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    • Introducing PlanPhilly's new homepage design

Introducing PlanPhilly's new homepage design

For PlanPhilly to continue to grow its audience, new forms of content and new mechanisms for delivery must be created in a flexible framework.So, in order to respond to the…

Bella Vista townhouse developers present at neighborhood meeting in anticipation of ZBA

Developer Mark Shaw and architecture firm Amburn and Jarosinski presented plans Tuesday at the Bella Vista Town Watch Zoning Committee for 38 townhouse residences to be built where a large parking…

City Council pushes back against aggressive Redevelopment Authority

There's tension between City Council and Philadelphia's Redevelopment Authority, the Inquirer's Jennifer Lin reports. Under Mayor Nutter, RDA has moved on deals with renovators without alerting Council, which was given…

DRWC: Questions from June 7 Central Delaware master plan meeting answered

DRWC—the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, which is working with the Central Delaware Advocacy Group on a master plan for the Central Delaware waterfront—has posted answers to questions asked at its…

Daily News: Is AT&T Station's naming rights worth the money?

SEPTA's plan to change the name of Broad Street line's Pattison Avenue to AT&T Station is part of its plan to increase advertising but will the plan blur too much the…

Brownstoner: Imagining a Bicycle Transit Center

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council has released the results of its sustainable design competition to envision a bike transit center in Philadelphia, Brownstoner reports. The winner—Columbia University Graduate school of…

Weekly Press: Schuylkill pedestrian bridge still has public support, Park Commission director says

Fairmount Park Commission Executive Director Mark Focht said this week that a pedestrian bridge slated to be constructed at 25th and Locust Street, connecting folks to West Philadelphia, still has a…

Green Jobs Philly: Brownfields 2011 seeks ideas for land clean-up conference sessions

Brownfields 2011, a conference about sustainable communities, clean-up and revilization, is coming to Philadelphia in April 2011. Conference organizers are taking submissions for sessions. Deadline is July 30.

Next Great City: Developer Onion Flats featured in EPA green success video

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water has produced an 11-minute video highlighting green builders in Philadelphia, including local developer Onion Flats.

Parkway Council seeks public opinion about Eakins Oval redesign

The Parkway Council is reaching out to the public with an online survey to study the potential reconfiguration of roads and sidewalks at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum…

Metropolis: Ten block stretch of South Street storefronts has 16 percent vacancy rate

According to public affairs news reporting site Metropolis, South Street has seen better times. The district, from Front Street to 11th Street and Lombard to Bainbridge, has 38 vacant…

    • Artist JEFRE's RE:flect sculpture at 38th and Powelton features reflective sides and natural plant bedding.

Powelton Village gets green sculpture

Organizers in Powelton Village unveiled a new sculpture at 38th and Powelton Thursday afternoon. "RE:flect," as the sculpture is called, was dedicated by several organizations, including Mural Arts Program, Sustainable…

UC Review: Baltimore Ave. business owners question L&I reps about outdoor seating

Baltimore Avenue business owners met with L&I representatives for an information session about a series of city inspections to take place on the corridor through the end of July. Though the…

The history of North Broad Street

PlanPhilly contributor Steven Ujifusu explores the history of late nineteenth century North Broad Street for the Philly History Blog. Be sure to check out our coverage of the beautiful mansions that…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to receive commemorative mural and sculpture for historic "Freedom Now" rally

Later this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated with an official State Historical Marker, mural and sculpture at the corner of 40th, Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Avenue for…

Preservation Alliance launches Preserve Philadelphia Flickr group

As part of its Preserve Philadelphia initiative, the Preservation Alliance has announced that it is accepting user photograph submissions on the popular Flickr photography social network. Folks are encouraged to…

Thursday: "World's Toughest Fixes" includes SEPTA

For all the flack taken by SEPTA, transit authority officials must be thrilled that Philly's favorite public transportation system will be featured on National Geographic Channel's "World's Toughest Fixes"…

U.S. Green Building Council asks for your plans to redefine our green future

The U.S. Green Building Council is looking for video submissions about your plans to help redefine America's green future for its International conference and expo Greenbuild 2010. The organization asks:…

    • In Port Richmond, the Betsy Ross Bridge appears like a big sister of a railroad bridge just South.

Helicopter aerial photography shows off Northeast's Delaware Riverfront

On Memorial Day, local photographer Fred Moore—who's also the President of the Holmesburg Civic Association and a local historian—had the opportunity to photograph large swaths of the Northeast's Delaware Riverfront from…

Daily News Editorial: This is the summer to help shape Philadelphia plans for 2035

The Daily News Editorial Board writes this morning that for the first time in close to 50 years, Philadelphia citizens have the chance to help shape the Planning Commission's comprehensive, city-wide…

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