Caitlin McCabe covers housing and development for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Construction of townhouses, priced up to $2 million, begins at former Christian Street Baptist Church site

Last year, Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush demolished the century-old church after a long squabble with preservationists and neighbors. Now, a different developer is building on the land.

Councilman Squilla introduces bills to make it easier to reuse Philadelphia’s historic buildings

Councilman Mark Squilla introduced three bills, including one to eliminate parking requirements, that aim to encourage developers to preserve Philadelphia's historic properties, rather than tear them down.

Germantown business owners, frustrated by trash, vote to dismantle the agency that cleaned their streets

What happens next for Germantown's trash problems? The community is still figuring it out.

Six Philadelphia real estate projects awarded historic tax credits by state agency

Two former Philadelphia schools, a vacant brewery, a library, a Center City high-rise, and a commercial row building were awarded the tax credits, which total $600,000.

Hey, Mayor Kenney: Here are the buildings that Philadelphians want historically preserved

The Inquirer asked readers: Which unprotected buildings in your neighborhood do you want to see historically preserved? Here are their top 18 answers.

A first look at Germantown High School’s redevelopment, including housing, charter school, coworking space

At a community meeting Monday, the team behind the redevelopment of two former Germantown public schools unveiled a sprawling proposal. Many residents were concerned about the project not having enough affordable housing.

Philly's parks have come leaps and bounds in the last decade. Their improvements are 'just beginning.'

The assessment, released this month by the Trust for Public Land, found that 95 percent of Philadelphia residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson pushes ban on bay windows, seen as a symbol of gentrification, in his South Philly district

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who won his primary race this month, introduced a bill May 23 that would ban balconies and bay windows in portions of Point Breeze and Grays Ferry. It would also set restrictions on the features elsewhere in the city.

20-year-old man killed after his car struck a tree on Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard has a history of frequent accidents, and was the scene of 21 fatal crashes last year, according to data previously released by the Philadelphia Police Department.

‘It’s something that burgeoned in this area.' A festival reminds Philly of the importance, roots of tap dance

The celebration, organized by the Philadelphia Community Tap Project, invited dancers and passers-by to give tap dancing, which some consider to be a lost art form, a try.