real estate

How Can Location Intelligence Help Identify Affordable Housing Development Opportunities

March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on How Can Location Intelligence Help Identify Affordable Housing Development Opportunities

The real estate adage “location, location, location” is as relevant today as it has ever been, encapsulating the essence of what makes a property valuable. Traditionally, the real estate market has leaned heavily on local knowledge to decipher urban patterns, historical trends, and the subtle distinctions between neighborhoods and their surrounding environments. This method, while […]

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10 for 10: Real Estate

March 10, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 for 10: Real Estate

As part of ESI’s year-long celebration of turning ten, we are looking back on some of our projects over the years. For the month of March, we showcase 10 projects from our real estate practice. Real estate encompasses affordable housing, transit oriented or adjacent development, open space and the environment, and other related concepts.  1. Market […]

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Linking Transportation and Land Use

March 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Linking Transportation and Land Use

The planning profession often has to look ahead, to see the bigger picture, and help connect people to their destination. One principle that helps achieve this is linkage between land use and transportation. This is vital for organizing at the neighborhood, community, county, and regional scales. Transportation services and infrastructure can impact land use patterns, […]

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The Potential Economic Impact of the Redevelopment of the PES Refinery

January 5, 2022 / Comments Off on The Potential Economic Impact of the Redevelopment of the PES Refinery

Project Background The Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in south Philadelphia had fallen to disuse. Hilco Redevelopment Partners developed plans for redevelopment of the brownfield, and enlisted Econsult Solutions to conduct an economic impact analysis of their projected reuse of the land for a mixed-use e-commerce and logistics center park. Repurposing the land is of […]

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Market Analysis of Phase 3 of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Market Analysis of Phase 3 of the Sharswood Blumberg Housing Redevelopment

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC  are redeveloping housing units in the Sharswood Choice Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Phase 3 of the multi-year redevelopment project brings 217 safe, high quality, affordable housing units to a neighborhood with conveniences and access to public transit. As part of the redevelopment process, Hunt-Pennrose Sharswood, LLC retained […]

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Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

May 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

For this month’s Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) blog post, we took a look at new construction permit data from Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspection to see how Philadelphia’s development pipeline performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and which neighborhoods showed the most construction permitting activity in the past year. We filtered the data to examine […]

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