August 21, 2014 |
Demolition began Monday at the stately Rittenhouse Square property purchased more than a year ago by local developer Bart Blatstein for $4.2 million. The Center City Residents Association newsletter published Blatstein's renovation and construction plans for the property, said Kathleen Federico, a member of the association and a Realtor with Coldwell Banker. Known locally as the McIlhenny Mansion, the 8,600-square-foot property spans 1914-16 Rittenhouse Square and 1915-21 Manning St. Blatstein's purchase in April 2013 was for roughly $488 per square foot.
August 13, 1989 |
The Upper Uwchlan Township Planning Commission unanimously endorsed a preliminary plan for the Eagle Industrial Park Thursday night, despite the concerns of about 30 residents who peppered developer Fritz Senn with questions. Commission members said the plan, which now goes to the township supervisors for final approval, met all the requirements for the light- industrial zone in the southern end of the township. A main concern of the residents, most of whom own properties along Township Line Road, was sewage disposal.
July 29, 2010 |
In the latest salvo in the legal war over construction of a Family Court building, a developer says the Philadelphia Parking Authority and city courts are working together to unfairly dump him from the project. Lawyers for Conshohocken developer Donald Pulver say he also is still owed a $1.6 million development fee from the courts. Pulver was booted from the $200 million project after The Inquirer reported that he had a side deal to share development fees with lawyer Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, who was also being paid to represent the courts.
September 1, 2010
A story Tuesday about the Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe misstated the name of choreographer Brian Sanders' festival production, Sanctuary. It also gave an incorrect age for choreographer Nichole Canuso, who is 37. A story June 27 incorrectly described a 2009 e-mail sent by a lawyer to city Court Administrator David Lawrence about a potential ownership dispute involving the architectural plans for a new Family Court building. In the e-mail, the lawyer said an agreement negotiated by the Obermayer law firm potentially gave ownership of the plans to the architectural firm EwingCole.
April 30, 1992 |
For 50 years, Coatesville area children have traveled between school and home on bright yellow buses owned by the Krapf family. So it is only fitting that the family company decided to celebrate its anniversary by celebrating its "patrons" - children. The Krapfs are helping pay for the renovation of the children's area in the Coatesville Public Library. The remodeling project will increase the amount of library shelf space by 40 percent, cut back on noise and give children and parents a place to read together.
June 8, 1988 |
Laurel Springs officials have given Harry McMichael permission to continue operating McMichael's Bodybuilding and Nautilus Fitness Center on the White Horse Pike as long as all activities are limited to the first floor. The karate classes, baseball pitching machine and a sporting goods store that have been operated on the second floor of the building must cease until a fire escape from the second floor is installed. Officials also instructed borough police to conduct random inspections of the gym to make sure that McMichael is complying with the new directives, issued by the Borough Council at a May 23 caucus meeting.
August 10, 1997 |
The Black Horse Pike Regional school board is hoping that educated consumers will make eager customers when the next bond referendum comes around. Taxpayers will vote in September on a $47 million bond issue that would get them a third high school for the overcrowded district, which serves Runnemede, Bellmawr and Gloucester Township. The bond would also pay for computer upgrades and new athletic fields at the two existing schools - Triton and Highland High Schools. Last month, voters were invited to see the architectural plans for the as-yet theoretical school.
August 20, 2000 |
Rowan University has received a $25,800 state grant to determine whether the region can sustain and benefit from a technology-business incubator, a program that helps launch start-up businesses. The grant, provided by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, will pay for Innovative Partners of Westfield, Union County, to complete a review of the region by December. The consulting firm will study the region's economic potential and resources when creating a business plan for the incubator, which would be located at or near Rowan University.
January 20, 1988 |
The Pennsauken Board of Education last night approved an expansion and improvement plan for six of the district's schools, at a cost of about $17 million. The plans call for $10 million in additions to the Carson, Franklin and Fine Elementary Schools. The work would add 10 classrooms, an art room, an all-purpose room and offices to each of the schools, which cover pre- kindergarten to fifth grade. Pennsauken High School would get $5 million in additions and renovations. The work would add a wing for a vocational-technical program and add 10 classrooms.
April 21, 1988 |
There were groans from the audience Tuesday night as the Abington Zoning Hearing Board announced a delay in a hearing. "Let us be heard now," one man yelled. "This is America?" another man shouted. The Zoning Hearing Board, however, voted unanimously to grant a 14-day extension requested by auto dealer Victor Hajj, who said he needed more time to submit architectural plans requested by the township. Residents said Hajj was stalling in the hope that they would go away.