Development

Annotated aerial photo of Rowan Boulevard
Property

A Fast-Growing New Jersey College Builds A Town To Go With It

Usually, the developments I’ve come to refer to as “Instant Urbanism” pop up on the fringes of metropolitan areas, most often near some freeway interchange that […]

Norristown Transportation Center
News

Why Opponents Say KOP Rail Is a Bad Idea

The No KOP Rail movement may have started when some King of Prussia residents noticed that the route SEPTA preferred for the Norristown High-Speed Line […]

News

Work Officially Begins on Schuylkill Yards

Amid applause, and bracketed by a smooth jazz soundtrack before and after, the brains behind Schuylkill Yards officially got the mega-development off the ground today […]

Norristown Transportation Center
Property

The Real Reason Behind the Push for KOP Rail

The push to build a new Norristown High-Speed Line spur to serve King of Prussia continues to gather momentum, though its critics aren’t going away […]

Neil Shah, Jerry Sweeney, Cecil Baker
Property

ThinkFest Preview: Cecil Baker, Jerry Sweeney and Jay Shah on Our Changing Skyline

It still takes some getting used to seeing tower construction cranes as a constant presence on the Philadelphia skyline. But those cranes are the icons […]

Property

Scannapieco Officially Finishes 500 Walnut

Perhaps the person most surprised at pulling off the feat that is 500 Walnut is Tom Scannapieco himself. His goal, he told the assembled audience […]

Property

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Builders: Awards Honor Shapers of the Future

How is building a development like mentoring a young child? Gary Jonas, principal of HOW Properties, explains it this way: “What I see is real estate […]

Property

The Pieces Fall Into Place on Market Street East

This morning’s announcement that AMC will bring an eight-screen deluxe cinema to Fashion District Philadelphia is merely the latest piece of evidence that a virtuous […]

Property

New Apartment Conversion to Serve as Learning Lab for Would-Be Builders

Ninety-six new apartments with huge windows, great views and the kinds of amenities that appeal to millennials. A restaurant on the street floor. A rooftop […]

Property

Big Plans Announced to Jumpstart Wayne Junction

At least this diner won’t be called the Trolley Car. But the Trolley Car’s owner plans to open another one as one of the first […]

Property

Hamilton Construction Gets Under Way With Ceremonial Brick-Breaking

Philadelphia City Council members, Community College of Philadelphia officials, and executives of Radnor Property Group gathered before an invited audience this morning (Sept. 12th) to […]

Business

Might There Be a Trader Joe’s in Queen Village’s Future?

Anyone who has shopped at the one Trader Joe’s store in Center City Philadelphia knows that it often gets crazy busy. That would seem to argue […]

Property

More Residences Coming to Fishtown Fringe

The soon-to-be former home of Exceptional Foods in Fishtown is slated to become what may prove to be exceptional residences. Colliers International announced on Aug. […]

Property

Scofflaw Developers Continue to Build on City-Owned Land

If you want to acquire city-owned land for your development, you should have all your permitting, licensing and tax-compliance ducks in a row. At least, […]

Property

Who’s Building Philly: Sean Schellenger

Developing property in Philadelphia resembles running an obstacle course. There are numerous permits a builder must receive in order to start even a project that […]