December 20, 1994 |
Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, one of the city's largest law firms, has settled out of court with a longtime client in a dispute over legal fees. Wolf Block and the Korman Co. have been jousting for months over the Trevose real estate conglomerate's refusal to pay $2.8 million in legal fees. In late November, Wolf Block filed suit in Bucks County Common Pleas Court, alleging that the client with which it had enjoyed a close relationship for 30 years had defrauded it by running up legal bills Korman had no intention of paying.
June 8, 1988 |
Center City may need a new Convention Center to boost the downtown hotel industry, but the hotel market in the area of the Philadelphia International Airport is doing fine all by itself. Plans are moving ahead for three new hotels and a hotel expansion that could add a total of nearly 1,000 new rooms to the airport vicinity. The state Redevelopment Authority yesterday approved a Korman Corp. proposal to develop a 250-room Hyatt hotel and a 250-room Embassy Suites hotel on a 21-acre site next to the intersection of Bartram Avenue and the I-95 airport off ramp.
June 25, 1989 |
The Gloucester Township Planning Board Tuesday night is scheduled to consider for a second time a request by the Korman Co. for preliminary site- plan approval of a 120-unit condominium complex at College and Broad Acres Drives. The development, known as Greenbriar, will be directly across the street from the Cherrywood development, which consists mainly of townhouses. Broad Acres Drive runs through Cherrywood but ends at College Drive. Korman and Hidden Mill Associates, which is building a housing development adjacent to the proposed Greenbriar on College Drive, will have to extend Broad Acres through both of the developments.
October 30, 2012
By Michael P. Nairn Even as residents of Southwest Philadelphia's flood-prone Eastwick neighborhood face the consequences of another major storm, city officials are considering a zoning change that would lead to the construction of more than 700 apartments there. Bordering Darby Creek and Cobbs Creek, Eastwick is located on a floodplain, an inherently unstable and shifting landscape. Moreover, it's downstream of the Clearview and Folcroft Landfills, which are federally designated Superfund sites.
May 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration Wednesday appealed a federal judge's order to lift all age limits on who can buy morning-after birth-control pills without a prescription. The decision came a day after the Food and Drug Administration had lowered the age that people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a prescription to 15 - younger than the current limit of 17 - and decided that the pill could be sold on drugstore shelves near the condoms, instead of locked behind pharmacy counters.
March 12, 2002 |
A 40-year-old land deal near Philadelphia International Airport has come back to haunt City Hall, and one of the Street administration's most outspoken critics says it could "gouge" people who use the airport to the tune of $7 million. When the grand dreams of urban renewal were at their peak in 1961, Philadelphia officials signed a contract with Korman Corp. to construct a vast, self-contained village in the former swamps of the city's Eastwick section. Though that vision of a 12,000-home "city within a city" was never fully realized, the redevelopment agreement remained in place, and Mayor Edward G. Rendell extended it twice in the mid-1990s.
October 22, 1986 |
Strawbridge & Clothier opens its 21st Clover store today in Southwest Philadelphia. The new Clover is the centerpiece of The Korman Co.'s expansion of its Penrose Plaza shopping center at Island Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard in Eastwick. Clover, founded in 1971, is the discount arm of Strawbridge & Clothier. Clover spokeswoman Barbara Neswald said the new store should draw shoppers from South Philadelphia and Center City. The Clover is the company's first new store since August 1985.
September 11, 1988 |
The Korman Co., which in the 1970s built Palmyra Harbour, an 800-townhouse development on Palmyra's waterfront, will seek approval Wednesday night from the borough Planning Board to build 164 condominium units, Willow Shores III. During a workshop meeting last month, the board asked how sewage treatment would be handled since the Palmyra plant already is overburdened. In addition, members asked Korman to provide assurance that the condominiums would be owner-occupied, preventing an investor from buying units and renting them.
October 16, 1997 |
It's the stuff that lawsuits are made of. The Korman Co., a land developer who helped build up the Neshaminy Valley in the 1970s, claims the township agreed - in writing - that the company could build a 91,000-square-foot shopping and office center on a 10-acre site at Bensalem Boulevard and Hulmeville Road. The township says it signed an agreement permitting the construction of a 30,000-square-foot store along with a few additional, smaller stores and offices. But as council member Bill Maddocks pointed out, "That was 20 years ago!
October 28, 1997 |
Less than a week after the township council rejected its plans to build a 57,000-square-foot store on a 10-acre lot, Korman Co. has sued the township, alleging that a 1977 agreement requires the township to approve the company's development plans for the site. The suit alleges that Bensalem is in contempt of court and asks that the council be forced to approve the plans, pay damages for the company's loss of profits because of development delays, and reimburse the company for attorney's fees.