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Civic Design Review


What’s Developing in Your Neighborhood? This New Form Lets You Find Out

The whole point of the 2012 zoning code overhaul was to make it easier for builders and developers to build and develop in Philadelphia by […]


A Face-Saving Gesture for the Royal Theater

We now know what the residential project that will rise behind the front wall of the Royal Theater in the 1600 block of South Street […]


CDR Panel Gives Toll Jewelers Row Tower a Mixed Review

Toll Brothers City Living’s proposal for a 29-story residential tower with ground-floor retail on Jewelers Row went before the design doctors yesterday (February 7th). Their […]


The Top 5 Real Estate Stories of 2016

As we close the book on 2016, let’s take a look back at the year in real estate and development. What were the stories that […]


What Happens When Civic Design Review Works

When designing projects, large or small, architects should take into account more than just the needs and wants of the client in fashioning them. They […]

City Life

450 New Apartments Planned at 4th & Callowhill

It appears that a developer is hoping to build something big at 4th and Callowhill streets, in the space between Old City and Northern Liberties. […]


Two South Broad Street Projects Up for Design Review

  Mama Angelina’s was a reliably cheap and middle-of-the-road pizza joint at Broad and Locust, the type of eatery that’s steadily vanishing from Center City. […]


A Simple Fix That Could Make Life Easier for Bart Blatstein at Broad and Washington

Residents of Northern Liberties can recount the long, drawn-out process that transformed what might have been a strip mall into Bart Blatstein’s most highly praised […]


1300 Fairmount Sails Through Design Review, Now Heads to Zoning

1300 Fairmount, a large mixed-use apartment complex planned on the vacant lot that all but wraps the Divine Lorraine on Ridge Avenue, sailed through the […]


Temple University’s High-Tech Library Gets High Marks at Civic Design Review

Temple University’s flashy new library went before the Civic Design Review Committee on Tuesday, and it might be an understatement to say that the information-only […]


Developers of the “Divine Lorraine of South Philly” Told to Try Again

The city’s Civic Design Review committee may not have a whole lot of  power to throw around, but the little weight it does have is certainly enough […]


Headlines: Cecil Baker Tells It Like It Is at Civic Design Review

Cecil Baker is on a roll (not purposely, but still) and we love it! Just days after finding out his Candy Factory Home in Queen […]