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A Vacant Port Richmond Lot Could Turn into 73 Apartments

Our travels take us all over the city, but 2201 E. Tioga St. is located in a corner of Port Richmond that we confess we haven't explored much. The vacant lot at this site sits in a hard-to-define area, where a mix of industrial sites, single family homes, and the occasional empty lot form an odd mix of neighbors. As you can see, the lot in question sits down Sepviva Street from a narrow rowhome [...]
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Update: Plans Come into Focus for N. Delaware Ave. Project

It was a little over a month ago that we checked in on the property at 1130 N. Delaware Ave., where we had received word that an apartment building was to rise on the surface parking lot next to the Edward Corner Building. When we last checked out the site, a fence was up around the existing low-rise building, indicating that plans were indeed moving forward after some starts and stops in the past. View [...]
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More Apartments Coming to Haverford Avenue in Mantua

The 3600 block of Haverford Avenue is full of potential, due to both its desirable location and the fact that it's home to some larger sized lots that are dramatically underused. This is only partly true at 3618-32 Haverford Ave., a property that's been home to the West Philadelphia Assembly for Christ for many years - the church is a fine use at the site, but the associated surface parking is far from the highest [...]
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Prominent Addition at 10th & Washington Reaches Full Height

Buildings can stand out from the crowd for many reasons. Extreme height, grand design, topographical boosts from a hilltop can all lead buildings to have a disproportionately large impact. When driving east on Washington Ave. the other day, we couldn't help but notice a large, yellow and green presence at 943 Washington Ave. off in the distance. In this instance, the location of this building near a kink at 11th Street on Washington Avenue, combined [...]
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Update: Preliminary Details Emerge for “The Ben” in Old City

The range of building functions, ages, and styles in Old City is nothing short of amazing. From some of the most treasured places in America to some of the most nondescript low-rise structures you can imagine, this neighborhood has a bit of something for everyone. Today we are returning yet again to a couple of these less exciting buildings at 160-64 N. 2nd St. at the southwest corner of 2nd & Race. There have been [...]
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Pennovation Works Planning $365 Million Campus Addition

It seems as if every other week we have news of a large life sciences building going up in some part of the city. The University City area has dominated these types of developments thus far (honorable mention to the Navy Yard), but this time it appears that just a short jaunt across the river has something in store for us. The Pennovation Campus has set up shop in Grays Ferry since 2016, bringing us [...]
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At Last: Movement for 466-Unit Complex on Delaware Ave.

There are so many projects currently in motion along Delaware Ave. from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Penn Treaty Park and beyond, we understand if one has a hard time keeping track. In fact, it has been over two years since we last checked in on 700-30 N. Delaware Ave. when we had news of a proposal that would bring nearly 500 apartments to the intersection of N. Delaware Ave. & Fairmount Ave., which had [...]
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A Slam Dunk Project Rehabs Former Old City Art Gallery

If you thought that the pairing of director David Lynch and Duke Basketball had nothing to do with Old City real estate development, you would be mistaken! This is an example of that classic tale where art films and alley oops cross paths to reinvent a historic building. OK, we know you're likely confused by now. But with the on-going work at 122 N. 3rd St., we can start to make some sense of all [...]
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Crossing Our Fingers for This Grand New Gateway to Fishtown

For being such a key entrance to one of the coolest neighborhoods in town, the intersection of Delaware Ave. and Frankford Ave. is about as placeless at it gets. Despite being the location of the oddly named Northern Liberties Loop that's part of the 15 trolley line, the parcel at 1000 N. Delaware Ave. consists of a patchwork of asphalt at different grades and serves mostly as a surface parking lot, in spite of the [...]
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Update: No Virgin Hotel, But Something Huge is Planned for Broad & Lombard

It was just this past March when we speculated that something big was coming our way from Goldenberg Group at 500 S. Broad St., as we shared renderings for a two-tower project which would be anchored by a Virgin Hotel. This came several years after an initial concept for the site was proposed, which included a glassy tower to the northern side of the lot. While we were thrilled to hear new details, we weren't [...]
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