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    • Construction worker

Center City's housing boom slightly outpaces demand

Center City is still booming, the Center City District (CCD) reports. Housing is the subject of the latest report from Philadelphia’s premier business improvement district. The headline number is that 2,506…

    • Philadelphia poverty and transit access to downtown | Center City District, 2016

Center City District report highlights transit as competitive necessity for region’s economy

If everyone drove to work in Center City, how much parking would we need? According to a new report from the Center City District: 2.6 square miles of surface parking. The…

    • Drury Street rendering

Learning from McGillin's: Pedestrianizing alleys means taming trash

Earlier this month we told you about a neighborhood campaign to turn the 2000 block of Moravian Street next to Shake Shack into Philadelphia’s first “green” alley and set an example…

    • The line between Dilworth Park and City Hall's north apron.
Eyes on the Street

City Hall surroundings need a guiding design vision

“Once you get renewal started it spreads out like a fan and benefits much greater sections of the city…” Those words, from Mayor Richardson Dilworth in 1959, are etched into the…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.

Requiem for a new urbanist dream

When PennDOT announced that it was replacing seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway without taking the opportunity to also cap all four of the ventilation openings amongst them, a Greek…

    • Center City transit concourse

Not all those who wander are lost ... but most are: A wayfinding tour of City Hall

It didn’t take long for it to happen. If you spend any amount of time wandering around City Hall, it’ll happen. “Hi, do you need help finding something?” City Hall is…

    • The structure at the north end of Dilworth Plaza is now in place
Eyes on the Street

Visible progress at Dilworth Plaza

If you’ve passed City Hall recently, you may have noticed a stark white frame popping out of the gray, snow-and-grit-covered Dilworth Plaza construction site. When the project is complete, that white…

    • 12th Street Overpass | Studio Bryan Hanes
Eyes on the Street

When will construction start on Phase 1 of the Rail Park?

Creating a linear park out of the whole Reading Viaduct and City Branches may be a long way off, but last year hopes were high that Phase 1 of the project…

    • Center City District update signage at 70 bus stops and added maps and timetables to 24 new stops
Eyes on the Street

Center City District adds, updates bus stop maps

For years Center City District has made attempts to improve wayfinding and directional signage throughout its territory. Most recently the organization added new maps to 24 Center City bus shelters and…

    • graff alley
Eyes on the Street

Tagged: Graffiti removal programs and three ways you can help

Eyes on the Street is taking a practical look at graffiti removal this week with a two-part feature. Yesterday conservator Lauren Drapala shared tips for taking graffiti removal into your own…

    • friends of the rail park

Driving home lessons from rails-to-parks conversions

There's a "growing collection of urban linear parks" in America, Beth White, the Chicago region's director for the Trust for Public Land (TPL) said Monday night in introducing the panelists for…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 / Christine Fisher

Challenges for Viaduct Project: Ownership, community and cultural implications, a large and diverse space, and civic ramifications.

A thoughtfully-conceived panel at the Center for Architecture on Wednesday night offered what amounted to the most complete look yet at plans for the Reading Viaduct. Presented by AIA Philadelphia and…

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