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Methadone clinic approved for Front and Diamond streets

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal Wednesday to move Kensington Hospital’s methadone treatment program into a vacant building at the corner of Front and Diamond streets. The vote was…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • 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…

    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

    • Lower North Land Use

Lower North District draft plan to be revealed

The final large, public meeting on the the Lower North District Plan – which will serve as the city's guide to future development in North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde…

    • lower north ridge ave focus

Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

    • Lower North Crowd

Lower North residents want safety, code enforcement and more community-oriented business

The beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, porch and lawn big enough for plenty of flowers made Robin Aluko fall in love with the Strawberry Mansion home she bought in 2008. Near her…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Commercial viability of Front St in Kensington | W Hotel moving forward | Team Vick Field for Hunting Park | Why we love Furness, now

The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr…

In between budget negotiations, Council passes bill requiring seals for vacant buildings

City Council continued to work toward a decision on the Mayor’s proposal to switch to a property tax system based on market values Thursday morning, but took time out to deal…

    • Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez said Thursday that she would amend her bill that rezones portions of Norris Square from R-10 to R-10A to make its effective date the same as that of…

    • The bell tower of Greater St. Matthew Church, (formerly St. Anthony of Padua) which a developer plans to adapt for housing.
    • After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez held a bill Thursday that would rezone portions of Norris Square from multi-family to single-family, saying some residents needed more time to obtain permits for already existing multi-unit…

    • Barging Through | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Norris Square zoning bill gets favorable recommendation from Council

Norris Square zoning bill gets favorable recommendation from Council

Despite impassioned testimony in opposition Wednesday morning, City Council’s Committee on Rules favorably recommended a bill that would change the zoning designations of some parcels in Norris Square from multi-family to…

    • Developer Michael Samschick's Pennthouses at Penn Treaty Village, Brown Street and Delaware Avenue..
    • Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

PHA press releaseThe Philadelphia Housing Authority has taken another step into the future with the grand opening of its first high-performance, LEED-certified green development, the new Norris Apartments.This dedication…

    • St. Boniface Church demolition, Norris Square. April 2012.
Eyes on the Street

School District's road to dissolution | Norris Square duel continues | Fairmount Fish Ladder | paying Water Works' utilities

How did the Philadelphia School District reach this decidedly desperate and low moment? City Paper’s Daniel Denvir revisits the years of mismanagement and financial crisis, the rise of charters, and…

    • Update: Councilwoman Sánchez suggests alternate plans for St. Boniface

Update: Councilwoman Sánchez suggests alternate plans for St. Boniface

Update: Councilwoman Sánchez's bill rezoning the St. Boniface site and other parcels in Norris Square will be the subject of a Rules Committee hearing in Room 400 of City Hall tomorrow,…

    • Worm's Eye View | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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