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Eyes on the Street

TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for another month. Philly trees are also thinking spring, spreading "arborly…

    • 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…

    • Green Woods Charter School, shown here while still under construction in August, will welcome students starting Tuesday morning. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Green Woods Charter School opens $13.5 million Roxborough location

What had been a brownfield site in Roxborough will begin its new life as a campus devoted to environmental education this week. The ribbon-cutting for the Green Woods Charter School is…

    • Weinstein development projects

Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses plans for NW Philadelphia in 2014

The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does. Weinstein…

    • st tim

Look Up! Roxborough’s remarkable country church

It took 23 years and two architects to complete one of the region’s great High Victorian Gothic buildings.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural…

    • A set of twins behind the bank building was demolished earlier in the year to make way for a parking lot.
Eyes on the Street

Recognizing Roxborough: Is the neighborhood losing its character?

Roxborough has been in the news recently due to new development projects along Ridge Avenue, the main artery of this Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood. In the one mile stretch from Hermit Street…

    • Allison Building

Allison Building project and parklet to enhance Roxborough's Ridge corridor

A century-old building at the heart of the Ridge Avenue commercial corridor will be preserved and renovated next year, and a new adjacent parklet will add some green to the neighborhood.…

    • Former Roxborough pizza joint rife with problems faces demolition

Former Roxborough pizza joint rife with problems faces L&I action

The lettering of the Mia's Pizza sign has been slowly peeling off the side of the building at Rochelle Avenue and Sumac Street for years. The lettering of the Mia’s Pizza…

    • The site of the former Bunting House could soon be a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Battle (on)lines drawn in Roxborough Wendy's proposal

The prospect of a Wendy's restaurant at the site of the former Bunting House in Roxborough is again riling tensions regarding the Ridge Avenue site. City officials confirmed to NewsWorks that…

    • 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,…

    • Standing on his Roxborough deck, Shane Brody points to the radio antennas that have him hearing voices. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Roxborough's antenna farm has some neighbors hearing 'creepy' (but safe) voices

At their home on Harmon Road in Roxborough, Shane and Jocelyn Brody hear voices through the pipes in the basement. In their backyard, Mexican melodies emanate from their neighbor's metal fence.…

    • The new Green Woods Charter School facility, with radio antennae as a backdrop. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Green Woods Charter School, a Roxborough 'landmark' in the making, on track for Jan. opening

They ran into a little more rock in Roxborough than they anticipated, but construction of the new Green Woods Charter School is proceeding on budget, on time and going "wonderfully," according…

    • 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…

    • Kingsley Court

Developer: Asbestos, city permitting process delay Kingsley Court project

An old environmental hazard and a current environment of caution have delayed the razing and redevelopment of one of Roxborough's most infamous properties. Another 800 feet of asbestos material has been…

    • 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…

    • Ivy Ridge demolition

Asbestos halts demolition at former Ivy Ridge nursing home site

Demolition of the former Ivy Ridge Personal Care Center got underway earlier this month, but stopped abruptly after a city site inspection found asbestos on the site. Several pieces of heavy…

    • this highlighted map is a draft of the proposed national historic district area for roxborough and manayunk photo courtesy of bob spear

Which historic sites in Roxborough would you preserve?

Historic preservation experts came to Roxborough this week with a wealth of information about forming a National Historic District, but their biggest piece of advice was the most basic: Look around.…

    • Bunting House demo on Ridge Avenue.

Wednesday meeting to address proposed historic district designation for Roxborough and Manayunk

With a city Planning Commission effort already underway to manage future development in historic Roxborough neighborhoods, another grassroots mission -- this one meant to preserve historic properties in the first place…

    • Construction has begun on the new Planet Fitness gym in Roxborough. (Megan Pinto)

New gym shaping up at former Ridge Avenue car dealership site

Things may have got off to a slower-than-expected start for a new Planet Fitness gym at a long-vacant former car dealership in the heart of Roxborough's business district, but work is…

    • Bunting House demolition
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