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South Philly group asks chocolate factory developer for community benefits

South Philadelphia residents are playing hardball with developer Ori Feibush over a $100 million residential redux of the 150-year-old Frankford Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue. The South of So... read more

Once-Shuttered Factories Are Now Manufacturing Jobs in Philadelphia

Beth McConnell, of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations ... rehabbing a former lamp factory into “artist lofts,” which will begin renting for $750 a pop sometime next yea... read more

Philly's new Rail Park is city's answer to Manhattan's High Line

On the northern edge of Philadelphia ... bananas, chocolate chips, pistachios and ricotta cannoli filling. Through its parent company, 13th Street Kitchens, it was an early supporter of the Rail Park ... read more

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Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block ... But Washington Avenue remained stubbornly industrial. Now developer Ori Feibush, p... read more

Neighbors begin talks on future of Frankford Chocolate Factory

What’s to become of the Frankford Chocolate Factory. Courtesy of Google Earth Pro Meetings of the South ... and the group is currently exploring development options. That’s why it decided to host a se... read more

“Lean” Urbanism Aims to Slim Down Regulation for Small-Time Builders and Business Owners

Credit: Justin Grimes on Flickr Last month, I reported on a proposed pedestrian plaza in South Philadelphia that, despite community ... I ask Duany how it would benefit someone like my wife. My wife i... read more

Volunteers sought for NEPA Green Fair and 5K Run

The NEPA Green Fair is co-produced by The Greenhouse Project of Scranton and SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support ... Altoona, and South 70th Street in Philadelphia) and adding ... read more



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