September 19, 2016 |
Jeffrey Barsky is an owner of Barsky Diamonds on Jewelers Row As an owner of one of the oldest original family-owned jewelry companies on Jewelers Row, I think it is important to share our perspective on the Toll Brothers' proposed Washington Square development. I and many of my fellow merchants and building owners welcome this project. We believe Toll Brothers' proposal is an incredible step in helping to revitalize our famous and historic street. It will help bring progress, safety, and new clientele to Jewelers Row. They will eat in our neighborhood restaurants, patronize our shops and businesses, and bring renewed energy to our part of the city.
September 5, 2016 |
David B. Brownlee and George Claflen are vice chairs of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia We all thought Jewelers Row was safe. Until the announcement that Toll Brothers planned to demolish four buildings and replace them with a high-rise, almost all Philadelphians believed that this fondly regarded piece of our city was protected by law. We thought, surely its small-scale business bustle is safeguarded by appropriate zoning, and its quaint charm must have earned it protective historic designation.
May 18, 2016 |
The building that once housed the Please Touch Museum near 21st and Race Streets is to be demolished to make way for an eight-townhome development, according to permits on the website of the Department of Licenses & Inspections. The project is being completed by Philadelphia-based U.S. Construction Inc., according to Logan Square Neighborhood Association President Drew Murray, whose group endorsed the proposal at a meeting last year. The demolition permit was issued May 10. Horsham-based homebuilders Toll Brothers had previously been under agreement to acquire the 30,000-square-foot building at 208 N. 21st St. with plans to build a five-story condo project at the site.
January 17, 2013
In the Region Fed survey: Economy picking up The U.S. economy picked up across much of the country last month, boosted by auto and home sales, even as the outlook for unemployment showed few signs of improvement, the Federal Reserve said in its Beige Book business survey, which is based on reports from the Fed's 12 district banks. The report was prepared for discussion at the Federal Open Market Committee's Jan. 29-30 meeting. The Philadelphia and New York districts "rebounded from the immediate impacts of Hurricane Sandy" while Boston, Richmond and Atlanta reported that growth increased slightly in their districts.
October 2, 2012
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC. Amerigas Partners L.P. Gregory A. Pratt , director, bought 1,000 shares at $42.97 on Sept. 21, and now directly holds 2,579 shares. Ametek Inc. Charles D. Klein , director, sold 8,200 shares at $35.80 on Sept. 18, and now directly holds 261,649 shares.
October 14, 2010 |
Toll Brothers Inc. plans to build a luxury residential building on a piece of property on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that it recently purchased. The luxury homebuilder did not disclose terms of the purchase or the name of the seller. Toll Brothers said today that the planned 15-story building would contain about 25 luxury residences. Sales are expected to start next summer. CEO Douglas C. Yearley Jr. said in a statement that Toll Brothers was taking advantage of the depressed housing market, purchasing attractive properties.
August 13, 2010 |
The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority is having difficulty paying his mortgage. According to court documents, Wells Fargo Bank has started foreclosure proceedings against Carl R. Greene, PHA executive director, over his pricey Naval Square condo. Greene's salary this year was $306,370, with a bonus of $44,188. He bought the 2,100-square foot condo in the Naval Square development in 2007 for $615,035, according to city records. Greene was unavailable for comment last night, but PHA spokesman Kirk Dorn confirmed that Greene is having mortgage problems.
April 1, 2006 |
Supervisors in Upper Makefield Township could vote next week on a hastily negotiated compromise that could clear the way for a new national veterans cemetery to come to the Bucks County community. The proposal was approved Thursday night by a citizens panel appointed by the Upper Makefield Supervisors following an outcry when the public learned the terms of the original deal. Critics said it would have permitted Toll Brothers Inc., the national homebuilding firm, to change the terms of a regional zoning law. Now, Toll Brothers has agreed to reduce by 25 units the number of houses it would build on two tracts in exchange for selling 200 acres to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at a discounted price of $7 million.
July 15, 2005 |
One of the city's longest-running and most significant historic preservation battles - the effort to save and revitalize the historic U.S. Naval Home - came to a successful conclusion yesterday with the formal dedication of a massive luxury housing development by Toll Brothers. "It's astonishing," said Gov. Rendell, standing at a podium set in front of the neo-Classical Biddle Hall, designed by William Strickland in the 1830s, home of the nation's first Naval Academy and site of a devastating five-alarm arson fire two years ago. "This is an astonishing result for those of us who were true believers, and I was a true believer.
April 8, 2004 |
Joseph F. Toll, 86, of Cinnaminson, a retired social worker, family therapist and hospital administrator, died of complications from kidney failure Sunday at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Toll turned his back on his father's construction business because he wanted "to save the world," said his daughter Caroline Toll Oppenheim. Mr. Toll's father, Abe Toll, was a builder and an uncle of the founders of the Huntingdon Valley-based Toll Brothers Inc. construction firm.