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    • Harris Steinberg / photo by Michael Ahearn

Harris Steinberg: "With time, comes change"

Cities are all about change. People come and they go. New development masks past lives. Economic pressures press on the fabric of existing neighborhoods. And old economies fall to new technologies.…

    • Seattle woonerf

August 29: Girard's mid-rise debut | Mystery "major changes" for Market East | Progressive street designs | Doc's regrets

Randy LoBasso says the Parking Authority issued 12,538 tickets in the past year for parking on the sidewalk. Unhelpfully, the data PPA provided Philly Weekly doesn't distinguish between violations by…

    • Delaware River protected bike trail

Six takeaways for Philly policymakers from the Bicycle Coalition's new report

Does it seem like there are more cyclists in Center City than there were ten years ago? Mayor Michael Nutter's administration embraced the goal early on of making Philadelphia the most…

    • I Beam

August 28: Elected Official A | Spruce Street Harbor Park extended | Philly construction jobs boom | Meet GroJLart

A federal investigation is getting uncomfortably close to U.S. House Rep. Chaka Fattah. "A longtime aide and political adviser to Fattah (D., Pa.) pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing the misuse…

    • An access trail leads from Orthodox Street to the Delaware River through the former Coke Company site.

New waterfront park coming to Bridesburg

Earlier this month, Bradley Maule of Hidden City Philadelphia and Jared Brey of PlanPhilly explored trail space on the North Delaware waterfront under the helpful guidance of Chris Dougherty of the…

    • Photo Credit: Naked Philly

August 27: Team Tony | Free BSL for Eagles home opener | City Department of Transportation and Land Use | Urbanism and competitiveness

Helen Ubinas's latest column makes the case that Philadelphia politicians' foot-dragging on allocating and enforcing rights of way for cyclists and pedestrians is a bigger problem than just blocked bike lanes.…

    • Rodeph Shalom daytime

Congregation Rodeph Shalom is set to become a beacon on North Broad

The slow but certain rebirth of North Broad Street has seen some surprising transformations and inspired proposals.   A former auto showroom, and later a state office building, became luxury apartments…

    • Philadelphia Parking Authority Garage - 8th and Filbert

August 26: Waterfront "ski lodge" pop-up | Yelp for landlords | Political setback for driverless cars | Parking garage makeover

Terrible landlord stories are a dime a dozen, but a new site, Whose Your Landlord, created by Temple grad Ofo Ezeugwu could help make things better by empowering tenants to rate…

    • University City Eastern Gateway

Can University City District and Gehl Studio turn eastern University City's institutional blight into a walkable neighborhood?

With about 8 million square feet of new development projects announced for eastern University City over the next few years, University City District sees an opportunity to bring the area’s pedestrian…

    • Warner Brothers presentation

Historical Commission approves Warner Bros. building redo; 205 Race St. construction and 801 Market signage

At its August meeting, the Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval for the construction of an addition on the former Warner Brothers Film Distribution Center building  at 228-38 N. 13th Street as…

    • Broad St

August 25: Re-opening Franklin Square PATCO station | Camden getting safer | Remixing Broad Street | Bryan Hanes on Pier 68

Some political heavy hitters at PATCO and the Delaware River Port Authority are pushing to reopen the "ghost" PATCO station at Franklin Square. The move could be a big shot in…

    • Renters survey

Philadelphia renters highly involved in their neighborhoods, planning survey finds

Many Philadelphia renters are highly committed to their neighborhoods, concludes a new city planning commission survey. Outside Center City, “many” becomes the majority. This and the other facts found in the …

    • Philadelphia's walkable, affordable neighborhoods

August 22: Philly has the most walkable and affordable neighborhoods | Density as the key to bicycle growth | Rt 10 Trolley service suspended | PNB letters

We heard mixed reactions from readers regarding the removal of the PNB letters from Philadelphia's skyline, it does seem like cause for concern that "no city regulatory agency had…

    • A publicly subsidized W Hotel is proposed for 15th and Chestnut streets in Center City

Twofer: Starwood to bring new details on W and Element Hotel project at 15th and Chestnut

Next month, developers will present their designs for the W and Element Hotels planned for 15th and Chestnut streets to the Center City Residents Association. The presentation is for information only:…

    • 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street - New OCF homes on left

Fate uncertain for tangled housing project in Point Breeze

Either Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is blocking a construction project proposed by developer Ori Feibush, who plans to challenge Johnson in next year’s City Council race, or Ori Feibush is refusing to…

    • A sign at 8200 Germantown Ave. indicates the Fresh Market will open in fall 2015. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Construction finally set to begin at 8200 Germantown Ave. site

For now, it looks more like an urban meadow than a grocery store, but a sign has sprouted in front of the six-foot-high grasses announcing that The Fresh Market is coming…

    • Get Up

August 21: Our well-used bike lanes | 'This Old City' Mayoral platform | History of Taney | New Get Up street art

A new report from the International Transport Forum shows the United States slipping further behind other nations on street safety and reductions in traffic deaths. When American cities are confronted with…

    • Visual summary of Lower Northwest input, Wissahickon Gateway

"Protect our character!" Lower Northwest District Plan taking shape

Community participants tell planners they want to sustain open space and housing styles and density, fill in the gap in the Schuylkill Trail, focus commercial development and move a transit center.…

    • Dilworth Plaza

August 20: Uber hires Obama campaign architect | Dilworth Plaza opens Sept 4th | Point Breeze homes more expensive with parking | Early signs of home building recovery

David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, has been hired by ride-sharing company Uber as senior Vice President of policy and strategy, to head up "global policy and political activities,…

    • Washington Avenue Green
Eyes on the Street

Glimpses of Delaware Riverfront revival below Washington Avenue

The Spruce Street Harbor Park may have stolen the waterfront thunder this year but big, more permanent, things are also happening along the Central Delaware waterfront. Perhaps nowhere is more exciting…

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