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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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Town By Town: Francisville in the Thick of a Boom
Still, more than two decades ago, Ryan – an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach who has been selling real estate and investing in the Art Museum and Fairmount neighborhoods for the last 40 years – really did predict that long-neglected Francisville, located just to the north of them, would rise again. He […]
Still, more than two decades ago, Ryan – an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach who has been selling real estate and investing in the Art Museum and Fairmount neighborhoods for the last 40 years...
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Vacant Francisville Corner Will be Densely Developed
With the unbelievable number of student housing developments going on in the area surrounding Temple University, it was only a matter of time before a project clearly targeting Temple students crossed Girard Avenue into Francisville. And after getting zoning approval last month, it seems that a sixteen-unit student housing development is on the way for four […]
With the unbelievable number of student housing developments going on in the area surrounding Temple University, it was only a matter of time before a project clearly targeting Temple students crossed Girard Avenue into Francisville. And after getting...
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Stymied by a Dispute
But under Mayor Nutter, the RDA tried new ways to quickly shrink its stock of more than 3000 buildings and tracts. Sometimes, that meant moving on deals without the OK, or even the knowledge, of representatives in the whole district the properties were located.
But under Mayor Nutter, the RDA tried new ways to quickly shrink its stock of more than 3000 buildings and tracts. Sometimes, that meant moving on deals without the OK, or even the knowledge, of representatives in...
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