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    • Map of the land PHL hopes to buy, and its plan

PHL Local Gaming offers $6 million for former produce, seafood site

PHL Local Gaming, the entity which wants to build Casino Revolution at Front Street and Pattison Avenue, has made a $6 million offer to purchase 28.4 acres from the Philadelphia Industrial…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for a new river road to improve access and circulation. See the red line above for its possible alignment. | Graphic from Lower Schuylkill Master Plan
Eyes on the Street

Improving access in the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District

Much of the Lower Schuylkill is an impenetrable, legacy industrial landscape, and good access is one problem holding back its tremendous potential. But the Lower Schuylkill has been lavished with…

    • South Broad Sidepath

City one step closer to South Broad Sidepath, Oregon Ave. to the Navy Yard

Thanks to a plan released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the city is one step closer to building the South Broad Sidepath -  a 1.1-mile bicycle and pedestrian…

    • Dan Keating in front of Keating's casino comparison chart

Wynn Philadelphia project manager: Here's why we're the best bet

The differences between Wynn Philadelphia and the five other groups jousting for Philadelphia's remaining casino license boils down to where their customers would come from, how they would get to the…

    • Becher, Greenberger, Buffington

PHS Pops Up — this time on South Broad Street

Incorporating now-familiar design staples like "found" furniture, wood chips, and reused Flower Show display elements, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's latest Pop Up Garden received its official opening Wednesday afternoon. But although…

    • Atlantic Refining Co., June 22, 1926 (Image # 6111) | Aero Service Corp. | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to look at a section of the Lower Schuylkill from above.…

    • Market8, the original rendering
    • focus areas

Progress report on University/Southwest district plan

The Philadelphia Planning Commission's district-level comprehensive plan for University/Southwest will strive to focus mixed-use residential development around some of the city's busiest el stops, strengthen commercial corridors that have vacancies, improve…

    • Iroko

Navy Yard to release 2013 Master Plan update Wednesday

UPDATED: On Friday, PIDC announced the The Navy Yard event has been rescheduled for Feb. 1. An earlier version of this story had the original date. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will…

    • The church at 1253 S. 19th St. is an outstanding example of Furness & Hewitt design, with a distinctive serpentine façade.

Landmark Furness church on the road to salvation

It has survived decades of urban upheaval, deferred maintenance and, in just the past year, two hurricanes and one small earthquake. Now it looks like the stubbornly standing 19th Street Baptist…

    • Boathouse View, FDR Park | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November 2-4: Mutt Strut, Dia de los Muertos, Literature & the City

6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut Saturday, November 3, check in at 9am, walk at 11am. FDR Park. Help the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society save lives by participating in the 6th…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

    • Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Philadelphians got a first look at a still-in-development plan to restore 4,100 acres of industrial land along the Lower Schuylkill to its former role as an economic engine, while simultaneously adding…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Exploring the Lower Schuylkill's gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It's a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • Keystone Outdoor Advertising Co. contacted the Zoning Board of Adjustments to obtain a variance for a billboard

Packer Park: Billboard case garners city’s attention

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter Local residents, community organizers and outdoor advertisers are…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

    • XFINITY Live! is scheduled to open on March 30 and is located in the Wells Fargo Center Complex.

Packer Park: Debut of XFINITY Live! to generate more growth in Lower South

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter XFINITY Live! is scheduled to open on March…

Philadelphia Planning Commission adopts first two district-level portions of the comprehensive plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, which will guide future development, use of public facilities, development of green space and…

    • A rock salt dome is located on the Philadelphia Streets Department Facility's 2.5-acre lot.

West Parkside: District plan to revitalize Parkside Avenue

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is expected to…

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