Zoning and Development
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About 30 neighbors of the now-defunct Germantown YWCA trekked to City Hall last Thursday to support local developer Ken Weinstein in his quest to be named conservator. more
The CHCA board voted to recommend approval of a variance for 7929 Roanoke Street, with provisos, for a short-term rental property. more
Chestnut Hill’s three Registered Community Organizations, have arranged for a public meeting on Zoom with City Councilmember Cindy Bass to discuss the proposal. more
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has unanimously voted to list the Chestnut Hill Hospital's Women's Center at 8835 Germantown Ave. in the Philadelphia Register. more
In an era when developers are descending on Northwest Philadelphia, Ashton Gage, Linard Gay and Jonathan Harris are on a different mission. more
This special report is in recognition of Historic Preservation Month. more
The owners of the property at 100-102 Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill have applied to be added to the agenda of an upcoming meeting. more
The Chestnut Hill community’s three institutional civic organizations are developing stronger protections for the Germantown Avenue business corridor. more
After two years of sitting as a burned-out hulk in the middle of one of the Chestnut Hill business corridor’s busiest blocks, Hiram Lodge has been listed for sale. more
A controversial plan to develop the Greylock Estate remains in limbo this week because so many people showed up to speak. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted 10-5 in favor of supporting the variances required to redevelop the historic mansion. more
The CHCA’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee voted unanimously in favor of developers’ plans to rehabilitate the H. Louis Duhring Residence. more
Despite modifications, the Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously denied a proposal to build a five-story building in the heart of Germantown. more
A controversial development proposal for the historic Greylock mansion was approved by the narrowest of margins by a committee of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. more
In next month's primary election, voters can also show support for registered community organizations. more
Chestnut Hill’s first Airbnb variance request to go before the Zoning Board of Adjustment under the city’s new rule on short-term rentals is being heard this week. more
Two committees on Monday asked for more information before voting on the controversial redevelopment of the Greylock Estate. more
Redevelopment of long-shuttered Germantown High School is chugging right along. Or at least it was. more
The Germantown Urban Village Historic District was unanimously designated by the Philadelphia Historical Commission on Friday. more
Seeking to turn five boarded-up stations in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy into businesses, SEPTA plans to issue a request for proposals this week. more
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