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    • The Taino Gardens, located on 6th and Dauphin streets, are rental developments as part of APM's developments.

Council to hold hearings on housing affordability in Philadelphia

Low-income households make up a full three quarters of Philadelphia’s population of renters, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. That statistic comes from a study on the affordability and…

    • Joggers on Kelly Drive | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
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Calling city runners to crowdsource run-ins and amenities

Alon Abramson wants to help Philly become the best running city possible - and runners, he wants your help. Abramson, who organizes the West Philly Runners club, lists trails and running…

    • Sherrie Cohen

March 30: Cohen gets Dems' nod | Shared vehicles and parking | DN slams UEDs

Sherrie Cohen is getting the backing of the city Democratic Party for Jim Kenney's vacated At-Large Council seat. PennDOT is temporarily removing the bike lanes from the Ben Franklin parkway. GroJLart…

    • April 2015 Sheriff Sale Map
Eyes on the Street

Homegrown Middle Class: Finding New Money

To John Kromer the city's persistent poverty is best tackled at the neighborhood level. In a four-part series of commentaries Kromer, an urban housing and development consultant and former city housing…

    • H+T Index

Why affordable housing also needs affordable transportation

Last week we looked at how cities' choices about the allocation of street space can have an impact on equity. Another area of interest worth exploring in that realm is the…

    • Anthony Williams

Q&A: Tony Williams on gentrification, consensus-building, transportation infrastructure, and more

Last week, PlanPhilly sat down with State Senator Anthony Williams, one of six candidates campaigning to be the city’s next mayor. Over a 30-minute lunch in Center City, Williams talked about…

    • Rina Cutler

Rina Cutler departing Nutter administration for senior job at Amtrak

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Friday afternoon that his Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, will be leaving to take a senior position at Amtrak.  Cutler will become the Senior…

    • SEPTA's new Silverliner V cars helped boost on-time performance

SEPTA announces 2016 capital budget proposal

SEPTA quietly rebranded its capital infrastructure initiative a few months ago, replacing “Catching Up” to “Rebuilding for the Future.” The move reflected the agency’s newfound optimism following the passage of…

    • Rail Park UED

March 27: A new way to measure affordability | Singer off the ballot | Urban experiential satire

At the metro level at least, Philly's wages are outpacing housing prices, keeping the area's housing affordable to local wage earners. But it's not just houses that have to be…

    • Timberlake
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with architect James Timberlake, partner at KieranTimberlake

Architect James Timberlake makes no bones about the ways he hopes Philly can improve. He sat down with us for this Streerviews Q&A in KieranTimberlake’s new offices to talk about…

    • Rendering of Navy Yard from Delaware River

PIDC charts a course for BSL extension to Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is an island. Sunlight glistens off the waters along its eastern, southern and western shores. And to its north lies a sea of asphalt and steel, where I-95…

    • Groundbreaking for PCDC & Project Home development at 810 Arch St
Eyes on the Street

Addressing displacement: The business of community development

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation's John Chin and Sarah Yeung make the case for devleopment without displacement in this op-ed. Chinatown and neigborhoods like it, they argue, should welcome private development while…

    • Jim Kenney at Wash Cycle Laundry

How bicycle delivery keeps Wash Cycle Laundry's prices competitive

Philadelphia's bicycle-powered Wash Cycle Laundry service has been growing rapidly the past few years, expanding service locally as well as in Washington, DC and Austin, TX, and their combination of business…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

City Council approves 3-D billboards in Center City

Philadelphia City Council voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would allow two animated, digital, three-dimensional billboards to be placed at key corners in Center City. Under the legislation, which was…

    • 15th Street

March 26: 3D billboard oversight watered down | Chestnut Hill West as city transit | Negadelphia no more

The latest twist in the Urban Experiential Displays saga is that Planning Commission and Art Commission oversight over the signs have been watered down in the latest version of Councilman Mark…

    • 721 Chestnut Street / Ben Leech

The quest to designate Chestnut Street "commercial architecture"

Update: The Designation Committee recommended approval for all of PAGP's nominations, including the 700 block of Chestnut St parcels; the Carnegie Branch Libraries at 3948-50 Walnut St., 8711 Germantown Ave. and 601 W. Lehigh Ave. 365 Green Lane,…

    • Temple University area rentals

Clarke makes a new push to clean up neighborhoods around Temple

City Council President Darrell Clarke has been trying to clean up after Temple University students, and the landlords who rent to them, for years. His last effort, a proposed Neighborhood Improvement…

    • 709 Chestnut | Roseland

Group plans 32-story tower to replace parking lot at 7th and Chestnut

A development partnership involving Parkway Corporation, the parking-garage company run by Joseph and Robert Zuritsky, is planning to replace a surface parking lot at 7th and Chestnut streets with a 32-story…

    • BUILDPhilly

The BUILDPhilly Coalition Mayoral Forum, April 8

The BUILDPhilly Coalition Mayoral Forum Date: April 8, 2015 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am ULI Philadelphia has joined with 20 other nonprofit land use groups to create BUILD Philly (…

    • JFK Plaza / LOVE Park

Conceptual designs for a lush LOVE Park

Say farewell to the dyed geyser, clanky granite blocks, and foreboding edges. This year is the last for LOVE Park as we know it. Next summer, if a redesign project continues…

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