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    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

District Council members assign targets for affordable housing

Five members of City Council introduced bills on Thursday designating certain portions of their districts as “opportunity zones,” areas that will be targeted by Council President Darrell Clarke’s 1,500 Affordable Housing…

    • Longtime community members and park-users posed in front of the new mural
Eyes on the Street

City unveils a spruced up Francisville Playground

Nestled in the zigzagging streets of Francisville is the bright, colorful and recently revamped Franscisville Playground – a playground that has offered longtime residents a place to both celebrate and mourn…

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Look Up! A survivor of Francisville’s rich history

The Northwestern National Bank building was the outgrowth of North Philadelphia’s 19th-century development spurt.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Central, University/Southwest district plans adopted

Philadelphia now has long-range plans for future development within the Central and University/Southwest districts. The city planning commission adopted both comprehensive plans at its Tuesday (June 11) meeting. From now on,…

    • Site Perspective of proposed Soko Development

Planning Commission approves rezoning for Soko Lofts, six other sites

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of a bill on Tuesday that would rezone a thin strip of land on American Street between Master and Thompson from industrial to commercial…

    • SugarHouse expansion rendering | Cope Linder Architects

Casino hearing week in Philadelphia

For those with opinions on Philadelphia casinos – existing and proposed – the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will be in town to hear them three days next week. SugarHouse's revamped plans…

    • Jimmy Cade, 65, advocated for PHL Local Gaming, in part for its location, in part because the ownership is local.

A day of casino testimony underway

Local officials urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to think about more than slots and table game receipts when it considers six proposals for Philadelphia's second casino license. They said it…

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Proposed casinos to get report card from Design Advocacy Group

The six Philadelphia casino proposals are about to get a report card from an organization of Philadelphia architects, urban planners and other design professionals. According to an analysis by the Philadelphia…

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Deputy Mayor: Casinos haven't generated neighborhood development

Casinos have not stimulated economic development in their neighborhoods, said Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce Alan Greenberger. “Casinos are economic drivers in the sense that they…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Draft plan for Central District released

The draft comprehensive plan for Philadelphia's Central District calls for revitalizing civic spaces in Center City, encouraging more development along Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street in West Callowhill, and making…

    • Fairmount Consignment, 25th and Aspen
Eyes on the Street

Greater Art Museum Area businesses form new alliance

To address the growing business needs of Francisville, Spring Garden, Brewerytown and Fairmount while preserving the four neighborhoods’ unique identities, the Fairmount Area Business Association is growing and rebranding as the…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

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    • More Park, Less Way - report cover
Eyes on the Street

More Park, Less Way unveiled

Questions about how the Benjamin Franklin Parkway can be a more urban, lively place have puzzled planners, politicians, and residents for decades. And Monday the Department of Parks and Recreation will…

    • Fairmount Ave
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount Civic Association votes in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane

The Fairmount Civic Association voted by in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane at the group's meeting Thursday night.  The meeting was the first of three community meetings the Bicycle…

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Equinox to build 29 units on city-owned vacant land in Francisville

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve an agreement between the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and developer Jonathan Weiss, of Equinox Management & Construction, to build 29 residential units on…

    • There will be a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at 10am.
Eyes on the Street

Happy Veterans Day | Old West Philly High apartments? | Drexel looks east | Tarken Ice Rink reborn | Winding Rose Park development | formerly homeless housing at Broad and Fairmount

Good morning and Happy Veterans Day, Streeters. In observance of the holiday, government offices and public schools are closed today, and trash pickup is pushed back one day. There are a…

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Eyes on the Street

Blumenfeld snags Divine Lorraine at sheriff sale

Eric Blumenfeld did it. Today Blumenfeld acquired the Divine Lorraine (again) for just over $8 million. This year, we've followed along as the city promised action on the Divine…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

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