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    • Best Overall: Winner - Neighborhood Potters (after) | courtesy of Community Design Collaborative
Eyes on the Street

2016 Storefront Design Challenge honors

When a business owner invests in new awnings or distinctive signage, fresh paint or new lighting, she’s telegraphing community pride, expressing her business’ identity, and offering a vote of confidence in…

    • A vacant Keystone Opportunity Zone in Brewerytown

Keystone Opportunity Zones not designed to be measured

From where City Controller Alan Butkovitz is sitting, the Keystone Opportunity Zone program in Philadelphia is a major disappointment. Butkovitz released a report earlier this month saying that the program, which…

    • Looking south from the new trail at Bartram's Garden to the Schuylkill River (and Sunoco beyond).
Eyes on the Street

See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property adjacent to Bartram’s Garden, where the city is now planning…

    • Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Philly tax credit a model | water woes | rowhouses for 6th and Fairmount | waterfront trail section delay | SEPTA baby

Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupA corporate tax credit program in Philly that funds community development work…

    • Metropolitan Opera House, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Storefront Challenge winners
Eyes on the Street

Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we're suckers for a great storfront - from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and…

    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
Eyes on the Street

Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony where a new facade improvement…

    • Termini Bros.' storefront was carefully restored recently.
Eyes on the Street

Storefront Challenge: Reward refreshed facades

Has the store on your corner been spiffed up lately with new signage or lighting? Have you seen an old storefront carefully restored to its original shine and glory? The Commerce…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Exploring the Lower Schuylkill's gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It's a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

    • The 4,100-acre study area for Lower Schuylkill Master Plan. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

January 17-20: Robert A.M. Stern, Megaprojects & The Battle for Atlantic Yards, Chang, Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses, Philadelphia's walkability

“Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm. Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Street. Robert A.M. Stern comes to Drexel’s Westphal College of Media…

U.S. Commerce announces members of New Innovation Advisory Board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced the members of the new Innovation Advisory Board that will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation to help inform…

    • Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger speaks at an event on infrastructure

One-on-one with Alan Greenberger

Photo: Next American City Magazine With the dog days of summer upon us and no August monthly meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, PlanPhilly sat down last Friday, August 21,…

    • SugarHouse site

Supreme Court says no to city

Oct. 7By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today denied the City's petition to reconsider an Aug. 22 decision that upheld the granting of a license SugarHouse…

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