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    • OFF BALANCE: Will a power play by Chestnut Hill's biggest landlord put a yoga studio on hold?

OFF BALANCE: Will a power play by Chestnut Hill's biggest landlord put a yoga studio on hold?

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksIn Chestnut Hill, there are historic properties, and then there a properties that have a history. The multi-tenant commercial building at 18 W. Willow Grove…

    • Transgendered substance-abuse treatment facility plan moves from Kemble Ave. to Southwest Philly

Transgendered substance-abuse treatment facility plan moves from Kemble Ave. to Southwest Philly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia will soon have a residential substance abuse treatment facility for transgendered men and women, but it won't be at the Kemble Park Apartments.  …

    • Kemble Avenue at-risk housing proposal nixed

Kemble Avenue at-risk housing proposal nixed

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyResources for Human Development has pulled out of a controversial plan to create supervised housing for two at-risk groups at the Kemble Park Apartments, NewsWorks…

    • Germantown United CDC seeks board members

Germantown United CDC seeks board members

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillySince the Germantown United CDC incorporated late last year, its founding members have met in small groups and at large forums, discussing and eventually agreeing…

    • Taking inventory of what Germantown Settlement physically left behind

Taking inventory of what Germantown Settlement physically left behind

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe counting is complete at the former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus, where the new owners have tallied the remains left behind when the school…

Balance Chestnut Hill's zoning hearing re-scheduled for April 4

Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly The owners of the Willow Grove Avenue property where Balance Chestnut Hill hopes to move will wait until next month to seek city zoning approval, as…

    • Developer: 'Germantown is ready to take off; it just needs a little push'

Developer: 'Germantown is ready to take off; it just needs a little push'

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf the collapse and ongoing bankruptcy of Germantown Settlement left the neighborhood in possession of a legacy of corruption and neglect, consider the literal mess…

    • Roxborough civic supports Green Woods Charter School's move to Domino Lane

Roxborough civic supports Green Woods Charter School's move to Domino Lane

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe Green Woods Charter School's proposal to move to Domino Lane inRoxborough took a major step forward Thursday night, as the Ridge ParkCivic Association voted…

    • Germantown United CDC gets tough love from community rejuvenators

Germantown United CDC gets tough love from community rejuvenators

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe community development experts who came to Northwest Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with Germantown United Community Development Corp. and offer advice didn't pull any…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery restoration effort wins preservation award

Laurel Hill Cemetery restoration effort wins preservation award

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA restoration project in the heart of Laurel Hill Cemetery that was more than 30 years in the making is among the winners of this…

    • Neighbors to challenge zoning changes to 8200 Germantown Ave. project

Neighbors to challenge zoning changes to 8200 Germantown Ave. project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyNeighbors near the planned development at the former Magarity Ford dealership site on Germantown Avenue are planning a legal challenge to new city ordinances allowing…

    • Private women's prison future focus of community meeting in Germantown tonight

Private women's prison future focus of community meeting in Germantown tonight

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf you live in Germantown, chances are you heard this week about an upcoming zoning hearing regarding a private women's prison in the neighborhood. You…

    • Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods last year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. Last week,…

    • Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly…

    • 8200 Germantown Ave.

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 2

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

    • Effort underway to designate Wayne Junction SEPTA station area a national historic district

Effort underway to designate Wayne Junction SEPTA station area a national historic district

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyShould the area around the Wayne Junction SEPTA station be designated a National Historic District, recognizing the area's industrial past? The city Planning Commission thinks…

    • City Council approves rezoning bills for 8200 Germantown Ave.

City Council approves rezoning bills for 8200 Germantown Ave.

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe pieces are now in place for a controversial grocery store development along Chestnut Hill's busy main street. City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to…

    • The Planning Commission supports Bowman Properties plan to rezone the 8200 Germantown Ave. site for mixed use development.

Planning Commission backs rezoning for 8200 Germantown Ave. project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAs expected, the city Planning Commission signed off on the retail-residential development plan for 8200 Germantown Ave., ahead of a City Council vote on Thursday.…

    • Neighborhood association endorses large grocery store/condo project for Chestnut Hill

Neighborhood association endorses large grocery store/condo project for Chestnut Hill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted emphatically in favor of developer Richard Snowden's mixed-use project for 8200 Germantown Ave. Monday night, capping more than…

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