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    • Rendering of proposed Orinoka Civic House, courtesy NKCDC and Jibe Design

Plan calls for apartments/office/retail at former Kensington mill, and new efforts to shut down nearby drug market

A former Kensington textile mill is set to become a mixed-use residential, office and commercial development called Orinoka Mills Civic House. It is part of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation's…

    • Cramp's aerial view 1919

I-95 archaeology exhibit in Kensington Thursday

The objects on display, and experts present, will tell stories of the neighborhoods' industrial, Colonial, and Native American past. Objects that tell stories from more than 5,000 years of Northern Liberties,…

    • Richmond Street Closure, Photo by Blog King

PennDOT begins four-year I-95 construction project

A four-year, $211.7 million project designed to rebuild 1.5 miles of I-95 is set to begin Monday, June 9 and wrap up roughly four years from now in the summer of…

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Remapping is what's happening: Committee approves a slate of zoning changes

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has been working for more than three years on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood remapping process that’s intended to update the city’s zoning maps to reflect the types of…

    • Zac Sivertsen, Sue Pringle, Megan Frink and Harum Ulmer pack dirt around one of the seven trees planted on Sept. 10.
Eyes on the Street

Spring tree tending tips

This winter business has gone on just about long enough. We’ve got our sights set on spring, and to get ready, we talked with Philly Tree People’s Dina Richman about…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
Eyes on the Street

Three schools to get green stormwater makeovers

As the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) looks ahead to the new year, one thing they will continue to work on is bringing stormwater management infrastructure to schools across the city. Over…

    • 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…

    • The Canal Street side of The Ajax Metal Company building.

Squilla will now propose lifting the ban on waterfront nightclubs in a much smaller area

The ban on nightclubs and other assembly uses near the Delaware River would continue in all but a few blocks of Fishtown and Northern Liberties under the latest plan to amend…

    • Kensington Community Food Co-op at sculpture gym
Eyes on the Street

Kensington Community Food Co-op makes membership push, negotiates lease

The Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) is in the midst of taking two exciting steps forward. At the same time that KCFC is negotiating a lease for a brick-and-mortar store location,…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
Eyes on the Street

Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • The Vaux Box

Planning underway for a new river wards history museum

The Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts discovered during I-95 construction through the river wards and a collection of documents and objects commemorating the Treaty of Friendship signed between William Penn…

    • 1710 N. Fifth St

Crowd-funding a historic facade restoration

For the last few years, Tim Patton has been giving away his home-brewed Saint Benjamin beer at street festivals and during Philly Beer Week. Slowly, he's built a fan base of…

    • Columbia Connector West of I-95, showing wolf and turkey

Work on Columbia Avenue sculptures gets go-ahead, other waterfront projects progress

Light-bearing bronze sculptures of turtles, and a lit-up fiberglass turkey and wolf, are on their way to Columbia Avenue, as part of an effort to better connect the waterfront to Fishtown.…

    • Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

The brand-new Civic Design Review Committee of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its first meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the merits of a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development for senior…

    • Furnessadelphia opens this evening for First Friday. Here's Nom Now's piece on a metal door at Drexel's Paul Peck Center, originally the Centennial National Bank.
Eyes on the Street

October 5-7: Furnessadelphia | River City Festival | Sustainability walking tour

Furnessadelphia Friday, October 5, 6-8pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street. Art in the Age and Streets Dept. presents a street art salute to the banks of Frank Furness.…

    • RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

An RFP went out this week seeking a designer for the Spring Garden Connector project -  improvements with the goal of making walking or biking from Northern Liberties to the waterfront…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
Eyes on the Street

Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

    • Since its launch in 2010, the South Philly Food Co-op has already reached more than 300 members. | Photo by Albert Yee
Eyes on the Street

Two Philadelphia Food Co-Ops Receive $25,000 Grants

If you want to see how community food co-ops launch, grow and flourish, Philadelphia is becoming a great case study. This month, two up-and-coming community food co-ops each received $25,000 in…

    • Detail of Drexel's historic main building | 'Drexel Univ.' | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Kenzo Renewal's first house | Paper Box coworking opens | Big Plans at Drexel | Pier 53 park work | mail slot break-ins

Kensington Renewal has finished work on its first rehab and will hold an open house on Saturday for 921 East Westmoreland, NewsWorks reports. Jamie Moffett, the filmmaker and neighbor behind Kensington…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: N.J. media group plays it fast and loose

A few things raised our eyebrows about the South Jersey Media Group's report on Philadelphia water main breaks. First and foremost, why in the world would New Jerseyans care about such…

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