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    • Civic groups from the area surrounding the EPPI site did not want to see the mid-century monolith turned into another social-services institution.(Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Agreement signed for state's $2M sale of EPPI site to NewCourtland

The next phase for the imposing building that had been Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in East Falls is underway — and it is not what the surrounding communities had in mind. A…

    • The contractor was able to reuse much of the original decorative elements on the exterior walls
    • SEPTA will provide direct bus access to Bakers Centre

SEPTA to extend bus service to new Northwest Philly ShopRite

When the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza, anchored by a Brown’s Super Stores Inc. ShopRite, opens at Roberts Ave. and Fox Street this Friday, SEPTA bus service will provide direct…

    • Two students knocked down the front door of 2006 Wingohocking St. to signify the start of the second sustainable rehab project

Nicetown building project kicks off with demolition pep-rally event

The latest step in a unique building project in Nicetown will involve a 350-year-old French company, about 120 alternative high-school students and two long-vacant houses on Wingohocking Street. Also in that…

    • YouthBuild Philadelphia will renovate 2006 and 2008 W. Wingohocking Street
Eyes on the Street

YouthBuild Philadelphia begins green renovation of two Nicetown homes

Just months after overhauling a dilapidated Germantown house and turning it into a LEED Platinum home, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School students broke ground on two homes just across the tracks at…

    • Attorney Robert Archie, architect Jerry Roller and attorney Allison Levy present plans for 1801 Courtland

Triumph Baptist senior-housing plan approved, but Rev. Hall can't discuss it

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorks A plan by Triumph Baptist Church and Universal Companies to build a senior housing development in Nicetown got city zoning board approval Wednesday, but an…

    • Rev. James Hall is pastor of Triumph Baptist Church, which is one of the project's co-developers. (Triumph Baptist Church)

Controversy lurks as zoning board considers Nicetown affordable senior-housing plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A plan that would see 50 units of affordable senior housing at 18th and Courtland streets in Nicetown will be before the city zoning board…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC10 confuses Mayfair with Nicetown, tries to cover up error

What could be worse than a TV news station reporting a shooting in Nicetown happened in Mayfair? How 'bout rewriting the headline and the story to pretend the error never happened?…

    • Swann Fountain in Logan Circle | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Following lobbyist money online | Five vulnerable industrial buildings | Who will build Casino #2? | Council's softball challenge | ZBA's new rules

Swann Fountain in Logan Circle | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupIt has just gotten a bit easier to follow lobbyist spending in Philly. NewsWorks reports that Casey…

    • Paine's Park, a new skatepark designed by Friday Architects for an area near the Art Museum, got final approval from the Art Commission on Wednesday.
Eyes on the Street

Philly's second casino coming? | Art Commission okays Paine's Park, LightPlay | $12.8m for Wayne Junction substation modernization | airport expansion clears Tinicum's legal challenge

Paine's Park, a new skatepark designed by Friday Architects for an area near the Art Museum, got final approval from the Art Commission on Wednesday.Bidding is open for Philadelphia’s second casino…

    • Matt Wysong, the city Planning Commission's Northwest Philadelphia community planner.

Planning Commission approves 10-year Nicetown redevelopment plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe city Planning Commission has given its official backing to an ambitious 10-year plan to redevelop, market and support residential and commercial development in Nicetown.…

    • Construction continues at Bakers Centre site, opening slated for Fall 2013

Construction continues at Bakers Centre site, opening slated for Fall 2013

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With large trucks and earth-moving equipment busy, the Bakers Centre shopping plaza is beginning to come to life at the former Tastykake site. The retail…

    • Greco/Kroc Center

MGA Architects wins AIA Pennsylvania Award for Kroc Center

In Hunting Park, local firm MGA Partners Architects, has crafted a new low-slung orange brick and white stucco building with swooping expanses of glass windows, anigre wood ceilings and walls, and…

    • Site plan for the soon-to-open Food Garden at The Docklands. | via Grub Street
Eyes on the Street

Lighting up 46th and Market | Nicetown transit-oriented development | Food Gardens coming in June | bridge construction | Philly Tech Week

University City District is illuminating the area around the 46th Street El stop, Naked Philly reports. A safety study revealed that area was an after-dark crime hot spot thanks in part…

    • 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…

Eyes on the Street

Darrell Clarke's revenue plan, Venice Island eyesore, Church moves partly due to parking woes, transition at the Navy Yard, SEPTA's flat budget

What’s on Council President Darrell Clarke’s 2012 agenda? Revenue Generation. The Naked City reports that Clarke’s plans include: parking space leases to car-shares, public asset sales, ad-sales for spots on municipal…

    • 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…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Kroc Center at one year, public asset sales ahead, origins of Wingohocking Sewer, reusing West Philly High

Flying Kite checks in on Nicetown’s one-year-old Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which has about 10,000 members from all over the city drawn by the state-of-the-art…

    • Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 3

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 3

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

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