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Taking the Temperature of Philadelphia Retail Outside Center City
When people discuss retail in Philadelphia, the conversation always begins, and nearly often ends, with Center City. Not only is it the only place in the city with high-street retail, its Gallery renovation project right by East Market is also the biggest upcoming project in the area. But Philly’s a big city, so how healthy […]
When people discuss retail in Philadelphia, the conversation always begins, and nearly often ends, with Center City. Not only is it the only place in the city with high-street retail, its Gallery renovation project right by East...
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Another Building for the 1500 Block of Ridge Avenue
We’ve drawn your attention to Ridge Avenue several times over the last few years, as developers have built new buildings on properties that were sitting vacant and/or blighted for as long as anyone could remember. A fine example of this phenomenon can be found at 1526-30 Ridge Ave., where developers tore down three eyesores and are now in […]
We’ve drawn your attention to Ridge Avenue several times over the last few years, as developers have built new buildings on properties that were sitting vacant and/or blighted for as long as anyone could remember. A fine...
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Rendering of an Upcoming Ridge Avenue Project
About a month ago, we asked you to direct your attention to the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue, where two projects were moving forward and another will soon follow at the corner of 16th & Ridge. Trinity Realty Companies, the developer for 1526-30 Ridge Ave. saw the post and reached out to us, sharing a drawing of the building […]
About a month ago, we asked you to direct your attention to the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue, where two projects were moving forward and another will soon follow at the corner of 16th & Ridge. Trinity Realty Companies,...
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More Projects Coming to Ridge Avenue
The incredible transformation of Ridge Avenue is Francisville is probably one of the biggest development stories in town over the last few years, but somehow it seems like it’s been flying under the radar. Many decades back, Ridge Avenue functioned as a neighborhood commercial corridor, creating an environment where residents were able to fulfill virtually […]
The incredible transformation of Ridge Avenue is Francisville is probably one of the biggest development stories in town over the last few years, but somehow it seems like it’s been flying under the radar. Many decades back,...
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Community Narrowly Comes Out in Favor of Frankford Avenue Project
You may recall that last week, we told you about plans for a big new mixed-use building at 1405 Frankford Ave. and predicted a fun community meeting on June 21st. We weren’t able to make it to the meeting, but it was apparently a doozy. Between a thread on Fishtown.us, a string of tweets from the Fishtown Twitter account, […]
You may recall that last week, we told you about plans for a big new mixed-use building at 1405 Frankford Ave. and predicted a fun community meeting on June 21st. We weren’t able to make it to the meeting,...
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Tall Frankford Project Will be a Fun Community Meeting
A Fishtown resident shot us an email at the end of last week, giving us the heads up about a new project coming down the pike for Frankford Avenue, and it’s a biggie. Developers are looking to consolidate 11 lots into one at 1405-21 Frankford Ave., a project which will consume a community garden space and […]
A Fishtown resident shot us an email at the end of last week, giving us the heads up about a new project coming down the pike for Frankford Avenue, and it’s a biggie. Developers are looking to...
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New Homes Plus Renovation in Wissahickon
We confess that we don’t make it to the Wissahickon neighborhood very often. As you’ve probably noticed, we generally keep watch on the neighborhoods in greater Center City… and we also hate driving on I-76. But when someone reaches out to us with a tip, we’ve been known to make the hike. And that’s what […]
We confess that we don’t make it to the Wissahickon neighborhood very often. As you’ve probably noticed, we generally keep watch on the neighborhoods in greater Center City… and we also hate driving on I-76. But when...
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More Demolition Than Expected on Ridge Avenue
It was about a year ago that a neighbor on the 1500 block of Brown Street emailed us, frustrated about the poor condition of multiple buildings backing up to their property from the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue. We were pleased to share the news that three of those buildings, 1526-30 Ridge Ave., had been listed […]
It was about a year ago that a neighbor on the 1500 block of Brown Street emailed us, frustrated about the poor condition of multiple buildings backing up to their property from the 1500 block of Ridge...
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Historic Recognition Won’t Save Roxborough House From Demolition
A Roxborough house that has had a demolition notice on the front door for more than a month was recommended for historic designation earlier this month. The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on historic designation voted unanimously that the late-19th century home at 145 Sumac Street, and its twin at 147, should be designated when the full commission meets […]
A Roxborough house that has had a demolition notice on the front door for more than a month was recommended for historic designation earlier this month. The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on historic designation voted unanimously that the late-19th century...
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