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This Punny Valentine Makes Saving Old Buildings Sexy Again

Diamonds are expensive, roses are cliché, chocolate’s fattening (but good for the brain), and you’re going to do that candlelight dinner anyway, so why not […]

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Ken Weinstein Is Changing the Future of Development in Philadelphia

Imagine hundreds of developers getting their start all while breathing new life into their childhood neighborhoods and without pushing longtime residents out. If this sounds […]

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Here’s What Eric Blumenfeld Plans to Do With That $56 Million for the Met

Eric Blumenfeld can now proceed full steam towards reopening a restored Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street at the end of the year thanks to […]

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Westrum Takes The Wraps Off Luxor II

Goodbye, 770 Sandy St.; hello, 800 Luxor Lane. On the one-year anniversary of the opening of the original Luxor apartments, Friday, Jan. 18th, Westrum Development […]

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A First Look at Toll’s Second Jewelers Row Tower

“It’s better than last year’s.” That’s the best thing that can be said about SLCE Architects’ reworked condominium tower for Toll Brothers City Living, which […]

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Coming to a Block Near You: Rental Homes for Working Families

In case you haven’t noticed, rental housing has become the place where the action is in the residential real estate industry today. Several factors have […]

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Garden State Park’s Redevelopment Enters the Home Stretch with Plaza Grande

In its glory years, Garden State Park was the region’s finest horse racing track. Part of the “Golden Triangle” of New Jersey racetracks along with […]

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Houses, Condos, Shops Coming to South Kensington Lot

That large vacant lot that at Fifth Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in South Kensington, most recently home to a circus school, is about to […]

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Time to Hit the Pause Button on the Mixed-Income Housing Bill

Philadelphia has lots of affordable housing. It also has an affordable-housing problem. Here’s the problem: Most of the affordable housing is in those neighborhoods where poverty […]

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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
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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 […]

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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
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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
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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 […]

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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 […]