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    • 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…

    • 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…

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…

    • 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…

    • Construction work is planned right up to the curb line, making temporary sidewalks impossible

Dilworth Plaza disrupts pedestrian traffic while promising to improve pedestrian experience

The construction around Dilworth Plaza is creating a no-pain, no-gain situation for pedestrians trying to walk through and around City Hall.  The barriers surrounding the Dilworth construction site block east-west access…

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    • Hunting Park revitalization plan gets city's endorsement

Hunting Park revitalization plan gets city's endorsement

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A community-based plan for commercial area revitalization in Hunting Park now has the city's endorsement, as the Planning Commission voted this week to accept the…

    • This rendering shows construction plans for Merrick Hall from the main front porch perspective. (Courtesy of Jacob Swyper)

Zoning board delays vote on Northern Children's Services expansion project by two weeks

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is now considering plans for a $4.2 million project at Northern Children's Services in Roxborough that would significantly expand housing for homeless mothers…

    • Capt. Joel Dales gives a briefing on potential security issues and police response at the planned store. (Amy Z. Quinn)

A 'yes' vote for Bottom Dollar Food project, and a look at other Washington Lane plans

Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA proposal for a new Bottom Dollar Food store near the Washington Lane SEPTA station will go forward to the city zoning board with the endorsement…

    • Work officially begins on 149-unit apartment complex near Ivy Ridge train station

Work officially begins on 149-unit apartment complex near Ivy Ridge train station

Talk about timing: A few minutes before officials gathered Friday to break ground on a new apartment complex called The Station at Manayunk, the SEPTA train that inspired the project rolled…

    • Eastwick residents at the city council hearing on flooding in their community

City says feds need to build earthen berm to provide flooding relief in Eastwick, and 722 apartments won't make it worse

Flooding in Eastwick is a very real problem, but it would not be made worse by a proposed 722-unit apartment complex, the Philadelphia water commissioner and the deputy mayor who oversees…

    • Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

In a press conference Wednesday morning, City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report detailing rampant non-compliance with city codes on construction sites in North Central Philadelphia. He said that poor and…

    • The Transit Village as once imagined. (Image by Piatt Associates)

A major transformation for Mt. Airy Transit Village plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs planning continues for a possible Bottom Dollar Food supermarket at Chew Avenue and Washington Lane, a question routinely emerges: Is that part of the…

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