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Could Huge Lot Consolidation at 42nd & Market Mean Huge Project?

We love it when something we vaguely remember from the past comes back into the picture. When we saw a zoning notice pop-up for 4200-14 Market St. in West Philly, we had a flood of memories rush back. It was only last March when were on this block, discussing how it was an anomaly of sorts compared to the denser, residential streets close by. When we visited previously, we told you about plans on the [...]
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See It Here First: Thirteen-Story Tower Coming to 48th & Spruce

Raise your hand if you enjoy getting important emails on Friday afternoon. No, just us? We kid, but today, we actually received a bit of exciting news via Friday PM emails. We won't beat around the bush, because the Garden Court Community Association (GCCA) informed us that a proposal at 4726-28 Spruce St. is on tap. If you're not familiar with the area, this nook of Garden Court in West Philly has some fantastic architectural [...]
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Old City Addition Reaches Its Apex After Redesign

Last July, we filled you in on the plans for an addition to 223-25 Market St., a building constructed in 1960 within the Old City Historic District. While not a contributing building, given its location in the district, any additions require approval of the Historical Commission. As you can see below, the more modern initial version has been updated to reflect the architectural context of the neighborhood. As you can also see below, progress is [...]
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Update: Size Increase, More Details for Festival Pier Project

It was only several weeks ago when we shared an exciting update about the redevelopment of the former Festival Pier site at 501 N. Columbus Blvd., at the intersection of Spring Garden St. and the Delaware River. Last week, we gave you the lowdown on the major construction moves under way on the site (Shameless plug here to check out our recent Instagram Reels, ICYMI). We are happy to report that we have even more exciting [...]
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Former Pretzel Factory on Frankford Is One of Many Projects on Booming Block

Factories and industrial uses used to be par for the course for Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, even up until several years ago. But as you probably know if you're reading a real estate blog, this commercial corridor has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last several years, which continues even today. Back in 2019, we told you how Furfari's Soft Pretzel Bakery used to operate out of the building at 2023 Frankford Ave., but plans [...]
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Final Phase of Avenue V Planned at 5th & Cecil B. Moore

If you haven't been down Cecil B. Moore Ave. in South Kensington recently, you may struggle to place yourself given the massive changes to the area. One of the biggest differences is due to the first two phases of Avenue V, a project we first covered back in 2018, brought to us by the Riverwards Group. As you can see below, Phase I is complete and Phase II is getting very close to the finish [...]
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Development Updates Along the Delaware River Waterfront

Today, we're bringing you a new feature for Naked Philly. Come along and join us as lead blogger Jack O'Brien takes us through many of the exciting developments underway along the Delaware River Waterfront. The waterfront is going through a massive reinvention, with the grand opening of the Delaware River Trail taking place just today. Be sure to check out the stories below on each of these projects for all of the exciting details. New [...]
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Demo Underway for Building Squeezing into Busy Fishtown Corner

The northern edge of Northern Liberties and the southern edge of Fishtown/South Kensington are no strangers to development. You're likely well aware of the massive Piazza Alta project off N. 2nd St. and the Liberty Square project just north of Girard, but today we're throwing a bit of a curveball. It would be easy to miss 17 W. Girard Ave., an awkwardly shaped property due to the obtuse angle of the street here. But the [...]
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Modern Apartments Coming Near the Please Touch Museum

We still remember our first time going to the Mann Center approximately a thousand years ago to see The Moody Blues with the parents. While "Nights in White Satin" was indeed a psychedelic masterpiece, what truly stood out was the amazing neighborhood surrounding Fairmount Park. Even as a kid, the trees, architecture and edge-of-the-city vibe felt atypical and special. We've extolled the virtues of this neighborhood a few times over the years, yet this area [...]
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Update: Ridge Avenue Project Gets Revamped Renderings

It was only two months ago that we brought your attention to the building at 7041 Ridge Ave., along an extremely busy Roxborough development corridor. Let's give ourselves a quick reminder of the current state of affairs for this nondescript but historic building, which has been used for several commercial purposes over the years. Current view of front of building, with the added first floor facade to be removed Alternate view shows one-story addition in [...]
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