Equus Capital plans spec office building

Heather Diemer - Thursday, October 04, 2018
A rendering of 675 E. Swedesford Road - D2 Groups Equus Capital Partners is proposing to develop a five-story, 145,000-square-foot office building at the corner of Swedesford Road and Old Eagle School Road in Tredyffrin that will be a little unconventional. It will be made using mass timber. Not only that, it will be built on speculation with no tenants lined up to fill the space — something seldom done with an office building because of the risk involved with such an undertaking. The idea to use mass timber as one of the main elements in the building came from Equus’ new headquarters at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square. A range of materials were used in the building including reclaimed wood from a project Equus is doing in Reading. D2 Group designed th [Read more] 

Best Bulbs for Fall Planting

Heather Diemer - Thursday, October 04, 2018
Do you like to plan ahead? Fall is a great time for planting ahead, especially spring-flowering bulbs. Bulb planting season starts once your soil temperature reaches about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, you may wonder what am I going to do, take my soils temperature! Well, you don’t have too. There are other ways to gauge when it is the right time for fall bulb planting: Nighttime temperatures average between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit Fall foliage has moved just past its peak Crickets no longer chirp Squirrels are digging as fast as they can Birds start to group and depart The air smells of wood smoke It’s not great to plant too early, but it really isn’t a big deal if you plant your bulbs a little late. O [Read more] 

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