July 21, 2016 |
The longtime home of the Red Eagle Tavern near Cherry Hill Mall has sold on speculation of future development at the site, real estate services firm Markeim Chalmers Inc., which brokered the transaction, said in a statement Tuesday. Markeim Chalmers said the buyer, identified as a local developer, paid $2.2 million for the shuttered 10,465-square-foot bar and banquet hall on 2.5 acres at Route 38 and Chapel Avenue, inclusive of its liquor license. Kay's Red Eagle Tavern closed at the site in April after 65 years.
July 10, 2016 |
The Philadelphia Historical Commission declined Friday to place the ground beneath a pair of Frankford Avenue garages on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. The unusual application for historic designation asserted that the Mutual Burial Ground of Kensington, an old graveyard actively used from the 1820s to the late 1860s, lay partially beneath 1834-48 Frankford Avenue - the location where developer Ori Feibush plans to knock down garages that stand there and build about 41 residential units.
July 19, 2015 |
The phone calls started pouring in to the Whitpain Township offices in the fall. Developers were on the line, wondering how many homes they could build at the site of the Meadowlands Country Club. Inquiries from developers are typical, said Township Manager Roman Pronczak. But these calls were disconcerting. The 128-acre property in the heart of Blue Bell is a golf course and a valuable piece of open space. "Golf courses are starting to be called the last frontier of open-space preservation in suburban communities," said Fred Conner, chairman of the Whitpain Board of Supervisors.
May 18, 2014 |
Cherry Hill officials say a planning tool often used to save farmland from development may help in their efforts to preserve the Woodcrest Country Club golf course from being used for housing. The owners of the club are mulling an option to sell their development rights at the 150-acre site to the township, Camden County, and the state, Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash said this week. Nash said the club's owner - First Montgomery Group of Marlton, a real estate company controlled by the Haydinger family - was receptive to the idea, and that the county has the state-approved appraisers who had done the appraisal last year now determining the value of development rights on the land.
December 13, 2013 |
SEVERAL MEMBERS of City Council are at odds over rules governing real-estate development in city neighborhoods. Introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon, a bill made headway yesterday when it moved through the rules committee by a 6-2 vote. Henon said his bill relieves the burdens on locally based Registered Community Organizations (RCO) to notify neighbors of proposed land use. "Seventy-five to 80 percent of the time, RCOs don't notify [residents], so it's shifting the burden from the RCOs over to the applicants," he said.
June 16, 2012 |
Upper Merion Township supervisors have voted unanimously to approve a $13 million settlement of legal wrangling over the former Valley Forge Golf Course, the last undeveloped tract in King of Prussia. The deal, approved Thursday night, calls for the township to pay $1 million to the former property owner, the Hankin Family Partnership. The Hankin family went to court almost three decades ago, insisting it had the right to sell to a developer. The township refused to rezone the agriculturally zoned tract for higher-density development.
June 13, 2012 |
The Sears building that has been vacant for years on Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden was sold Monday to Campbell Soup Co. for $3.5 million after years of litigation. The former department store will be razed to make room for a 13-acre office park, which Campbell spokesman Anthony Sanzio said would ideally house professional firms and new businesses in the financially struggling city. "It's a win for us, a win for the city, and hopefully a win" for former owner Ilan Zaken, Sanzio said.
December 18, 2011 |
A planned extension of Delaware Avenue in Bridesburg is tied up in a dispute between the city and the Delaware River Port Authority, which could jeopardize $15 million in federal funds awarded for the extension, according to city officials. An impatient U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Phila.), who obtained the federal funding in 2005, said Friday that the two sides "have to work this out. " The city wants to extend Delaware Avenue about one mile, from Lewis Street over Frankford Creek and under the Betsy Ross Bridge to Buckius Street.
March 4, 2011 |
The split-rail fence about a quarter-mile west of Harts Lane may look simply like a rustic barrier snaking its way through Whitemarsh's Miquon Forest. But those who live in the neighborhood know better. For them, it separates two millionaire couples at war in one of the most vicious development disputes the township has ever seen. For six years, Gary and Nancy Veloric have fought with neighbors Brad and Andrea Heffler over a horse corral and trails the Hefflers built on their property in 2005.
February 16, 2010 |
Developer Bart Blatstein has been a powerful force in refashioning the old working-class, beer-making neighborhood of Northern Liberties into a hipster enclave studded with galleries and cafes. Now, he is about to push that bohemian district in a tonier direction with the construction of an immense, 21st-century retail-and-residential hive on the former Schmidt's brewery site. Blatstein's company, Tower Investments, will hold a formal groundbreaking today for the first phase of that project, a $30 million retail complex anchored by a Pathmark supermarket.