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King of Jeans plans, new and improved

Now we’re talking.

Max Glass, developer of the upcoming apartments in the King of Jeans building, has released an updated rendering for his project.

If only the substation next door looked so nice

The building’s elements would remain the same: nine apartments, retail on the first floor, offices on the second, an elevator and a roof deck. But in the last proposal, Glass essentially would have built up a floor and punched holes in the existing facade to make windows. Now, Glass says he’s tearing the whole thing down to start from scratch. It’s an improvement over the last version…

… which was already a huge step up from the current form:

Glass says he hasn’t determined a start date for construction. His zoning hearing is tomorrow at 2 p.m. at 1515 Arch St., 18th Floor.

He also hasn’t figured out yet what to do with the sign. We passed along your ideas — which ranged from the pragmatic to the bizarre — and got this response:

“Great ideas, and funny,” Glass said. “I’ve gotta focus on the project — actually getting it done — then I can figure out how to save the sign.”

There’s still time. Meanwhile, the most popular response to our poll among readers who responded to our survey was that someone should open a bar, name it King of Jeans and use the sign inside and outside. So, anyone looking to open a big-ass bar around here?



One Response to King of Jeans plans, new and improved

  1. Anonymous January 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Keep your eyes on that substation–artwork is coming to the windows.

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