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    • Archaeologist Mary Alfson Tinsman points to slides showing historical maps of Potter’s Field at a meeting in late December.

Archaeological dig at Germantown Potter's Field site will not start before March

An archaeological dig to see if human remains lie beneath the Queen Lane Apartments site won't begin until at least March, as a months-long historic review of the 18th-century Potter's Field…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • This property at 5357 Knox St. in Germantown has been the subject of 11 years of litigation

Property owner in Germantown spite-blight case skips court hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Mercurial Germantown property owner Anthony Byrne is facing more than $36,000 in fines after failing to appear at the latest hearing in a years-long blight…

    • Through a $1.2 million EPA DERA grant, this 1950s era locomotive will receive a new engine, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA to repower locomotive engine, reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Residents near Wayne Junction Station will breathe easier thanks to a SEPTA project to replace the outdated diesel engine on a 1950s-era locomotive with a new, fuel-efficient engine and emissions reducing…

    • Historic maps show the Potter's Field with houses and buildings fronting on the streets surrounding it.

Queen Lane Apartments demo in limbo as archaeologists, historic-preservation experts plan Potter's Field visit

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksArchaeological exploration could begin by mid-November to determine if remains of those once buried at a Germantown Potter's Field lie beneath the site of the…

    • History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPiece by piece, in piles of wood and chunks of old concrete and brick, the former Van Straaten and Havey silk mill building in Wayne…

    • 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…

    • The entrance to the new library park.

Looking for history in the library's yard

Pushing a machine that looks much like a lawnmower, a preservationist spent Wednesday methodically walking up and down the green space adjacent to Mt. Airy's Lovett Memorial Library, shooting radar into…

    • Developer Ken Weinstein bought the former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue in June for $150,000. (Bas Slabbers)

Developer composing a new image for former Wayne Junction industrial site

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorks The former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue is more just another now-empty shell near the Wayne Junction SEPTA station. It's a throwback…

    • Community meeting scheduled for proposed Germantown supermarket project

Community meeting scheduled for proposed Germantown supermarket project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A public meeting has been scheduled for Germantown and East Mt. Airy residents to get more information about a Bottom Dollar Food supermarket proposed for…

    • Omar Gray was a street-cleaning mainstay for Germantown Special Services District until funding dried up/Aaron Moselle

Planning Commission approves improvement plan for Germantown-Chelten commercial corridors

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Two stretches of Germantown Avenue, one through North Philadelphia and another through its namesake neighborhood, are targeted for improvement in a pair of initiatives that…

    • Front and rear elevations for the store, which would front Washington Lane. (Amy Z. Quinn/for NewsWorks)

Neighbors get first look at proposed Bottom Dollar Food store

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe developer planning to build a Bottom Dollar Food store at Chew Avenue and Washington Lane in Germantown gave a small group of key neighborhood…

    • Property at 5357 Knox St. in Germantown

Germantown spite-blight defendant: 'These people won't even let me die in peace'

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The owner of the vacant, derelict house at the center of a long-running blight dispute in Germantown told NewsWorks he is the victim of a…

    • 5357 Knox St. has been the subject of 11 years of litigation, three L&I cases with about 30 hearings and two sheriff's sales

Germantown neighbors still waiting for resolution in long-running case of spite blight

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAsk Julie Baranauskas about the situation with the vacant house next door to her in Penn-Knox, Germantown's showcase residential neighborhood, and she'll give you the…

    • Wayne Junction National Historic District building's days are numbered

Wayne Junction National Historic District building's days are numbered

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe city is moving to demolish a vacant, unsecured former silk-mill building in the Wayne Junction National Historic District, calling it too far gone for…

    • 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…

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