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    • Three-story addition proposed for Edward Corner building. | 2017 hardship application, Core Realty

Extra height proposed for Edward Corner building in hardship appeal

On Monday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Financial Hardship ruled in favor of Core Realty’s plea that they would need to alter the Edward Corner building in order to save…

    • Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home, Sansom Street | Jake Blumgart / PlanPhilly

Historic Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home to be demolished for Rittenhouse tower

With Friday’s meeting of the Historical Commission, the fate of 1918-20 Sansom Street—formerly the Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home—seems to be sealed. The body voted unanimously to grant the petition for…

    • 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…

    • The Royal

Historical Commission approves facadectomy for Royal Theater

The unpermitted placement of a rowhouse air conditioning unit generated more discussion from Historical Commission members than the Royal Theater’s hardship proceeding. The Royal, once a landmark entertainment venue for black…

    • The Royal's masonry is in fragile condition due to mortar loss and extensive biogrowth.

Royal Theater's reuse not feasible without subsidy

After 45 years of vacancy, is the historic Royal Theater so far gone that its reuse is no longer feasible? The Royal’s owners will have to convince the Philadelphia Historical Commission…

    • 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…

    • Atlantic Building | by Steve Ives
    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Hardship hearing for Boyd Theatre next week, consultants say reuse requires subsidy

Is there a financial hardship that prevents the reuse of the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia’s last movie palace? That's the question that will be before the Philadelphia Historical Commission at a hearing…

    • colliers informally marketed church assumption 21 million

Church of the Assumption: What happens now?

The years-long fight to preserve the Church of the Assumption, a historic building once owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at 12th and Spring Garden streets in Philadelphia, has come to…

    • The iPic plan

Movie chain owner says only hope for Boyd is 8-screen complex

Preservationists will challenge plan to demolish Art Deco interior when the proposal comes before the Historical Commission next month.   The Florida-based movie theater company, iPic Entertainment, has begun showing previews…

    • 400 S. 40th
Eyes on the Street

Preservation hardship rule revisions on hold

After being dropped from the Historical Commission’s agenda last month, proposed rule changes to the city’s preservation hardship regulations remain on hold. Jon Farnham, the Historical Commission’s executive director, circulated several…

    • Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones on Chestnut Street
Eyes on the Street

Hardship Update: Episcopal Cathedral hardship appeal dropped

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has dropped its appeal of the Episcopal Cathedral's hardship case, paving the way for a high-rise development to replace two historic brownstones (above) at…

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    • Bob's Diner, Manayunk
Eyes on the Street

Feb 25: Preservation hardship updates | renewing Germantown Special Services District | BRT and AVI | awesome diners | remembering Thaddeus Stevens

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s your Monday morning Buzz: On Friday afternoon the L&I Review Board reached two decisions about preservation hardship appeals, reports PlanPhilly’s Jared…

    • Assumption spires
Eyes on the Street

Feb 22: Hardship at 2 | Bye Broad Street Armory | Catholic parish closings are a holy mess | lost Locust subway station | Front and Oxford reuse | Click that 'hood

Good morning, Streeters, and happy Friday. Here's what's making news this morning: Today’s a big hardship day at the Licenses & Inspections Review Board: At 2pm LIRB will announce its…

    • The Historical Commission approved demolition of these two historic brownstones on the 3700 block of Chestnut Street to make way for a residential tower to be built by the Episcopal Cathedral.

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