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    • Until Tuesday, the Queen Lane Apartments demolition date was listed as Aug. 15 on the PHA website. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Demolition D-Day passes and the Queen Lane Apartments still stand

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The original deadline for the demolition of the Queen Lane Apartments will come and go this week, but there's no word on when the Germantown…

    • The building owner of Greene Street Consignment wants to expand the building in the back. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Greene Street Consignment building expansion now before the Philadelphia Zoning Board

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is considering variance applications that would allow an expansion at Greene Street Consignment in Chestnut Hill. Gary Smith, attorney for building owner…

    • Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and…

    • Bowman Properties' Fresh Market complex could take 18 months to build

Bowman Properties' Fresh Market complex could take 18 months to build

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Demolition on the old Magarity auto dealership building could begin in the fall, with construction of Bowman Properties' retail-residential 8200 Germantown Ave. project lasting about…

    • Tim Frick, SEPTA's assistant director of power, with long-outmoded oil-burning generators. (Amy Z. Quinn/for NewsWorks)

Unsexy, but critically needed, replacement coming for Wayne Junction Substation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIt isn't a glamorous project, but the $12.8 million replacement of an electrical substation at Wayne Junction that dates back to the Depression era will…

    • Planned Mt. Airy residential complex could include communal living unit

Planned Mt. Airy residential complex could include communal living unit

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With zoning approval now in place for a plan to develop the site of the former Garrett-Dunn House in Mt. Airy, the future could look…

    • Germantown Settlement's remains help establish a charter school in Camden

Germantown Settlement's remains help establish a charter school in Camden

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe remnants of the failed Germantown Settlement Charter School will help give a new charter school in Camden, NJ a head start when it opens…

    • Residential project for the Mt. Airy's Garrett-Dunn site redesigned

Residential project for the Mt. Airy's Garrett-Dunn site redesigned

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a new residential development on the Germantown Avenue site once home to the historic Garrett-Dunn House are moving ahead, and expected to go…

    • As Philadelphia overhauls its zoning process, neighborhood groups could lose influence over what gets built nearby

Northwest civics preparing for new community zoning review, CHCA will testify at Tuesday hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Representatives of at least one Northwest civic group are planning to appear at a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, for a discussion of the community…

    • Germantown Restoration CDC runs a food service training program. (Grace Dickinson/for NewsWorks

Germantown Restoration talks barriers to employment at Thursday night forum

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksWhile much of the focus in Germantown in recent months has been on groups looking for ways to improve the neighborhood's commercial areas, Germantown Restoration…

    • Isaac Lucas points out improvements he'd like to see on Maplewood Mall. (Amy Z. Quinn)

Central Germantown Beautification meeting focuses on metal grates, parking, potential rebirth

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs Germantown residents gathered Thursday night to pore over proposed improvements to the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor, one of its major problems stared them right…

    • Matt Wysong, the city Planning Commission's Northwest Philadelphia community planner.

Planning Commission approves 10-year Nicetown redevelopment plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe city Planning Commission has given its official backing to an ambitious 10-year plan to redevelop, market and support residential and commercial development in Nicetown.…

    • GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThere are a couple of important things to know about Ernie Freeman, who will chair Germantown Community Connection's new Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee…

    • The new zoning code is designed to streamline the process for developers. It could result in less influence for community groups

Chestnut Hill Community Association expects big changes for how projects are reviewed

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With implementation of Philadelphia's new zoning code only a few months away, members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association are still trying to reconcile how…

    • Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor Newsworks In the year since Bowman Properties unveiled preliminary designs for its planned mixed-use project at 8200 Germantown Ave., critics derided it as too big and…

    • Balance Chestnut Hill plans to relocate to W. Willow Grove is in limbo right now (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Dispute between Chestnut Hill building owners delays Balance fitness relocation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A week after a zoning hearing, there is still no word on whether Chestnut Hill yoga studio Balance will make a planned move to a…

    • Planning Commission approves Nicetown II project

Planning Commission approves Nicetown II project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAfter a brief hearing, the city Planning Commission approved the planned Nicetown Court II development on Germantown Avenue, near Wayne Junction.  More »

    • ZBA approves signage, smaller retail spaces for Chelten Plaza

ZBA approves signage, smaller retail spaces for Chelten Plaza

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe final pieces of the new Chelten Plaza shopping center are falling into place, as developer Pulaski Partners now has city approval for smaller retail…

    • Chelten Plaza seeks ZBA approval for signage

Chelten Plaza seeks ZBA approval for signage

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe Chelten Plaza shopping center that dominated much community discussion in Germantown last year is coming before the city again, this time for approvals on…

    • Walnut Lane Bridge repair project expected to begin in 2013; drivers should plan for 3.5-mile detour

Walnut Lane Bridge repair project expected to begin in 2013; drivers should plan for 3.5-mile detour

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksIn 1920, the Walnut Lane Bridge enthralled Christopher Morley, a Philadelphia journalist and man-about-town. In a column about a trip up the Wissahickon, Morley positively…

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