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7-Story, 18-Unit Building Rising in Chinatown on Vietnam Palace Site

The redevelopment of the former Vietnam Palace site in Chinatown has been in the works for more than 5 years. Back in 2016, the owners of the property got a variance to build a 7-story building with 18 residential units and a restaurant on the ground floor at 222 N. 11th Street. Nothing happened for Read more about 7-Story, 18-Unit Building Rising in Chinatown on Vietnam Palace Site[…]

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Construction Permits Issued for 15-Story Overbuild Hotel Project in Chinatown

The art deco building at 228-38 N. 13th St. in Chinatown was designed by William Harold Lee in 1949 and was originally home to Warner Brothers Films. NFL Films later took over the space. The building was added to the Philadelphia register of historic places in 2008 and was last used by Big Brothers and Read more about Construction Permits Issued for 15-Story Overbuild Hotel Project in Chinatown[…]

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Demolition and 32 Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed for Chinatown

We are seeing the hearts ripped out of Chinatowns across the country. What were formerly Asian cultural centers are turning into high-end neighborhoods with new construction condos. Thankfully, Philadelphia’s Chinatown has retained a lot of its character. Asian lettering, symbolism, and art cover building facades throughout the community. Ethnic businesses dominate the commercial district. With Read more about Demolition and 32 Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed for Chinatown[…]