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Focusing On The Petty

Focusing On The Petty

February 17, 2015  |  Buzz

For the past 99 years, Citgo has owned, used, and leased out Petty's Island. But in 2020, industry will have vacated and remediated the island, creating a wide open future for the 300-acre island and the opportunity to bring Philadelphia, Camden, and Pennsauken together in the middle of the Delaware River. This future—environmental, cultural, economic—was the focus of this year's Better Philadelphia Challenge, whose $5,000 prize will be awarded at tomorrow's Edmund N. Bacon Awards Ceremony > more

At Philly U, Building Amber Long's Legacy

At Philly U, Building Amber Long’s Legacy

January 19, 2015  |  Buzz

One year since the savage murder of the young architect Amber Long, Philly U looks to carry on her work--and her impact. On this day of service, here's one way to give, says Nathaniel Popkin > more

Blatstein And Volpe To Buy Delaware Generating Station From Exelon Corp.

Blatstein And Volpe To Buy Delaware Generating Station From Exelon Corp.

January 15, 2015  |  Buzz

The winning bidder has been announced for massive, dormant power plant, Delaware Generating Station. Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe will seal the deal with Exelon in March > more

Correction - Sloan Mansion Days Are Numbered: Penn Can Proceed Without Permits, Says Historical Commission

Correction – Sloan Mansion Days Are Numbered: Penn Can Proceed Without Permits, Says Historical Commission

January 9, 2015  |  Buzz

Bad news for the John P. Levy House at 40th and Pine. Condition goes, says the Historical Commission, approving the University of Pennsylvania's request to remove a proviso that barres them from razing the mansion before proper permits are obtained and building plans established > more

Historical Commission Hardship Meeting Puts Sloan Mansion One Step Closer To Demolition

Historical Commission Hardship Meeting Puts Sloan Mansion One Step Closer To Demolition

December 19, 2014  |  Buzz

The days might be numbered for the Samuel Sloan-designed John P. Levy House at 40th and Pine. Today the Historical Commission's Hardship Committee approved a recommendation that could clear the way for the Italliante mansion's demolition > more