You are viewing 58 articles with the tag Society Hill by the author Kellie Patrick Gates

    • The Ritz Five, with Society Hill Towers in the background, from Google Earth

Ritz Five could be replaced with a fancier theater with more screens - and multiple stories of apartments on top

The Ritz Five Theater in Society Hill may be upgraded and expanded into a mixed use development, including a multi-story apartment building.The theater is a Landmark Theaters property, but Mosaic…

    • Society Hill residents opposing a zoning variance for condo development say it's about shadows and privacy, not parking

Society Hill residents opposing a zoning variance for condo development say it's about shadows and privacy, not parking

The issues leading some Lombard Street and Pine Street neighbors to object to the zoning relief Toll Brothers needs to build a Society Hill condo project have little or nothing to…

    • Front Street view

Toll Brothers condo project for New Market set for ZBA appeal on height, but much of the testimony is expected to concern parking

The Wednesday Zoning Board appeal related to Toll Brother's proposed condominium project at 410 S. Front St. stems from Toll's plan to build 33 feet higher and two stories taller (counting…

    • The updated facade of Toll Brothers' proposed Society Hill condos.

Toll Brothers gets support of Society Hill Civic board for its proposed condo building on the former NewMarket site

Toll Brothers' proposed 69-unit, 68-foot tall condo development at 401 Front St. -  the former NewMarket site - got the support of the Society Hill Civic Association's board Monday night.The…

    • Toll Brothers rendering

Toll Brothers hopes to begin construction on a 69-unit, gated condo building at the former New Market site in 2013

Horsham-based Toll Brothers hopes to replace the large hole at 410 S. Front St. in Society Hill with a 69-unit, 68-foot-tall, gated condominium with 108 underground parking spaces.That 410 S.…

    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • Church wall

Work yet to resume on sidewalk project in Society Hill and beyond; new design means a new contractor agreement

While Society Hill Civic and the city agreed last fall on an ADA-compliant sidewalk ramp design that was sensitive to historic surroundings, work on the project has yet to resume.The…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Stamper Square core drilling / Ashley Hahn

Condominiums proposed for Stamper Square site

Toll Brothers wants to build a 70-unit, low-rise condominium on the site of the failed NewMarket development in Society Hill.The location, between Pine and Lombard streets, near Head House Square,…

    • UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

Society Hill Civic Association and the city have reached an agreement that the association says will allow new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and related work to be completed without detracting from the…

Society Hill sidewalk dispute nearing a resolution

The Society Hill sidewalk project that stopped this spring when Society Hill Civic raised concerns the work was detracting from the historic fabric of their neighborhood may soon gear up again.…

    • Priorities

Riverfront vision comes to life

The evolution of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront will spread outward from four areas containing pockets of land already in the city's control, those assembling the document that will guide the changes…

    • 3rd and Delancey cheek wall

Historic review of ADA sidewalk ramp project has begun

It is not possible to bring sidewalks up to ADA accessibility standards without using any of the short, foundation-hugging structures called cheek walls that critics worry could detract from the historic…

Planning Commission gives nod to medical office tower atop garage at 8th and Walnut

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission this week gave its approval to two zoning bills that would allow a medical office tower to rise from a parking garage at 8th and Walnut…

    • A cheekwall
    • Church wall

ADA sidewalk ramp project raises historic preservation concerns in Society Hill

A city transportation official says work has been stopped on portions of a sidewalk improvement project that critics say threatens the historic fabric of Society Hill.The work in question relates…

    • Delaware Powerplant

DRWC outlines public realm improvement plans

More details about the plans for public space along the Central Delaware Waterfront emerged at Friday morning's meet up of the  Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.The revocation of Foxwoods Casino's license…

    • Gaming Board revokes Foxwoods' license

Gaming Board revokes Foxwoods' license

Despite the assertions of attorneys for Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners and Caesars that good progress had been made toward nailing down financing and partnership agreements for the long-awaited and often-stalled…

    • photo credit Jenna Winegar, photo illustration PlanPhilly

How bill on I-95 condemnation corridor came to be

Pending city council legislation that would allow owners of the typical, one-dimensional billboards set to be removed for the I-95 expansion to replace them with flashier, double-sided, electronic signs was not…

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