You are viewing 30 articles with the tag Upper Northwest by the author Holly Otterbein

    • Bob Kaufman, Ken Weinstein, and Josh Romalis talk at an open house earlier this week. (Photo by Erica Hawthorne)

Philly Office Retail opens new offices in Mt. Airy

Philly Office Retail, a Germantown-based real estate company, is growing its operations. On Monday, it officially opened a new office, which is located at 6825 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. Though…

    • Preservation plan may be amended for Green Woods Charter School

Preservation plan may be amended for Green Woods Charter School

The owner of an early-century Chestnut Hill mansion is looking to amend its conservation easements, which permanently protect the property from development, in order to make way for a school. In…

    • Jane Golden, founder of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, says project will be vehicle for economic and community development

Mural Arts Program launches public art project in Manayunk

The Mural Arts Program has chosen Manayunk as a "public arts district," where a large amount of works, which could include murals, light and sound More »

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Fresh Grocer closing on Chelten; Save-A-Lot opening amid many concerns

Sometime in the next couple weeks, Fresh Grocer on Chelten Avenue and Pulaski Street will shut its doors. The store's spokesperson, Carlie Stross, declined to say what would become of the…

    • Center in the Park. (Patrick Cobbs/for NewsWorks)

New grant will help seniors get wired on coffee and Internet

If your Granny from the Northwest doesn’t know how to check email, she could soon. Center in the Park, a Germantown-based senior center, has won a $50,000 grant from the city’s…

    • Plans are in the works to add a playground to Inn Yard Park on Ridge Avenue in East Falls. (Megan Pinto)

Playground plans swing into full gear at Inn Yard Park

This week, two mothers announced that they've secured more than $100,000 from Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.'s office in order to build a playground at Inn More »

    • The Fox Gun Factory across the street from Stenton Mansion is being demolished by the city. (Matt Satullo/for Newsworks)

Historic warehouse near Stenton Mansion finally comes down

An eyesore across the street from one of the oldest historic homes in Philadelphia will soon be nothing but dust. Neighbors say the hulking warehouse at 18th and Courtland streets in…

    • The Transit Village as it would look from the corner of Chew Avenue and East Washington Lane. (Image by Piatt Associates)

Mayor to announce additional funding for Mt. Airy Transit Village

A proposed "transit village" alongside the Washington Lane Regional Rail station just got one step closer to fruition. The mixed-use, mixed-income development headed by Mt. Airy, USA has won a $100,000…

    • nterim Executive Director Karen Forbes and Board President John Howard at the Schuylkill Center in Roxborough

Schuylkill Center protections not strong enough for some

Eleanor Smith Morris, the daughter of the woman who gave the Schuylkill Center most of its land, is joining a small group of conservationists opposed More »

    • Maura McCarthy, executive director of the FOW, and Kevin Groves, volunteer coordinator, look at a map of the Wissahickon

Wissahickon Valley Park improvement projects under way

This week, the city's Department of Parks Recreation began repairing a gully along the Wissahickon Creek, in hopes of curbing stormwater runoff, erosion and the death of several trees. It's one…

    • The Hunting Park West industrial area. (Image from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission)

Roxborough and Hunting Park West industrial zones, they are a-changing

In a January city Planning Commission meeting, John Grady, the senior vice president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation made a claim that might stun some: Philly, he said, is not…

    • Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno wants to build a literary arts center in Mt. Airy.

Knight Arts Challenge's shortlist includes plan for literary arts center in NW Philly

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's plan to open a literary arts center in Mt. Airy, though itself a rosy idea, sprouted from unspeakable tragedy. In 2003, Bonanno's daughter, Leidy, a 21-year-old, ...  …

    • The MDC will start looking into ways to connect the Manayunk Canal and Towpath to Pretzel Park and historic Main Street.

Connecting community assets in Manayunk

In Garrett Elwood's estimation, Manayunk is a little disconnected. Not from the outside world, that is — but from itself. "Pretzel Park feels detached from Main More »

    • Meg Greenfield is the chairwoman of the EFCC's zoning and land use committee. (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

Redlined zoning code draft proposes more changes

The Zoning Code Commission is currently undergoing the Herculean task of rewriting the city's zoning code for the first time in nearly 50 years, and last month, it released its redlined…

    • The 3400 block of Conrad Street in East Falls (Holly Otterbein of PlanPhilly/For NewsWorks)

EFCC meeting highlights need for city rezoning

At a recent East Falls Community Council meeting, it became clear why the government needs to rezone several parts of the city. On Wednesday, the EFCC More »

    • City funds for proposed dialysis center still in limbo

City funds for proposed dialysis center still in limbo

At a City Council hearing last month on a proposed dialysis center in Chestnut Hill, Paul Deegan, the senior vice president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), testified that the…

    • Girls' group home won't return

Girls' group home won't return

A group home for girls, which was once located on 6612 N. 12th Street, won't be coming back to Oak Lane. Last week, the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), a nonprofit that…

    • Historic face-lift in Blue Bell Hill

Historic face-lift in Blue Bell Hill

As you’re waxing up the snowboard or dusting off your floppy flyer, you may have noticed construction going on at the top of Tommy’s Hill. More »

    • Historic Wissahickon building gets new tenant

Historic Wissahickon building gets new tenant

After searching for 10 years, the Fairmount Park Historic Foundation Trust has finally found a tenant for Glen Fern, an 18th-century stone house alongside Wissahickon Creek. The Trust signed a lease…

    • (Photo: Jimmy Viola/For NewsWorks)

Zoning: Oak Lane Diner illegal

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission declined to take action on a bill legalizing Oak Lane Diner, which was built without a permit. It was the second bill of its…

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