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

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
Eyes on the Street

Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing  the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas: The Innovation District. These 500 acres nearest University City…

    • Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning the future of the University City/Southwest District calls for a bit of a balancing act, said West Philadelphia planner and project manager Andrew Meloney at the first public input session…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
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Explore Bartram's Mile

One of the big missing pieces in the city's recreational trail network is a good connection to Bartram's Garden. Thankfully that's about to change. At a series of events in the coming…

    • The City of Philadelphia | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group 
    • Heinz Refuge Manager Gary Stoltz standing on the end of Lindbergh Boulevard

Critics of planned Eastwick apartment complex say it would harm the John Heinz refuge and increase flood risk

Eastwick residents, advocates for the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network have coalesced to fight a 722-unit, 35-acre apartment complex proposed for city-owned land adjacent to the…

    • 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…

Eyes on the Street

April 16-20: Tom Finkelpearl | Homeowner Workshops | Archaeology in Philly | Urban Heat Islands | Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses

Tom Finkelpearl on Public Art Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Tom Finkelpearl to discuss public art, and the role public art projects…

    • 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…

    • Have you stopped by the new Philadelphia History Museum yet?
Eyes on the Street

Telling Philadelphia's story, North Central NID argued and amended, Nicetown Court, no Healing Way in Holmesburg, Olney's Schwarzwald Inn, budget hearings begin

Good morning Streeters! After my walkabout today, I'll be at this evening's Library in the City event. Hope you find a way to enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today by…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and…

    • The 4,100-acre study area for Lower Schuylkill Master Plan. | PIDC
    • East Falls Bridge | flickr user garyreed, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Port volume up, preserving The Philadelphian, possible Sunoco refinery buyers, developers focus on Germantown Ave

East Falls Bridge | flickr user garyreed, Eyes on the Street flickr group Good morning, Philly and Happy Chinese New Year! It’s 4710, the year of the dragon. Last year the…

Eyes on the Street

January 17-20: Robert A.M. Stern, Megaprojects & The Battle for Atlantic Yards, Chang, Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses, Philadelphia's walkability

“Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm. Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Street. Robert A.M. Stern comes to Drexel’s Westphal College of Media…

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