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April 27, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Brandywine Realty Trust plans to demolish an aged industrial building on the 2100 block of Market Street so it can combine the property with surrounding parcels into a large surface parking lot for valet use. The developer has secured permits to tear down the structure at 2126-30 Market St. and is seeking to be excused from zoning rules that prohibit new parking businesses in the area, according to filings on Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and...
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The developer of East Market, a mixed-use project between 11th and 12th Streets along Market Street, may add 250 more residential units at the site in response to what it sees as strong demand for living spaces in the area. National Real Estate Development managing director Daniel Killinger said during an appearance at the Urban Land Institute conference in Philadelphia Thursday that his company will decide next month whether to pursue the expansion. The new units would add about 20 stories to what has been intended as a two-story retail building at the corner of 12th and Market Streets, Killinger said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
When Jonas Maciunas and Mark Keener were collecting data for the Old City District's new plan, they stumbled across an astonishing statistic. Since 2000, the amount of automobile traffic on Old City's stretch of Market Street has plunged by a third, even as the neighborhood's old cast-iron warehouses were filling up with thousands of new residents . The combination of rising population and declining car use prompted the two planning consultants to...
NEWS
April 21, 2016
ISSUE | DEVELOPMENT Blatstein's towering blunder I concur with Inga Saffron's assessment of Bart Blatstein's development proposal for the site at Broad Street and Washington Avenue ("Green light likely for hated high-rise," Friday). In Philadelphia, retail anywhere other than at street level is doomed. I have lived in Center City for 39 years and have seen: NewMarket, which was situated behind street-front buildings on Second Street, fail to match the more authentic experience of front-and-center retail on nearby South Street; Double-decker retail in the 900 block of South Street fail and be replaced by a successful, street-level Whole Foods.
SPORTS
April 10, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
AS THE two buses holding members of Villanova's national championship basketball team rolled slowly Friday toward City Hall, the crowds became more tightly packed on the sidewalks on either side of Market Street until they turned into one virtual sea of humanity. "I didn't imagine this many people," senior guard and co-captain Ryan Arcidiacono said. "We were supposed to get out at 17th Street and walk and shake everyone's hand, but there were too many people and (police) thought it would be too dangerous.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
WE'RE SO negative. Philadelphians don't like this. We don't like that. We focus too much on all the bad that young people do these days and not on the positive. And now a whole lot of us are talking trash about a parade to celebrate the Villanova Wildcats' NCAA championship win. A parade! Who doesn't like a parade? People really need to lighten up. It's spring (finally) and this gray, grimy city needs something to celebrate. What could be more special than throwing a parade in honor of Villanova University's triumphant win?
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Activewear distributor alphabroder has expanded its 400 Market Street sales office by 3,800 square feet, according to Wolf Commercial Real Estate, which represented the Trevose-headquartered company in the lease. The company, which distributes items such as T-shirts and hats for imprinting with logos and other designs, now occupies about 15,800 square feet at the Center City office building, WCRE said in a release. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered the District Attorney's Office to let lawyers for the owner of the Center City building in the deadly 2013 collapse examine the cellphone and camera of a city building inspector who killed himself days after the tragedy. Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein gave the prosecutor's office 15 days to deliver the cellphone and a camera that belonged to Ronald Wagenhoffer, the Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector assigned to monitor demolition of several buildings in the 2100 block of Market Street.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld has moved its Center City operations from 1700 Market Street to larger offices at Two Logan Square to accommodate increasing demand, the Conshohocken-based law firm said Thursday. The firm relocated at the beginning of March to a 7,800-square-foot space at the new location, for which it has a lease of roughly six years, executive partner Neil Cooper said. Its previous Center City operations occupied 3,700 square feet. The firm opened its satellite at 1700 Market on a temporary basis in 2014 to "test the waters" in Center City, but quickly outgrew the space, Cooper said.
NEWS
March 31, 2016
A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in West Philadelphia, police said. The victim was standing on the sidewalk on the 5100 block of Market Street with about four other men when one man in the group pulled out a gun and fired multiple times at the victim, hitting him twice, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. Walker said the victim was shot once in the left thigh and once in the left rib-cage area. He said police took the victim to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery and was in stable condition.
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