May 14, 2016 |
Carl Dranoff, the Philadelphia-based developer who transformed Camden's former RCA Victor factory into the city's first luxury apartment building, has plans to build an apartment complex on the waterfront. The 156-unit building, next to the Campbell's Field baseball stadium, would be part of the massive mixed-use Liberty Property development that has been proposed for the area. Members of the city's Planning Board approved the plans Thursday night following a presentation from the project's civil engineer and architect, Jerry Roller, of the Philadelphia-based firm JKRP Architects.
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.
September 14, 2013 |
The first time Omar Blaik met with residents of West Philadelphia's Spruce Hill neighborhood to discuss his proposal for a large, new apartment house on Baltimore Avenue, he did something unusual in the high-stakes world of real estate development: He showed up without a PowerPoint. There were no gauzy architectural renderings, no images of sleek, modern kitchens, no floor plans. Instead, he handed out blank sheets of drawing paper and colored markers. "You have nothing to oppose," Blaik declared, explaining that the building hadn't yet been designed.
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.
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.
October 24, 2007 |
The Curtis Institute of Music's proposed demolition of all or part of several Locust Street buildings - including the interiors of two historic townhouses - won the approval yesterday of the Philadelphia Historical Commission's architectural committee. In reviewing Curtis' planned expansion onto the 1600 block of Locust Street, the committee took a pass on requiring Curtis to rework its architectural plans to preserve the interiors of two significant 19th-century buildings. The committee also brushed aside an objection from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, whose executive director, John Andrew Gallery, said that Curtis failed to consider an alternate site at 17th and Pine Streets that would accommodate the school's plans without any loss of the city's historic fabric.
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.
August 22, 1999
Give Mel Simon credit. Despite many naysayers, it seems the $174 million retail-entertainment-restaurant-movie complex promised for Penn's Landing may actually be built. Mr. Simon is co-chairman of the Simon Property Group Inc., the largest publicly held real estate company in the nation. On Sept. 1, it is scheduled to submit architectural plans for its Penn's Landing "urban entertainment center" to the city Arts Commission. If the submission occurs as promised, that will be a significant public confirmation that the $174 million project is real, even though it is two years behind schedule and the city subsidy has grown to $62 million, double the original estimate.
September 12, 1997 |
Neighborhood residents gathered in force Wednesday night to debate the school board's plans for a new high school stadium. About 100 people packed a board committee meeting to discuss the $2.7 million stadium proposed for the playing fields at the south end of the Abington High School campus, below the parking lot on Ghost Road. Opponents said the proposed location would cause numerous problems for homeowners living down the hill from Ghost Road on Abington Avenue, Crescent Avenue and Charles Street.