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Kensington Yards Phase Two Groundbreaking

We at Solo Real Estate, in collaboration with Bright Common and Red Oak Development are so thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of Kensington Yards. Building B will have a lot in common with the first phase of our project which is fully completed. Although, unlike the first building which incorporated an old, pre-existing structure with new (read more…)

Philadelphia Phases In The New With These Big Developments

Taking a step away from some of the major new developments gathering buzz around Center City – the monumental new skyscraper for the Comcast Tower and the contested Toll Brother’s plans for Jewelers’ Row are a few that come to mind – we decided to take a look at some other notable projects shaping our neighborhoods.     Yards (read more…)

Will SEPTA Key Unlock the Doors to Public Transportation?

For the past year or so Philadelphia’s world of SEPTA riders has been abuzz, and often very bewildered, about the impending SEPTA Key Card system. As someone who is an avid public transportation rider, but has also always lived near stations that do not even have a token machine, the prospect of the SEPTA Key is certainly intriguing. Yet (read more…)

A wheel winner: Bikes lanes make motorists safer too

A recent article on the benefits of bike lanes caught our attention. While some of the benefits listed are widely known, such as increasing the number of cyclists and improving safety for cyclists, this one in particular caught our eye: adding more bike lanes improves safety for motorists. Here’s how: A study in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio found that without a marked bike (read more…)

Philly Parking at a Crossroads

Although Philadelphia is no New York when it comes to parking scarcity, the current situation could be summed up in one word: inconsistent. Sometimes parking is a breeze, at other times a headache.  As more people move into the City, we will be faced with a choice: cater to cars, or to everything else? Streets that accommodate multi-modal transit (read more…)

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Moving Trucks are Philly-Bound

Between the Pope visit, 2016 DNC, the growing population and economy, Philadelphia’s renaissance is real. Need another affirmation of this fact? Moving trucks are heading to the City of Brotherly Love/Sisterly Affection in record numbers. Continue reading for a fun infographic illustrating this fact, and, more importantly, why!   U-Haul, one of the largest truck rental and moving companies (read more…)

Purchasing Power Goes Further in Philly

What can $1 million buy you in Philly? A lovingly updated, historically preserved, 6,000 square foot mansion in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the City. What can that buy you in other cities? Well, you’ll have to keep reading to find out, but, spoiler alert: Philly wins this one hands down.   A pending sale in Philly caught our (read more…)

No Casino, No Problem

Though they lost their bid for the City’s second casino license, two casino license contestants still have options due to the prime pieces of real estate on which they proposed building a casino.   Last month, the Pennsylvania Gaming Board awarded Philadelphia’s second casino license to Live! Hotel & Casino, to be located at 900 Packer Avenue in South (read more…)

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Construction Waste Not, Want Not

Philly is certainly experiencing a construction boom, but with all those new properties and rehabs comes construction waste—and lots of it. One company and a rotating cast of artists are working to turn constructing “waste” into something much more.   Neighborhoods in every corner of the city are seeing new housing stock go up, and countless existing homes being (read more…)

How Philly Can Maintain #1 Ranking for Bike Commuting

Despite lagging behind in biking amenities, Philadelphia was recently revealed to have the highest percentage of bike commuters among the largest U.S. cities. If the City steps up its bike infrastructure, could we become a contender for best bicycling City worldwide? The key word is “if.”   The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) released an impressively comprehensive study (read more…)