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Liberty Square, another large, new apartment complex in South Kensington at 1203 Germantown Avenue, to be built soon

Another new apartment complex is planned for South Kensington, between Germantown Avenue and American Street, across the street from the future site of Soko Lofts.  This new complex, to be called Liberty Square and being developed by Blackstone Development and designed by … Continue reading

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Renovation of the Albert J. Reach baseball factory, in Fishtown, is a home run for the neighborhood

The long vacant Albert J. Reach baseball factory is currently an eyesore in the heart of the Fishtown neighborhood.  It stands next to the upscale Memphis Flats condominiums, at Palmer and Tulip Streets, and just a couple hundred feet from the age-old … Continue reading

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Children’s Hospital’s Karabots Pediatric Care Center adds services and revitalization to West Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is often the leading hospital for children in the nation, according to U.S. News and many other rankings.  It is an amazing treatment and research institution that attracts patients from all over the world and develops ground-breaking … Continue reading

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Oxford Mills will be a center for teachers and education

Another renovation of an age-old factory in Old Kensington is underway at Front and Oxford Streets, a couple blocks from the Berks Street El Station on the Market/Frankford line.  But, this development is something different from the other trendy, loft-style … Continue reading

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Soko Lofts takes South Kensington (or Old Kensington) to a whole new level

A large new apartment development is planned for the Old Kensington neighborhood, in South Kensington, that will take the growing neighborhood to a new level of development.  Known as Soko Lofts (short for South Kensington), the new apartment complex is being … Continue reading

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Drexel’s largest residence hall will create a new gateway for Lancaster Avenue and Powelton Village

Drexel University has been expanding in recent years and plans to expand further, hoping to add 10,000 new students in the next decade.  The Drexel campus in University City has, also, been attracting students who used to mostly commute to … Continue reading

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University City Science Center to build large and sleek apartment tower on Market Street in University City

The University City Science Center is the nation’s first urban research and office park, founded 50 years ago to attract and maintain high-tech industries that seek to capitalize technology that was developed at the city’s many universities, or based on those … Continue reading

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