You are viewing 12 articles by the author Matt Golas concerning Public Space

    • Chanticleer awash in color in June

Chill out in a Pleasure Garden that merits the highest praise

When you think about verdant public open space in Philadelphia, the 9,200 acre Fairmount Park system immediately springs to mind. Big, bold and beautiful it ranks right up near the top…

    • Phased improvements include plans to invigorate the land around Lovett Memorial Library and add new features to the library. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Lovett Library renovation efforts boosted by additional $1.75 million

When Mayor Michael Nutter talks about his days growing up around 52nd and Larchwood he makes it clear that the local library was a sacred place that made a difference in…

Art Commission grants conceptual approval to Zoo360 plans and rec center work

Nina Bisbee, the Philadelphia Zoo's VP for Facilities, transported the Philadephia Art Commission to the African Plains Wednesday as she sought conceptual approval for a novel approach to enhancing the relationship…

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Logan Branch of Free Library gets green light for front facade improvements

A supplemented and revised application to constuct an ADA ramp and addition to the historically designated Logan Branch of the Free Library was reviewed and granted final approval by the Historical…

    • Love Park top word cloud

Love Park: Civic engagement hands off to design work

Months of civic engagment - which produced over 650 ideas for a Love Park redo from interested citizens - came to a conclusion Tuesday evening as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and…

    • 2100 Hamilton Street would sit next to Rodin Museum

A Philadelphia problem at the Art Commission: It all makes sense until you get into the weeds

What's wrong with this picture? There's an ugly, vacant hole in the ground in a nice section of town. And there's a developer with a good track record of reasonably priced…

    • Boardwalk on the Schuylkill

How the "boardwalk' creates new connectivity

It's a glorious fall day and you have a breakfast meeting at 15th and Walnut. But your office is in the University of Pennsylvania Health complex. You usually count on the…

    • You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

We are writing because we wanted to let you know about an exciting event we are organizing in June.  The second edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" will take place on…

    • Avenue of the Arts north plan

Art Commission talks about streetscapes, hears about co-gen

The Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday heard about and approved plans for dramatic streetscaping that will help reinvigorate North Broad Street.The commission also checked off on details concerning an "extremely green"…

    • Photo courtesy of Dan Pelligrine of the Temple School of Journalism and Jacquelyne Ricen

Fire ravages old Edison High

A fast moving fire Wednesday destroyed the old Thomas Edison High School, which was scheduled for demolition to make way for mixed-use development. The fire at the building at 7th Street…

    • Cathedral San Fernando

A Top 10 Great Space almost south of the border

During the same week that Rittenhouse Square was named one of the top 10 Great Public Spaces in the country by the American Planning Association, PlanPhilly visited San Antonio, Texas and checked out…

    • Preservation rally for ill-fated PLICO Building

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A few years back, when Penn Praxis was developing a long-range vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront, thousands of Philadelphians turned out for hundreds of meetings to let politicians, planners and…

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