Neighborhood News


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 […]


Kudos for a One-Man Community Development Corporation

For many years, the nicest building at the intersection of 40th and Chestnut streets in University City was the one with the sign reading “Chestnut […]


Out-of-Town Developer Wants to Build Philly’s Biggest Nightclub in Chinatown

Philly’s nightclub scene is about to be lit. There’s a 24-year-old “developer” from out of town with his eyes set on Chinatown, the neighborhood that […]

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ZBA Approves Techadelphia Variance

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously this week to approve the zoning variance needed to allow the Techadelphia mixed-use project to proceed. The planned […]


Vacant Properties in Point Breeze To Become Affordable Housing

The trend of socially conscious development continued this week, as the transferral of two Point Breeze properties to the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) was approved by the Philadelphia […]


Spotted in Queen Village: Home Planned for Long Vacant Lot on Front Street

The zoning committee of the Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) will hear a request to turn a long vacant (and often overgrown) lot near Front […]


Beyond the Gallery: Developers Snap up Three Properties on Market East

There’s an interesting wrinkle to the redevelopment of The Gallery at Market East into the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia. PREIT and Macerich, the partnership developing […]


Councilman Squilla Introduces New Zoning to Ease Path for Hyde Hotel Project

Though Carl Dranoff’s plans to bring the SLS LUX hotel and residences to the corner of Broad and Spruce have been delayed by the state […]


Affordable Housing Complex for Artists Breaks Ground in West Philly

West Philly is about to get another apartment complex, but this time it’s not geared toward student foodies or young professionals with money to burn. […]

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Market East: Gallery Rehab Won’t Be Finished Until at Least 2018

The Gallery won’t re-open as the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia anytime soon. Macerich and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, who are co-developing the transformation of […]


LOVE Park: Ceremonial Groundbreaking Set for Wednesday

The $16.5 million revamp of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park will officially commence this Wednesday, as city officials and project partners will gather for a ceremonial groundbreaking […]


$24 Million Loan Arranged for Redevelopment of Former West Philadelphia High School

The redevelopment of the former West Philadelphia High School into an apartment building has been talked about for some time–the better part of four years–but there has been […]


Brandywine Realty Trust Unloads 58 Properties in Near $400 Million Deal

Brandywine Realty Trust has sold a large portfolio of properties to an affiliate of Och Ziff Capital Management Group LCC, according to a company release. […]

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City Life

New Plan for the SS United States: Have it Sail Again

The SS United States may sail again after all. At a press conference today in Manhattan, SS United States Conservancy director Susan Gibbs and Crystal […]


Bart Blatstein Seeks Variance for 32-Story Tower, Retail at Broad and Washington

We all know Bart Blatstein has big plans for the northeast corner of Broad and Washington, but when are we going to see some action […]