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    • 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…

    • 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 Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Emma Fried-Cassorla, the gal behind Philly Love Notes.
    • Seger Park's sprayer/dripper has been out of order since June.

Help Desk: Is Seger Park’s splash pad busted? Where’s a toddler to cool off?

[updated 7/18/12 at 6:54pm] On a recent scorchingly hot afternoon, I stopped by Herron Playground at 2nd and Reed streets and saw throngs of kids and parents cooling off in the…

    • 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…

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

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • 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.…

    • Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts, threats…

    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

A $23 million federal grant awarded in 2010 will fund ten multi-use trail projects in Philadelphia and Camden. Four of Philly’s seven trails have broken ground. Read more

    • Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

Today is Reading Terminal Market’s 120th anniversary and, far from ossifying into old age, the market has a major renovation project underway. I caught up with Paul Steinke, the market’s general manager,…

    • UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

The revitalization on North Broad Street is being held back by the Divine Lorraine’s blighting dead weight. But Mayor Nutter announced the city’s renewed commitment to “transform” the historic, but neglected,…

    • SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty’s Point Breeze Ave development

SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty’s Point Breeze Ave development

Ten days after a rough Point Breeze zoning meeting OCF Realty is still waiting for South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. to release the vote tally for or against OCF’s proposed mixed-use development on…

    • Greensgrow | Shrimpcracker, Flickr
Eyes on the Street

Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy wins sustainable ag award

Since sprouting its first lettuces in 1997 on the site of a former galvanizing plant, Greensgrow Farms has grown into an urban agriculture powerhouse that is often citied as a national model. And…

Eyes on the Street

What you were reading: Top 10 Eyes on the Street posts of 2011

At three months old, Eyes on the Street is still the new blog on the block, and I'm so thankful for the warm reception the blog has received so far. In such…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

    • View PHA Individual Auction in a larger map in article

Reminder from Eyes on the Street: PHA to auction individual vacant properties on December 7

On Wednesday, December 7, a second batch of vacant, surplus Philadelphia Housing Authority properties will be auctioned. This time it’s 100 individual properties, as opposed to bundled deals geared at developers.…

    • One of Bodine High School's new planters helps to absorb the paved schoolyard's stormwater runoff.
Eyes on the Street

Emerald City: Philly ranked best in the nation for green infrastructure

Philadelphia is an Emerald City, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, thanks to our city's green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. When it rains, our rivers…

    • Reimagine Spring Garden Street with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council | Interface Studio
Eyes on the Street

Redesigning Spring Garden Street as a Greenway

Imagine Spring Garden Street as a green urban boulevard where pedestrians, runners, and cyclists had a recreational trail to move along, separated from car and transit traffic by a planted green…

    • Bodine High, Restored Spaces, Schoolyard
Eyes on the Street

Restored Spaces: the Garden vs. the Wasteland

I’ve spent most of this week ruminating on public art, preservation, and urban ecology – from the Autumn mural to Gray Area to PHS Pops Up  - and where did…

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