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    • Visual summary of Lower Northwest input, Wissahickon Gateway

"Protect our character!" Lower Northwest District Plan taking shape

Community participants tell planners they want to sustain open space and housing styles and density, fill in the gap in the Schuylkill Trail, focus commercial development and move a transit center.…

    • A stone wall constructed in the late 1920s is coming between neighbors on Penn Street and Midvale Avenue in East Falls. Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

Residents of two East Falls blocks face $450K bill for alley-wall repairs

A stone wall constructed in the late 1920s is coming between neighbors on Penn Street and Midvale Avenue in East Falls. The stone-masonry retaining wall that separates the rear alley of…

    • A scene from two days after the water-main break at East Falls' Bakers Centre. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Reparations for businesses impacted by massive Bakers Centre water-main break remain uncertain

The giant crater has been paved over. The cause of the 13-million-gallon water main gusher has been determined. And the store buildings have been repaired and are open again at Bakers…

    • 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…

    • Facades on Ridge Ave. in East Falls (Bas Slabbers for Newsworks)

Reimagining the East Falls business corridor

The beer distributor needs a more-masculine color scheme and strong, steely signage. The eye doctor's office looks a little tired and could be more transparent. The pizza shop would benefit from…

    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • Fenced off East Park Canoe House
Eyes on the Street

East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced yesterday that the historic East Park Canoe House will undergo…

    • Bakers Centre update

Repair work and fiscal recovery continues one month after Bakers Centre water-main break

A month after a 48-inch water main ruptured at the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza in East Falls, work continues deep inside the gaping crater in the parking lot. Two neighboring…

    • Bakers Centre water-main break

Investigation into massive Bakers Centre water-main break continues

Winter is water-main break season, and January has been a doozy.  On Jan. 12 alone, there were 25 main breaks across the city of Philadelphia,including a couple in Mt. Airy…

    • Tree trash
Eyes on the Street

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • Rowers on the river, Canoe House fenced off
Eyes on the Street

Future for East Park Canoe House uncertain after Temple cut crew

An unexpected casualty in the fallout from Temple University’s decision to cut seven athletic teams, including men's and women's crew, is the historic East Park Canoe House. Temple was considering…

    • East Falls development brings concerns about parking, land 'integrity'

East Falls development brings concerns about parking, land 'integrity'

At the intersection of Cranky Joe's Sports Bar and Billy Murphy's Irish Saloonery in East Falls, there's a new development in the works. For now, it's just four, single-family dwellings on…

    • St. Bridget School

Potential conversion of St. Bridget School into apartments gets mixed reaction in East Falls

To mixed reaction, an East Falls Catholic Church announced details regarding the potential sale of its school former building on Monday night. Representatives from St. Bridget Parish announced that two buildings…

    • Ridge Flats

East Falls "passive house" cleared by zoning board

Ridge Flats, a proposed 146-unit apartment complex at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, was green lighted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment Wednesday afternoon. The building will contain some retail…

    • Ridge Flats rendering

Residents of proposed apartments could see their energy usage in art

The 146-unit apartment building Onion Flats hopes to build on Ridge Avenue in East Falls crossed another hurdle this week, when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended that the Zoning Board…

    • Ridge Flats

Ridge Flats plan supported by Civic Design Review Committee

The proposed Ridge Flats project, a five-story, 146-unit, mixed-use apartment complex in East Falls, won the endorsement Tuesday of the Civic Design Review Committee, which is charged with evaluating the public…

    • Ridge Flats rendering

In East Falls, Ridge Flats plan moving forward as former DVHS property goes up for sale June 21, 2013

The long-in-the-works plans for local green developer Onion Flats' mixed-use project in East Falls are moving toward an official city review, with an equity partner and some minor design changes. Meanwhile,…

    • Bakers Centre civic engagement

Job accessibility takes center stage at community meeting for Bakers Centre ShopRite

A few weeks back, representatives of the Bakers Centre retail development, under construction at the former Tastykake site, appeared at an East Falls Community Council committee meeting to give an update…

    • In Riva signage

In Riva's temporary signs in East Falls - tasteful or tacky?

It's one of those age-old questions: Who decides what's tacky? In East Falls, concerns about the appearance of temporary stenciled signs at the In Riva restaurant led the East Falls Community…

    • Queen Lane Apartments
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