Friday, June 21, 2013

JKR Family Fun Day MMXIII

Tim here - This past Wednesday (6/19) marked the first Annual JKR Family fun day.  Tram Fun did an excellent job organizing and hosting this fun day of games, activities and barbecuing in Philly's Fairmount Park West.  There was a great turnout of both staff and their families, and we hope this will be the first of many great Family Fun Days.

The office grill performed admirably on its first day of work.

The bubbles entertained Sean for hours. 

2nd Floor once again proves its superiority.

Burgers are always better when battered in beer.

Chris and David Urffer, u-r-f-f-e-r.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Southstar Update

Elevator shaft going up
looking East: steel going in
Things are moving along at our Southstar Lofts construction site at the corner of Broad and South Streets in the city.  After a few weeks of digging and hundreds and hundreds of truckloads of dirt, we're finally seeing this baby peeking it's head out of the ground. Steel arrived Friday and a lot of it is already in place.  Block walls at the eastern end of the site have broken the surface, and the elevator shaft is up to the second floor.  Five more floors to go!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Anthony Wayne II, Subsidized Senior Housing

TWayne awaiting his brick, hardie board, and stucco exterior
3rd floor unit view
View from the 4th floor corner unit 
Glenn, Tiffany, Lauren, and Laura have been working on a 46-unit apartment building that will provide subsidized housing for seniors in the Grays Ferry Area.  Anthony Wayne II neighbors Anthony Wayne I, which JKRP previously renovated.  Construction is well underway on TWayne (as we’ve affectionately nicknamed it), despite some acts of trespassing, vandalism, and theft.  TWayne has 1 and 2 bedroom units, as well as two community rooms and a number of communal sitting areas.  The large window systems that have been installed will give these seniors plenty of light and nice views of the Center City skyline, as well as nearby fields.