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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…

    • Ken Weinstein, developer of the former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus, could soon have a new tenant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Adult daycare likely coming to former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus

An adult daycare center is now on track to become the newest tenant of a five-building complex in southwest Germantown. For-profit Tori's Garden of Eden wants to open the center at…

    • Maplewood Mall

Maplewood Mall redesign selections expected in early April amid online local-hire debate

Ten months after the city announced a $2.2 million capital-improvement project for Germantown's Maplewood Mall, a selection is expected early next month on the lead design and engineering firms for the…

    • Max Levy Autography Company building

'Gray Area' discussion series moves on from Germantown

Germantown residents completed an academic exercise on Wednesday night that may have some practical and fascinating implementations for the many historic buildings in their community. Could an old industrial complex be…

    • The source of ongoing neighborhood friction, the city just spruced 5357 Knox St. up for what it hopes is the last time. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

L&I cleans up Germantown spite-blight property for the 11th time

For the neighbors in Germantown — and in the spirit of the season — this is the ongoing story of the "Nightmare on Knox Street." Earlier this month, a crew from the Department…

    • The former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue in Germantown

Former Germantown industrial site to house community preservation initiative

A vacant factory in southwest Germantown is the blank canvas for a new historic preservation experiment. The result probably won’t be a particular renovation or reuse plan for the local subject…

    • High Point Wholesale

Can coffee and pastries bring new scent of success to struggling sliver of Germantown Ave.?

Coffee and pastries are becoming an economic engine in Mt. Airy. The opening early next year of a High Point Café wholesale bakery/roastery and a second location for Little Jimmie's Bakery…

    • GSFS demolition site

GSFS considers next steps after demolition at School House Lane and Greene Street

A flat, fenced-in swath of land has appeared at the northwest corner of School House Lane and Greene Street, that busy nexus of three educational institutions: the Pennsylvania School for the…

    • Stenton Mansion

Stenton mansion to undergo $800K landscaping 'rejuvenation'

A Germantown property that is central to the history of Pennsylvania is about to get a re-do — one that will reflect 100 years of change at the site, while reconnecting with…

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

PHA director: Queen Lane Apartments may not be torn down after all

The Philadelphia Housing Authority's plans to redevelop the site of a shuttered high-rise in Germantown have reached a tipping point. It's been more than two years since PHA first presented its…

    • Awbury's Francis Cope House

Awbury Arboretum hopes $300K grant leads to sustainable future in Northwest Philly

One of Northwest Philadelphia's largest green resources, Awbury Arboretum, is about to begin an extended season of growth. The 55-acre arborteum at Chew Street and Washington Lane in Germantown learned this…

    • Representatives of community groups in Germantown and other Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods gathered at state Rep. Stephen Kinsey's office for a confab

Effort to unite Germantown-area CDCs continues at Thursday gathering

Open communication and cooperation. For those working to improve Germantown and other Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods, the pairing is paramount. "If we could just get each group here, I'd be so happy.…

    • Wayne Junction plans

Plans for Wayne Junction industrial conversion altered after neighbors' input

Plans to convert an empty industrial site near Wayne Junction are changing in response to questions and concerns expressed by community members, the project's attorney said. Robert A. Rosin, who represents…

    • Wayne Junction factory conversion

Plans to convert shuttered Wayne Junction factory into daycare leave neighbors concerned

Neighbors near Wayne Junction want more information from a property owner looking to convert a long-empty factory building into a daycare center and housing units. Peer Investments is seeking a zoning…

    • 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…

    • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation

State AG's office seeks OARC lawsuit dismissal

The state Attorney General's office, on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett and administration budget and economic development officials, is seeking to have a lawsuit filed against them by the Ogontz Avenue…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Peter Kelsen and developer Richard Soloff displayed renderings of the proposed Bottom Dollar Food store.

ZBA approves plans for supermarket at Chew and Washington

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a Bottom Dollar Food store on Washington Lane are moving forward with zoning board approval. As expected, the board voted Wednesday to approve…

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