In Northern Liberties


While taking part in our favorite pastime of slinking around vacant lots the other day, we were floored by how different the waterfront portion of Northern Liberties feels today. We are here very, very often, but sometimes even we forget to look up and take in what's happening close by.

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Some proposals stand out more than others for a variety of reasons, with location, architecture, and concept can all offering the potential to leave a deep imprint on our development psyche. While the first two definitely could be the case at 626-30 N. Delaware Ave., it's the concept here that

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As we made our way around town on this latter day of winter, we found ourselves staring at the huge, empty property at the corner of N. 2nd & Callowhill. It has been some time since we first told you about this property, which has been eyed for a mixed-use,

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After checking out a trio of projects along N. 3rd St., we decided to continue north to see what we could see along this stretch. Unsurprisingly, we found a couple other intriguing sites: one at the finish line and another eagerly awaiting its next phase.We start with 1139 N. 3rd

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When we think of development in Northern Liberties, much of it revolves around the bustling N. 2nd Street corridor and all of the action down by the waterfront. However, if you scoot just a block west, there is plenty happening along N. 3rd St. as well, where so much is

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It seems whenever we go to check out a property, we are drawn in any number of directions as other signs of construction lure us in. After visiting a duo of projects in Old City, we made our way just a block north to Callowhill St., where the eastern side

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UPDATE (2/2/2024): After this article was published, we were informed the sales listing was posted in error and the property is indeed for lease. To confirm, Durst is NOT selling this property and hopefully this will be leased out and activated again soon. The article below has been updated accordingly.Sometimes,

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It is pretty amazing how different things can feel over three little months. Looking back to September, the Eagles were 3-0 and flying high, the Phillies had just clinched a Wild Card birth, and James Harden was still our disgruntled point guard. Northern Liberties was different then as well, when

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Close your eyes and imagine yourself back in the old days (say, 2019), walking along N. Columbus Blvd. near the intersection with Spring Garden Street. There wasn't much happening here, between the gas station, some low-rise industrial buildings, and empty lots. Oh, and the hulking presence of the empty Festival

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It feels like only yesterday that we made our way to 500. N Columbus Blvd. to check out plans for a potential adaptive-reuse of part of this historically protected complex. Most recently known for the massive American flag mural by Meg Sallgman Studio, this windowless building received zoning permits for a

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