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The SE corner of 16th & Washington is one that can get lost in the shuffle amongst all the nearby development. Currently on this property are a pair of one-story, brick buildings without much charm, save for the slight step-ups above the garage doors. But according to some preliminary plans,

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Every time a surface parking lot in Greater Center City meets its demise, we muster up our best urbanist celebration as we toast to a higher-and-better use than surface parking. Two such lots in the Logan Square neighborhood - one at 23rd & Summer and another at 23rd & Cherry

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It wasn't that long ago when the western part of Market Street in Center City was, shall we say, in need of some love. Formerly home to adult movie theaters, parking lots, and a handful of underutilized buildings, the area around the massive PECO parking lot wasn't exactly a destination.

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While Philly is known for its quaint, historically paved streets in areas like Germantown and Society Hill, Trenton Ave. in East Kensington is one of the widest examples of a granite block street we can think of. Formerly home to a rail line that took the goods produced in this

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05-20Green

Few things are more relaxing than spending some time walking through the leafy canopies of springtime in the Spring Garden neighborhood. The blocks north of Spring Garden St. in this area are jam-packed with stately rowhouses and mature trees, offering a calm, lovely little nook not far from the energy

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Fishtown's "entertainment district" at the south terminus of Frankford Ave. is one of the more interesting areas we can think of from a development standpoint. The area's past consisted of mostly industrial uses, with a few of the buildings and businesses holding on to this day. The Fillmore complex adaptively-reuses

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It has been several years since we visited the former Poplar Theatre which stood somewhat discreetly at 517 Poplar St. in the past. At the time, the sadly decrepit theater was recently torn down, with plans from HDO Architecture for a contemporary 40-unit building, with garage space for 29 cars

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It was back in January when we last visited 210 S. 12th St. in the Gayborhood, as its bold, red design was making an impression on the skyline. This project from NYC-based Midwood has not been without its fair share of controversy, however, thanks to what used to sit on

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The southwest corner of 8th & Bainbridge offers a bit of a break from the typical streetscape in the area, with a low-rise corner building with parking for some reason. This property has looked like this for decades, and was seemingly a gas station way back when. So... it could

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If you thought our Port Richmond foray was finished with the Pump House, you're in for a treat! It was almost exactly one year ago that we visited some development sites in the vicinity that were at various stages of progress. Today, we head back the same spot to check

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