2019
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development
Office of Neighborhood Engagement
See below for notes from the May 20, 2019 public meeting regarding resident priorities for the redevelopment of 250 College Avenue. You can also view video from the meeting on our YouTube channel.
- Walkable small scale grocery/market
- Mixed use/market
- Not high density housing
- Only 3-4 stories tall
- Architecture style mixed in with look of
- Community Center/Art Center
- Walkability – Parks/and buildings w/ parking
underneath (not entire area covered in parking.
- Urgent care/satellite ER
- Another hospital would be fine
- Housing and neighborhood amenities; small
restaurants, shops, all walkable
- Knit the 600 blocks of Chestnut and Walnut
together with West End Avenue, Long Home.
- Multi-use (highest residential/mixed use
- Multi-story facilities
- High density
- Hospital with ER (written 9 different times)
- Urgent care
- Something that reflects architecture of
neighborhood – Yes!
- Healthy and environmentally friendly spaces
- Medical facility capable of large addiction and
mentally ill intake or affordable housing
- Incorporate green space
- Shelter for the poor
- Mixed use:
health care/ER; Plus affordable housing, retail, commercial offices
- Small scale block: break it up with zoning
- Some greening and landscaping
- Multi-use housing and shops – not chains/no
- Affordable/Market Rate/High Density
- Health services (especially children)
- Education (medical school?)
- Affordable housing
- Senior living/care
- Restaurant, apartments, townhouses with alley
behind and driveways, greenery.
- High density residential (maybe 4-5 stories)
- Parking lots need trees and greenery so there is
less runoff – What is there is not suitable.
- Medical services … at the very least an urgent
- Mixed use! Residential for multigenerational
residences, partial business/office/co-working space, some retail. (another
coffee café, etc.) and a boutique hotel.
- Mixed use
- Functional green space
- Trees – good landscaping
- Attractive, human scale public spaces
- Housing for the poorest in addition to
- Less traffic
- High density residential. See
Pine Street, Harrisburg
- Community Center
- Give the structure of individual rooms and
bathrooms. This could provide single occupancy housing and very little
WE DON’T WANT
- Large Parking Garage
- Large Shopping Center
- Shopping Center
- Gentrification to cater to the “opulent
- Suburban style strip malls
- Absolutely do not demolish this structure. It
has “good bones” not unlike 101 NQ (Bulova Bldg.)
- Not a shopping center for sure.
- Parking garage
- Taller than 3-4 stories.
- Increased car traffic
- Garish architecture or signage
- Fast food chain/restaurants
- High end business
- High end housing (2)
- Luxury housing
- Additional restaurants/retail, large corporate
- More parking lots
- Anything other than a hospital w/ER
- Not so tall
- Chain drug stores.
- Hospital on site (was underutilized as such)
- Massive parking lot
- High end condos
- Empty site for many years.
- Parking lots need trees and vegetation