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    • Spruce Hill | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Task force focuses first on state of preservation in Philly

Philadelphia created the Historic Preservation Task Force in April with a lofty charge: Think creatively about ways historic preservation can be a meaningful partner in the city’s growth. But its 18-month…

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

New historic preservation task force sets about ensuring the past stays present as city grows

They squeezed in, 28 of the 29 members of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force, around a conference table on the 18th floor of 1515 Arch Street. It’s the same…

    • On Viola Street
Eyes on the Street

Neighbors helping Neighbors: East Parkside and Strawberry Mansion learn from each other

Every neighborhood has its sparkplug advocates, the do-ers who move mountains to improve their corners of the city, who doggedly find resources to benefit their neighbors, and who occasionally take on…

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Philadelphia’s historic neighborhoods named ‘National Treasure’

Philadelphia has been named the newest National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in a campaign intended to bring fresh attention and new resources to the city’s thorniest preservation…

    • 2016 rendering of K4 development 'Liberty on the River' | Barton Partners

Waterfront advocates push back on Squilla's plan to increase height limit for Central Delaware development

The Delaware Waterfront has seen more than its share of beautifully rendered glassy towers with sweeping waterfront views, and heard many promises of thousands of new residents. Back in 2007 PlanPhilly…

    • Rendering of South Quarter Plaza - a mixed-use redevelopment of Cedar Realty Trust's shopping center at 23rd Street and Oregon Avenue.

June 6: Shopping Center conversion | DeFelice to HUD | SustainPHL nominees

Would you live at the shopping center at 23rd and Oregon? Its owner, Cedar Realty Trust, wants to rework the center by adding low-rise buildings with ground-floor retail, topped with residential…

    • Cloud magnet - FMC from Cira Green | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

June 5: Planning Eastwick | Philly's newest skyline | Urban forestry

Jared Brey explores the planning process underway in Eastwick, which is seeking a community-driven vision for development that also balances the realities of climate change, and seeks to heal some…

    • Paschall Library | Studio Gang
Eyes on the Street

Architect Jeanne Gang on using design to strengthen community

Jeanne Gang is a rare bird among architects. Her 20-year old Chicago-based firm, Studio Gang, has cut a bold path, creating a broad portfolio of work that isn’t unified by form…

    • Jane's Walk 2016 | Bradley Maule
Eyes on the Street

Jane's Walk 2017: Walk Philly with us May 5-7

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities What…

    • Parkway setup begins for NFL draft

April 25: Orkney Park | Soda-tax revenue up | New L&I offices

As Philly prepares to host the NFL Draft on the Parkway starting Thursday, NewsWorks has a rundown of what to expect as the countdown to the draft ramps up. Curbed…

    • Philadelphia skyline, April 2017 | Ken Van Pelt, EOTS Flickr Group

April 24: AT&T fortress | Rebuild and 'privatization' | State of Center City

Inga Saffron makes the case for more understanding about the “architectural Darth Vader” at the South Street Bridge, Ewing Cole’s AT&T telecommunications fortress. As PlanPhilly reported earlier this month, Council President…

    • Honor the Past - winner: Wm. Mulherin's Sons (after) | courtesy of Community Design Collaborative

April 21: Mid-rise praise | Soda (tax) dunk tank for Kenney? | Boutique hotel restaurants

At Broad and Callowhill, two midrise buildings are replacing surface parking and Inga Saffron approves: “Given the challenges of the form, the design of the new Hanover Co. project on North Broad…

    • Bartram's Mile: The plaza is where 56th Street meets the river. | Ashley Hahn / PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Bartram’s Mile trail aims to connect Southwest Philly neighbors to river and city beyond

As the Schuylkill River Trail has grown southward from Center City along the eastern bank of the tidal Schuylkill, it’s gained a boardwalk, a crescent, two skate parks,…

    • Hale Building

Kenney launches Historic Preservation Task Force

Jim Kenney’s administration says it wants to improve the city’s historic preservation environment while encouraging people to see preservation and development as partners in urban growth. Figuring out how to make…

    • 30th Street Station is Amtrak's third busiest station

April 20: Amtrak's Northeast needs | Fishtown development and street safety | Cities can combat climate change

The White House’s budget envisions cuts to funds that support Amtrak’s long-distance service, except for the Northeast Corridor. CityLab shares maps of a vanishing Amtrak, showing which cities would lose…

    • bellatlantic verizontower
    • Powerhouse | ISA

April 18: DiCicco, ZBA chair | Brady and friends | Powerhouse honored

It’s official: Former First District Councilman Frank DiCicco was appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment as its chair. Before leaving office DiCicco served on the Zoning Code Commission, which worked…

    • Amos Barnes House

Historic Wissahickon house designated despite owner objection

The nomination of a nearly 170-year-old house in Wissahickon has been so contentious that at Thursday’s meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, a security guard hovered in the doorway. The Amos…

    • Off the Beaten Path

Salting to avoid an icy night? Choose your deicer wisely

Today’s wintry mix will turn to ice as temperatures drop tonight, which means it’s time to clear and treat your sidewalk so it doesn’t become treacherous to traverse. But you might…

    • Christoper Columbus statue, Marconi Plaza, | Department of Records, 1959 - PhillyHistory.org

German churches and South Philly sites headed for historic designation

At the first meeting of the year for the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Historic Designation, one object and seven properties were recommended for listing in the local register of historic…

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