You are viewing 27 articles with the tag Development by the author JoAnn Greco

    • The Granary (new building)

New apartment buildings from Pearl and DAS Architects

Have you noticed? Center City is in the midst of (another) residential rental boom. Noteworthy projects include the conversion of the nationally- and locally-registered historic Art Deco tower, 1616 Walnut St.,…

    • Billboards encroach on a garage, cheek by jowl

Scenic Philadelphia looks beyond billboards

For the last three years, Mary Tracy has been wearing two hats, one as president of Scenic America and one as executive director of Philadelphia-based SCRUB, the Society Created to Reduce…

    • Rendering of Marina View | BLT Architects

Historical Commission Okays Waterfront Project

The Philadelphia Historical Commission today approved a controversial waterfront proposal that opponents and critics had lambasted for its incompatibility with the Old City Historic District and Master Plan for the Central…

    • Greco/Kroc Center

MGA Architects wins AIA Pennsylvania Award for Kroc Center

In Hunting Park, local firm MGA Partners Architects, has crafted a new low-slung orange brick and white stucco building with swooping expanses of glass windows, anigre wood ceilings and walls, and…

    • From left: Jaramoji, Blatstein, Greenberger, Satullo, Street

Megaprojects: Can't we all just get along?

The "other side" got its due Tuesday night as the weeks devoted to the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presentation of In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards, came…

    • Art Commission tables request for additional floor on new Family Court Building

Art Commission tables request for additional floor on new Family Court Building

Were those who have opposed the construction of a new Family Court building on an empty lot at 15th and Arch streets all along, simply taking advantage of another opportunity to…

    • Greco/Outside Family Court

Public Space as connector was an issue for Philadelphians in 2011

My beats are varied but, time and time again, public space is the connector. That Philadelphians feel strongly about this issue, too, is clear. Some of PlanPhilly's most-read stories addressed this…

    • Greco/Outside Family Court

As Parkway grows, so does its homeless problem

Sister Cities Park— under construction. Rodin Museum and Gardens — under construction. The Barnes Foundation — under construction. With these three huge projects underway, much of the eastern end of the…

    • Callowhill NID

Councilman DiCicco amends Callowhill NID bill

Facing opposition from dozens of Chinatown residents brandishing signs that read "Less Income = More Taxes" and "No NID!," Councilman Frank DiCicco began today's City Council Rules Committee hearing on his…

    • Renewed immigration has contributed to growth

Center City District offers close look at census numbers

Center City Development Corporation executive director Paul Levy named outgoing Councilman Frank DiCicco as a key contributing factor behind the good news that he delivered at the organization's Meeting of the…

    • Zoning notice for Dilworth Plaza

Art Commission gives final nods to Dilworth Plaza, 9/11 Memorial

The Art Commission Wednesday awarded final approval to several more elements of the reworked Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, and gave an enthusiastic go-ahead to a fast track memorial dedicated to…

    • Art Commission gets detailed look at Dilworth Plaza and PhillyLive! plans

Art Commission gets detailed look at Dilworth Plaza and PhillyLive! plans

Wednesday's lengthy meeting of the Philadelphia Art Commission played to an unusually full house. The bulk of those in attendance were there to hear about the latest design offerings for a…

    • Destroy This Memory by Richard Misrach, a new book that documents and reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Photo essays for the Holidays

Three photography books released this year give wildly different treatments to a subject near and dear to every urbanite's heart  —abandoned cities. But alone, or together, they also make the perfect…

    • RDA vacant land report released

RDA vacant land report released

A new, 94-page report, "Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: The Costs of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform," was released today by the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia (RDA) and…

    • House and block

RDA stimulus program: One house at a time

David Feldman is a 52-year-old Harvard-trained architect with a long history of working in the affordable housing arena. Selina Kedziora is a 39-year-old mother of six-year-old twins who has recently gone…

    • Postcard from Atlanta

Postcard from Atlanta

Atlantans like to say that if you haven't been to Atlanta in the last ten years, you haven't been to Atlanta. I hadn't been since the mid-'80s, so I wondered what…

    • Le Meridien's lobby

Hip Center City hotels blend contemporary design with architectural preservation

Philadelphia's lineup of hotels is prosaic; a grande dame here, a business hotel there, a family-friendly one over there. But its recently received a jolt with the addition of two fresh boutique properties,…

    • Postcard from Kansas City

Postcard from Kansas City: a planner's paradise

By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Although I'd never really heard anything negative about the City of Fountains, I wasn't prepared for the great impression Kansas City, Missouri, made right from the…

    • After attracting city agencies to the neighborhood, new homes are being constructed in the

Refusing to be forgotten

Blue hydrangeas bloom in pots outside three-story red brick homes, and wooden window boxes overflow with petunias and ivy along the tidy blocks of Queen Village. A handful of multi-million…

    • Central Delaware

Progress reports on the Central Delaware Master Plan

May 6, 2010 By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Last night, about twenty residents of South Philadelphia got a chance to catch up with the progress of the $1 million Central Delaware…

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