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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Berridge Bus Shop

SEPTA's green garage achieves environmental certification

I’m willing to bet that SEPTA’s Berridge Bus Shop in North Philly is one of the cleanest garages in the city, and thanks to environmental certification that the shop recently received,…

    • CHAD design for 8th and Berks

Dreaming big for 8th and Berks

Green pathways, senior housing, stormwater management, residential units, and retail — each of the five quickly sketched plans that came out of last Friday's day-long charrette aimed at "reimagining" a desolate…

    • Planner Laura Spina leads one of the small discussion groups

Lower North District Plan progresses, support for community pledged

Residents of Lower North Philadelphia have already told city planners the Lower North District-level Comprehensive Plan should support current homeowners. “We've heard what you said,” city planner and Lower North project…

    • 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…

    • Northeast Corridor
Eyes on the Street

Rough but far from ruined: Seeing Philly's past anew along the Northeast Corridor

As PHS seeks to spur new investments in the areas lining North Philadelphia's stretch of the Northeast Corridor, Community Contributor Brett Sturm invites us to look closer at this landscape's fascinating…

    • north 9th 4

On one block, more than $200,000 in uncollected revenue

The 2100 block of North 9th Street—between Diamond and Susquehanna, just northeast of Temple University—looks as though it’s being eaten alive. Between the still-standing, three-story brick houses, conspicuous patches of empty…

    • hale funeral home

Look Up! Recent redevelopment proposals for the Divine Lorraine and Keystone National Bank cast light on a lesser-known 19th-century architect, Willis Hale.

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

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

Church of the Assumption demo update, look inside | Bike share coming soon | Philly Painting defense | Arab business growth | Walnut water main break

Church of the Assumption's twin spires. | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. Here’s your Monday morning Buzz: When we wake up tomorrow, will the demolition of Church…

    • A section of Germantown Avenue painted by Haas & Hahn as part of the Philly Painting project.
Eyes on the Street

Philly Painting critique | Mobilizing against Church of the Assumption demo | North Central gets parking minimums | RBA to design Spring Garden Connector | City seed savers

Good morning, Streeters.  Here's your Friday am Buzz: Dutch artists Haas & Hahn have finished painting a nearly-contiguous, color-block mural across two blocks of buildings on Germantown Avenue. Inquirer architecture critic…

    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
Eyes on the Street

William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

    • Shin on Me | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Luminous, lively Philly | Bart's 'lavish' casino party | talking Textizen | Queen Lane limbo | Julian Abele Park update | accepting North Philly change

Shin on Me | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupHappy Monday, streeters. Today promises to be as lovely as the weekend was, so let's start off today's Buzz on…

    • Bug on a vacant property in Point Breeze.
    • Love | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • Uptown Theater marquee
Eyes on the Street

High-speed rail could bypass 30th St | Uptown preservation grant | Jefferson Square cleanup | Fatality at Lombard-South

Will Philly’s future high-speed rail stations be at Market East and the airport, bypassing 30th Street Station? The Inquirer reports that because the current Northeast Corridor alignment poses problems for high-speed trains,…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym, 2917 N. Broad St., is now occupied by a discount furniture store.

National call to preserve the legacy of a Philadelphia champion

A modest monument to athletic grit, sweat and blood – Joe Frazier’s Gym in North Philadelphia – was named Wednesday one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The National Trust…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier trained to fight Muhammad Ali closed in 2008. While Frazier's…

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