Posts Tagged ‘new development’

A Solution To Preservation Crisis: Compromise And Flexibility

A Solution To Preservation Crisis: Compromise And Flexibility

October 13, 2016  |  Soapbox

Philadelphia lacks a clear vision for historic preservation, leaving the protocols in place cumbersome and largely ineffective. Contributor Oscar Beisert believes it's time to rethink our approach with solutions that increase the legal protection of historic buildings while accommodating new development > more

Grasso Holdings Hits A Flat Note With New Rivage Site Design

Grasso Holdings Hits A Flat Note With New Rivage Site Design

June 17, 2016  |  Vantage

  Since 2011, one of Philadelphia’s more prominent design-and-build firms, Onion Flats, has been a partner in the redevelopment by owner Grasso Holdings of East Falls' > more

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

April 20, 2016  |  News

At Butler and Germantown Pikes, plans for a dense suburban subdivision threaten to dissolve the Corson Estate, a 10 acre parcel rich in abolitionist history and an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Michael Bixler reports > more

Cecil Baker And The Redemption Of 1900 Chestnut Street

Cecil Baker And The Redemption Of 1900 Chestnut Street

January 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Design-wise, plans for the Boyd Theater site at 1900 Chestnut Street has been doomed from the get-go. Pearl Properties' first architect for the project, Eimer Architects, couldn't deliver a quality blueprint to match the prime Center City site. Enter Cecil Baker + Partners. With thoughtful consideration to neighborhood stakeholders and a mind for smart urbanism, Baker's redesign sets plans for the the site right. Contributor Stephen Stofka has this Q&A with the architect who picked up the pieces and saved the project from a deadlock > more

Preservation Still A Question As Developer Releases Preliminary Plans For 1911 Walnut

Preservation Still A Question As Developer Releases Preliminary Plans For 1911 Walnut

December 15, 2015  |  News

New plans for developing Rittenhouse Square's long empty lot on Walnut Street have emerged, while the fate of three historic buildings on the 1900 block of Sansom Street still hang in the balance. Stephen Stofka reports > more