The plan includes a huge city tax break for the owner, worth $55 million.
Philadelphia Planning Commission members were impressed by the detail and the commitment of the development group.
The fate of the famed Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia hangs in the balance. In one corner are the owners who want to sell it to a hotel developer. In the other corner: local preservationists who say the site is historic.
Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.
Commerce Department officials said it’s tough to reclaim industrial jobs in Philadelphia which have fled to other parts of the country — or other countries.
Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.
Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.
Two projects that will become Philadelphia’s tallest residential and commercial towers went before the City Planning Commission for zoning amendments.
This year’s edition, March 1st through 9th, is called “ARTiculture,” exploring the “fusion of art and horticulture.”
Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.
“If it’s got wheels on it, we paint it,” says Axalta vice president Michael Crickenberger.
“The three proposals in South Philadelphia are less likely to induce further development and less likely to generate a new audience than the other three proposals,” city commerce director Alan Greenberger told a state oversight panel.
The May e-mails from representatives of the owner of the building at 22nd and Market Streets included warnings about the safety of the Salvation Army Thrift Shop while the demolition of the neighboring building was in progress.
It’s an idea to breathe new life into a languishing former industrial area between Philadelphia International Airport and University City.
“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.