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    • The proposed Sturgis Recreation Center includes increased educational space, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

City makes progress toward Sturgis Playground and Recreation Center renovation

Less than a month after Councilwoman Marion Tasco publicly accused the Nutter Administration of delaying her project to expand Sturgis Playground in East Oak Lane, Tasco, community leaders and other government…

    • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation

State AG's office seeks OARC lawsuit dismissal

The state Attorney General's office, on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett and administration budget and economic development officials, is seeking to have a lawsuit filed against them by the Ogontz Avenue…

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Eyes on the Street

A glimpse at MLK Day of Service projects in North Philly

More than 100,000 people turned out to participate in Philadelphia’s 1,500 MLK Day of Service events Monday. The 18th annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King spurred a burst…

    • Peter Kelsen and developer Richard Soloff displayed renderings of the proposed Bottom Dollar Food store.

ZBA approves plans for supermarket at Chew and Washington

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a Bottom Dollar Food store on Washington Lane are moving forward with zoning board approval. As expected, the board voted Wednesday to approve…

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Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 4

The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest wrapped up last week, and today Ainé Ardron-Doley, one of this year's contest judges, shares her final dispatch from the judge’s…

    • As Philadelphia overhauls its zoning process, neighborhood groups could lose influence over what gets built nearby

Northwest civics preparing for new community zoning review, CHCA will testify at Tuesday hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Representatives of at least one Northwest civic group are planning to appear at a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, for a discussion of the community…

    • Chelten Plaza seeks ZBA approval for signage

Chelten Plaza seeks ZBA approval for signage

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe Chelten Plaza shopping center that dominated much community discussion in Germantown last year is coming before the city again, this time for approvals on…

    • Kemble Avenue at-risk housing proposal nixed

Kemble Avenue at-risk housing proposal nixed

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyResources for Human Development has pulled out of a controversial plan to create supervised housing for two at-risk groups at the Kemble Park Apartments, NewsWorks…

    • Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods last year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. Last week,…

    • Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

Friends of the Oak Lane Library announce three free architecture lectures

The Friends of the Oak Lane Library will be sponsoring a series of FREE LECTURES on East Oak Lane Architecture. The Lectures will be held in the Korean United Church of…

    • The tallest part of the complex would house retail stores and condos and the area with a green top is the Fresh Market

Rezoning bills introduced for Bowman's Magarity project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTime could be running out for the Chestnut Hill Community Association to have a meaningful say in the major development proposed for old Magarity dealership…

    • Philly Council calls for restoration of six neighborhood zoning overlays

Philly Council calls for restoration of six neighborhood zoning overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly It looks like several neighborhoods, including East Falls and Germantown, will get to keep their zoning overlays -- for now. As City Council and the…

    • Tioga Arms, Gaudenzia housing development on West Tioga Street (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Neighbors still oppose Gaudenzia House development

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyGaudenzia Inc., the drug rehabilitation services company, is moving ahead with renovations to the blighted Shelton Court apartment building on North Broad Street. They intend…

    • Youth Study Center on Henry Avenue will likely stick around for another two years, but community wants a say in what's next

Youth Study Center plan raises questions about site's next purpose

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a plan underway for the Youth Study Center to remain in East Falls another two years, neighbors are now looking for guarantees about what…

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City seeks variance extension at Youth Study Center in East Falls

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly  Construction delays and a change in general contractor on the new site of the city's Youth Study Center in West Philadelphia could mean up…

    • An artist rendering of Green Woods Charter School at Greylock Manor in Chestnut Hill. (Photo from Green Woods Charter School)

Proposal for Green Woods' relocation to Greylock denied

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn a unanimous vote late last week, the Chestnut Hill Historical Society's Easement Committee denied proposed amendments to historic preservation easements on the Greylock Manor…

    • City Councilwoman Marian Tasco talks about a years-long effort to close Club Jaguar, at 2504 W. Cheltenham Ave. (Amy Z. Quinn)

West Oak Lane hopes to become new gateway to Northwest Philadelphia

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn the sprawling, moving jigsaw puzzle that is the upper Ogontz Avenue area, where the city meets Montgomery County, 2504 W. Cheltenham Ave. is a…

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Fresh Grocer closing on Chelten; Save-A-Lot opening amid many concerns

Sometime in the next couple weeks, Fresh Grocer on Chelten Avenue and Pulaski Street will shut its doors. The store's spokesperson, Carlie Stross, declined to say what would become of the…

    • Girls' group home won't return

Girls' group home won't return

A group home for girls, which was once located on 6612 N. 12th Street, won't be coming back to Oak Lane. Last week, the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), a nonprofit that…

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