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    • Courtesy of Greg Heller

On the Record: Q&A with Greg Heller, director of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

Last month, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority selected Greg Heller, an author and community development professional, to serve as its executive director. Heller takes over for Brian Abernathy, who left the PRA…

    • Triangle Park at 601 Christian Street was fenced by its owner, Stuart Schlaffman, last week.

Zoning board rejects apartment proposal at 6th & Christian

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted on Wednesday to deny a developer’s proposal to build a four-story apartment building and restaurant on a vacant triangle of land at 6th and Christian…

    • Nichole Hines Townhomes | Women's Community Revitalization Project

Nutter leaves $13 million for affordable-housing projects on his way out the door

On New Year’s Eve, former Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the city had promised $13.4 million in grants for eight projects that will create or preserve 388 units of affordable housing.…

    • First African Baptist, 2015

Developers buy First African Baptist Church, plan to preserve it

A group of developers has purchased First African Baptist Church at 16th and Christian streets in South Philadelphia with plans to stabilize and preserve the building, which was added to the…

    • Allegheny Avenue | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

Kenney to focus development on commercial corridors beyond Center City

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said on Wednesday morning that the focus of his administration’s economic development policy will be on neighborhood commercial corridors outside of Center City. “It’s a simple fact that…

    • Abigail Vare Elementary School

Maryland developers see opportunity in Philly's institutional shells

A group of real estate investors from Bethesda, Maryland, are betting big on Philadelphia schools—the closed ones, anyway. In the next few months, Concordia Group expects to close on a deal…

    • Logan Triangle - Photo courtesy of Logan CDC

While PRA seeks redevelopment of Logan Triangle, some residents have a vision of their own

Playgrounds, soccer fields, orchards, greenhouses, flower beds, compost piles, a free health clinic and 300 solar-powered cottages for veterans and former inmates, all on 40 acres of undeveloped land in a…

    • Bok High School sold for $1.75 million

Dreaming big, developer closes the deal on former South Philly tech school

Scout Ltd. now officially owns Bok Technical School, a massive city block of a building at 9th and Mifflin in South Philly. Lindsey Scannapieco said she had closed the deal on…

    • Blumberg Apartments | Nathaniel Hamilton, for NewsWorks

Committee approves Housing Authority plan to acquire 1,300 North Philly properties

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a plan on Tuesday that would allow the Philadelphia Housing Authority to acquire 1,300 properties in the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding the Norman Blumberg Apartments,…

    • Tacony's

Advocates seek local funding of Storefront Improvement Program

In neighborhoods across Philadelphia, the Commerce Department administers a small program that helps business owners on commercial corridors make improvements to their storefronts—painting, brickwork, new signs and awnings and other small…

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