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Making Joe Frazier’s Gym a historical site won’t be easy

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Joe Frazier‘s Gym on N. Broad Street is an iconic location, where the former heavyweight champion trained for classic bouts with Muhammad Ali — like the Fight of the Century and the Thrilla in Manilla. But the gym closed in 2008 and Smokin’Joe died in 2011. The space has since been sold and leased to a retail furniture store. But there’s a movement to give Joe Frazier‘s Gym a historical designation and purpose. ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profitUrban Land Institute, released a report detailing what the city can do with the … Read More

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Movement Happening on Joe Frazier Gym Two Weeks After ULI TAP Report Released

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ULI Philadelphia conducted a Technical Assistance Panel at Joe Frazier’s gym to identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would help to honor Frazier’s legacy. After interviewing members of the TAP, Metro Philadelphia interviewed Bernard Hopkins. Click here to find out what Hopkins had to say about the property. 

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Econsult Solutions Inc.’s Quarterly Housing Index for 2014 Q2

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The Philadelphia housing market had another strong spring this quarter, with some differences across subregions. Quality-adjusted prices of single-family houses in Philadelphia increased by an average of 5.1 percent this quarter and are up 3.1 percent from a year ago. Trends in the city continue to track those in the metro area and the nation. Almost every subregion saw growth this quarter. The strongest growth, percentagewise, occurred in the North . Click the link to read more: ESI Philadelphia Housing Index 2014 Q2

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Joe Frazier’s Gym Studied for Adaptive Reuse by ULI Philadelphia and Preservation Alliance

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Philadelphia, PA (July 17, 2014) – How do you honor boxing icon Joe Frazier while creating a resource that not only improves his storied former boxing gym but also the neighboring community?  ULI Philadelphia, the tri-state District Council of the global non-profit Urban Land Institute, conducted a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) on behalf of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia to study the Joe Frazier Gym building and identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would honor Frazier’s legacy. To view the full report and its recommendations, click here. Once a … Read More

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Spotlight: Monica Jindia

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As part of an ongoing series of interviews with leading members of ULI Philadelphia, meet our Chair for Mission Advancement and Vice President for Business Development at Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. How long have you been a ULI member? I have been a member since 2005 and serve in this region on the Advisory Board, the Management & Governance Committee, the Women’s Leadership Council and the Young Leaders Council. Nationally, I serve on the Programming Committee and Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee and the Next 100 Formation Committee. How has being a ULI member benefitted you? I came into the industry … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Awards For Excellence in the News

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Check out all of the press that the ULI Philadelphia Willard G. Rouse III Awards for Excellence has received: PIDC- 12 PIDC Projects Named Finalists in Urban Land Institute Philadelphia’s Inaugural Willard G. Rouse Awards Greater Reading Economic Partnership- Local Firm and School District win ULI Philadelphia Excellence Award Reading School District – Amanda Stout Wins ULI Philadelphia Excellence Award Street Insider- Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriot Hotel Recognized as Philadelphia ULI Awards Winners News on 6 – Project HOME’s JBJ Soul Homes Development Receives Inaugural 2014 ULI Award … Read More

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Nine Projects Recognized For Award Named After Bill Rouse

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Sister Cities Park, Lenfest Hall and Paseo Verde were among the nine projects named winners for the inaugural Willard G.“Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. Read the full story by the Philadelphia Business Journal here.

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Nine “Exemplary” Projects Win ULI Philadelphia Inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence

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Philadelphia, PA- June 19, 2014 – Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities, is pleased to announce nine winners for its inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence. The winners were announced at a cocktail reception at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia on June 18. ULI Philadelphia received 57 nominations of projects in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware which were completed within … Read More

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Eduardo Guzman named SBA 2014 Minority Small Business Person of the Year

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Congratulations to ULI Member Eduardo Guzman for being named U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2014 New Jersey Minority Small Business Person of the Year.  In making the announcement, SBA’s New Jersey District Director Al Titone said that Guzman was selected for the award based on a criteria that includes an increase in number of employees; an increase in company sales and financial strength; innovativeness of product/service the firm offers its clients; and the company’s involvement in charitable endeavors.   “Eduardo Guzman and DCM Architecture & Engineering were literally on the brink of … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia Awards Two 2014 Future Leaders Scholarships in the Delaware Valley

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Local students Brett Peanasky and Meghan Spurlock recognized for their future leadership in sustainable land use Philadelphia, PA –June 6, 2014 – Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities, has announced that Brett Peanasky and Meghan Spurlock have been named the 2014 recipients of the ULI Future Leaders Scholarship.  Created by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Group, the scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student ($4,000) and an undergraduate student ($2,500) … Read More

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