Author Archives: Abby Rambo

ULI Call for Proposals – TAP Writer

Technical Assistance Panel Writer Call for Proposals ULI Philadelphia is seeking proposals from writing professionals with experience in the land use, real estate, development or planning industries interested in serving as the contracted writer for an upcoming TAP sponsored by SEPTA. The contracted writer will participate on a high-profile TAP in early calendar year 2019, with the opportunity to participate on future projects as they are scheduled. For more information, requirements and to submit your proposal, please click here: Call for Proposals _ULI Philadelphia _TAP Writer

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RECAP: Tour of Downtown York Revitalization

On November 1, 2018 members of ULI Philadelphia and colleagues in the Central Pennsylvania region descended upon downtown York for a tour of recent redevelopment in Royal Square and West Market Street. Dylan Bauer, President of Development at Royal Square Development and Construction (RSDC), lead over 25 ULI members on a journey through historic buildings repurposed into mixed-use event, office, retail, restaurant and artists’ space. One could immediately feel RSDC’s connection to the arts community in Royal Square. Murals throughout the neighborhood,  art galleries and an eclectic mix of tenants … Read More

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Now Recruiting Members for SEPTA 69th Street Terminal TAP

ULI PHL is recruiting 10-12 members to serve on a two-day Technical Assistance Panel that will provide SEPTA with recommendations on improving customer experience at the 69th Street Terminal. As part of this TAP, SEPTA has requested that ULI members explore opportunities for reprogramming space within the terminal, enhancing wayfinding signage and increasing connectivity to the Upper Darby community. Although the 69th Street Transportation Center is one of SEPTA’s most utilized transit hubs, serving approximately 35,000 people each weekday, limited amenities and confusing signage do not support a high-quality customer … Read More

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The West Fairview Technical Assistance Panel Released

Reimagining the Village of West Fairview The Urban Land Institute today released it’s report on the Technical Assistance Panel convened on March 22-23, 2018 to study the village of West Fairview, PA for redevelopment. At the request of the sponsors, the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) and East Pennsboro Township, ULI Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), where a group of volunteer member experts examined redevelopment and tourism opportunities for the historic village of West Fairview in Cumberland County, PA. The project sought to provide recommendations on the … Read More

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Recap: The Annual Sponsor Breakfast

On Tuesday, July 17, ULI Philadelphia invited its annual sponsors for a first look tour of the construction of the new Fitler Club now taking shape along the bank of the Schuylkill River. Fitler Club President, David Gutstadt, led the tour and described the future event spaces. Delivering in Q1, the Fitler Club boasts dining areas, a private movie theater, bowling alley, hotel, spa and fitness center that will be a bustling hub for a diverse group of professionals in Center City. Expanding the idea of a lifestyle hub, the … Read More

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Get Involved with ULI PHL- Application Open for Fall 2018!

Get Involved with ULI PHL – Apply By August 1st   Get involved and join the leading multidisciplinary real estate organization in the region for expanding your network and increasing your industry knowledge. The best way to get involved with ULI and meet your fellow members is to join a council or committee and support our mission.  Members support and drive our programming efforts, educational forums, public outreach and advocacy initiatives, and the sharing of best practices in responsible land use in the region. Interested? There are spots available on … Read More

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The North Station District Technical Assistance Report Released

ULI Philadelphia’s report provides recommendations on development, design and growth opportunities for the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia today released its report on the Technical Assistance Panel convened on January 25-26, 2018 to study the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station for redevelopment. At the request of the study sponsors- the City of Philadelphia in conjunction with the North Station District, LLC (the development team)- ULI Philadelphia convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), a group of volunteer member experts, to examine … Read More

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Seeking Volunteers: ULI PHL Affordable Housing Initiative

Interested in affordable housing development and finance, supporting the City of Philadelphia’s comprehensive housing strategy, meeting new stakeholders and finding a new volunteer opportunity through ULI?   The Philadelphia Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) has been awarded the contract to complete the City of Philadelphia’s Housing Action Plan (HAP), which will provide a multi-pronged strategy to preserve and create a range of housing options to meet the needs of Philadelphia’s homeless, low-income, workforce and market-driven housing demand during the next decade. LISC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia have … Read More

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Historic Preservation in Philadelphia

On April 9th a small group of ULI members met at The Left Bank for a discussion about historic preservation in Philadelphia lead by Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties. In an effort to provide constructive feedback to the City of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force, where Ms. Gutstadt is appointed to represent ULI Philadelphia, attendees discussed the opportunities and challenges surrounding redeveloping historic structures. The attendees- a diverse group of  developers, brokers, bankers, consultants, architects, and urban designers- discussed how the Task Force could improve incentives, regulation and resources. Feedback … Read More

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Re-Cap: Reviving the Industrial: The Rail Park and Spring Arts Tour

On Tuesday, April 10th, area professionals and students congregated outdoors at 1300 Noble Street for the sold out event Reviving Industrial Space & Igniting Neighborhood Transformation. Before the tours of the highly anticipated Rail Park and surrounding neighborhood, the event began with opening remarks by Michael Garden, Vice Chair of the Friends of The Rail Park and Bryan Hanes, Founding Principal of Studio Bryan Hanes, as well as Aaron Cohen and Craig Grossman, General Partners of Arts + Crafts Holdings. Garden explained that the vision for The Rail Park, a … Read More

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