MacLaren • Talone • Townsend in the News: 2nd Residential Tower Planned at East Market Development Site
Team member Andrew Townsend was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article published August 24, 2016. A second residential tower is being planned at a development site at an East Market project in Center City, which will have an impact on the area. Currently a quiet-after-dark neighborhood, the planned residential tower will aim to turn it into a lively community of businesses, shops and homes.
“I think the highest and best use for that location is some sort of mixed-use over retail, which is what they’re doing,” said Townsend – Vice President of Investments at Marcus & Millichap. He went on to say that an office tower at the site would have been more difficult, because such projects generally require an anchor tenant to be in place before construction can begin.