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Planning Commission hears about Central Roxborough conservation district

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the creation of the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay, just the second neighborhood in Philadelphia to have regulations protecting its small-town character. The ordinance…

    • Swann Fountain | Ashley Hahn
Eyes on the Street

July 22-26: Roxborough rezoning | Lower North District Plan | Tour Fairmount Park | Bartram's Mile feedback | The Tempest | Midnight in Paris

Here's what's on tap for the week ahead - lots of planning talk as well as outdoor fun: ZONE: Shaping the Future Central Roxborough Monday, July 22, 7:30pm. Leverington Presbyterian Church,…

    • Monica and Jack Lee were at the new Roxborough location as a final city inspection was being conducted Wednesday. Amy Z. Quinn

Holiday treat for area beer lovers as Foodery Roxborough nears opening

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks At long last, the Foodery Roxborough could be open as soon as next week, owners tell NewsWorks. On Wednesday, Monica and Jack Lee were waiting…

    • Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox is considering whether to issue an injunction that would stop the demolition

Giovannone brothers voice their intentions for Ridge Ave. project; Bunting House demo decision due this week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Long before the ongoing court fight over a planned demolition of the Bunting House, owners Giovannone Construction say they originally planned to keep and restore…

    • The Bunting House is located on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. (Megan Pinto)

Court procedure questions give Bunting House a temporary reprieve

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Roxborough's embattled Bunting House is safe from the wrecking ball at least for a few more days, while a judge decides whether to issue an…

    • Giovannone family said efforts to find a new tenant for the Ridge Ave. Bunting House site had seemingly failed. (Megan Pinto)

Giovannone brothers proceed with Bunting House demo plans while opponents seek injunction

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A court showdown over the fate of Roxborough's historic Bunting House is set for tomorrow, as those trying to save it say they will seek…

    •   A view of the swale looking toward Eva Street, where construction vehicles surround a deluge of water left from Sandy

Weeks after Hurricane Sandy, swelling swale lingers at Roxborough Reservoir

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A deluge of water from Hurricane Sandy proved a sudden test of the Philadelphia Water Department's ongoing storm water management project around the Upper Roxborough…

    • Peter Kelsen and developer Richard Soloff displayed renderings of the proposed Bottom Dollar Food store.

ZBA approves plans for supermarket at Chew and Washington

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a Bottom Dollar Food store on Washington Lane are moving forward with zoning board approval. As expected, the board voted Wednesday to approve…

    • This rendering shows construction plans for Merrick Hall from the main front porch perspective. (Courtesy of Jacob Swyper)

Zoning board delays vote on Northern Children's Services expansion project by two weeks

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is now considering plans for a $4.2 million project at Northern Children's Services in Roxborough that would significantly expand housing for homeless mothers…

    • History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPiece by piece, in piles of wood and chunks of old concrete and brick, the former Van Straaten and Havey silk mill building in Wayne…

    • The 19th-century house at 5901 Ridge Ave. will stand for at least the next month / Bas Slabbers

Eventful week ended with possible new lease on life for Roxborough’s Bunting House

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs the new week begins, the sense of impending doom that fell over Roxborough's Bunting House last week may have lifted, as owners have agreed…

    • Owners of the Bunting House and neighboring properties have agreed to hold off on demolition for a month / Bas Slabbers

A glimmer of hope for Roxborough's Bunting House, as owners say they'll hold off on demolition

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorksNeighbors and civic groups in the Roxborough area are continuing their efforts to save a 19th-century house at 5901 Ridge Ave., as the owners have…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
Eyes on the Street

Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

    • Giovannone Construction looking at options and negotiations with the ownership group are ongoing. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Negotiations to save historic Roxborough house continue

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe owners of a 19th-century Roxborough house at the center of a growing community preservation effort are still considering a request to delay a scheduled…

    • Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Gallery renovation | Roxborough/Ridge demolition delay? | No parking at The Sansom | Reclamation, play at 'Needle Park' | remembering Floyd Alston

Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupPennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is setting the stage for a major, phased…

    • Owners considering putting off for 30 days the demolition of 5901 Ridge Ave., at corner of Roxborough Avenue. (Bas Slabbers)

Exclusive: Delay possible in plan to demolish historic Roxborough house

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA deal could be in the works to avoid, or at least delay for a month, the planned demolition of a 19th-century Roxborough house at…

    • Stanley's Hardware on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough is undergoing renovations. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Bricks, mortar and memories as Stanley's expansion gets underway

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksStanley's Hardware on Ridge Avenue is one of those local businesses that's been around so long it becomes part of the scenery, but it's impossible…

    • A Roxborough couple was granted a variance for the two-family use of their Fairthorne Avenue home. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Zoning board approves variance for Fairthorne Ave. home, despite civic opposition

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA Roxborough couple will likely avoid a planned sheriff sale on their Fairthorne Avenue home, after the city zoning board approved a switch to a…

    • Property owner Greg Ventresca's latest vision for developing his eight-acre portion of the 20-acre Germany Hill area.

Germany Hill development battle heats up in NW Philly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA battle is brewing over the latest plans to build a new neighborhood on part of Germany Hill, the undeveloped 20-acre tract in Roxborough and…

    • As Philadelphia overhauls its zoning process, neighborhood groups could lose influence over what gets built nearby

Northwest civics preparing for new community zoning review, CHCA will testify at Tuesday hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Representatives of at least one Northwest civic group are planning to appear at a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, for a discussion of the community…

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