Posts Tagged ‘demolition’

Protected Jewelers Row Building Cited

Protected Jewelers Row Building Cited “Unsafe” By L&I On The Eve Of Toll Brothers Demolition

September 19, 2019  |  Development, Preservation

Last week the owner of a legally protected historic property on Jewelers Row was unexpectedly served multiple violations by the Department of Licenses and Inspections as suburban real estate developer Toll Brothers prepares to demolish five buildings next door. Starr Herr-Cardillo reports > more

Tracking Progress & Inaction On The 10th Anniversary Of

Tracking Progress & Inaction On The 10th Anniversary Of “Historic Preservation In 2020” Report

August 29, 2019  |  Preservation

In 2009, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released a strategic report outlining recommendations for safeguarding the city's architectural and cultural history. Kimberly Haas sat down with the co-authors of the action plan to discuss what has, and hasn't, been done by the City and stakeholders a decade later > more

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

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

Homeowners Pay The Price When New Construction Damages Neighboring Rows

Homeowners Pay The Price When New Construction Damages Neighboring Rows

June 14, 2019  |  Development

Owners of row houses are left with little recourse when demolition and new construction causes structural damage to their homes. Starr Herr-Cardillo takes a look at a growing citywide problem > more