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    • Robert and Barbara Latimore | Max Marin

Years after eminent domain in Hawthorne trauma lingers for some

Long before the Philadelphia Housing Authority set out to remake Sharswood, it rebuilt a section of Hawthorne, a neighborhood tucked just east of Broad below South Street. Hawthorne’s public housing…

    • 13th & Washington | Cope Linder

Unimpressed but unempowered, design committee gets a final look at Broad & Washington project

It took Bart Blatstein less than two minutes to describe the changes he made to his proposed mixed-use megaproject at Broad & Washington since his first presentation left the Civic Design…

    • 13th & Carpenter | Cope Linder

Blatstein's revised designs for Broad & Washington project

Developer Bart Blatstein has submitted new renderings of his proposed mixed-use apartment tower and rooftop village at Broad & Washington Avenue to the Civic Design Review Committee, which will see the…

    • Rendering of Tower Investments development at Broad and Washington, looking northeast | Cope Linder Architects, Feb. 2016

Design committee wants another look at Broad & Washington proposal

“You’ll be transformed,” Bart Blatstein told the Civic Design Review Committee on Tuesday, describing how Philadelphians would experience his proposed 800-unit mixed-use apartment complex with a  rooftop retail village at Broad…

    • Rendering of Tower Investments development at Broad and Washington, looking northeast | Cope Linder Architects, Feb. 2016

Revealed: Blatstein's designs for Broad & Washington

Developer Bart Blatstein’s proposal for the vacant block at Broad Street and Washington Avenue in South Philly got a bit clearer on Wednesday, when renderings of the proposal were posted on…

    • Development site at Broad and Washington | Bing Maps

Blatstein seeks zoning variances at Broad & Washington

Developer Bart Blatstein is looking to move ahead with his proposal for a major mixed-use project at Broad & Washington, on of the city’s most visible vacant lots. And he’s not…

    • Nelson Diaz (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

At HUD, Diaz opinion marked shift in public housing development

By the time Nelson Diaz was appointed general counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the early 1990s, the federal government was about ready to give up on…

    • Hawthorne Park neighbor and jazz legend Mickey Roker, center, came to tease the band between songs
Eyes on the Street

Hawthorne Park supporters hope jazz will draw people into the hard-won park

The peak of last week's heat wave didn't keep people out of Hawthorne Park for the second Jazz in Hawthorne Park event Thursday.  This summer Friends of Hawthorne Park and Jazz…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
Eyes on the Street

Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission at Hawthorne Recreation Center saw the announcement of some triumphant news and some administrative changes.Chair Nancy Goldenberg began by announcing a…

    • By this spring the wall at 1425 Christian Street will be home to the Peace is a Haiku Song mural, dedicated to poet and peace activist Sonia Sanchez.
Eyes on the Street

Hawthorne will be home to peace mural dedicated to Sonia Sanchez

You may have noticed fewer and fewer Peace is a Haiku Song vinyl posters in subway stations and bus shelters around the city, but rest assured, the project is not over.…

    • Hawthorne Park officially opened July 5.
    • Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine streets is officially open.
Eyes on the Street

Hello Hawthorne Park

On Thursday, the ribbon was cut at Hawthorne Park, the latest among the city's new batch of public spaces to open in 2012. PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco was on hand for the grand opening…

    • Greco/Hawthorne Park

City's newest plot of public green space, Hawthorne Park, opens

A huge crowd stood happily baking in the sun today as city and state officials and community organizers praised the newest addition to the city's park system, one that, they said,…

    • Master Plan land use designations

Some of CDAG's concerns regarding a waterfront zoning overlay remain, as the deadline to get a draft to city council nears

A group that advocates for the city's plan to revitalize the Central Delaware waterfront still has some worries about future waterfront zoning designations. Concerns hinge on billboards and other non-accessory signs,…

    • West Philly | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

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