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    • Kickball in Weccacoe Playgorund. (Neal Santos for PlanPhilly)
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In Common: Bethel Burying Ground memorial to advance in 2019, creating learning opportunity for the living at Weccacoe Playground

Our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces concludes in Queen Village where a new memorial is being developed to honor a historic black cemetery within a popular playground. It’s a…

    • Burial ground area of Weccacoe Playground, May 2014

Weccacoe Playground renovations aim to leave Mother Bethel’s burial ground undisturbed

The fireworks that characterized previous conversations about the renovations to Queen Village’s Weccacoe Playground were notably absent during a Historical Commission committee’s review of the project.  The project has been delayed…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
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Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

    • JanesWalk 2015
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May 1-3: Join us for Jane's Walk

“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 (1961)…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.
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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…

    • Weccacoe Playground, May 2014
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Sensitivity and the search for common ground at Weccacoe Playground / Bethel Burying Ground

Each marker and memorial at the Bethel Burial Ground in Queen Village was intended to endure. But forever is a long time. Neighborhood kids have played at Weccacoe Playground, between…

    • Rendering of Bainbridge Green at 4th Street showing
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New vision for public space at Bainbridge Green

Bainbridge Green, the parking-surrounded planted sliver in the middle of a wide stretch of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th, is a leftover. The width is the legacy of a public…

    • The Antiquarian's Delight
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Residential conversion likely for Antiquarian's Delight, former synagogue

As Passyunk Post reported this week, The Antiquarian’s Delight, once a treasure trove of vintage vendors, is closing. The antique/vintage mart has occupied the former synagogue on 6th Street between South…

    • The Story of Water in Art
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Stormwater art speckles Christian Street

The 300 block of Christian Street has broken out in a rash of blue dots. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is some sort of guerilla street art, but these dots…

    • Parking or Park?: Looking down the center of Bainbridge Green in early spring 2013.
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Turning Bainbridge Green from a place to park into a public space

Bainbridge Green is the oddly wide tree-lined strip running down the center of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th streets. Technically, it's parkland though you wouldn't know it by the amount…

    • Jack B. Fabrics after the fire
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Fabric Row Fire Relief Fund launched

The Queen Village Neighbors Association launched a Fabric Row Fire Relief Fund to assist those displaced by Saturday's tragic fire at 4th and Fitzwater, which claimed the life of Fire…

    • soakitup
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Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects
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Check out Ensemble's proposal for Piers 34-35 South

Developer Lou Cicalese's Ensemble Investments is shopping around plans for three new Central Delaware waterfront developments, which are largely scaled-back versions of proposals advanced during last decade's development boom years. This…

    • Feb. 7 1949: 415-425 South Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 415-425 South Street

For today's Mid-Century Philly, we look to the north side of South Street between 4th and 5th streets in 1949. Back then the retail mix included a Tri-Plex shoe store,…

    • Triangle Park at 601 Christian Street was fenced by its owner, Stuart Schlaffman, last week.
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Triangle Park fenced, as negotiations over public purchase stall

The triangular wedge created by Passyunk Avenue, Sixth Street, and Christian Street has gone from a gas station to green in the matter of a decade. Neighbors have tended Triangle Park…

    • Today we need connectors to draw people beneath I-95, but if the highway became a boulevard?
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Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running past Center City, complete with light rail. Or healing the…

    • BigBelly Solar compactor critter on South Street
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BigBelly Solar Compactors Get Noticed

BigBelly Solar compactor critter on South StreetNew York magazine named Philly’s BigBelly Solar trashcans a favorite recent urban invention in its current issue on Urban Global Design, in which our…

    • A plaza in the making? Passyunk Avenue at South Street.
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Pedestrian Plaza Program to Turn Underused Road into Public Space

Some blocks are better for people than cars. The Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) wants to help community groups turn underutilized street segments into lively pedestrian plazas, and put…

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