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Drexel plans $1 billion development at ex-high school site

Jun 16, 2014 • Philly.com (blog)
Drexel University says it plans to attract around $1 billion in financing to build housing, stores, labs, offices, parking and maybe a public school on 2.7 million square feet (more than double the size of Philadelphia's tallest building, the Comcast ... More

Drexel and Wexford Purchase University City High School Site

Jun 16, 2014 • DrexelNow
Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed today on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City ... More

Councilwoman Blackwell Blasts Drexel's Plan To Buy University City High School

Jun 4, 2014 • CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Attorneys for Drexel University got a tongue lashing Tuesday from a city council member over the school's plans to buy the shuttered University City High School. Drexel wants to buy the University City High School site from the ... More

Deal struck on rezoning University City High School site

Jun 12, 2014 • Philly.com
PlanPhilly.com is dedicated to covering design, planning and development issues in Philadelphia. The news website is a project of PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania. It is funded by the Wyncote ... More

Zoning changes proposed for University City High School site

May 15, 2014 • Philly.com
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill Thursday that would allow Drexel University to build a new mixed-use development on a property at 38th Street and Powelton Avenue that currently houses the empty University City High School, Charles Drew ... More

Redevelopment at University City High School hits a snag

Jun 9, 2014 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
After introducing a bill that would make zoning changes for the project, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was outraged when the proposed redevelopers of University City High School tried to push through Council amended plans for the property. "You're not ... More

What's next for Philadelphia's Germantown High School?

Apr 22, 2014 • keystoneedge
After ninety-nine years of serving families throughout north and northwest Philadelphia, Germantown High School (GHS) closed its doors last June. One of 23 schools shuttered by a School Reform Commission vote, GHS and its neighbors have the same ... More

Artist looks for new home for old murals

Dec 1, 2014 • Philly.com
Detail shot of a tile mural that John Costanza, 90, a sculptor and former ceramics chair at Moore College of Art, designed, executed with the help of about 40 high school students, and hung on the lobby walls of the old University City High School ... More

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