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    • Chinese Cultural Center, 125 N. 10th Street, May 2016

Conservatorship approved to stabilize Chinese Cultural Center

The Chinese Cultural Center’s richly ornamented, timeworn façade lords over 10th Street just north of the Friendship Gate. It is one of Chinatown’s most expressive buildings, but its wood balconies and…

    • 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…

    • Farm 51, 2013 | Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Urban farms still struggle to put down legal roots

Which would you choose for your block: A weed-choked illegal dumping ground or a quasi-legal market farm growing everything from sunflowers to spinach? Turn the corner of 51st onto Chester and…

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

Interface Studio to develop Land Bank Strategic Plan

Philly passed a new milestone on the long road to realizing its future Land Bank: On Friday the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation’s Board of directors voted to name Philadelphia-based Interface Studio…

    • Shells | Jukie Bot, EOTS Flickr Grou
Eyes on the Street

Land Bank updates: Strategic planning and VPRC transparency

Philadelphia is inching toward realizing its Land Bank, signed into law by Mayor Nutter in January. The Philadelphia Land Bank is perhaps the city’s best hope for putting a significant number…

    • Viking Mill
Eyes on the Street

Our City Invincible: On Creativity, Capacity, and Collaboration in the New Workshop of the World [TEDxPhiladelphia]

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". For our last installment, here's EOTS editor…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
    • Fairhill - sealed
Eyes on the Street

Five hopeful things about the Land Bank

Philadelphia will be the biggest American city to establish a municipal land bank once Mayor Nutter signs the land bank bill passed by City Council 15-0 last Thursday. The land…

    • A vacant property owned by the city.
Eyes on the Street

Land Bank bill caught in twilight zone

UPDATED, 12/5/13 8:15am: The Inquirer reports that Council President Clarke and Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez have negotiated a deal to advance the land bank legislation. Clarke's amendment to include the Vacant Property Review…

    • Gretz Brewery complex at Germantown and Oxford | 2013
Eyes on the Street

Selective demolition at South Kensington's Gretz Brewery

The historic but fragile Gretz Brewery complex has stood at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Oxford Street since the 1880s, but now its corner stands no more. Gretz, a storied…

    • N. 9th and W. Dauphin
Eyes on the Street

Two keys to getting the land bank right

Seeing the land bank bill passed by City Council’s Public Property & Public Works Committee on Monday was a huge step forward for those who believe the city’s current processes for…

    • kensingtonviews
Eyes on the Street

Land bank hearing scheduled for Oct. 28, questions remain

This fall there is renewed hope for progress in the creation of a municipal land bank. Come October 28, land bank advocates will get their wish: City Council’s Committee on Public…

    • Guy Thigpen's tax delinquent property is the structure with the window missing, orange notice on door

How blight fighter became trapped in tax delinquency

On the short block of South 47th Street between Paschall and Grays Ferry avenues there is a typical row of once-lovely, now- busted brick rowhouses. Porches sag, windows are broken and…

    • blight2 bw
Eyes on the Street

See how property tax delinquency affects you

One stunning effect of Philadelphia's property tax delinquency problem is diminshed property values across the city that reduce the city's tax base by about 10% or $9.5 billion. But what does…

    • 6061 Webster Street

When neighbors are pushed to make blight fight their own battle

Maybe it was the tall weeds, or the busted windows, or the leaks damaging the neighbor's home, or the fear of a fire, but Denise Lewis and her neighbors on Webster…

    • 20th and Annin: Before and After | pleasefixphilly.com

Poll: Ori Feibush vs. PRA – Which side are you on?

Does Ori Feibush need to start wearing a cape? Feibush, the energetic, young developer who owns OCF Realty, is being called a hero of late because of his stick-it-to-the-man clean-up and…

    • The warehouse at Front and Girard had many lives before being destroyed by fire Tuesday. via Ghost Sign Project c. 2006

Front and Girard warehouse fire roundup ...Yaron sentenced to five years

By midday Tuesday demolition crews were already wrecking the remains of the vacant warehouse at Front and Girard that had been consumed by fire early that morning. Here’s a roundup of…

    • PHS Pops-Up Garden has taken over a vacant property on the 1900 block of Walnut Street.

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year a long-vacant lot on the 1900 block of Walnut Street…

    • DAG talks vacant property strategies with panel Thursday

DAG talks vacant property strategies with panel Thursday

The Design Advocacy Group meeting promises to be a really interesting conversation about City Council’s land bank proposal and the Nutter administration’s “Front Door” strategy for dealing with vacant property disposition.…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

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