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    • First African Baptist, 2015

Committee recommends historic protection for First African Baptist

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission has recommended that the embattled First African Baptist Church at 16th and Christian streets in South Philadelphia qualifies as a historically significant building and…

    • A rendering shows Eimer Architecture’s design for the new tower on the site of the old Boyd Theatre.

Committee rejects plans for Boyd Theatre replacement

The room erupted in applause on Tuesday after the Architecture Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted to reject the plans for a proposed apartment tower that would replace the historic…

    • Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

Dilworth House can be partly demolished, Court says

It’s been almost eight years since the Philadelphia Historical Commission ruled that the owners of the Dilworth House on Washington Square could remove a portion of the building and replace it…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Mansion at 40th and Pine goes before Historical Commission again

Last week, the financial hardship committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted to approve a request from the University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss to amend its May 2012 approval…

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Historical Commission approves plans for 40th and Pine

On Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously voted to approve a proposal to redevelop the embattled historic property at 40th and Pine streets. The vote was a confirmation of the Commission’s…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New proposal at historic 40th and Pine property won't end litigation

As first reported by The Daily Pennsylvanian, developer Jonathan Weiss met with Spruce Hill Community Association this week to present a new proposal for 400 S. 40th Street, the historic…

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Church of the Assumption: What happens now?

The years-long fight to preserve the Church of the Assumption, a historic building once owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at 12th and Spring Garden streets in Philadelphia, has come to…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

40th & Pine zoning case goes to Court of Common Pleas

Update: Oral arguments in the appeal of zoning variances for 400 S. 40th St., before the Court of Common Pleas, have been postponed until 2014, according to attorney Paul Boni. PlanPhilly…

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Commonwealth Court to rule on Church of the Assumption

Last week, attorneys for the City and for Callowhill Neighborhood Association made arguments before a panel of Commonwealth Court judges in the ongoing battle over the Church of the Assumption, a…

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Hardship designation at 40th & Pine confirmed by split L&I Review Board

The Board of L&I Review tacitly affirmed the Historical Commission’s finding of hardship for a historic mansion at 400 S. 40th Street Friday afternoon. The vote was split, with two members…

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Final witnesses called in 40th and Pine hardship case; closing arguments to come

Reports of the impending conclusion of the 40th & Pine hardship case have been greatly exaggerated. By this reporter. Attorneys for the University of Pennsylvania, which owns the building, and for…

    • Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

By a vote of 4-1 Wednesday afternoon, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a handful of variances for developer Jonathan Weiss’s proposed 122-unit apartment building at the corner of 40th and…

    • Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants in the ongoing case of the historic Italianate mansion at the corner of 40th & Pine called their last witness at the Board of L&I Review Tuesday afternoon. The applicants…

    • Paul Boni argues against the demolition of a historic mansion at 40th & Pine

40th & Pine demolition case churns on in a painfully ado, sort of way

On Thursday, November 1st, 2012, in a small room at the top of the City of Philadelphia building, on the corner where the Benjamin Franklin Parkway intersects with 16th and Arch…

    • ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

The University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss sought zoning relief Wednesday afternoon for a proposed five-story, 122-unit, market-rate student housing development at 40th and Pine, where a historic mansion currently…

    • Case of the mansion at 40th & Pine inches forward at L&I Review Board

Case of the mansion at 40th & Pine inches forward at L&I Review Board

At this rate, the Italianate mansion at 40th and Pine may fall down on its own before the University of Pennsylvania can demolish it and build anything new in its place.…

    • Court of Common Pleas reverses L&I Review Board decision on Church of the Assumption

Court of Common Pleas reverses L&I Review Board decision on Church of the Assumption

Court of Common Pleas Judge Idee C. Fox ruled on Tuesday that the Board of L&I Review was wrong to overturn the Historical Commission’s decision to grant the owners of the…

    • Historic Italianate mansion in question

Planning Commission supports new project at 40th and Pine, while appeal of existing property's demolition continues

For Jonathan Weiss, the developer of a proposed five-story student-housing project at 40th and Pine streets, the day’s news was a mixed bag. The proposal would require the demolition of a…

    • L&I review board delays decision on demolition of historic mansion

L&I review board delays decision on demolition of historic mansion

The Board of License and Inspection Review cut short a hearing Tuesday afternoon of an appeal of the Historical Commission’s decision to approve the demolition of a historically designated Italianate mansion…

    • An Overbrook Farms home. Image by Alan Jaffe.

Updated: Overbrook Farms residents differ on historic designation

Update: After requesting a delay on the vote to designate Overbrook Farms historic last year, Councilman Jones has told PlanPhilly he is opposed to the designation.  "When we start talking about…

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