Zoning and Development
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A zoning permit issued for the former site of the Trinity Evangelical United Church has revealed plans for the owner’s “full demolition” of the church. more
A 24-acre tract of open land in Roxborough has been spared from development thanks to an anonymous $3 million grant provided to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. more
After years of uncertainty, the nationally important Abolition Hall and surrounding acres in Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh Township, have been saved. Their preservation is a remarkable turn of events. more
The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections is investigating Infinite Enterprises, LLC, a construction company that demolished a Chestnut Hill home last year. more
Ken Weinstein doesn’t like to use the word “stuck,” but for all intents and purposes, that’s the word for what’s up with the former Trolley Car Diner. more
Philadelphia preservationists were alarmed to find the inbound passenger canopy for the former Fishers Station on SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail line demolished on July … more
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia honored Mt. Airy and Germantown developer Ken Weinstein Thursday night, presenting him with the Alliance’s inaugural Mary Werner DeNadai Award. more
Despite objections from the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Bowman Properties won city approval to trim the percentage of retail space in three of five properties. more
There are 100 new units of housing in two separate developments coming soon to Mt. Airy, both of which are just off the commercial corridor of Germantown Avenue. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association won a major legal battle on Tuesday in its attempt to stop construction of a five story, 33-unit apartment complex where the old Sunoco station used to sit on … more
Schuylkill Environmental Center calls off controversial plan to develop Boy Scout parcel. more
If Chestnut Hill’s original developers Henry Houston and George Woodward were alive today, they wouldn’t be building opulent estates with carriage houses. more
Citing a need for more discussion, the Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted unanimously on Thursday to postpone a final vote on whether to recommend four of nine variance requests. more
Chestnut Hill developer Richard Snowden can convert some of his retail spaces over to residential use. more
New city requirements for lead testing has landlords across Philadelphia falling behind on renewing their rental licenses, some community advocates say. more
East Mt. Airy Neighbors will host a community meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 16, via Zoom, to discuss the townhouse development now being planned for the former site of Fred’s Mt. Airy Motors. more
Demolition on Clifflawn, a late 19th century building at 157 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy began June 14 - a year after preservation activists who scrambled to save it with a historic designation didn't … more
There are no variance requests under review at this time. more
EMAN says residents were getting outnumbered on zoning votes by people who don’t live on their side of Germantown Avenue.  more
The building has been vacant since the city closed the high school back in 2013. more
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