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New Fund to Boost Small Builders and Affordable Housing

One of the biggest complaints anyone who wants to start a business or build something in this city has about the process is that the […]

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New Apartment Building to Rise on Jimmy G’s Steaks Site

Jimmy G’s Steaks at Broad Street and Ridge Avenue in West Poplar was a relative newcomer on the Philly cheesesteak scene, but it quickly attracted […]

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The Last Piece of the East Market Puzzle (for Now) Falls Into Place

With the topping-off of Jefferson Health’s new Specialty Care Pavilion Feb. 1st, the East Market redevelopment project, conceived and spearheaded by National Real Estate Development, […]

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City Life

This Riverwards Facebook Group Is Keeping Philly Developers on Their Toes

Neighborhood Facebook groups tend to be bastions of petty squawking. That’s why I was stunned to find one that actually gets stuff done. Founded in […]

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Say Bye-Bye to the Boner 4Ever Building

If everything falls into place, in a little more than two years, your out-of-town friends might just want to stay in a building best known […]

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NextHealth PHL

Biotech Tour: Inside the Newly Rehabbed Spring House Innovation Park

Lower Gwynedd Township in Montgomery County is now home to a new innovation hub born of old bones. Spring House Innovation Park (SHIP), a 600,000-square-foot […]

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First Look: Condos Coming to Historic Old City Buildings

Where once the aroma of chemicals and oils filled Arch Street, other scents will soon emanate. These may include potpourri, flowers, perfume, olive oil, herbs […]

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City Life

Consultant Accuses Controversial Real Estate Developer Shawn Bullard of Rape

[Update, April 27th, 2023] On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury ruled in favor of Bullard after a seven-day trial […]

NextHealth PHL

Will New $100M Research Hub Strengthen Philadelphia’s Innovation District?

Gone are the days when developers just put up an office building. Amid a thriving life sciences and biotech ecosystem, developers in Philadelphia must now consider not […]


New Aldi Grocery Store to Open Just Off North Broad Next Year

By the end of 2019, The North Broad Corridor will be home to a brand new grocery store, one that’s known for its cheap but […]


Temple to Launch New Women’s Leadership Series Next Month

Next month, Temple University’s Center for Executive Education will launch the Women’s Leadership Series, a program designed to help women develop the skills they need […]


Welcome to the Bland New World of Philly Development

Earlier this year, Bart Blatstein, the developer best known for building the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties and a personal Rittenhouse Square mansion, announced […]


Richard Florida Calls For Truce in Amazon HQ2 Bidding War

Richard Florida, the urbanist researcher who first told us about the “creative class” and is now sounding the alarm about “The New Urban Crisis,” is […]


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 […]

City Life

Kensington Fuming Over Developer’s Fake “Historical District”

There’s a new neighborhood in Philadelphia, kids! Parts of Kensington shall henceforth be known as Stonewall Heights. No, the name change wasn’t voted on by […]