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Final witnesses called in 40th and Pine hardship case; closing arguments to come

Reports of the impending conclusion of the 40th & Pine hardship case have been greatly exaggerated. By this reporter. Attorneys for the University of Pennsylvania, which owns the building, and for…

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40th & Pine hardship appeal in the homestretch, probably

The Board of L&I Review held the penultimate hearing—fingers crossed, ain’t-too-proud-to-beg style—on the appeal of a hardship designation for the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street Tuesday afternoon. Matt McClure,…

    • Spruce Street Plaza, along Spruce Street between 33rd and 34th streets, should open this week. | courtesy of Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services
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Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps best known for its food carts. We've been watching construction…

    • Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

By a vote of 4-1 Wednesday afternoon, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a handful of variances for developer Jonathan Weiss’s proposed 122-unit apartment building at the corner of 40th and…

    • Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants in the ongoing case of the historic Italianate mansion at the corner of 40th & Pine called their last witness at the Board of L&I Review Tuesday afternoon. The applicants…

    • Paul Boni argues against the demolition of a historic mansion at 40th & Pine

40th & Pine demolition case churns on in a painfully ado, sort of way

On Thursday, November 1st, 2012, in a small room at the top of the City of Philadelphia building, on the corner where the Benjamin Franklin Parkway intersects with 16th and Arch…

    • ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

The University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss sought zoning relief Wednesday afternoon for a proposed five-story, 122-unit, market-rate student housing development at 40th and Pine, where a historic mansion currently…

    • Case of the mansion at 40th & Pine inches forward at L&I Review Board

Case of the mansion at 40th & Pine inches forward at L&I Review Board

At this rate, the Italianate mansion at 40th and Pine may fall down on its own before the University of Pennsylvania can demolish it and build anything new in its place.…

    • The Architect's Newspaper hosted the panel on the city's mega-museums and their impact on smaller institutions at the Rosenbach Museum & Library.
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DesignPhiladelphia panel questions mega-museums

Philadelphia has been riding on the national bandwagon trend of tremendous cultural building and spending that boomed from roughly 1994 to 2008. With major museums and cultural institutions in place, Philadelphia,…

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Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of "making space" - in both the physical and experiential sense - examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

    • Historic Italianate mansion in question

Planning Commission supports new project at 40th and Pine, while appeal of existing property's demolition continues

For Jonathan Weiss, the developer of a proposed five-story student-housing project at 40th and Pine streets, the day’s news was a mixed bag. The proposal would require the demolition of a…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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Shoemaker Green opens at Penn

On Monday crews removed construction fences and quietly opened Shoemaker Green, Penn's new landscape link from Penn Park through to College Green at the historic core of the campus. When…

    • L&I review board delays decision on demolition of historic mansion

L&I review board delays decision on demolition of historic mansion

The Board of License and Inspection Review cut short a hearing Tuesday afternoon of an appeal of the Historical Commission’s decision to approve the demolition of a historically designated Italianate mansion…

    • The building at 40th and Pine is a designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.
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Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

    • Volunteers brace plywood as it is cut for use in one of the Aspen Street homes. | Christine Fisher
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Green Block Build Coalition Brings Extreme Home Makeovers to Mantua

Community partners and an estimated 300 to 400 volunteers have come together to offer extreme home makeovers to 20 low-income homeowners on the 3800 block of Aspen Street in Mantua this…

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is one 34 local anchor institutions targeted in a new buy-local program.
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Are our city’s anchor institutions a revenue drag?

By now you all know that the city’s property tax assessment system is in flux. And While the city anticipates that the move to actual-value assessments will generate $90 million more…

    • Artist rendition of the planned expansion of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall on Penn's campus

Council approves amendment to UPenn Master Plan, RDA contract for Carpenter Square

City Council sprinted through a relatively brief agenda at its third meeting of the year Thursday morning, passing a handful of redevelopment and planning items, and introducing a few more. There…

    • Penn's new High Bay Lab building along Walnut Street.
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Penn's new High Bay Lab home for super-sensitive telescope

Penn’s astronomers now have room to build huge instruments thanks to a new lab completed this month. Penn’s new High Bay Lab, attached to the David Rittenhouse Laboratory, is a cube of…

Green. Urban. Glocal: Architecture + Design by Philadelphia's Design Schools

The participating schools are choosing which design departments from their institutions will be represented, from architecture and interior design to urban planning and landscape design, and will be featuring the student…

    • Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services
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Penn begins building Shoemaker Green

Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services Construction of Shoemaker Green is underway as PennConnects continues its green march along the eastern edge of the Penn Campus. Shoemaker…

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