Posts Tagged ‘Adaptive Reuse’

Councilwoman Bass Commits Immediate Funds To Stabilize The Germantown YWCA

Councilwoman Bass Commits Immediate Funds To Stabilize The Germantown YWCA

March 19, 2015  |  Buzz

With the fate of Germantown's historic YWCA in balance, Councilwoman Cindy Bass says she will stabilize and renovate while waiting for a new round of development proposals for the site, which advocates feared would be torn down > more

Former Hospital Facility Reused In South Philly

Former Hospital Facility Reused In South Philly

March 18, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at Constitution Health Plaza, Weinstein moves to “Jumpstart Germantown,” Planning Commission recommends temporary zoning overlay for West Washington Avenue, and over $18 million needed for a reopening of Franklin Square Station > more

Late Victorian Charm In The Heart Of Chinatown

Late Victorian Charm In The Heart Of Chinatown

March 16, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Philadelphia's thriving Chinatown has created its own protective, economic shield, barring outside developers hungry to gobble up the neighborhood with new construction. Incidentally, historic buildings in the area are often safeguarded and preserved through consistent adaptive reuse. The Shadow gives us an example of this encouraging phenomenon with the story behind 941 Race Street > more

Penn Takes

Penn Takes “Collage” Approach To Preservation With Perry World House

March 6, 2015  |  Vantage

Not every historic building in the city can be saved, though total demolition doesn't have to be the final answer either. Co-editor Michael Bixler looks at a third way at Perry World House, now under construction, in conversation with University of Pennsylvania campus architect David Hollenberg > more

Coda For Mayor Street’s NTI

Coda For Mayor Street’s NTI

March 5, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority considers the last budget for the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, Squilla seeks rezoning of mill in Kensington, can Philly become a video game mecca, and entertaining thoughts of a Business Improvement District for the Italian Market > more