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    • 30th Street Station

Amtrak launches 30th Street Station master planning

The Porch at 30th Street, the renovated Internal Revenue Service 30th Street campus, the Schuylkill River Trail and suggestions to develop air rights above SEPTA and Amtrak rail yards:  How can…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal

40th Street Trolley Portal upgrade update

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel.…

    • The current bike lane shifts near the Schuylkill Ave end of the bridge

CHOP plans could impact South Street Bridge bike lanes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to develop a research and office campus at 700 Schuylkill Ave. could have a big impact on the South Street Bridge bike lanes. CHOP’s plans…

    • The current southeast entrance to 40th Street Station

State funding makes 40th Street Station elevators possible

Thanks to Act 89, the state transportation funding package passed in November, SEPTA’s 40th Street Station is slated to gain elevator access and ADA accessibility - something the community has been…

    • University Bike Collective asks where University City needs bike racks
Eyes on the Street

Survey asks where University City lacks bike racks

The new University Bike Collective is gearing up and wants to know which University City locations need more bike racks. The group has launched a crowdsourcing map and is asking as…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak reopens 30th Street Station west plaza

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Amtrak reopened the western entrance, or west plaza, at 30th Street Station Friday. The plaza had been closed since last fall as part…

    • Spot Burger at The Porch
Eyes on the Street

Food trucks parked at The Porch through December

With the days feeling shorter, a mid-day outdoor lunch break might be just the thing sun-starved 9-to-5'ers need, even despite our recent cold snap. Fortunately for the 17,000 employees who work…

    • The University Bike Collective hopes to encourage more cycling throughout University City
Eyes on the Street

Students launch University City-wide bike collective

A group of University City students hopes to present a united student voice advocating for cycling in University City. The new University Bike Collective held its first meeting at the University…

    • Colin Helb | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Eyes on the Street

New "downtown" definition shows where Philly ranks

Philadelphians are familiar with the term Center City and most will agree on its definition, but Center City is not in the center of the city, and it is not the…

    • New Lebow College of Business from Market Street | Drexel University
Eyes on the Street

State of University City, by the numbers

In a neighborhood where 29 new development projects (4,922,050 million square feet of new office, research, residential, academic and medical facilities) were recently added or completed, it can be hard to…

    • Looped In at The Porch, Photos by Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Looped In brings "social seating" to University City

If you've passed through The Porch at 30th Street Station recently, you may have noticed some funky looking seating structures that appear to loop around on themselves with wooden benches below…

    • 40th Street Walking Party, Photo Courtesy of Alethea Rockwell
Eyes on the Street

Mixplace students lead 40th Street walking party to move the conversation forward

Last week nine teens participating in Mixplace Studio led a walking party on 40th Street from Walnut to Wallace streets. The idea was to spur a moving dialogue about 40th Street…

    • Amtrak's construction outside 30th Street Station's west entrance will finish around Thanksgiving

Construction near 30th Street Station wrapping up this fall

If you’ve passed through the 30th Street Station area lately, you have likely seen construction fences around the station’s west entrance. While this Amtrak project is buzzing along, PennDOT is completing…

    • The Dirt Factory was built on a vacant lot between a West Philly home and a used car lot
Eyes on the Street

University City District grows its Dirt Factory composting efforts

Early this summer New York City announced a plan to launch a citywide composting initiative similar to existing programs in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. Philly, the city that has a…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave
Eyes on the Street

University City District creates new Baltimore Crossing pedestrian plaza

Head west on Baltimore Ave from Clark Park and the greenery continues up the street. At several intersections along that route, planted islands liven up what could otherwise be vast expanses…

    • Heart & Soul: University City's Public Piano Project returns to Clark Park
Eyes on the Street

University City's public pianos return, this time to Clark Park

Heart & Soul, University City District's (UCD) public piano series has returned - bringing a little extra soul to the heart of University City. Now through June 16, UCD invites the…

    • The DMD project will activate the 37th Street walkway
Eyes on the Street

Two placemaking projects to transform University City corridors

Two corridor transformation projects are coming to University City. Where the projects intersect at 37th and Market streets, leaders hope the initiatives will engage and activate the nearby universities, stakeholders and…

    • University City District installed modular plant walls to hide construction near The Porch
Eyes on the Street

Green wall livens up 30th Street Station construction site

The estimated 1,000 people per hour who walk through The Porch at 30th Street Station will now pass a wall of greenery, a noticeable change from the drab construction site-view these…

    • SEPTA's Route 34 trolley resumed regular service early this month

SEPTA completes Route 34 trolley project on time

Septa’s Route 34 trolley service is on track and on time. After derailing the Route 34 trolleys from the 40th Street Portal to the 61st Street Loop in order to overhaul 7,500 feet…

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