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    • Zoning Remapping Progress | Philadelphia City Planning Commission
    • Old Willard's 14-foot wide hallways offer opportunities for
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Reimagining vacant schools as vibrant community spaces

A vacant school is more than a silent, empty building. It’s a public promise waiting to be renewed. Since closing 27 schools in 2013, Philly is ripe with these promises. As…

    • Philly Bike Share open house at 30th Street Station, November 2014
Eyes on the Street

Making bike share reflect Philly

Will Philly Bike Share be the exclusive province of tourists, suits, and hipsters or will its users be as deeply diverse as the city itself? The answer to that question will…

    • Bellevue Garage could get an
Eyes on the Street

As digital signs encroach, public realm sold short

Imagine a three-dimensional globe of animated lunchmeat mixed with local news and weather displayed across from Reading Terminal Market or digital ads for H&M and Unclaimed Diamonds marching down Market Street…

    • Blue Horizon, 1314 North Broad Street

From Blue Horizon to Catholic art: 2014's slate of historic nominations

From cobblestones to push pins, auto-oriented art deco to boxing, the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Historic Designation heard eight applications covering a broad spectrum of Philadelphiana on Wednesday morning,…

    • suburban station bike parking
Eyes on the Street

Better Mobility 2015: Five no-brainers

    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze
Eyes on the Street

Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation

For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation. The…

    • Greenworks logo
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Three reasons to vote for the Office of Sustainability

On Tuesday Philly voters will get to decide if the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability should become permanent under the City Charter. It is the first ballot question.  Here is why…

    • Looking south from 56th Street, Bartram's Mile offers sweeping views
Eyes on the Street

$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s Mile and the bridge that will…

    • Site of future Community Health and Literacy Center, October 2014
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Spotted: CHOP demolitions, expansions underway

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. We spotted progress on two CHOP projects this week: CHOP on the Schuylkill At the base of the South Street Bridge,…

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Eyes on the Street

Want to preserve more of Philly's history? Start with a survey.

Philly has roughly half a million buildings. Just 2% of those buildings are designated historic through listing in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. About 4% are listed in the National…

    • LOVE Park, August 2012 | (c) Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved
Eyes on the Street

Build new LOVE upon old strengths

Think of classic Philly views and your mind will likely leap to that mile-long vista from Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture down the Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. JFK Plaza,…

    • Cecil B. Moore Mosaic, Courtesy of SEPTA and Jonathan Mandell
    • Last of September | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr group

October 16: Teacher protests draw paid opponents | Multi-modal millenials | Little Berlin Fairgrounds decamping | 1818 Market selling | Dilworth ice rink | VOTE

Happy Thursday, here's what's shakin:  Before today’s School Reform Commission meeting, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is expected to lead a large outside district headquarters on North Broad. Don’t be fooled…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

    • AFTER: East Girard Avenue Model Block
Eyes on the Street

Fresh faced: 2014 Storefront Challenge honors

A great storefront is a vote of confidence – in a quality business, in a block, in a community. Fresh paint, new awnings, and better lighting can give old businesses an…

    • Edge of Light | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

October 15: Energy benchmarking report, challenge | Mt. Airy school diversity | Washington Avenue growing up? | Inside Bok | Elected school board? |

Good day, Philly. Here’s your Wednesday morning news fix: The city released its second year of energy benchmarking data, measuring how Philly’s largest commercial and public buildings are faring in…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Advocates call to strengthen Land Bank Strategic Plan

The fledgling Philadelphia Land Bank is the city’s best chance to put the lion’s share of its vacant and tax-delinquent properties into responsible hands for new uses. The citywide effects could…

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    • Canal bridge lined with bikes, Amsterdam 2014.
Eyes on the Street

Bicycle Diary: Postcard from Amsterdam

I’m in Amsterdam, in the bike shop equivalent to Pep Boys, picking out a souvenir Dutch bike bag when the “Streets of Philadelphia” comes on the store's radio. It was as…

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