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    • 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…

    • Bikes in Copenhagen | Ashley Hahn
    • Little Pete's | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

January 9: Hunting Park scrap yard frustration | Knights Crossing in Camden | Vanishing Philly

Welcome to the working week, readers. We've got a cold start to the week and the city has a Code Blue in effect through Tuesday. If you see someone experiencing homelessness…

    • 5th Street Tunnel
    • Pennovation Center coworking zone, August 2016

January 5: $26m drop in cigarette tax revenue projected | Trolley crash | Coworking guide

The Controller’s office projects that Philly’s cigarette tax revenue will bring in $26 million less than anticipated this fiscal year, reports Anna Orso. “The figures could mean two things, both of…

    • Light masts on North Broad (Brad Larrison for NewsWorks)

January 4: North Poles redo | Residential solar challenges | 1900 Market's digital band

Who will upgrade and maintain the North Poles, the light masts stretching up thon North Broad Street for 2.5 miles? Curbed reports that an RFP offered by North Broad Renaissance…

    • Society Hill Playhouse demolition, September 2016

January 3: Peace Park + empowering design | 2016's lost buildings | Philly's ancient budget software

Happy New Year, dear readers. We begin 2017 so grateful to everyone who donated to support PlanPhilly last month. We raised more than $20,000 thanks to your generosity. North Philly Peace…

    • Lee Cultural Center | Emma Lee / WHYY
Eyes on the Street

2016 Rewind: Cheers and Jeers

Before 2016 is totally in the rearview mirror, it’s time to hand out darts and laurels, my annual list of cheers and jeers. Cheers go to all of you, dear readers.…

    • 2400 block of Oxford Street, demolition underway. February, 2016 | Emma Lee/WHYY

2016 Rewind: 15 stories we hope you didn't miss

This week we’re looking back at the year that was through our stories. In 2016 PlanPhilly published more than 700 pieces. (How many did you read? If you read…

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