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    • Metropolitan Opera House | rendering by AOS Architects

March 29: Digging I-95 | Metropolitan Opera House LED signs | Bridgegate sentencing

The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s architectural committee has voted to approve plans to install multiple LED signs on the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, Curbed Philly reports. The Committee expressed concerns over…

    • waterfront north of Benjamin Franklin Bridge
    • Blue lining | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

March 27: DiCicco could run Zoning Board | PA casino tax | El end to end

Mayor Kenney is considering former First District Councilman Frank DiCicco to head the Zoning Board. Inga Saffron looks into civic leaders’ responses to the potential choice, considering DiCicco’s long history…

    • PREIT/Macerich conceptual plans for the Gallery

March 24: Ed Bacon’s “Market East” | NKCDC’s new director | Game of Zones

Ed Bacon took on the wicked quest in 1961 to bring suburbanites back into the city by building combination mall and transportation center named “Market East.” While the design of The…

    • Every which way tomorrow waits | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr Group
    • One of Uber's self-driving cars being tested in Pittsburgh, August 2016  (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

March 22: PA legislators on self-driving cars | gender-neutral bathrooms | post-LIHTC equity

Yesterday Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was charged by federal authorities on 23 counts of public corruption. NewsWorks has the details on the indictment and an Inquirer editorial says the…

    • Salvation Army building

March 21: Westmoreland Coal Company building | Energy-efficient school investments | Neuroscience and urban design

Hidden City uncovers the life, times, and new life of former Westmoreland Coal Company at 3rd Street and Willing’s Alley, a historically designated building that “lends distinction, density, and a dash of mystery…

    • North Philadelphia Station turned discount store. | Brett Sturm
    • Tacony Music Hall (file)

March 17: Bethlehem Steel’s future | How Tacony survives | Left-lane cruising fine

After eight years in operation, Lehigh Valley Live reports that Sands Casino is negotiating the sale of its share of Bethlehem Steel’s former flagship plant. When the Las Vegas-based casino first…

    • Walk on Walnut, 1971 | Credit: Joshua Bernstein, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.

March 16: Philly retail venture capitalism | Archaeological oversight | Between Jacobs and Moses

Archeologists have many skeletons in their closet—as many as they could excavate from the 300-year old First Baptist Church Burial Ground that developer PMC Properties discovered in their construction site in…

    • snow day

March 15: Storm aftermath | Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule | Declaration House closes

The skies are looking clearer today and the Nor’easter winds have died down following yesterday’s storm. NewsWorks reports that the Governor cautions that following snowfall, the low temperatures lead to cycles…

    • ice covered tree, March 2017

March 14: Storm update | Nestel + Fenerty | Infrastructure report card

This season's messiest storm, has been a combination of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and challenging road conditions so far. NewsWorks reports that Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York have declared states…

    • Illegal parking

March 13: Changing Cedar Park | In defense of parking | Elders’ poetry on West Philly

The region is preparing for snow starting overnight, and we want to remind you that the city has enacted a Code Blue through Thursday to keep individuals experiencing  homelessness safe. If…

    • Graffiti Pier | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

March 10: Defending CDBG | Delaware River Turnpike Bridge reopens | Graffiti Pier park?

Elected officials across the U.S. have joined as a unified front to defend the Community Development Block Grants program, which the Trump administration proposes eliminating from its HUD Fiscal Year…

    • Abigail Vare Elementary School

March 9: Pittsburgh’s Resilience Strategy | Philadelphia homicide trends | Concordia closer acquiring 5 closed public schools

Mayor Bill Peduto has released the Pittsburgh Resilience Strategy, evaluating the city’s sustainability goals to respond to “ongoing pressures stemming from urbanization, globalization, and climate change.”  Next City reports…

    • Walt Whitman toll booths

March 8: Equitable transportation funding | The original Divine Hotel | Combatting hunger outside of school

Many Philadelphians are still without power after yesterday’s fire at a PECO substation in North Philly. 6abc reports that 5,400 homes and businesses in the area, as well as two schools…

    • Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse

March 7: NJ DEP fights flounder quota | Historic Germantown up for $150,000 | Penn Treaty Views

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is taking on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), arguing against a federal flounder fishing quota. At risk is the state’s recreational fishing…

    • Rendering of proposed Orinoka Civic House, courtesy NKCDC and Jibe Design

March 6: Diminishing low-cost and starter housing stock | Gems behind I-95 | Peduto and bikelash

The dream of capping of I-95 inches even closer to reality. The William Penn Foundation has committed $15 million to support redeveloping Penn’s Landing into a waterfront park. Now, with $90…

    • Penns Landing master plan rendering

March 3: PennDOT puts $100 million to cap I-95 | Blows to CDFI's | 17th century city sensations

Community development advocates are still smarting from the shock of the decimation of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund earlier this week. CDFI’s, including PIDC, Entrepreneur Works, and Finanta, prioritize funding…

    • The project would make it easier to install high level platforms at West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

March 2: SEPTA setbacks | PHA smoking ban outcomes | Public-private partnerships library

High winds are blowing us away, knocking down trees, power lines, and messing up people’s hair and morning commute. The bad luck streak for SEPTA just won’t quit. This morning, FOX…

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