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    • Queen Lane Apartments tower. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

New date set for Queen Lane Apartments implosion

After community outcry, city officials announced a date change for the highly-anticipated demolition of a public-housing high-rise in Germantown.  The Queen Lane Apartments tower, a vacant 16-story building in a residential…

    • Wendy's now has clearance to build a restaurant with a drive-thru at this intersection in Roxborough

Court overturns ZBA ban on proposed Roxborough Wendy's drive-thru

After an appeal, a fast-food restaurant won the highly-contested right to include a drive-thru in their Roxborough building plans. In June, attorneys for developers Anthony and Frank Giovannone presented an appeal…

    • Wendy's Bunting House proposal

ZBA denies drive-thru at proposed Bunting House-site Wendy's, appeal likely

After nearly a year of community based action, the Zoning Board of Adjustment has made their decision: Wendy's can come to Roxborough, but without a drive-thru. According to attorneys associated with…

    • Manayunk Canal

Plans for overhaul of Manayunk Canal boardwalk begin

With construction continuing on nearby Venice Island, local community development leaders are considering various proposals to enhance the Manayunk Canal boardwalk. On Wednesday night, preliminary concepts were presented for the boardwalk,…

    • Roxborough Wendy's

Historic house razed, Roxborough site slated to become a Wendy's fast-food restaurant

After months of speculation, city officials confirmed Wednesday night that developers are seeking to locate a Wendy's fast food restaurant at the site of a demolished historic house. In recent days,…

    • St. Bridget School

Potential conversion of St. Bridget School into apartments gets mixed reaction in East Falls

To mixed reaction, an East Falls Catholic Church announced details regarding the potential sale of its school former building on Monday night. Representatives from St. Bridget Parish announced that two buildings…

    • Ivy Ridge trail

Ivy Ridge Trail project's public input phase wraps up, work expected to begin in 2014

Plans for a multi-use trail from Manayunk to Ivy Ridge are one step closer to fruition. On Wednesday night, project leaders and residents of both Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs gathered…

    • A former Tastykake Baking Company building was demolished to make room for Bakers Square

New Bakers Centre ShopRite brings jobs and healthy food options to surrounding community

On Thursday morning, hundreds of residents from Northwest Philadelphia and neighboring communities were at Bakers Centre to celebrate the grand opening of a new ShopRite. The 71,000 square foot supermarket, operated…

    • Roxborough zoning planning

Roxborough residents consider proposals for new remapping plan

With an eye toward sensible and sustainable growth, city planners met with Roxborough residents on Monday to consider possible zoning remapping for sections of their neighborhood. As presented by officials from…

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