Home of the future will withstand whatever wild weather comes

As weather gets wilder and less predictable, firms that design, construct or improve housing with storm safety and resiliency in mind are increasingly in demand.

Home of the future will withstand whatever wild weather comes

As weather gets wilder and less predictable, firms that design, construct or improve housing with storm safety and resiliency in mind are increasingly in demand.

Outside Philly’s Reading Terminal Market, a pedestrian plaza to come to Filbert Street

The $1 million initiative will create 15,000 square feet of public space adjacent to the market. The redesign will include retractable bollards, which, when not used, will allow for vehicle traffic.

Outside Philly’s Reading Terminal Market, a pedestrian plaza to come to Filbert Street

The $1 million initiative will create 15,000 square feet of public space adjacent to the market. The redesign will include retractable bollards, which, when not used, will allow for vehicle traffic.

German grocer Lidl plans to open first Philly store in Port Richmond within a year

The store on Butler Street, near Aramingo Avenue, is among 25 locations spanning from South Carolina to New York that Lidl plans to open by spring of 2020.

German grocer Lidl plans to open first Philly store in Port Richmond within a year

The store on Butler Street, near Aramingo Avenue, is among 25 locations spanning from South Carolina to New York that Lidl plans to open by spring of 2020.
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Richard Tyler, 83, official Philadelphia historian who helped save Lit Bros. and Eastern State Penitentiary

Standing 6-foot-6 and rail thin, with a nimbus of fluffy white hair, he convinced the city's elected officials that historic preservation was a good idea.

Drexel nursing and health school to move from Center City to new tower planned at former University City High site

The new College of Nursing and Health Professions building will rise beside a public elementary and middle school that is also planned at the site.

New-to-Philly real estate start-up turns rowhouses into mini-‘co-living’ dens

San Francisco-based Bungalow leases private homes from their owners for years at a time so it can rent those dwellings out by the room.

Steps from Philly’s former heroin encampment, affordable housing for seniors will soon rise

The senior housing development, called Casa Indiana, will provide 50 affordable housing units to residents who are 62 or older. The project is in Fairhill, where nearly 60 percent of residents live in poverty.

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Is Philadelphia getting too crowded? City Council president wants fewer apartments and more parking. | Inga Saffron

A new bill from Council President Darrell Clarke could roll back the core tenets of Philadelphia’s new zoning code.

Ask Jennifer Adams: She wants plants, he wants a dog

Wishing for a dog in your life but have to make do with houseplants instead? Read on for Jennifer’s tips for enjoying pet plants until you can make space for a pet dog!

Shore community wants to secede from Egg Harbor Township and join Longport. But does Longport want them?

This marina community is part of Egg Harbor Township but longs to be part of Longport.

Center City hasn't gotten a new corporate HQ in more than a decade. A proposal could bring a new one off the Parkway.

The Logan Square Neighborhood Association voted not to stand in the way of Parkway Corp.'s plan for about 400,000 square feet of offices.

Will a downtown in Ardmore be attractive and pedestrian-friendly or turn the town into a dense, suburban metropolis?

As Lower Merion struggles to reconcile its desire for commercial growth with its practical needs, a proposed development could set the tone for Ardmore’s stop-and-go commercial district.

Luxury homes in Atlantic City intended to 'attract the middle class back'

The casino company and the Boraie company have a deal to explore building luxury residential housing on land long targeted for a casino.

On the market: Wallingford home with Frank Furness library for $599,000

The home, called Lindenshade, was dated and needed work when the owners saw it in 2007, but "nothing could compare."

For this family, staying put and adding on made more sense than moving

The Coe family loved their Montgomery County neighborhood, but their ranch-style house was tight for dining and entertaining.

For Jersey Shore rentals facing new ‘Airbnb tax,' partial relief may be on the way

A New Jersey Senate committee moved forward a bill that would exempt homeowners from paying taxes on rentals if they deal directly with a client instead of using a website such as Airbnb or Vrbo. Some homeowners have blamed the new tax for depleting their summer bookings.

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