Posts Tagged ‘neighborhood history’

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

New Exhibit Invites Visitors Inside The Life Of Row Houses

New Exhibit Invites Visitors Inside The Life Of Row Houses

June 6, 2019  |  Art & Design

"Rowhouse Workshop," an exhibition devoted to the culture of Philly’s most iconic residential form, opens on Friday, June 7 at Cherry Street Pier. Michael Bixler has the details > more

Piecing Together The Lost History Of Wirt & Knox

Piecing Together The Lost History Of Wirt & Knox

March 14, 2019  |  History

Rob Masciantonio tracks down the elusive origins of an abandoned factory in Strawberry Mansion > more

Demolition Proposal For Chinatown Landmark Triggers Public Outcry

Demolition Proposal For Chinatown Landmark Triggers Public Outcry

February 21, 2019  |  Preservation

A demolition permit application for the former Chinese Cultural and Community Center on 10th Street provokes confusion and anger. Michael Bixler has the news > more