Condo development planned for site of iconic Painted Bride building
In the midst of a legal battle over the space
Will Midtown Village leave the Gayborhood behind?
As the neighborhood grows and changes, some worry about a loss of identity.
In South Philly, Vietnamese shopping plaza will become 44-unit housing development
The project calls for single and multi-family homes
City Council introducing bills to expand protections for low-income residents
Following a report on poverty in Philly
Audit finds flaws in OPA’s methods for conducting property assessments
Council members are calling for an OPA reform
Curbed Philly’s 7 most talked-about news stories of 2018
From the most controversial to the ones that made the biggest impact
Richard Florida to study Philly’s urban trends as part of new fellowship
The fellowship was launched by Drexel and Thomas Jefferson
Mapping the development boom along the Schuylkill River
There have been a lot of changes in the past few years
New city data set brings two decades of property records to one place
Records on property transactions are available
Council members introduce bill to offer property tax freeze to more seniors
Couples making under $35,500 would be eligible
Plans revealed for 133 apartments in former Red Bell Brewery
Graffiti from the long-vacant space will remain
Amid debate and protest, City Council passes affordable housing package
Council says the HTF will see an additional $100 million over the next five years.
Queen Anne stunner in Tulpehocken Station Historic District asks $899K
The multi-unit property dates back to 1896, and offers a chance to rent out rooms.
Developer bringing $2 million townhouses to South Broad
The development would go into what is now a vacant lot, and would bring 10 townhouses.
Inside the almost-finished Lincoln Square
The building just started leasing, and Wine and Spirits signed on as the newest retailer.
Construction tax bill moves forward
Advocates of the bill say it will provide money for affordable housing
Bill introduced to give City Council final say on property values
After a shocking spike in home values
NAACP opposes Temple stadium in N. Philly, suggests Rittenhouse
The university is awaiting approval from the city before building
Did that WSJ article on Philly’s housing market get it right?
The article put Philly’s affordable housing crisis in the spotlight and reactions were swift.
Saving South Philly’s churches
Philadelphia is the only World Heritage City in the U.S. and its neighborhoods are considered National Treasures. But do its old, sacred spaces stand a chance in this rapidly developing city?
In Kensington, a pop-up art installation with an eye on gentrification
In a rapidly changing neighborhood, a one-story architectural frame rises, serving as a symbol of gentrification and social justice.
Point Breeze is a food desert—Rowhouse Grocery wants to change that
The grocery couldn’t come at a better time for the rapidly changing neighborhood.
Gentrification protestors vandalize new homes, cars in North Philly
New builds and high-end cars were targeted by an anarchist group on Monday night. Two people have been arrested so far.
How one North Philly center is changing the way we think about senior housing
New Courtland Allegheny is creating a community for seniors to age in place and live independently.
How Philly’s poverty rate has changed since 1970, by district
A new report reveals that the city’s poverty rate is as high as 45 percent in some neighborhoods, and has only decreased in one area over the last three decades.
Philly lost 20 percent of affordable apartments between 2000-2014
A new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reveals that gentrified neighborhoods lost affordable rental units at five times the rate of non-gentrifying areas.
7 questions about Philly’s Assessment of Fair Housing report, answered
The 758-page goliath of a report is the product of months of data analysis and community input from thousands of residents. Here’s an explainer of the report before you dive in.
Old map reveals how housing discrimination happened in Philly
Local real estate experts described certain neighborhoods as "best" or "hazardous," typically based on the neighborhood’s racial makeup in a discriminatory process called redlining.
Study: Philly’s gentrifying neighborhoods are resegregating
After spending six years studying the gentrification of Philadelphia neighborhoods, a West Philadelphian has discovered a rare trend: Neighborhoods are not necessarily gentrifying in the way people think they are—they’re resegregating.
Is Philly Gentrifying as Much as We Think It Is?
A new Pew report tallies up all of the neighborhoods that have experienced gentrification since 2000. The results are a surprising look into Philly's gentrification and poverty problems.
Report: Philly's Poverty Problem Isn't Going Away
And a recent report by City Observatory reveals that concentrated poverty in Philly and across the country is spreading. Neighborhoods with a poverty rate double the national average in 1970 stayed poor 75 percent of the time through 2010.
City Council Extends 'Gentrification Protection' Bill
The new bill, introduced by councilmembers Kenyatta Johnson and Mark Squilla in January, would extend the cap for the homeowner's life or until he or she moves away.
Can a 20-Year Tax Abatement Fix Philly's Blight?
Real estate mogul and freshman at-large City Council member Alan Domb believes extending the city's 10-year tax abatement another decade will fix blighted neighborhoods and earn the city more revenue. Here's why he thinks it'll work.