You are viewing 12 articles with the tag Development by the author Thomas J. Walsh

    • A rendering for the proposed ARC Properties hotel at 401 Race. Rendering c/o Philly Brownstoner

Confident, proven private developers biding their time

Blatstein, Caplan, Goldman and Dranoff.  It’s not a law firm. They are the names of four of Philadelphia’s most consistent, well-financed and connected private developers, and very likely the ones to…

    • A rendering of the proposed American Commerce Center

Commercial developers have concepts drawn but markets prevent groundbreaking

Enjoying the Philadelphia skyline, with the shimmering Comcast tower punctuating the end of the 20th century? Get used to it. In late November 2008, as world markets were reeling from the…

    • Philly to add 100K folks within 25 years, planners say

Philly to add 100K folks within 25 years, planners say

Twenty five years ago this month, Philadelphia hosted Live Aid at the dear, departed John F. Kennedy Stadium, a sprawling venue that could jam in 100,000 people without breaking a sweat. …

    • Development will be topic du jour at PCPC

Development will be topic du jour at PCPC

Tuesday's regular meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be dominated by development proposals and another major look at how Central Delaware River development will be regulated going forward. In…

    • APM

Nutter breaks ground on Parkway, Temple projects

Ground was broken late Monday morning by a sizable chunk of Philadelphia’s leadership, gathered at 21st Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate three of the latest improvements to the…

    • Software manufacturing in Hebi.

Greetings from Hebi, China

Heading into the homestretch of her three-week trade mission to China with representatives of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, Planning and…

    • ZCC community meeting

‘Radio Times’: discussion about zoning, neighborhood issues

In advance of tonight’s third high-profile meeting of city developers and community groups, the second hour of Wednesday morning’s “Radio Times” call-in program on WHYY-FM in Philadelphia discussed citywide…

    • Waterview Grande

Cracks in the ice that's hemming in commercial real estate?

When developer Michael Samschick of Core Realty stood before the city Planning Commission on Dec. 8 with his architect in tow, something that’s been unusual over the past 18 months occurred:…

    • Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, looking north from the John Hancock Building.
    • View from atop the vacant Reading Viaduct at around 10th and Spring Garden Streets

Reading Viaduct ‘another opportunity lost’

Lost in all the recent talk about the Reading Viaduct – the elevated, abandoned railroad bed that slices through the city from Vine Street northeast to Fairmount Avenue – is that…

    • ZCC meeting: Time runs down, temperature heats up

Springtime for Spring Garden Street (part 2)

Photo: Delaware Ave, view  south (early 1929, with new Benjamin Franklin Bridge, not yet open)  Part 2 of a 2-part series. (Click here for Part 1). From the Delaware River…

    • Philadelphia development questions

Hard questions, tough calls

When planners, developers, government officials, architects and real estate brokers get together to knock heads about big-picture problems, it’s often the private-side people who end up mixing things up.Are we…

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