Monthly Archives: February 2013

ULI Member Rachel Yoka Named Candidate for LLS Woman of the Year

ULI Member Rachel Yoka of Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs) has been selected as a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Philadelphia’s “Man & Woman of the Year” contest (  As a candidate, Rachel will complete in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS research and programs to combat these deadly diseases, which often affect children.    To get involved or for more information, please contact Rachel at or visit

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Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Request for Proposals

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) is soliciting proposals from experienced developers to purchase and redevelop a 24,000 square foot site near Fairmount Park and St. Joseph’s University. The property, located at 2001-11 N. 54th Street, contains the former Wynne Ballroom. The site is well served by transit and contains many exciting possibilities due to its proximity to the University, City Line Avenue, and the park’s many attractions. The Request for Proposals, including Exhibit A, is available for direct download at  Email if you would like to obtain the … Read More

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What Will the Lehigh Valley Be Like in 5 years…10 years…20 years?

The ULI Philadelphia Lehigh Valley Regional Satellite Council recently had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Rachel Bradshaw, Director, Renew Lehigh Valley at their most recent committee meeting. Rachel shared the work that is being done by Renew Lehigh Valley and in particular, Envision Lehigh Valley. Envision Lehigh Valley is a public outreach effort designed to engage those who live, work or do business in Lehigh and Northampton Counties to create a truly sustainable Lehigh Valley. This three-year visioning project is funded through a Sustainable Communities grant through the … Read More

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ULI Philadelphia TAP Issues Recommendations for Open Space at Friends Southwestern Burial Ground in Upper Darby

How do you reconcile the interests of soccer-loving neighborhood children looking for more fields, a Greek Orthodox Church seeking more parking, and a community seeking to preserve its historic burial grounds in Upper Darby? ULI Philadelphia tackled this issue in a recently conducted Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) that sheds light on how open space at The Friends Southwestern Burial Ground (Friends SWBG) in Upper Darby could best maximize community and economic benefits. Located in densely-populated Upper Darby Township across from the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Friends SWBG has been … Read More

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