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$1.7 billion in real estate projects in University City, report says

According to a new report by University City District, development is strong in the neighborhood, including $1.7 billion in real estate projects, Drexel student newspaper The Triangle reports. The report…

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…

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…

"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…

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…

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…

Bella Vista townhouse developers present at neighborhood meeting in anticipation of ZBA

Developer Mark Shaw and architecture firm Amburn and Jarosinski presented plans Tuesday at the Bella Vista Town Watch Zoning Committee for 38 townhouse residences to be built where a large parking…

City Council pushes back against aggressive Redevelopment Authority

There's tension between City Council and Philadelphia's Redevelopment Authority, the Inquirer's Jennifer Lin reports. Under Mayor Nutter, RDA has moved on deals with renovators without alerting Council, which was given…

Green Jobs Philly: Brownfields 2011 seeks ideas for land clean-up conference sessions

Brownfields 2011, a conference about sustainable communities, clean-up and revilization, is coming to Philadelphia in April 2011. Conference organizers are taking submissions for sessions. Deadline is July 30.

Metropolis: Ten block stretch of South Street storefronts has 16 percent vacancy rate

According to public affairs news reporting site Metropolis, South Street has seen better times. The district, from Front Street to 11th Street and Lombard to Bainbridge, has 38 vacant…

UC Review: Baltimore Ave. business owners question L&I reps about outdoor seating

Baltimore Avenue business owners met with L&I representatives for an information session about a series of city inspections to take place on the corridor through the end of July. Though the…

Weekly Press: Like Detroit, paint the town orange

In Detroit, city advocacy groups paint forgotten and potentially dangerous abandoned houses a bright coat of orange to attract city officials' attention. Contributing Editor Thom Nickels considers the same for the…

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