Center City West: Area Building Boom Includes High-Rise Hotels, Condos

Center City West: Area Building Boom Includes High-Rise Hotels, Condos

David Ertz peered out his office window at the evolving Center City skyline he is helping to create. “It is kind of remarkable, what’s going on,” said Ertz, a partner and design architect at Cope Linder Architects, located at Market and 17th streets. The firm has designed buildings in the neighborhood like 1706 Rittenhouse Square […]

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Northern Liberties: Out With the Old, In With the New

Northern Liberties: Out With the Old, In With the New

Like other parts of the city, Northern Liberties’ housing market has rapidly expanded in recent years. It seems as if every other street is restricted by orange construction barricades. By the time the seasons change, they’re gone, a new building is up and an old brick home is being demolished. New construction often comes with […]

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Logan Square: “Like Living and Having a Classroom Outside of The Classroom”

Logan Square: “Like Living and Having a Classroom Outside of The Classroom”

The Logan Square Neighborhood Association is an all-volunteer community organization comprised of residents and organizations in the Logan Square area who hope to keep the area a beautiful and safe place to live and visit. In order for the organization to run smoothly, it needs strong leaders who can recognize the needs of the community. […]

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Logan Square: Five Spots Being Revitalized With The Vine Street Expressway Project

Logan Square: Five Spots Being Revitalized With The Vine Street Expressway Project

Logan Square has experienced a recent construction boom, which has created many road closures and traffic detours, but also a hope of renewal for the city’s infrastructure. Many projects have been started in recent months, including the I-676 Vine Street Expressway project that expands through a great deal of tourist sites including The Franklin Institute, […]

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Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

 If last year is anything to go by, then 2016 is set to be a year full of disruption for commuters in Philadelphia, even without a visit from the Pope. And with 30 projects underway and 15 more set to begin this year, the upcoming Democratic National Convention will be the least of commuter’s concern. […]

 

Logan Square: Philadelphia’s Mormon Temple Expected to be Completed by Summer 2016

Logan Square: Philadelphia’s Mormon Temple Expected to be Completed by Summer 2016

It has been nearly three years since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began constructing its Philadelphia temple (above). Standing tall on Vine Street, between 17th and 18th streets, there are only a few more additions needed before it is open to the public next summer. However, the temple is only one of three […]

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Point Breeze: 4 Things Representing Change

Point Breeze: 4 Things Representing Change

Point Breeze is one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in South Philadelphia. The neighborhood was originally a self-sustaining, working class neighborhood passionate about local businesses. In the last few decades, South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. Inc. and the Point Breeze Community Development Corp. have worked to redevelop the area. The new residents moving to the neighborhood are young adults working in […]

 

Germantown: Local Developers Work to Improve Community and Fight Blight

Germantown: Local Developers Work to Improve Community and Fight Blight

When driving east down Germantown Avenue from Chestnut Hill, the number of vacant, deteriorating buildings steadily increases. Infrastructure blight is a chronic problem that has impacted neighborhoods across the city, not sparring Germantown. The combination of an improving economy and the actions of community leaders, however, has given the neighborhood an upturn. According to the […]

 

Mantua: 5 Construction Sites to Keep An Eye On

Mantua: 5 Construction Sites to Keep An Eye On

The West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua has been getting nationwide attention for being a part of President Barack Obama’s Promise Zone project. This plan was set up in order to build safe public spaces and to strengthen federal assistance in housing, education and public safety. Today, a year after Mantua was designated as a Promise Zone, […]

 

Kensington: Artists Make New Homes Amongst Longtime Residents

Kensington: Artists Make New Homes Amongst Longtime Residents

Areas like Kensington, Fishtown and Olde Kensington have become synonymous with a new rising scene that was not there before. With each artist that moves into the area, the culture begins to shift and the neighborhoods begin to see a change. Historically as a textile epicenter of Philadelphia and much of the nation, Kensington has […]

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