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For Canine Friends and the Community

Philadelphia is considered to be a ‘dog friendly’ city. With many establishments of retail, cafes and hotels allowing your furry friend access inside. Numerous pet supply and doggie salons can be found in our neighborhoods. So why not treat a mans best friend to an hour we all seem to look forward to; Happy Hour.. or in this case I am talking about Yappy Hour.

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Join New Wave Cafe in Queen Village tonight (August 13th) for their 5th Yappy Hour. From 5:30-7:30pm bring your leashed four legged friends and enjoy happy hour dog themed specials, treats and more.

Since we love our dogs so much, its no surprise that we have focused committees for our dogs in order to provide the most fulfilling and pet friendly neighborhoods. QVK9 is Queen Village’s Dog Committee, comprised of local pet owners and any animal lover who is an advocate for dog health and happiness. Yappy Hour was introduced by QVK9’s. You can support QVK9’s by joining in their Scoop The Poop Campaign. After two years of planning, this campaign is finally launching to actively keeping our streets and sidewalks clean of dog waste.

This past weekend QVK9’s were hard at work installing containers specifically placed at high dog traffic areas offering a bag holder with bags for dog waste only. Word is you can sponsor a container, while assuming the responsibility of emptying it regularly. There are about five locations already installed close to Front and South street areas. An additional five should be popping up by this weekend. Here’s a map that qvna.org provided showing us just where to find these dog waste stations.

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Split-Levels Replacing Pain Center

Front elevation

How it will look like. Courtesy the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog.

The Philadelphia Real Estate Blog got us a first look last week at the new split-levels replacing the Pain Center at 12th and Lombard, a rather dated 1970s-era structure.

How it looks today. Courtesy Philaphilia.

Designed by ubiquitous local architects Harman Deutsch, these structures will come with a 2-car rear garage with decks on top, as well as the firm’s idiosyncratic design. We’ll have more details as and we learn about them!

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New Development in Hawthorne

Could we soon see activity at 714 South 11th Street in Hawthorne? Naked Philly sure seems to think so.

The site. Courtesy Naked Philly.

Appealingly close to both Bella Vista and the Italian Market, this rowhome has sat vacant for a while. Recently sited by L&I’s Doors and Windows violation, it has a new owner with a Plan: Flatten it, and put new homes here and on Jessup. Both would have roof decks and garages.

Our advice for this new development in Hawthorne: Keep the nice façade, kill the 11th street garage. We’ve seen it done elsewhere.

We’ll keep you posted on new developments!

…Oh, and 11th Street, you need more trees.

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Fante-Leon Pool Replaced by Triplex

The old swimming pool. Courtesy Naked Philly.

Gone is the old Fante-Leon Pool, once one of Bella Vista‘s premier recreation sites, and its beautiful 1920s brickwork. In its place rises, reports Naked Philly, what (according to L&I) will be a triplex.

New…and green! (Literally.) Courtesy Naked Philly.

Shame about the façade, but may we recommend its location? Just off the Italian Market, the single most awesome business district in a city stuffed with awesome business districts, chock full of fresh, delicious, local produce, meats, and cheeses. And we couldn’t forget about all that excellent Vietnamese food down on Washington! Mmmm food heaven…

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Dilworth House

A brouhaha on Washington Square? Yes indeed–for the better part of a decade now, a major condo proposal has lingered on its east side, behind 1950s-mayor Richardson Dilworth’s former residence, bisecting the two halves of the Athenaeum. This Turchi offering, including an expansion of that storied institution into Dilworth’s house financed by a 15-story Robert Venturi-designed condo structure behind, has caught the attention (and wrath) of preservation advocates, and a long train of Plan Philly stories.

Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

The proposal. Courtesy Plan Philly.

So, as the developer and the community fight one another, the site sits, a minor black hole on the square’s duller east side.

Stay tuned–we will have more information as and when court rulings happen it becomes available!

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New Condos In Society Hill

 

Traditionally suburban home developer Toll Brothers–of Naval Square fame–has set its sights on Society Hill, with a 69 unit, 68 feet tall condo unit by Headhouse Square, in the NewMarket site, as Plan Philly reports. With red brick and limestone wainscoting, this structure is deeply respectful of its historic surroundings.

Designed and contracted in-house, this project will also feature a small public space on the Headhouse Square side. Take a look at the renders and see for yourself.

Nevertheless, some near neighbors remain opposed to the structure: parking and sunlight issues have been brought up. Considering the rather vexed history of this site, we here are crossing our fingers and hoping everything gets worked out, and they are allowed to build.

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Big Bella Vista Rowhomes at Itty-Bitty Corner

Hidden away at the corner of Marshall and Clymer, just south of the 600 block of Fitzwater, we discovered two large new Bella Vista rowhomes going up.

 

JKR Partners is the listed architect of these handsome brick bad boys feature off-street parking–kind of important on a street too narrow to have any–and a mansard-inspired roof.

More details, including whether or not they were sold, as soon as we can get them!

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