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    • Harbison milk bottle

Iconic Kensington milk bottle protected from wrecking ball

Kensington’s iconic milk bottle-shaped water tower and the aging industrial building it perches upon can no longer be demolished without a fight. In a unanimous Friday vote, the Philadelphia Historical Commission…

    • Rendering of Wolff Court courtesy of Harman Deutsch Architecture

Short Civic Design Review meeting hints at cooling large development market

July’s Civic Design Review (CDR) meeting proved one of the shortest in the history of the five-year-old process. With only one item on the agenda, an inoffensive mid-rise apartment building in…

    • The Philadelphia Archdiocese has applied for a permits to demolish Fishtown’s St. Laurentius Church. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Limbo for St. Laurentius as contentious residential plan faces lengthy appeal

Leo Voloshin sounds tired. You can hear it in the Fishtown developer’s voice, as he explains why the fate of St. Laurentius is still up in the air. It’s been more…

    • Former Fifth Dutch Reformed Church | Google Street View

Live/work reuse ahead for Fifth Reformed Dutch Church in Fishtown

Historic preservation is a calling that trends towards tragedy. Advocates are often outgunned when it comes to financial resources and political support. Submitting a designation for addition to the local historic…

    • St. Laurentius' interior, January 2017, courtesy of Philadelphia Historical Commission

Interior nomination for St. Laurentius withdrawn

Friday’s meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission added the latest complication to the ongoing saga of St. Laurentius church. The Fishtown site took up an hour of debate and ended with…

    • The Philadelphia Archdiocese has applied for a permits to demolish Fishtown’s St. Laurentius Church. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Committee hesitant to recommend historic designation for St. Laurentius' interior

On Wednesday the Historical Commission’s Designation Committee ended up on the receiving end of a lecture about the wrongs suffered by Polish people in the modern era, in a nearly two-hour…

    • St Laurentius Church

Historical Commission to consider designation of St. Laurentius' interior

Next Wednesday the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Historic Designation will consider a nomination of the interior of Fishtown’s St. Laurentius church. Developer and neighborhood resident Leo Voloshin has proposed…

    • St. Laurentius, 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown

As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires less alterations of the building. Community ContributorFishtown native,…

    • Delaware Generating Station, Fishtown

Fishtown PECO plant to be considered for historic designation

In a marathon hearing of the Philadelphia Historical Commission's designation committee on Wednesday there was no disagreement as to whether the former PECO power station just north of Penn Treaty Park…

    • 'Titanic' - Delaware Generating Station, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

June 14: Hit-and-run spree continues | Horse-trading returns | Eastern Lofts in Strawberry Mansion

The recent rash of hit-and-runs continues, with a horrific incident last night in the Crescentville section of Roosevelt Boulevard. A woman crossing the street at a green light was thrown 200-feet…

    • 2400 Market

May 31: Green City, Clean Waters turns five | 2400 Market riverfront promenade | 27 fatal crashes in 2016

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Green City, Clean Waters program, Philadelphia's nationally-recognized approach to complying with the Clean Water Act which emphasizes keeping stormwater out of the sewer…

    • Fishtown Recreation Center

Neighbors weigh in on Fishtown Rec redesign, ‘Swimmo’ up for 2017 renovation

Fishtown is in store for more major public space improvements over the next few years, with redesigns slated for the Adaire Elementary schoolyard, the Fishtown Recreation Center, and the Lederer Pool,…

    • philadelphia sculpture gym

April 28: New coalition opposes Philly ride-hailing carve-out | ZBA punts on Broad and Washington | Sculpture Gym closing

A new coalition called Driving Philly Forward, which includes Pennsylvania Parents Against Impaired Driving, Developing in Excellence, MaST Community Charter School, the Philadelphia Beverage Association, and right-leaning advocacy groups like the…

    • midtown village night

March 30: Energy hub boosters mount pipeline campaign | Medicaid and supportive housing | Night Mayor

Energy hub proponents are in full campaign mode, with a new "quasi-political primer" making the case for tri-state public investment in a natural gas pipeline to Philadelphia, reports Andrew Maykuth. "[Philadelphia…

    • 1105 Frankford

Industrial properties on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown recommended for historic designation

Four industrial properties on the rapidly changing Frankford Avenue Commercial Corridor in Fishtown were recommended for historic protection Thursday. The Historical Commission’s committee on historic designation ruled that the former Morse…

    • North Front Street

March 9: Bike share's safety record | National Park Service's Philly love note | Front Street infill boomlet

A new study from Mineta Transportation Institute finds that bike share has a better safety track record than personal cycling. As Tom MacDonald points out, the finding that bike share…

    • St Laurentius Church

Developer pursues apartment conversion at St. Laurentius in Fishtown

Fishtowners rejoiced last summer when St. Laurentius, a 130-year old church that was deconsecrated in 2014, was added to the local register of historic places, giving it at least some…

    • 1775 Frankford Avenue

Demolition permits issued for former Fishtown church converted to lofts

UPDATE: Feb. 11, 2016 The owners of 1775 Frankford Avenue are offering to subdivide the property and sell the converted church portion to a new owner, according to reports in Hidden…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.

November 20: Washington Avenue 'edge lines' | DRPA's reverse congestion charge | Income-based water billing

Inga Saffron laments Southern Land Co's proposed demolition of three charming Sansom Street buildings near Rittenhouse, and wonders whether Jim Kenney "will be the mayor who finally recognizes that our three-century collection…

    • Edward Corner Building

West Philly and Fishtown properties added to historic register

A flush row of late-19th century buildings at the corner of 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village was added to Philadelphia’s register of historic places on Friday, but the…

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