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    • Colorful chairs lined up on one of the three Spruce Street Harbor Park barges

Spruce Street Harbor opens Friday

Lounge in a hammock orchard. Sit beneath an umbrella on an anchored barge overlooking floating flower gardens and the river. Drink Philly beer, eat Philly or boardwalkesque food, play bocce ball.…

    • Lower Northwest: A different kind of vacancy. Courtesy PCPC

In Lower Northwest Philadelphia, a different kind of vacancy

In rural Shawmont Valley, the empty spaces aren't abandoned houses or factories, but former agricultural land. The Lower Northwest District Plan will look at preservation. Other issues in the district that…

    • Work in progress at Pier 53. Photo courtesy DRWC.

A sneak peek at the transformation of Pier 53

While the city's former immigration pier won't officially open as the latest Delaware River park until August, a sneak peek at that history, and the current ecology, happens later this month.…

    • Summer Winter Community Garden in its Powelton Village neighborhood

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour

Under the wrought-iron arch of one of its most established community gardens, the Neighborhood Gardens Trust Wednesday announced the preservation of two new ones, a city-wide summer garden party, and the…

    • Pier 68

Angler alert! Pier 68 may have to wait

Philadelphia may have to wait longer than expected for a new fishing pier and wetlands park at Pier 68 in Pennsport. The goal has been to open the pier park, located…

    • Auto Civitas Vision

Ed Bacon competition examines Philly with driver-less cars

Student winners include teams from Cornell, Penn and the University of Texas; Former Mayor and Governor Rendell gets Edmund N. Bacon Prize What would life in Philadelphia look like if cars,…

    • Pier 68 postcard

Public meeting with Pier 68 designers set; DRWC 5-year report released

Got an idea for the future of Pier 68? Everyone's invited to talk with the design team that will create a wetlands park from the former industrial pier at a Feb.…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Central Northeast District draft plan to be revealed in December

The draft recommendations for the Central Northeast District Plan include improving mass transit and making the major auto thoroughfare – Roosevelt Boulevard – safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Based on…

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Plant flowers at Race Street Pier, find other ways to LOVE Your Park this weekend

Love spring flowers? You can help them grow on Race Street Pier by assisting the Friends of Race Street Pier  plant 1,000 spring bulbs on Saturday. Tammy Leigh DeMent, the Pennsylvania…

    • Steps that used to provide park access, but are overgrown

Fairmount Park users want improvements in access, security

Whether they live in neighborhoods near Fairmount Park or travel from a distance, park users want better security and lighting, better access to the river, more historical markers and directional signs,…

    • Pier 68

New fishing pier coming to South Philadelphia

Pier 68 will become a public fishing pier under a plan being developed by The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. “This is the next new park we plan to do on the…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • Turtles with lights at night

Public art for Columbia Avenue Connector juxtaposes aspects of Old and New Worlds

Artist Donald Lipski's just revealed designs for public art on Columbia Avenue mix Lenni Lenape images and creation myth with modern light fixtures – a juxtaposition that to him evokes the…

    • Original parkway plans

'More park, less way'

Currently, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is mostly a string of popular cultural institutions that residents and tourists visit, then leave, said participants in a Tuesday night discussion on the parkway's future.…

    • New First District Councilman Mark Squilla

Incoming First District Councilman Mark Squilla says East Market Street is his first priority

Today, Philadelphia's First Council District is represented by someone new: Whitman native Mark Squilla, 49, who takes over the job held by veteran councilman Frank DiCicco, who decided not to seek…

    • DRWC planning director Sarah Thorp updates CDAG on waterfront zoning,  projects

More projects related to the Central Delaware Master Plan in the works

Work is underway on a zoning overlay for the Central Delaware waterfront, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Planning Director Sarah Thorp said.Thorp told members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group at…

    • Image shows the Penn Street trail segment in green, existing SugarHouse trail in blue

Design work on a new section of waterfront trail and a link between the waterfront and Fishtown begins

Design work is beginning on a new section of the Central Delaware multi-purpose trail – which will run along Delaware Avenue and Penn Street, from the foot of Spring Garden Street…

Architect who did Penn Treaty master plan selected for Columbia Avenue improvement project

Studio Bryan Hanes, the same landscape architecture firm that developed the master plan for Penn Treaty Park, has been selected to design the Columbia Avenue Connector – a project that…

Waterfront development group hires designer for multi-purpose trail

The RBA Group, a firm of architects, engineers and planners with offices in Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere, was hired to design a multi-purpose trail along the length of the…

    • Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront – the long-range blue print the city hopes will pave the way toward a revitalized riverfront – was today unanimously approved by the…

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