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Rodin Square, a large apartment complex with a mega-sized Whole Foods in Fairmount, will begin construction soon

Another large apartment complex, this time with a one acre-plus sized Whole Foods supermarket, is going to break ground soon in the Fairmount neighborhood.  This complex will be called Rodin Square and it will be behind the Rodin Museum, and just … Continue reading

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Electric power station to become apartments in Poplar

The area around the intersection of 13th Street, Ridge Avenue, & Mt. Vernon Street, in the Poplar neighborhood, was a desolate spot in a largely vacant industrial neighborhood a few years ago.  For those who don’t know where the Poplar neighborhood is, it’s … 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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Major renovation of conspicuous North Philadelphia warehouse into apartments

The Pyramid Electric Supply Company warehouse, a long vacant and derelict warehouse building in North Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood, is about to be renovated into apartments.  The large building, also known as 3101 Glenwood Avenue, is a common site at the five-point … 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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