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    • Mantua Greenway
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Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail network. At the same time they’re hoping to beautify the…

    • Red Doors | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Pool
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Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

    • 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…

    • Lancaster Avenue
Eyes on the Street

People's Emergency Center extends support with Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The active People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in West Philadelphia has taken on yet another role. Last April the Office of Housing and Community Development put out a call for Neighborhood Advisory…

    • Melon Street, Mantua | Ashley Hahn

Promise Zone tax incentives offer rare opportunity for bipartisan urban renewal

As of late, urban policy at the federal level has made for some strange bedfellows. Both Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell joined President Obama last Thursday to announce the formation of…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
Eyes on the Street

Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • Mantua transformation plan

Designing a community improvement plan brings Mantua residents together

It took two years to complete the Mantua Transformation plan, but much less time for the planning effort to start changing that community. It began when non-profit Mt. Vernon Manor Inc.,…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Hidden City Festival
Eyes on the Street

Hidden City Festival opens doors to Hawthorne Hall and its past as secret society headquarters

What do the Knights of Pythias, a secret society established in 1864, and the Irish National Foresters Society, once the largest friendly society in Ireland, have in common?  At various times…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

1940s Paul Cret pachyderm house now home to children's zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new, old attraction. In one of the zoo’s largest undertakings to date, the 1940s era Paul Cret pachyderm house, which used to house elephants, hippos and…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

Route 10 trolley track work begins Sunday

The summer months are on their way, and that means summer construction, paving and maintenance projects will be popping up throughout the city. One of the first, track work on SEPTA’s…

    • Philadelphia Streets Department is hosting the 6th annual Philly Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 13
Eyes on the Street

Philly Spring Cleanup preview: Painting, river work, Chinatown street sweep, playgrounds and more

The warm weather is here just in time to get everyone outside for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day. This Saturday, Apirl 13, volunteers at 534 registered sites across…

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    • pcpc millbourne

New - and reused - recommendations for West Market Street

A new Philadelphia City Planning Commission report finds that mixed-use development centered around transit stops, replacing large surface parking lots with more active uses and the relocation of some city services…

    • From the newly opened 40th Street Bridge cars and pedestrians can see Philadelphia's skyline
Eyes on the Street

Five years later, 40th Street Bridge opens

Five years after the 40th Street Bridge connecting West Philadelphia’s Mantua and Parkside neighborhoods closed, it is back and better than ever. Though a few bridge closure signs remain posted nearby,…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

    • Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center, laid the groundwork for the Center for Culinary Enterprises to be built.

West Philadelphia: Center for Culinary Enterprises set to open

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Ben Griffiths Taria Dean, owner of T’s Tasty Tater Salad, Inc., was present for the…

    • Will Universal sell the neglected Royal Theater and its two side lots? For the right price.

Planning Commission approves redevelopment proposal including 17 acquisitions for Mantua

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal for the “eventual development” of a food market in the Mantua Urban Renewal Area in West Philadelphia at its monthly meeting…

    • A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

There's a new plan being designed to spur development along the Lower Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor, through parts of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods of…

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