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Agreement reached for development of Mormon Temple

PhillyClout reports that the City has struck an agreement for the development of the new Mormon Temple at 1701 Vine Street, which it will announce at 3:30 p.m., Monday. Be sure…

Developer says he was unfairly dropped from Family Court project, owed fees

The Inquirer reports that lawyers for Donald Pulver, the developer involved with the construction of the Family Court building, say that Pulver has been unfairly dropped from the project and is…

Casino-Free Philadelphia's alternate waterfront development mural

Casino-Free Philadelphia is creating a community mural depicting the waterfront as the activists would have it developed. Help the group create the mural at Frankford Avenue First Friday, August 6,…

With lay-offs the norm, Philly construction companies prepare for ramp-up

Skanska USA Building Inc., a Blue Bell-based construction firm is making hires and making moves as it prepares for what it hopes is a building boom. Though the industry has seen…

Frankford park association says resident to blame for damaged trees

The Friends of Overington, a group of residents that have helped revive the Frankford neighborhood's Overington Park, say that a careless resident is reponsible for damage to 28 new trees planted…

Weekly Press: Old Provident Mutual Life ideal for Family Court?

Vice President at Renaissance Properties Stanley Taraila suggests that the Old Provident Mutual Life Building on 46th and Market Streets would make a great alternative for the future of Family Court's…

New student housing projects at Temple going up fast

The Inky's Joe DiStefano reports that the streets surrounding Temple University are being transformed with an influx of new student housing projects, financed not by banks, but by speciality real estate…

Saffron: Caring for city's parks is serious business

The Inquirer's Inga Saffron writes that the city's parks, which rely heavily on support from neighborhood benefactors who are struggling because of the weak economy, need a financial transformation. "Philadelphia's operating…

"Golden Block" getting repaved and repainted in $3.8 million revitalization project

The "Golden Block," sidewalks along Fifth Street between Lehigh and Allegheny Avenues, will be repaved and repainted gold, the Inquirer's Vanessa Martinez reports. The $3.8 million revitilization project, 10 years…

Weekly Press attends Save Our Sites waterfront tour

The publication attended last week's Save Our Sites preservation group waterfront tour, a historical look at the Delaware shoreline's legacy before I-95 and Delaware Avenue bled into it "an endless…

City gets first of 55,000 LED traffic light bulbs

The University City Review reports on the first of 55,000 energy efficient LED bulbs that will be installed in green and yellow traffic lights in Philadelphia. The installations were paid for…

Divergent views on how city and developers do business together

In an op-ed published by the Inquirer Tuesday, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Terry Gillen wrote that the agency's legal standards strive for fairness for all developers. After listing the…

Old City District names new executive director

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Graham Copeland, who served as executive director of Highland Park's Main Street Downtown revitilization program, will takeover operations at Old City District. Read the full…

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission seeks public opinion for 2012 preservation plan

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is seeking public opinion via a public survey to help it draft a comprehensive statewide preservation plan, according to a press release. The preservation plan…

Fairmount CDC redesigns webpage

The Fairmount Community Development Corporation has redesigned its website according to an announcement in its monthly email newsletter. Aside from a graphical overhaul, the redesign includes updated information and expanded…

SEPTA and DRPA lose $5.7 million in earmarked federal funding

Because of stalled projects, two regional transit agencies will lose $5.7 million in federal funding, the Inquirer reports. SEPTA will lose $3.9 million of earmarked federal funding for the proposed…

Committee of Seventy: Halt Family Court project

The Committee of Seventy urged Governor Ed Rendell in an editorial to halt the release of $200 million for the redevelopment of the Family Court building at 15th and Arch Streets…

Potentially historic Center City barbershop becomes center of debate at zoning meeting

Renovations to a historic Center City barbershop became the hot button issue at the Center City Resident Association zoning meeting last Tuesday, the Weekly Press reports. As representatives of Norman…

Community media coverage of Green2015

NEastPhilly, an independent news site and partner of Metro writes that communites in the Northeast hoping to compliment Pennypack Park attended the fifth of six Green2015 meetings last week, events…

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