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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.
NEWS
April 20, 2016
ISSUE | HISTORY Site threatened Sunday's Memory Stream column made vivid the role of William Still in conveying slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad (" 'That glorious humanitarian institution' "). That Still chronicled this history through his journals is even more remarkable. Among the details captured in Still's journals is a tribute to George Corson, a Quaker from Plymouth Meeting best known as the builder of Abolition Hall. Corson and others from his extended family were conductors on the Underground Railroad, and George and his wife, Martha Maulsby Corson, sheltered runaway slaves in their home, barn, and fields.
TRAVEL
April 17, 2016
Answer: South Carolina. It's the site of an important patriot victory during the Revolutionary War.
NEWS
April 16, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Community Integrated Services is expanding its operations at 441 N. Fifth St., in Northern Liberties, to about 8,700 square feet, according to brokerage PernaFrederick Commercial Real Estate, which represented the employment-search and -support agency in the lease. CIS, which specializes in job placements for people with disabilities, has occupied about 6,400 square feet in the 80,000-square-foot, four-story building since 2006, PernaFrederick said in a release on Thursday. The lease extends to "the later years of this decade," the brokerage said.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Camden County closed a $6.2 million deal Thursday to build apartments on the site of the old Pennsauken Mart on Route 130 in South Jersey. The Camden County Improvement Authority said it has reached a long-anticipated agreement with Delco Development of Willingboro. The Burlington County builder plans to put a 250-unit residential site on the property, according to the county. The project will also include amenities and retail outlets. In a statement, Pennsauken Mayor John Kneib said he was "excited to hear of the completed sale of the site.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
Bancroft, a historic presence in Haddonfield, has finalized its acquisition of 80 acres in Mount Laurel, school officials announced this week. "It's the closing of the sale, so the property is ours," Bancroft spokeswoman Lori Shaffer said Wednesday. The Burlington County site will be home to the relocated Bancroft School, as well as the Lindens Center for Autism, residences, an enrichment and training institute, and new programs for recreation, socialization, and technical opportunities for children and adults.
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The investment group that purchased the failed Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School paid $6 million for the 60,800-square foot building, according to records filed with the city. Andrew Yaffe, president of American Investment Partners, said after the sale closed in January that the group was considering various options for the building on 1.5-acres of land on the western edge of the Northern Liberties neighborhood. The school had been in the middle of charter-revocation proceedings when it announced it would close Dec. 31, 2014.
NEWS
March 31, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development has agreed to transfer the blighted Orinoka Mills factory site in Kensington to a nonprofit developer for conversion into mixed-income housing with office and retail space. The PAID board voted last week to convey the city-owned property, on East Somerset Street near the El station, to the New Kensington Community Development Corp., according to John Grady, president of Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., which manages the authority.
REAL_ESTATE
March 28, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
There isn't much property available for redevelopment in and around Fitler Square. So when one of David Morgan's friends told him about a possibility on 24th Street between Spruce and Locust Streets, he was very interested. On that site, a block from the Schuylkill's banks and Carl Dranoff's 1 Riverside high-rise condominiums, Morgan will begin construction in late spring of Fitler Nine: nine four-story, 25-foot-wide townhouses on three sides of a landscaped courtyard, with parking for 18 cars beneath the greenspace.
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