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    • Gallery makeover | PREIT

September 29: Gallery getting long-awaited RACP funds | Judge invalidates DRPA contract | Parking demand

After a budget logjam, Governor Wolf’s office is expected to announce $10 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the overhaul of the Gallery, reports Jacob Adelman. "It's critical because…

    • Twenty-four of SEPTA's Broad Street and Market Frankford Line stations lack token vending machines

September 28: No DNC deficit | SEPTA token elegy | Call for city courage on Jewelers' Row

Katie Colaneri breaks down the $85 million raised for this summer’s Democratic National Convention and reports that the city isn’t stuck paying any extra bills. "This will be the first Democratic…

    • Play Parklet | Rendering by Roofmeadow and Studio Ludo

September 27: Age of sustainable infrastructure | Obama Administration on zoning | Playable streetscapes

Both Clinton and Trump have said it’s time to reinvest in America’s infrastructure, but an opinion piece in the Boston Globe argues they’re not thinking big enough. Jeffrey Sachs, director of…

    • Interior, North Portal, City Hall | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Schuylkill River | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

September 23: Schuylkill gone green | Transfer tax loophole | Holdout houses | Blame the banks

Why is the Schuylkill glowing green? Elana Gordon reports it’s not slime, its duckweed, a small aquatic plant encouraged by this summer’s dry, warm weather. Most dams and canals along the…

    • Little Pete's, November 2014 | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Ridge Avenue sign | Ashley Hahn / PlanPhilly

September 21: Introducing Grapple | Clarke v. Saffron | Broad & Washington update

First things first: Our colleagues at Keystone Crossroads have been hard at work on a new podcast called Grapple – all about the struggles of Pennsylvania cities, with context and solutions.…

    • Greco/Union Baptist House

Three historic Baptist churches headed for historic designation

Three churches built by historic Baptist congregations were recommended for nomination to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places last week by the Designation Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission. The churches…

    • St. Laurentius nestled in tight rowhouse blocks | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

September 20: City services survey | Faithful Laurentians | Ice

Oral arguments in the 22nd and Market civil trial began, reports Aaron Moselle. The plaintiffs started by laying out a tale of incompetence, inexperience, and profit-motive that led to six people’s…

    • River Wards Coffee | Michael Bixler, Hidden City
    • Groundswell - Park(ing) Day 2012

September 16: Park(ing) Day | Liberty on the River | American Street's identity crisis

It’s Philly’s 9th annual Park(ing) Day today. Go exploring in-street installations that put the park in parking spots. K4 is proposing a multi-tower development at the Sheet Metal Workers property called…

    • Skyline - North Broad | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
    • LDS Temple | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

September 14: Ride-haling's taxi impact | After Aramark | PAFA campus investments

Just how pinched are Philly taxi drivers given the rise of Uber and Lyft? WHYY's Todd Bookman reports there has been a 40% drop in taxi business between October 2014 and…

    • Rendering of AMOR at Sister Cities Park | Art Commission presentation Sept. 2016

Public artworks approved for Maplewood Mall, MLK Older Adult Center, and Sister Cities Park

At its September meeting the Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed and approved three permanent works of public art: Maplewood Mall will see lumber in mosaic, older adults in Sharswood will take a…

    • Myers Rec Center was an important partner in moving the greenway forward

September 13: Nuisance businesses | Conservatorship at 18th and Delancey | Studio Gang in SW Philly

Tuesday reminder: President Obama will stump for Hillary Clinton on the Parkway today at 1:45pm. As a result, all traffic around Eakins Oval is being diverted. The city’s got new…

    • Pennovation Center, August 2016
Eyes on the Street

Penn’s Lower Schuylkill innovation campus opens new center to incubate big ideas

When the University of Pennsylvania acquired DuPont’s old Marshall Labs site downriver from the main campus, the vision for this new turf quickly became clear. The 23-acre site could become…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

September 12: Aramark move | Refinery stress | Flight 93 National Memorial | Campbell Square's fragile totem

Is Aramark moving its offices to 2400 Market? Gov. Tom Wolf and Aramark are holding a 1:30 p.m. press conference across from 2400 Market, the former Marketplace Design Center, which the…

    • Produce will still be a priority for Italian Market stands.

September 9: Suburbanizing Ridge Avenue | 9th Street BID | energy insecurity

Inga Saffron takes issue with the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s suburban-style design mentality for Ridge Avenue in Sharswood, from its new headquarters to plans that leave not enough density to shore up…

    • Lit's lit | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

September 8: L&I inspector extortion | Reimagining Civic Commons grows | Digital signage control

Former L&I inspector John Wright plead guilty to extortion, reports the Inquirer. Wright extorted cash from individuals in exchange for permits and certificates of occupancy. This case comes “as the FBI…

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Eyes on the Street

What's your local landmark?

In a city of half a million buildings, what’s your local landmark? We all have places that matter to us. This month, PlanPhilly wants to hear about your favorite buildings in…

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