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The revamped Germantown Special Services District has been called to order

The new chairman of the Germantown Special Services District would like you to know that he's heard all the stories, the tales of meddling and mismanagement and political manipulation that brought…

    • Germantown Special Services District

Revamped Germantown Special Services District to hold first official meeting Tuesday

With a new board of directors chosen and City Council's approval, the revived Germantown Special Services District has most of its pieces in place, and will hold its first official meeting…

    • Ridge Flats rendering

In East Falls, Ridge Flats plan moving forward as former DVHS property goes up for sale June 21, 2013

The long-in-the-works plans for local green developer Onion Flats' mixed-use project in East Falls are moving toward an official city review, with an equity partner and some minor design changes. Meanwhile,…

    • Ivy Ridge demolition

Asbestos halts demolition at former Ivy Ridge nursing home site

Demolition of the former Ivy Ridge Personal Care Center got underway earlier this month, but stopped abruptly after a city site inspection found asbestos on the site. Several pieces of heavy…

    • Girard College

Parents, students, alumni planning Girard College protest

Saying the voices of students and their families are not being heard, parents of Girard College students faced with the prospect of losing their school and home are planning to rally…

    • Wayne Junction plans

Plans for Wayne Junction industrial conversion altered after neighbors' input

Plans to convert an empty industrial site near Wayne Junction are changing in response to questions and concerns expressed by community members, the project's attorney said. Robert A. Rosin, who represents…

    • this highlighted map is a draft of the proposed national historic district area for roxborough and manayunk photo courtesy of bob spear

Which historic sites in Roxborough would you preserve?

Historic preservation experts came to Roxborough this week with a wealth of information about forming a National Historic District, but their biggest piece of advice was the most basic: Look around.…

    • Wayne Junction factory conversion

Plans to convert shuttered Wayne Junction factory into daycare leave neighbors concerned

Neighbors near Wayne Junction want more information from a property owner looking to convert a long-empty factory building into a daycare center and housing units. Peer Investments is seeking a zoning…

    • Queen Lane Apartments

Dissension arises among Germantown neighbors at Potter's Field meeting

If all went according to the Philadelphia Housing Authority's plan to replace the Queen Lane Apartments, residents could have been moving into the 55 new low-rise units this summer. But, as…

    • Bunting House demo on Ridge Avenue.

Wednesday meeting to address proposed historic district designation for Roxborough and Manayunk

With a city Planning Commission effort already underway to manage future development in historic Roxborough neighborhoods, another grassroots mission -- this one meant to preserve historic properties in the first place…

    • Two students knocked down the front door of 2006 Wingohocking St. to signify the start of the second sustainable rehab project

Nicetown building project kicks off with demolition pep-rally event

The latest step in a unique building project in Nicetown will involve a 350-year-old French company, about 120 alternative high-school students and two long-vacant houses on Wingohocking Street. Also in that…

    • The trail south of Ivy Ridge station is closed to the general public. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Ivy Ridge Trail planners identify four locations to finalize design plans for by May

With planning and design work well underway and most funding in hand, construction work on a park and trail path across the iconic Manayunk train bridge could begin by the end…

    • nwschool

From Portland, cues for Philly school-building reuse

The halls of Portland's Kennedy School are alive with faces. Former students peer down from class photos, and alumni smile from newspaper clippings mounted along corridors leading to the principal's office…

    • Restaurant Depot

Manayunk's Restaurant Depot to nearly double in size at new Bakers Centre site

"We sell to a lot of delicatessens. You have delicatessens in Philly, right?" Larry Cohen, the chief operating officer of Restaurant Depot, is describing his typical customer -- the corner pizza…

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OARC, commonwealth discuss possible settlement

The Ogontz Area Revitalization Corporation and Corbett administration budget officials are in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by the housing and community action agency over a state investigation. Read more…

    • Queen Lane Apartments tower. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

No human remains found at Potter's Field site, final PHA decision pending

No human remains were found during an archaeological dig at the site of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Queen Lane Apartments, where an 18th-century Potter's Field burial ground also once existed. Hand-sifting…

    • Construction has begun on the new Planet Fitness gym in Roxborough. (Megan Pinto)

New gym shaping up at former Ridge Avenue car dealership site

Things may have got off to a slower-than-expected start for a new Planet Fitness gym at a long-vacant former car dealership in the heart of Roxborough's business district, but work is…

    • 5357 Knox St. in Germantown

Germantown's spite-blight case finally comes to a legal end

The city's latest legal case against the elderly owner of a Germantown home involved in a long-running dispute with neighbors came to a quiet end in court, but not a lot…

    • Philly Office Retail will buy the property for $435,000 and lease the campus to the school for at least 10 years, starting in 2014. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Waldorf School's move to historic Germantown church property gets zoning-board support

Plans to move the Waldorf School of Philadelphia to a long-empty historic Germantown church property are moving ahead with support from local groups and an OK from the zoning board. It…

    • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation

State AG's office seeks OARC lawsuit dismissal

The state Attorney General's office, on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett and administration budget and economic development officials, is seeking to have a lawsuit filed against them by the Ogontz Avenue…

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