Large Logan Square Project Approved

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Philadelphia ...

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Philadelphia County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA – Development in the fast-changing area around Logan Square will pick up momentum after Wednesday’s final zoning approval of a $140 million project featuring a new Whole Foods market and 293 high-end apartments.

Rodin Square, named after developer Neal Rodin, is coincidentally located a block north of the Rodin Museum. It will replace the current Best Western hotel.

The project will take up almost all of the block between 21st and 22d Streets to the east and west, Spring Garden Street to the north, and Pennsylvania Avenue and Hamilton Street to the south.

Rodin, chairman of International Financial Co. L.L.C., said he expected to break ground in January or February. Construction could take two years, he added.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20131010_Massive_Logan_Square_rental-commercial_project_approved.html#7Vpr12Bz3dkhmWXb.99

Looking Ahead: 13 Reasons You’ll Want To Be In Philadelphia In 2013

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English: This is my own work, Public Domain Photograph, not copyrighted Ed Yakovich http://www.flickr.com/photos/10396190@N04 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What a year it’s been for Philadelphia.

2012 saw Anthony Bourdain film his first-ever TV episode here, the Penn Museum turns 125, the Academy of Natural Sciences turn 200, a snazzy new hotel open on Independence Mall, one of the world’s most renowned art collections open its doors right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and an epic music festival bring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Santigold, Jill Scott and more huge stars to Philadelphia.

Rest assured, 2013 will be no less impressive than 2012.  To help drum up some excitement for what’s in store for Philadelphia over the next 12 months, we’ve pulled together a roundup of 13 reasons you’ll want to be in Philadelphia in 2013.

Check it out below; and hit the comments and Twitter with your favorite moments of 2012 and what you’re most excited for in 2013.

Read more:  http://www.uwishunu.com/2012/12/looking-ahead-13-reasons-youll-want-to-be-in-philadelphia-in-2013/