Zoning and Development
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The development team that is now redeveloping the former Mt. Pleasant Garage went before the city’s zoning board last week to fight an October stop-work order. more
The city's Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a variance that would allow the owner of the historic Vanna Venturi House to build an accessory dwelling unit on the property.  more
After years of decline, Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood has in recent years become attractive to developers. more
The property owner of the Keewaydin estate, located at 540 W. Moreland Avenue, has appealed a Court of Common Pleas ruling that prevented the property from being subdivided. more
A Court of Common Pleas judge reversed the city’s decision to allow a property owner to subdivide a property on the estate of Keewaydin, located at 540 W. Moreland Ave. more
A zoning permit issued for the former site of the Trinity Evangelical United Church has revealed plans for the owner’s “full demolition” of the church. more
A 24-acre tract of open land in Roxborough has been spared from development thanks to an anonymous $3 million grant provided to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. more
After years of uncertainty, the nationally important Abolition Hall and surrounding acres in Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh Township, have been saved. Their preservation is a remarkable turn of events. more
The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections is investigating Infinite Enterprises, LLC, a construction company that demolished a Chestnut Hill home last year. more
Ken Weinstein doesn’t like to use the word “stuck,” but for all intents and purposes, that’s the word for what’s up with the former Trolley Car Diner. more
Philadelphia preservationists were alarmed to find the inbound passenger canopy for the former Fishers Station on SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail line demolished on July … more
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia honored Mt. Airy and Germantown developer Ken Weinstein Thursday night, presenting him with the Alliance’s inaugural Mary Werner DeNadai Award. more
Despite objections from the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Bowman Properties won city approval to trim the percentage of retail space in three of five properties. more
There are 100 new units of housing in two separate developments coming soon to Mt. Airy, both of which are just off the commercial corridor of Germantown Avenue. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association won a major legal battle on Tuesday in its attempt to stop construction of a five story, 33-unit apartment complex where the old Sunoco station used to sit on … more
Schuylkill Environmental Center calls off controversial plan to develop Boy Scout parcel. more
If Chestnut Hill’s original developers Henry Houston and George Woodward were alive today, they wouldn’t be building opulent estates with carriage houses. more
Citing a need for more discussion, the Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted unanimously on Thursday to postpone a final vote on whether to recommend four of nine variance requests. more
Chestnut Hill developer Richard Snowden can convert some of his retail spaces over to residential use. more
New city requirements for lead testing has landlords across Philadelphia falling behind on renewing their rental licenses, some community advocates say. more
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