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    • Olney Ave.

Council hears fears of outlying "middle" neighborhoods' decline

On Tuesday afternoon, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker held a marathon hearing on “Middle Neighborhoods,” the kind of stable, working-to-middle class areas that kept Philadelphia afloat in the worst years of…

    • Cobbs Creek | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Record turnout to kick off West District Plan

Last Thursday, at West Philadelphia High School, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission commenced its second to last district planning process. The commission began crafting district plans for every corner of the…

    • Royal Theater redevelopment: view from South Street | May 2017 Civic Design Review, JKRP

Royal Theater’s replacement passes design review

May’s Civic Design Review (CDR) was all sweetness and light, with both a new multi-family development on City Avenue and the redevelopment of the Royal Theater winning quick support from the…

    • The reconfigured and reconstructed west branch of Indian Creek, Photo courtesy of PWD
Eyes on the Street

City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into the sewer system as the city developed. Now, thanks to…

    • Red Doors | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Pool
Eyes on the Street

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…

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Look Up! A Spanish mission for education in Overbrook

The Overbrook School for the Blind is a grand example of the Spanish Renaissance style adopted for a campus.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

    • The box culvert

Daylighting project reveals a hidden creek

About 700 feet of the West Branch of Indian Creek never sees daylight. For more than 100 years, it has run through a box culvert in Overbrook's Morris Park. The Philadelphia…

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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…

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Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 4

The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest wrapped up last week, and today Ainé Ardron-Doley, one of this year's contest judges, shares her final dispatch from the judge’s…

Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 3

Judging for the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest concluded last week. One of this year’s judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is sharing dispatches from the judge's trolley with Eyes…

Eyes on the Street

Sustainable Design Competition to Rethink Rec Centers

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council has a sustainable design challenge for young professionals and students: How can Philadelphia’s rec centers become more energy-efficient, environmentally responsible, and stronger community amenities? That’s…

    • A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

The district-level comprehensive plan for the West Park area will focus on three key areas: Centennial Park, City Line Avenue, and the relatively large amount of vacant properties contained especially in…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to receive commemorative mural and sculpture for historic "Freedom Now" rally

Later this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated with an official State Historical Marker, mural and sculpture at the corner of 40th, Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Avenue for…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

UC Review reports on Zoning Code Commission public comment

UC Review: New draft of zoning code gets an airing Last week West Philadelphia became the first of the city’s neighborhoods to view and comment on the first draft of…

Publications and Newsletters, May 2010

GRID Philly, May 2010 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Sustainable Communities Initiatives - West Philadelphia, May…

University City Updates: Baltimore Avenue redesign and Historical Society awards

UC Review: Discussion begins on Baltimore Ave. redesign from 4900-52nd Streets The seven blocks of Baltimore Avenue beginning at Clark Park on 43rd Street through to the Dock Street Brew…

    • The 110 regal homes of Parkside make up the most recently designated historic district.

The slow climb to historic district status

Jan. 6, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe designation of a Philadelphia neighborhood as a historic district is a cherished and increasingly valued honor. It places the community under the…

Inquirer: El reconstruction over, biz owners eye rebound in West Philly

Inquirer: El reconstruction over, biz owners eye rebound in West Philly Decades of losing business to malls and the past 10 years of losing neighborhood customers to the frequent street…

    • Joseph W. Huston, who designed capitol building in Harrisburg, was architect of this 1896 home on 6000 block of Overbrook Ave.

Look Up: “A suburb deluxe” in West Philly

Oct. 15 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus…

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