Archive for Development

ZBA Delays Decision On Developer's Demolition Plan For Hoa Binh Plaza

ZBA Delays Decision On Developer’s Demolition Plan For Hoa Binh Plaza

July 24, 2019  |  Development

The fate of an Asian supermarket and immigrant community hub on Washington Avenue hangs in the balance as a developer seeks approval to raze the complex for 44 townhouses and apartments. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

History May Lie Deeper Under A Church Rectory In South Philly

History May Lie Deeper Under A Church Rectory In South Philly

July 19, 2019  |  Development

Plans for a new construction project reveal a possible African American burial site beneath the rectory of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi at 7th and Montrose. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

New Record Pressing Plant Drops The Needle In Old Bread Factory

New Record Pressing Plant Drops The Needle In Old Bread Factory

July 15, 2019  |  Development

The vinyl revival is coming to Lawncrest where a new record pressing plant is setting up shop in the old Bond Bread building. Bryan Bierman has the scoop > more

Developer Targets Asian Shopping Center In Next Battle For Washington Avenue

Developer Targets Asian Shopping Center In Next Battle For Washington Avenue

June 26, 2019  |  Development

Hoa Binh Plaza at 16th Street and Washington Avenue has been a shopping and community hub for Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants for nearly 30 years. As real estate acquisition heats up west of Broad Street, a developer plans to raze the complex for new residential construction. Kimberly Haas has the news > more

Residents Sound Off To Land Bank Following Release Of New Report

Residents Sound Off To Land Bank Following Release Of New Report

June 21, 2019  |  Development

The Philadelphia Land Bank draws anger and frustration with the release of its new strategic plan and performance report. Kimberly Haas has the details > more