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May 7, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced legislation Thursday to bar construction for a year at the South Philadelphia property where developer Bart Blatstein has proposed an apartment tower, shopping complex, and parking garage. Johnson's move came a day after zoning officials voted to permit the development at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue, though they backtracked on their decision hours later, after being told it had been made prematurely. "This is a very large development project that is going to have a huge impact on the quality of life for a lot of neighbors," Johnson said in a statement Thursday.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Voters in sparsely populated Highland Township, Elk County, where a proposed Marcellus Shale wastewater disposal well has divided the community, voted Tuesday to create a home-rule charter commission. By a 91-78 margin, 54 percent of voters approved a ballot measure establishing a seven-member commission to write a charter, which would be presented to voters at a later date for approval. Seneca Resources Corp., a drilling company that wants to build a wastewater injection well, has mounted a legal challenge against a township ordinance banning the sites.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners is seeking a buyer for the site of the proposed Apple Lofts development on 52nd Street south of Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. The seven-story warehouse structure has permits for 112 units of residential development, according to Ken Wellar, a managing partner at Rittenhouse Realty Advisors, who is marketing the property for Iron Stone, which owns the site. The listing price for the approximately 115,000-square-foot project is $2 million, Wellar said.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Two environmental groups announced Monday that they are suing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation to try to block creation of a 26-acre dredge disposal site on Barnegat Bay. Environment New Jersey, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and a coalition of homeowners near the proposed site said they are challenging the DEP for allowing the transportation agency to develop the property without proper...
BUSINESS
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.
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.
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