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    • Reproduction of Vanna Venturi House by Ana Peñalba. | Photo courtesy of the artist and RAIR

Filthy Rich: Finding art and utility in the waste stream

Cheery mural-painted dumpsters, trash-themed movie nights, and excavators dressed up as reindeer for the holidays aren’t normally found at an industrial waste management facility. But that’s all typical for Revolution Recovery,…

    • Jewelers' Row (704-708 Sansom St.), as it appeared in September 2016.

Demolition permits issued for Jewelers' Row buildings

On Wednesday afternoon the Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) issued the demolition permits to raze buildings on Jewelers Row. The move comes in advance of a Thursday morning Historical Commission…

    • The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has fought the proposed demolition of a portion Jeweler's Row by the Toll Brothers
Eyes on the Street

Taking a Toll on Jewelers Row

What kind of city do we want to be? That’s the question ringing in my ears reflecting on the news that Toll Brothers has plans to raze five adjacent properties on…

    • Part of Jewelers' Row to be demolished by Toll Bros., August 2016

August 12: Toll Brothers to demolish part of Jewelers' Row | Moving Rizzo | PA leading on autonomous vehicles

A Toll Brothers subsidiary applied for a permit to demolish five buildings at the southeast corner of Jewelers' Row to make way for a 16-story, 80-unit residential building, Jacob Adelman reports.…

    • L&I demolition notice on Church of the Assumption

Ordinance would deliver earlier public notice for demolitions

Is the problem with Philadelphia demolitions that the approval process is too slow? That is one of the underlying assumptions behind changes to the city’s demolition practices being considered in City…

    • 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue supports ground floor retail and apartments above
Eyes on the Street

Growing Pains in Powelton

As Lower Lancaster Avenue is surrounded with bigger, denser development the corridor itself is poised to become a stronger more vibrant place. But one of the most intact blocks, which supports…

    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

August 27: Property assessment data release | L&I demo trouble | 4224 Baltimore timeline | One Water getting retail | Pricy Philly | EAT Cafe

Here's what we're reading today: Property assessment data is now up on Open Data Philly.  It will be updated twice weekly. Sadly this is only OPA data, not Revenue Department…

    • A Google Maps image shows 1140 S. 24th St. before it was demolished. (Photo via GoogleMaps)

Philly L&I chief defends demolition without permit

Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams is defending his decision last year to allow a contractor to tear down a decaying South Philadelphia building without a demolition permit. New rules…

    • Conrad St. demolition / Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

Blighted East Falls house, once the cause of protest, now being torn down

A deteriorating house in East Falls that sparked a protest last year — and many years of neighbors' discontent — is finally, if slowly, being razed by its owner. The house…

    • The Philadelphia Demolition Commission | Illustration by Michael Bencik
Eyes on the Street

The Boyd's Demise and the Philadelphia Demolition Commission

As wrecking crews reduce Boyd Theatre's once-grand auditorium to rubble, Community Contributor Michael Bencik offers this rumination on the Boyd's demise and the layered failings of the city's historic preservation community…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

Pearl Properties plans demolition for Boyd Theatre auditorium

Demolition notices posted at 19th and Chestnut streets are a sign of development to come: Pearl Properties is moving forward with its plans to build a residential tower at the corner…

    • Hudson Philadelphia Concept Rendering | DAS Architects

Updated: Center City diner to be torn down, replaced by luxury hotel

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday that would rezone a narrow block in Center City to allow for the development of a boutique 12-story Hudson Hotel. The block is…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New opinion filed in 40th and Pine preservation case

Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common Pleas has filed an opinion asking the Commonwealth Court to deny an appeal of her decision earlier this year that upheld rulings of…

    • Route 36 trolley
Eyes on the Street

June 12: Toms on PA's environment | L+I's demolition budget raided | pre-SEPTA | Taming 10th/Reed/Passyunk

Good morning, Streeters. Here's what we're reading: The Toms, Corbett and Wolf, offered differing views of Pennsylvania’s environment in Philly last night, the Daily News reports. Governor Corbett defended his…

    • A Plain Ole Ben | Al BeFranke
    • A rowhouse demolition. | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Atlantic Building | by Steve Ives
    • All Day Breakfast at the corner of 3rd and Market | Theresa Stigale
    • Cara Bertron, Preservation Provocateur, February 12, 2014
Eyes on the Street

Pro-demolition preservationists? Cara Bertron explores rightsizing and preservation

Preservationists should fight for demolition. Yes, you read that right. “Our job as preservationists is to argue for rightsizing,” Cara Bertron contended before a crowd of preservationists at University of the…

    • The Ruffin Nichols Church was demolished in August 2013 (Ashley Hahn/PlanPhilly)

Breaking: L&I releases new permit requirements for contractors

Merry Christmas, contractors. Starting next week, you’ll need to submit a tax clearance form and certificate of insurance to the Department of Licenses and Inspections before receiving a permit for any…

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