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Two New Mixed-Use Developments Proposed for the Delaware River Waterfront

Two New Mixed-Use Developments Proposed for the Delaware River Waterfront

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Philadelphia City Planning Commission received a proposal calling for a four-tower residential and retail complex at the former World Trade Center site, according to PlanPhilly.com. Reportedly, one of the towers would rise 426 feet, two of them would climb 227 feet, and the smallest…

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University City Science Center Announces New $15 Million Mixed-Use Tower

University City Science Center Announces New $15 Million Mixed-Use Tower

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor In less than one month the University City Science Center (UCSC) will break ground on a new mixed-use tower located at the corner of 38th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. A $15 million joint venture between the University City Science Center and Wexford Science…

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Saint-Gobain, YouthBuild Complete First LEED Platinum Renovation Project in Philadelphia

Saint-Gobain, YouthBuild Complete First LEED Platinum Renovation Project in Philadelphia

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor A team of YouthBuild Philadelphia students and volunteers from the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation completed the renovation in Germantown, the first project of a three-year national partnership that provides professional development opportunities for out-of-school young adults. The project, which envisioned a thorough rehab of 4620 Greene…

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IKEA Plugs In Solar Projects at Three Philadelphia-Area Facilities

IKEA Plugs In Solar Projects at Three Philadelphia-Area Facilities

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Hot on the heels of Community Energy Solar’s groundbreaking for the green energy project in Lancaster, Swedish company IKEA, one of the world’s leading home furnishings retailers, inaugurated solar energy systems installed at two of the company’s Pennsylvania stores in Conshohocken and South Philadelphia, as…

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Community Energy Solar Begins Construction of Pennsylvania’s Largest Green Energy Project

Community Energy Solar Begins Construction of Pennsylvania’s Largest Green Energy Project

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Work has started at Keystone Solar Project located along Lancaster Pike south of the city of Lancaster, PA, soon after Community Energy Solar announced it had closed financing on the six megawatt development. Community Energy Solar’s retail marketing division and Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, one of…

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New Community Center Planned for Chinatown

New Community Center Planned for Chinatown

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Philadelphia’s vibrant Chinatown is one step closer to having a new community center that will replace a parking lot located at the corner of 10th and Vine Streets. In November 2011 the City Planning Commission received a project notification issued by the Philadelphia Chinatown Development…

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Net-Zero Energy Homes Coming to Northern Liberties

Net-Zero Energy Homes Coming to Northern Liberties

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Philadelphia is one step closer to becoming the nation’s greenest city. Maryland-based Nexus EnergyHomes teamed up with Philadelphia officials and private investors to create the city’s first net-zero energy housing development in the Northern Liberties community, on the site of a former fish wholesale market.…

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USM HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

USM HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor USM Inc., a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. which provides interior and exterior facilities maintenance programs, was recently awarded LEED Silver CI (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors) certification for its headquarter building in Norristown. The $9 million facility replaced the former…

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Renovation Plans Announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ Stadium

Renovation Plans Announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ Stadium

A major makeover has been announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ home stadium, the 10-yeard-old Lincoln Financial Field located at 1020 Pattison Avenue. In an effort to enhance the fan experience and generate additional revenue from the 69,000-seat sports venue, stadium officials are ready to invest $60 to $100 million in renovating…

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Temple University to Break Ground on $100 M Tech Center

Temple University to Break Ground on $100 M Tech Center

Temple University’s main campus in Philadelphia is set to expand with a new 250,000-square-foot Science, Education and Research Center (SERC) to provide more space and advanced technology for university students and research personnel alike.…

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CH2M HILL-Led JV Lands $6.4 Billion Airport Expansion

CH2M HILL-Led JV Lands $6.4 Billion Airport Expansion

A joint venture led by Denver, Colorado-based CH2M HILL, an international program and construction management firm, and including Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) and CMTS, Inc. (CMTS), two leaders of project and construction management, was awarded by the City of Philadelphia the $6.4 billion expansion project at the Philadelphia International…

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Non-Profit Organizations to Rehab Derelict Homes in Overbrook; Developer Plans 722 Rental Units in Southwest Philly

Non-Profit Organizations to Rehab Derelict Homes in Overbrook; Developer Plans 722 Rental Units in Southwest Philly

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor June 14-16 will mark the start of a major rehabilitation project in Overbrook, a West Philadelphia neighborhood with below-average income rates. Volunteers from local companies, community leaders and officials are expected to join in for the rehabilitation of nearly 30 derelict homes and also participate…

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