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    • The redesigned Walnut Street Bridge has wider sidewalks, better pedestrian lighting, and (soon) a buffered bike lane. Construction will be finished this week.

Planning Commission takes a small stand for the sidewalk

“Sidewalks, their bordering uses, and their users, are active participants in the drama of civilization versus barbarism in cities.” - Jane Jacobs Expeditious but inviting, leaderly but democratic, and with a…

    • The Bridge, 205 Race | Brown Hill Development

After a long road, 205 Race project expected to break ground

As Philly Mag and The Inquirer both reported this week, Brown Hill Development will finally break ground next next month on a 148-unit apartment complex at 2nd and Race streets in…

    • City Hall | Jeremy Marshall, EOTS Flickr Group

Three big things we learned from Pew's report on Councilmanic prerogative

This week, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report detailing the history and impacts of a political tradition known locally as Councilmanic prerogative. The term refers to a practice, which isn’t…

    • 1213 N. 5th | Harman Deutsch

Commission approves two housing projects on 5th Street

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved plans on Tuesday for two major housing developments scheduled for N. 5th Street in Northern Liberties and South Kensington. The projects, at Fairmount and just…

    • Lehigh Viaduct | Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Commission releases draft plan for River Wards

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has released a draft plan for the River Wards, the area of the city stretching north along the Delaware River from Fishtown to Bridesburg and west…

    • Abigail Vare Elementary School

Maryland developers see opportunity in Philly's institutional shells

A group of real estate investors from Bethesda, Maryland, are betting big on Philadelphia schools—the closed ones, anyway. In the next few months, Concordia Group expects to close on a deal…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

Allan Domb: From Condo King to Tax Collector?

Allan Domb wants to collect all the taxes, and he thinks New York can show Philadelphia how to do it. Domb, a high-end real estate broker who was among the top…

    • AAA rendering for proposed Columbus Ave. store

Court hears arguments about AAA auto-repair facility on the Delaware waterfront

Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas heard arguments on Friday regarding the development of a controversial AAA auto-repair facility on the Delaware River waterfront. The proposal is controversial because the master plan…

    • Logan Triangle - Photo courtesy of Logan CDC

While PRA seeks redevelopment of Logan Triangle, some residents have a vision of their own

Playgrounds, soccer fields, orchards, greenhouses, flower beds, compost piles, a free health clinic and 300 solar-powered cottages for veterans and former inmates, all on 40 acres of undeveloped land in a…

    • 1213 N. 5th | Harman Deutsch

Two new housing developments planned for North 5th Street

North 5th Street in Northern Liberties and South Kensington could see an influx of new residents if two proposals are approved by Philadelphia’s zoning board. The projects were subject to Civic…

    • Bok High School sold for $1.75 million

Dreaming big, developer closes the deal on former South Philly tech school

Scout Ltd. now officially owns Bok Technical School, a massive city block of a building at 9th and Mifflin in South Philly. Lindsey Scannapieco said she had closed the deal on…

    • 401 Race Street | Barton Partners

At 4th and Race, design review committee wants a little gravitas

“You are on the most historic acre in the United States,” said Cecil Baker, pounding his hand against the conference table. “This is not a place for broken-down architecture.” Baker, an…

    • Wissahickon Valley Park

More woodlands to be added to Wissahickon Valley Park

Wissahickon Valley Park could grow by six acres this fall if City Council authorizes the city to accept a donation of undeveloped land from the Natural Lands Trust. A bill allowing…

    • Trail engineering: small logs help prevent erosion on a semi-steep climb on the Belmont Trails.

Into the woods: Fairmount Park groups aim to orient Belmont trail runners

This post was created in collaboration with Hidden City. Photos by Bradley Maule. Check out previous collaborations here. When I decided to make Philadelphia my permanent home, in 2005, I…

    • Pine Street bike lane

Bill would raise penalties for blocking bike lanes

Heads up, everybody on Spruce and Pine streets. Councilman David Oh introduced a bill on Thursday that would significantly increase the penalty for parking a car in a bike lane from…

    • Broad and Washington | Passyunk Post

Blatstein plans at Broad & Washington to get nudge in Council

This may sound ridiculous, but the lot at the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue is the marquee vacant property in South Philadelphia. On Thursday, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson will…

    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

Board approves apartment complex at 43rd and Baltimore

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a 132-unit, mixed-use apartment complex at 43rd and Baltimore, across the street from Clark Park, according to a number of sources. U3 Ventures and…

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

City to sell off tax debt on commercial properties

Next week, Philadelphia will take a first crack at selling off tax liens on commercial properties, a move which City Council hopes will later expand and generate $30 million in revenue…

    • Darrell Clarke

Council approves plan to restructure planning and development agencies

City Council voted on Thursday to approve Council President Darrell Clarke’s plan to create a Department of Planning and Development within the Mayor’s office, charged with coordinating various boards and commissions…

    • 709 Chestnut | Roseland

Commission approves apartment tower at 7th and Chestnut

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted on Tuesday to approve a 32-story apartment tower on the 700 block of Chestnut Street, following the recommendation of its Architectural Committee. The tower would be…

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