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Museum Towers II is another big apartment development in Fairmount (Franklintown), but also has some townhouses

Another major rental housing development is about to be built in the Fairmount (Franklintown) neighborhood, just north of the Ben Franklin Parkway.  This new development will be an extension of the Museum Towers apartment building at 18th and Spring Garden and … Continue reading

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Former State Office Building is renovated into apartments at Broad and Spring Garden Streets

The large former State Office Building, on the southwest corner of Broad and Spring Garden Streets, has recently been converted to luxury apartments by Tower Development.  The newly renovated property is called Tower Place, and it consists of 204 luxury rental … Continue reading

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Transit-oriented development in Eastern North Philadelphia is nearing completion

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is a term that refers to the concept of building high-density development near public transportation.  TOD is meant to encourage use of the nearest public transportation nodes by making homes, offices, retail, and schools within a reasonable walking … Continue reading

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New Francisville development ready to break ground

In my first set of posts, I talked about the Francisville neighborhood, in North Philadelphia, and how it’s changing.  Francisville is a unique neighborhood, with streets that intersect at odd angles, just north of Center City.  In my first post about … Continue reading

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