Moderna at Rittenhouse Will Rise Across From Lombard Swim Club

The 2000 block of Lombard Street has long stood as one of the fanciest blocks in town because of the presence on the exclusive Lombard Swim Club on its southern side. The northern side of the block though, was dominated by a large old warehouse building that was used as a parking garage for a very long time. A little less than two years ago, we told you that the garage had sold to developers, and [...]
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Demolition and Duplexes Coming Soon, Next to Gretz Brewery

There's an good looking building at 1600 Germantown Ave., across from the vacant Gretz Brewery, that we believe was last used as a boarding house. Whether that's true or not, we can say with total confidence that it won't be used for anything ever again. If you visit this building (and you should do so quickly if you'd like to see it in one piece), you'll quickly spy the demolition notice posted on one of the doors. Soon [...]
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Apartments Will Join Recording Studio in Industrial Building on Norris Street

Norris Street west of Frankford has experienced some major changes over the last several years, as a number of old industrial properties have turned over and gone residential. We've seen vacant land get filled in and old buildings torn down, with a few different projects rising on Norris Street and in both directions on Blair Street. Through it all, 2187 E. Norris St. has remained relatively unchanged, with its white painted facade and a splash of [...]
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Two Dozen Homes Planned For Narrow Francisville Streets

Even if you've lived in Francisville for a long time, it's quite possible you've never heard of Bowers Street or Erdman Street. These tiny streets branch off of the 800 block of Perkiomen Street, and both dead-end into the backyards of homes on Leland Street. Just a couple years ago, developers built a handful of homes on Erdman, cleaning up the block considerably. But the lots across the street from those homes have remained vacant, [...]
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Randolph Street Project Loses Some Units and Rearranges Its Layout

Over the summer, we told you that Streamline Philly had plans to redevelop a sizable vacant lot at 1500 N. Randolph St., a property we had previously called out as ripe for development. We shared the project details, gleaned from their Civic Design Review presentation back in June, calling for a total of 49 units over seven 6-unit buildings and one 7-unit building, with 16 parking spots. At the time, we questioned the choice to go with a bunch [...]
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Two Corners of 6th & South Find Tenants, After Years in the Wilderness

The South Street/Headhouse commercial corridor is one of the most vibrant in town, attracting local residents, tourists, and area teenagers alike for its eclectic mix of stores and restaurants. More than most corridors that come to mind, it feels like this one has undergone a number of identity shifts over the years, from neighborhood retail to bohemian nexus, to tourist destination, to tourist destination with too many chain stores, to tourist destination with fewer chain [...]
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Artist Studios, Offices, and a Brew Pub All Coming Soon to Spring Garden Street

Back when the Reading Terminal was still an actual train station and not a Convention Center meeting hall, there was a constant stream of trains rumbling through the West Poplar and Callowhill neighborhoods on an elevated viaduct. That viaduct, of course, is currently in the midst of a transformation into the Rail Park, a new public space whose first section opened to the public just this past summer. The last station before the final terminal [...]
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Demo Notice Could Represent Progress For Fishtown Hotel

The building at 1224 Frankford Ave. has a diverse industrial history, having originally been built as a brewery, serving for a time as a pickle factory, and operating as an ice storage building between 1925 and the mid-1990s. So it's been around for awhile. Over the last couple decades, the building has sat vacant, changing hands a few times and ultimately ending up in the hands of Roland Kassis, a developer that's built numerous projects around Fishtown. [...]
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As Unions Protest, 401 Race Street Slowly Comes Together

It was well before our time and it was probably before your time too that Old City was known more for manufacturing than for nightclubs and art galleries. At this point, virtually all of the neighborhood's industrial past is gone, with many of the old buildings demolished and some converted into residential use. It didn't make much sense to think about converting the Whitman's Chocolate factory building at 401 Race St. into apartments though, thanks to its unexciting [...]
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Forty One Units Planned For a Long Vacant Lot on Hagert

Given all the new construction we've seen in Fishtown, East Kensington, and Olde Richmond, it often feels like developers have already snatched most of the large lots in these neighborhoods. But a few still remain, waiting for the right project from the right developer. Or at least a project from a developer. And this brings us to the surprisingly vacant lot at 2600 E. Hagert St., a property that sits on the border of a residential area [...]
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