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    • Visionaries Roundtable (l to r): Bryan Hanes, Inga Saffron, David De Long, Richard Snowden |  Marcos Salganicoff, Courtesy of Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Historical Society

Chestnut Hill roundtable looks to the past to plan for the future

For an evening focused on preserving historic buildings and protecting the landscape, there was a whole lot of talk about accepting development and preparing for change. But that was the point.…

    • Esherick House exterior, after renovation | © Jeffrey Totaro

Restoration of Louis Kahn's Esherick House honored

One of the world’s best known midcentury modern homes, designed by one of the 20th century’s greatest architects and a renowned sculptor, will be in the spotlight this week for a…

    • SEPTA Route 23 and old trolley tracks. www.phillytrolley.org

SEPTA proposes 15 service and route changes for 2016, seeks public input

SEPTA officials discussed formal proposals to alter over a dozen bus routes with members of the public at an open house today, beginning the fiscal year 2016 Annual Service Plan review.…

    • Willow Grove Ave Bridge corrosion, photo courtesy of the Streets Dept.

Streets Department completes emergency bridge work, hopes for future funding

In 2005, large sections of two steel support beams beneath the Willow Grove Ave. Bridge near SEPTA’s St. Martins Station disappeared. They corroded to the point that they crumbled and essentially…

    • HUD division director Monica Hawkins led an October meeting about the project.

PHA's Queen Lane Apartments plan gets city zoning-board approval

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The Philadelphia Housing Authority's plans to replace the Queen Lane Apartments with new housing in Germantown got the go-ahead from the city zoning board on…

    • The space is being revamped to 'complement' existing and forthcoming gourmet food options. (Photo courtesy of Morrissey Design)

Farmer's Market overhaul gets underway as Chestnut Hill's gourmet food scene prepares to expand

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksConstruction work hasn't even begun yet on Bowman Properties' project at 8200 Germantown Ave., and the grocery store-retail-condo plan is already having an effect on…

    • Developer Ken Weinstein led NewsWorks on a tour of what will soon be the Lofts @ Kendrick Mill. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Taking a look inside the $400K project to refurbish Kendrick Mill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe ongoing re-do of a 1919 former mill building at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Pastorious Street isn't the usual type of project for…

    • Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Blumenfeld acquires Divine Lorraine | Council shrinking stream buffers | Great Chestnut Hill | Construction violations | Vote without ID

Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning,…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

    • The back of this building will feature a roof deck. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Greene Street Consignment building expansion approved

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPlans for a building expansion at Greene Street Consignment can move ahead, the city zoning board has ruled. The ZBA voted to grant needed variances…

    • The building owner of Greene Street Consignment wants to expand the building in the back. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Greene Street Consignment building expansion now before the Philadelphia Zoning Board

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is considering variance applications that would allow an expansion at Greene Street Consignment in Chestnut Hill. Gary Smith, attorney for building owner…

    • A courtyard is shared by the condominiums.

Look Up! A light Eyre design in Chestnut Hill

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • 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…

    • Isaac Lucas points out improvements he'd like to see on Maplewood Mall. (Amy Z. Quinn)

Central Germantown Beautification meeting focuses on metal grates, parking, potential rebirth

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs Germantown residents gathered Thursday night to pore over proposed improvements to the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor, one of its major problems stared them right…

    • GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThere are a couple of important things to know about Ernie Freeman, who will chair Germantown Community Connection's new Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee…

    • The new zoning code is designed to streamline the process for developers. It could result in less influence for community groups

Chestnut Hill Community Association expects big changes for how projects are reviewed

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With implementation of Philadelphia's new zoning code only a few months away, members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association are still trying to reconcile how…

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Eyes on the Street

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia Plans “Run to Rebuild” Fundraiser

There is still time to register for Rebuilding Together Philadelphia’s “Run to Rebuild” 5K run and 2 mile walk. The event will begin on Forbidden Drive in Chestnut Hill and…

    • Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor Newsworks In the year since Bowman Properties unveiled preliminary designs for its planned mixed-use project at 8200 Germantown Ave., critics derided it as too big and…

    • Balance Chestnut Hill plans to relocate to W. Willow Grove is in limbo right now (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Dispute between Chestnut Hill building owners delays Balance fitness relocation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A week after a zoning hearing, there is still no word on whether Chestnut Hill yoga studio Balance will make a planned move to a…

    • OFF BALANCE: Will a power play by Chestnut Hill's biggest landlord put a yoga studio on hold?

OFF BALANCE: Will a power play by Chestnut Hill's biggest landlord put a yoga studio on hold?

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksIn Chestnut Hill, there are historic properties, and then there a properties that have a history. The multi-tenant commercial building at 18 W. Willow Grove…

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