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Northern Liberties neighbors talk traffic calming for 5th Street

Neighbors have long complained about reckless driving on N. 5th between Girard and Fairmount to no avail. But in 2016, seemingly broad agreement between new and long-time residents may finally have…

    • Festival Pier site, courtesy of DRWC
Eyes on the Street

In Festival Pier a chance to set new course for waterfront development

This May I’ll go see The Replacements play at Festival Pier – one of many seasonal concerts that will bring the drab slab at the end of Spring Garden Street fleetingly…

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Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with NLNA's Matt Ruben

This week we’re kicking off Streetviews, a series of video Q&As featuring some of the city's bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit leaders talking shop about the city's biggest opportunities and toughest…

    • Piazza Garage proposal | Tim Haahs & Associates

Piazza in Northern Liberties to get a dedicated parking garage

A four-story, 300-car parking garage will be built behind the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties after the proposal was vetted on Tuesday by the Civic Design Review Committee, a board…

    • Girard Station TOD Overlay

The tricky politics of transit-oriented development in Northern Liberties

Last Wednesday's morning news roundup led to an interesting discussion with PlanPhilly contributor and Northern Liberties Neighbors Association President Matt Ruben about whether it was fair to characterize opposition to an…

    • New homes at New Market and Laurel streets will have rear garages through a single curb cut.
    • Lighting and art concept for underpass portion of the Spring Garden Connector project

Design unveiled for Spring Garden Connector

The well-used, but poorly lit space beneath the Spring Garden Street overpass – site of both a busy Market-Frankford El stop and bus stop – would become bright, colorful and floral…

    • 1995 demolition of Burk Brothers complex, photo by Jennifer Baker

From industry to abandonment, artist's mecca to hipster haven, new exhibit tells tale of Northern Liberties

Affordable real estate brought artist Jennifer Baker to Northern Liberties in 1978. “When I moved to this neighborhood, there was a lot of industrial space, and row houses, too, that were…

    • The proposed Delaware Ave. site for a Piazza Group car dealership

Waterfront advocates, planners red light two car-related projects

A third gets green because it fits well with the waterfront, they say Three proposed businesses are taking zoning laws that ban certain auto-related uses from the Central Delaware Waterfront on…

    • The Canal Street side of The Ajax Metal Company building.

Squilla will now propose lifting the ban on waterfront nightclubs in a much smaller area

The ban on nightclubs and other assembly uses near the Delaware River would continue in all but a few blocks of Fishtown and Northern Liberties under the latest plan to amend…

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Bill would remove some zoning controls in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill last week that would reduce the size of a special zoning overlay for North Delaware Avenue, which currently covers most of Northern Liberties…

    • Northern Liberties litter
Eyes on the Street

Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association creates litter report form

Like many Philadelphia neighborhoods, Northern Liberties has always had to work to control its litter problem. In the past few years, though, Northern Liberties has become more of a destination neighborhood,…

    • World Trade Center site / Photo by Neal Santos

The cost of doing civics: Old City Civic Association disbands its zoning operation

The Philadelphia World Trade Center, a five-and-a-half acre complex of international commerce at Columbus Blvd. and Callowhill St., has had more impact on the development of the Central Delaware than any…

    • BYOB nightclub opens at Spring Garden and Columbus. It needs community support to stay open.

BYOB nightclub opens at Spring Garden and Columbus. It needs community support to stay open.

Mark Marek has opened a BYOB nightclub called Soundgarden Hall at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. The club has two levels – one for patrons over 21, who may bring…

    • Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Philly tax credit a model | water woes | rowhouses for 6th and Fairmount | waterfront trail section delay | SEPTA baby

Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupA corporate tax credit program in Philly that funds community development work…

    • Finnegan's Wake: The owners and neighbors are still at odds over balconies the bar has permission to build.
    • A view of the Pennthouses from Front Street

Apartments fashioned from former auto storage buildings launch a large, mixed-use development with major riverfront implications

When developer Michael Samschick first toured the former auto-storage building he is converting into rental apartments, he cut a hole into a fifth-floor wall.Through it, he saw the Delaware River…

    • Front Street | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Waterview Grande, part of Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village, under construction.
Eyes on the Street

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

    • Will PGW be privatized? | Philadelphia Gas Works 02 | Flickr user wavingatyou, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Privatizing PGW, NoLibs parking scuffle, SEPTA police could strike, emergency repairs along Lincoln Drive

Will PGW be privatized? | Philadelphia Gas Works 02 | Flickr user wavingatyou, Creative Commons Mayor Nutter said the Philadelphia Gas Works could be for sale, during his speech to…

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