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    • Amy Carolla owns Balance Chestnut Hill. She opened her business in Aug. 2008 / Brad Larrison for Newsworks

Independent gyms in Northwest Philly adapt to competition from big-box fitness chains

As physical workouts become a regular part of our lives, gym chains have become a regular part of our neighborhood landscapes. Big-gym franchises are nearly as ubiquitous as fast-food restaurants —…

    • Tree trash
Eyes on the Street

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • 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…

    • Wissahickon East Project
Eyes on the Street

Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

    • Copperwood Estate

Conservative institute withdraws variance application for Copperwood estate

Plans by a conservative nonprofit to transform one of Chestnut Hill's most esteemed mansions into a school and student residence have been withdrawn because of neighbors' objections. The John Jay Institute,…

    • Magarity Ford

Construction to begin within a month on former Magarity site in Chestnut Hill

Two years after Chestnut Hill residents and Bowman Properties began the fight over what would happen at 8200 Germantown – site of the former Magarity Ford – all parties are at…

    • Vanna Venturi House
Eyes on the Street

Caring for the Vanna Venturi House like it's family

It is a rare thing to live in a modern landmark, much less a groundbreaking postmodern masterwork by Robert Venturi, but that’s what Agatha Hughes calls home. Hughes lives in the…

    • tulpehocken station

Look Up! Train station welcomed residents to city’s first garden suburb

The Tulpehocken Station has been restored, but awaits a new occupant to serve commuters and visitors to Germantown.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural…

    • HUD division director Monica Hawkins led an October meeting about the project.

PHA's Queen Lane Apartments plan gets city zoning-board approval

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The Philadelphia Housing Authority's plans to replace the Queen Lane Apartments with new housing in Germantown got the go-ahead from the city zoning board on…

    • The space is being revamped to 'complement' existing and forthcoming gourmet food options. (Photo courtesy of Morrissey Design)

Farmer's Market overhaul gets underway as Chestnut Hill's gourmet food scene prepares to expand

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksConstruction work hasn't even begun yet on Bowman Properties' project at 8200 Germantown Ave., and the grocery store-retail-condo plan is already having an effect on…

    • Developer Ken Weinstein led NewsWorks on a tour of what will soon be the Lofts @ Kendrick Mill. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Taking a look inside the $400K project to refurbish Kendrick Mill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe ongoing re-do of a 1919 former mill building at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Pastorious Street isn't the usual type of project for…

    • Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Blumenfeld acquires Divine Lorraine | Council shrinking stream buffers | Great Chestnut Hill | Construction violations | Vote without ID

Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning,…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

    • The back of this building will feature a roof deck. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Greene Street Consignment building expansion approved

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPlans for a building expansion at Greene Street Consignment can move ahead, the city zoning board has ruled. The ZBA voted to grant needed variances…

    • The building owner of Greene Street Consignment wants to expand the building in the back. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Greene Street Consignment building expansion now before the Philadelphia Zoning Board

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is considering variance applications that would allow an expansion at Greene Street Consignment in Chestnut Hill. Gary Smith, attorney for building owner…

    • A courtyard is shared by the condominiums.

Look Up! A light Eyre design in Chestnut Hill

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • As Philadelphia overhauls its zoning process, neighborhood groups could lose influence over what gets built nearby

Northwest civics preparing for new community zoning review, CHCA will testify at Tuesday hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Representatives of at least one Northwest civic group are planning to appear at a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, for a discussion of the community…

    • Isaac Lucas points out improvements he'd like to see on Maplewood Mall. (Amy Z. Quinn)

Central Germantown Beautification meeting focuses on metal grates, parking, potential rebirth

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs Germantown residents gathered Thursday night to pore over proposed improvements to the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor, one of its major problems stared them right…

    • GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThere are a couple of important things to know about Ernie Freeman, who will chair Germantown Community Connection's new Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee…

    • The new zoning code is designed to streamline the process for developers. It could result in less influence for community groups

Chestnut Hill Community Association expects big changes for how projects are reviewed

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With implementation of Philadelphia's new zoning code only a few months away, members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association are still trying to reconcile how…

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