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    • Proposed elevation of Royal Theater's historic South Street facade incorporated into a new building | J Davis Architects

Royal redevelopment clears design hurdle

After 40 years of neglect and several false starts a path is being blazed to demolish South Street’s Royal Theater and replace it with a new mixed-use building that incorporates the…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke addresses the concerns of Francisville residents who fear they will be priced out of their neighborhoods by developers. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Key part of Clarke’s affordable housing gambit appears scuttled by HUD - for now

City Council President Darrell Clarke organized a press conference a year ago in which developers, labor leaders and other elected officials endorsed his initiative to build thousands more affordable homes and…

    • Broad and Washington | Passyunk Post

Blatstein plans at Broad & Washington to get nudge in Council

This may sound ridiculous, but the lot at the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue is the marquee vacant property in South Philadelphia. On Thursday, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson will…

    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

Board approves apartment complex at 43rd and Baltimore

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a 132-unit, mixed-use apartment complex at 43rd and Baltimore, across the street from Clark Park, according to a number of sources. U3 Ventures and…

    • 709 Chestnut | Roseland

Commission approves apartment tower at 7th and Chestnut

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted on Tuesday to approve a 32-story apartment tower on the 700 block of Chestnut Street, following the recommendation of its Architectural Committee. The tower would be…

    • UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

New grant completes financing for Divine Lorraine

Eric Blumenfeld now has all the money he needs to revive the Divine Lorraine, the iconic former hotel that has towered over North Broad Street for years, vacant since 1999, collecting…

    • 2401 Washington rendering

Board approves 113 apartments and shops at 24th and Washington

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a handful of zoning variances for a mixed-use apartment complex at 2401 Washington Avenue, an irregular polygon of a property that’s been sitting vacant…

    • 1300 Fairmount | Cope Linder Architects

New York builders plan grocery store and apartments in Divine Lorraine's backyard

Clues have been popping up for months that something big may be coming to the large, long-vacant, fenced-off lot at 13th and Fairmount, behind the old Divine Lorraine Hotel. This week,…

    • The Architects Building at 17th & Sansom is LEED certified at the Gold level

Council members seek more incentives for green building

Two members of City Council have introduced legislation that would provide height and density bonuses for developers who design buildings to meet certain environmental and energy benchmarks. The bill, introduced by…

    • Kensington

Shift Capital makes the bull case for Kensington redevelopment

Shift Capital is redeveloping properties in Kensington. Not East Kensington, not South Kensington, and not Olde Kensington. Kensington. In the area bounded roughly by Erie Avenue, Kensington Avenue, and G Street, far above…

    • 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…

    • Bills bringing shopping center to 2nd and Allegheny OK’d by Planning Commission

Bills bringing shopping center to 2nd and Allegheny OK’d by Planning Commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved three bills Tuesday afternoon that will allow for the development of a retail shopping center at 2nd Street and Allegheny Avenue in Kensington. All three…

    • Reprieve granted for historic Spring Garden church

Reprieve granted for historic Spring Garden church

Hold the wrecking ball. The Church of the Assumption received a pre-holiday gift Tuesday from the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review, which granted a stay on the demolition permit pulled…

    • Giovannone family said efforts to find a new tenant for the Ridge Ave. Bunting House site had seemingly failed. (Megan Pinto)

Giovannone brothers proceed with Bunting House demo plans while opponents seek injunction

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A court showdown over the fate of Roxborough's historic Bunting House is set for tomorrow, as those trying to save it say they will seek…

    • Attorney Robert Archie, architect Jerry Roller and attorney Allison Levy present plans for 1801 Courtland

Triumph Baptist senior-housing plan approved, but Rev. Hall can't discuss it

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorks A plan by Triumph Baptist Church and Universal Companies to build a senior housing development in Nicetown got city zoning board approval Wednesday, but an…

    • 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…

    • Rev. James Hall is pastor of Triumph Baptist Church, which is one of the project's co-developers. (Triumph Baptist Church)

Controversy lurks as zoning board considers Nicetown affordable senior-housing plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A plan that would see 50 units of affordable senior housing at 18th and Courtland streets in Nicetown will be before the city zoning board…

    • City Avenue district draws 25,000 employees. The study will consider how employers might be able to encourage public transit use

City Avenue Transportation Connectivity Plan opened to public input

The City Avenue Special Services District and Lower Merion Township held the first public workshop to get feedback on the City Avenue Transportation Connectivity Plan – a study that will analyze…

PCPC calls for mixed use commercial development at the Sheet Metal Workers union property

Planning Commissioners voted Tuesday to support a zoning bill that would allow a mixed use commercial development to be built at the Sheet Metal Workers union property at Columbus Boulevard and…

    • 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…

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