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Philadelphia Gentrification

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

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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.

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