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Historical Commission to begin considering historic districts after years, sometimes decades, of delay

For the past decade, Philadelphia’s Historical Commission has only granted protections to a handful of individual properties each year. As the pace of development escalates, and more remarkable buildings are leveled, preservationists…

    • Demolition of the Boyd Theater, TargetExpress, 1900 block of Chestnut

Out with the old, in with the old: Will Mayor Kenney take a new approach to preservation?

PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what we might expect from the Kenney administration. Here’s the first installment in this…

    • Azalea Gardens birds-eye rendering | Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Committee approves development plans for historic property at 40th & Pine

The Architecture Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Tuesday morning to approve the design plans for Azalea Gardens, a 122-unit apartment complex planned for the historic property at 40th and…

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Letter to the Editor: Wunsch responds to Farnham

To the Editor: Jon Farnham evidently believes that historic preservation is alive and well in Philadelphia.  Reading his oddly ad hominem response to my December PlanPhilly interview, I was struck by…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 28: Farnham defends Historical Commission | PA transportation-funding plan update | Route 52 route change | ad-wrap veto | love for The Woodlands, the old days in Swampoodle

Good morning and welcome to the working week. Hope you enjoyed Friday’s frosting of snow and had a cozy weekend. Today promises to be a bit messy so be careful out…

    • John Farnham, Laura Spina and John Gallery

The Executive Director of the Historical Commission defends the city’s record on protecting historic buildings and explains the challenges of the city agency.

PlanPhilly sat down on Jan. 23 with Jonathan Farnham, executive director of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, to discuss challenges facing the Commission and to discuss recent concerns and comments from the…

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Farnham justifies granting hardship in testimony at hearing on 40th & Pine property

Another full-day hearing at the Board of L&I Review on the proposed demolition of a historic property at 40th and Pine streets stopped without finishing on Monday. Attorneys for the City…

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Eyes on the Street

All Lit Up: Mesh mockup atop Lit Brothers

Lit Brothers could soon have large, animated digital ads on its roof as part of the Market East Commercial Advertising District. So, at the Historical Commission's request, a "media mesh" mockup…

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