Adaptive Reuse for Bellet Building at 15th & Race

The fiasco around the closure of Hahnemann Hospital will take years to unwind. As we and others have detailed before, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and Paladin Healthcare partnered to purchase the hospital from Tenet in 2018 and they didn't even make it two years before closing the hospital down. When the sale was first announced, we predicted that something to this effect would occur, speculating that the deal was more about owning (and eventually selling) roughly [...]
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Former Downey’s Will Be Demoed, We Predict Condos

Back in February, we told you that 526 S. Front St. was listed for sale for $3M and also available for lease for $7,000/mo. This address, for the uninitiated, was home to Downey's Pub for a stunning period of time, with the business operating under a few different ownership groups from the 1970s through 2016. As we told you before, the building went to sheriff's sale in 2017, trading for $1.15M, and it has been sitting vacant ever [...]
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High End Townhomes Coming to the Western Edge of Northern Liberties

The 900 block of N. Marshall Street sits on the western border of Northern Liberties and has had itself a fascinating century. Back in the day, this stretch was a bustling commercial corridor, full of shops and pushcarts not unlike the Italian Market. Philaplace gives a lovely telling of the history of the street, and explains that a combination of white flight and a redevelopment plan from the 1950s that never came to fruition ultimately sunk most of the businesses [...]
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New Units Under Construction at 35th & Mantua

With all the new construction we've seen creep northward through Mantua over the last several years, it was only a matter of time before that construction starting running into Mantua Avenue, the neighborhood's northern border. A couple years ago, we told you about a project at 33rd & Mantua and speculated that we'd see additional development move north and west, following the trajectory of Mantua Avenue. With little surprise, we now have information about a [...]
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Zero Six Will Bring Unique Homes to the East Falls Edge

A few years ago, we told you about a sizable new development in the Allegheny West neighborhood, on the edge of East Falls, at 34th & Commissioner. At that time, there were seven units at various stages of construction, and we're pleased to share that there are now eight quadplexes on this site. We also noted that this construction was only the tip of the iceberg, and that there were plans for a couple hundred additional [...]
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7-11 Replacement Coming Soon at 22nd & Lombard?

From roughly 1980 until the middle of 2018, a 7-11 held down the southeast corner of 22nd & Lombard. That is a very long run for any business at any location, and we tipped our proverbial caps when we covered the business closing a couple years back. At the time, we noted that the opening of a Wawa just a block to the south was probably the straw that broke the camel's back for the [...]
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Renderings for the New Building Coming to Broad & Girard

Back in April, we shared the news that the shuttered CVS at the southwest corner of Broad & Girard would be demolished and replaced by a new mixed-use building. We anticipated a seven-story building with two floors of retail, 160 apartments on the upper floors, and 48 parking spots, and this by-right plan sounded like a terrific improvement to us. That being said, we didn't have much more information in terms of design or development [...]
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Groundbreaking Soon, Finally, at 43rd & Baltimore

Clark Park is great. Over its nine plus acres, it boasts lush grass, some gnarly old trees, a couple playgrounds, a rad statue of Charles Dickens, an old pond bed, and one of our favorite farmers markets. It's a great spot for a game of catch, a frisbee toss, some volleyball, or perhaps some LARPing, if that's your thing. Over the last two decades, the park has become dramatically revitalized, and the surrounding neighborhood has appreciated considerably. [...]
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Adaptive Reuse Finally Coming For Former Stables at 13th & Buttonwood?

Philadelphia Carriage Company operated horse-drawn carriage rides for many years, offering tours of Old City to locals and tourists alike. A few years back, the company closed down in the wake of revelations that they were not treating their horses in a humane fashion, with too-small pens, poor ventilation, and nonexistent turnout space. With the business closed and the horses relocated to an animal sanctuary, we brought the former home of this business to your attention, noting [...]
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A New Direction for the Legendary Blue Horizon on North Broad

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 N. Broad St. and is currently sitting vacant. The building was originally constructed as private residences and transitioned into the home of Philadelphia Lodge 54, Loyal Order of the Moose in the early part of the 20th century. By the 1960s, the building was a widely used boxing gym, continuing to operate as such and as an event space until 2010. Within a few years, there were plans to redevelop the [...]
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