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Eyes on the Street

Mailbag: Preservationists respond

We received a lot of great feedback to Jared Brey’s story last week, “Out with the old, in with the old: Will Mayor Kenney take a new approach to preservation?…

    • 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…

    • Lynn Alpert hangs a heart on the Hale Building, February 2015. | courtesy of Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance

Young Friends bring new meaning and tactics to preservation battles

A growing network of young people is challenging the perception that historic preservation is an old activist’s game. Incorporating new communication and promotional tactics, as well as their professional training, the …

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Divine Lorraine retrospective: Restoration anticipation

To contextualize how momentous today's Divine Lorraine groundbreaking is, consider that a search for Divine Lorraine stories on PlanPhilly turned up 103 results, totaling 11 pages of content. Some of these…

    • The Boyd Theater was demolished in 2015 (Rob Lybeck/EOTS Flickr Group)
Eyes on the Street

Parsing the preservation record

The Inquirer’s Claudia Vargas recently sat down with Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development and commerce and executive director of the planning commission, to reflect on his seven years with…

    • St. Laurentius Church is a Fishtown landmark. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

As demolition nears, St. Laurentius supporters seek sanctuary through historic designation

St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown is inching closer toward demolition, though the final showdown is slated for this summer. Two developments spell bad news for supporters of the 133-year-old Polish building…

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Commonwealth Court affirms Penn can demolish historic property at 40th & Pine

A panel of judges at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that the University of Pennsylvania has the right to tear down a historic building at 40th and Pine streets…

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Eyes on the Street

Next mayor must reboot preservation infrastructure

As part of our election season op-ed series focusing on ideas for the next administration, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's Ben Leech argues it's time for the city's historic preservation…

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December 3: Velodrome for FDR Park | #PHL2015 and historic preservation | Origins of jaywalking

A group called Project 250 is proposed an Olympic-class indoor velodrome on a 4-acre parcel of FDR park. Contruction contracts for the 11-county Philadelphia metro region are up 54% over a…

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July 8: Preservation Tax Credit Saved | Cigarette Tax Still in Limbo | 30th St's High Amtrak Ridership | Another Building Collapse | Philly's Red Tape | Connecting the Circuit

While other advocacy groups across the state nervously wait for the budget minutiae to trickle out of Harrisburg, preservationists can unclench a bit - the PA Senate ended up rejecting a…

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

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

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Eyes on the Street

Preservation crises and solutions: Five takeaways from Penn's Preservation Law and Policy symposium

Philly preservationists, you are not alone in your frustrations. Preservationists drawn to PennDesign last week from across the country for a preservation policy symposium hosted by the Graduate Program in Historic…

    • The former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue in Germantown

Former Germantown industrial site to house community preservation initiative

A vacant factory in southwest Germantown is the blank canvas for a new historic preservation experiment. The result probably won’t be a particular renovation or reuse plan for the local subject…

    • this highlighted map is a draft of the proposed national historic district area for roxborough and manayunk photo courtesy of bob spear

Which historic sites in Roxborough would you preserve?

Historic preservation experts came to Roxborough this week with a wealth of information about forming a National Historic District, but their biggest piece of advice was the most basic: Look around.…

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Preservation updates: 40th & Pine house, Church of the Assumption moving through courts

The fate of two historic Philadelphia buildings threatened with demolition is slowly playing out in the legal system. The Woodland Terrace Homeowners Association, represented by attorney Paul Boni, has appealed two…

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Historical Commission director seeks revision of hardship regulations

Jon Farnham has asked the Historical Commission to vote on whether to amend its Rules and Regulations to remove a line requiring historic property owners seeking financial hardship to “attempt the…

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Hardship designation at 40th & Pine confirmed by split L&I Review Board

The Board of L&I Review tacitly affirmed the Historical Commission’s finding of hardship for a historic mansion at 400 S. 40th Street Friday afternoon. The vote was split, with two members…

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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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