$30 Million Mixed Use Project Finally Set To Begin In Chestnut Hill


"A view of 8200 Germantown Ave. before it was demolished." Photo: Neema Roshania, NewsWorks

“A view of 8200 Germantown Ave. before it was demolished.” Photo: Neema Roshania, NewsWorks

  • Sugarhouse Casino broke ground last month on its $154 million, Cope Linder Architects-designed expansion. Naked Philly takes a look at the construction site and comments on the current renderings, which are devoid of the originally promised hotel. SugarHouse, only four years old, will more than double its square-footage, allowing for a larger gaming floor, “space for four new waterfront restaurants (two of which are already spoken for), and a reserved space for a ballroom complex with riverfront views that is scheduled for a later phase.”
  • Grid discusses the partnership between Postgreen Homes and the New Kensington Community Development Corporation for the creation of Awesometown, “a collection of 14 super-insulated and energy-efficient townhomes that will soon be rising along the 400 block of Moyer Street in Fishtown.” Erin Whitman, a real estate professional who was chosen in a lottery to move into one of Awesometown’s four moderate income units (there are also 10 market rate units), is ecstatic that she will live in cohesion with her environmentally conscious worldview. “It was kind of a pipe dream to live in a house such as one that Postgreen would build,” she says. “But I didn’t consider it something that was viable for me.”
  • City Paper previews painter Alex Losett’s oil work in Rethinking Landscapes, a collection of sylvan vignettes of the Northeastern portion of the Commonwealth now on exhibition in the St. Joseph’s University Gallery through September 19. Losett’s “oil celebrates raw and uninhibited nature,” as well as betraying the romantic sensibilities inculcated by her training in the Soviet Union, the country of her birth.
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