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Bipartisan group of politicians renew call for Broad Street Line extension to Navy Yard

A bipartisan group of state, local and federal politicians gathered at the Navy Yard today to rally support behind extending SEPTA’s Broad Street Subway Line (BSL) to the growing office park.…

    • Navy Yard

Negotiations could finally unlock housing development at the Navy Yard

As Jim Saksa wrote last month in his update on efforts to extend the Broad Street Line south, the Navy Yard is growing at an astonishing clip. With 11,500 daily workers,…

    • Rendering of Navy Yard from Delaware River

PIDC charts a course for BSL extension to Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is an island. Sunlight glistens off the waters along its eastern, southern and western shores. And to its north lies a sea of asphalt and steel, where I-95…

    • Site of  $100 million velodrome at FDR Park

Presentation for proposed Velodrome at FDR Park leaves big questions unanswered

Over 150 neighborhood residents and cyclists packed into a hot basement room at the American Swedish Historical Museum to hear a presentation to the Philadelphia Park and Recreation Commission from the…

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September 25: Clarke to propose new Department of Planning and Development | Kerkstra on PIDC | Traffic calming for tourism

Chris Hepp reports that City Council President Darrell Clarke is releasing a plan today, which he says has been in the works for over a year, for a new Department of…

    • Frankford Arsenal site

City courting industrial tenant for Frankford Arsenal site in Bridesburg

Councilman Bobby Henon, the Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation are in talks with a potential industrial user for the site of the former Frankford Arsenal on the North…

    • 1801 Vine designed by John Windrim, and made possible through WPA funds.
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Family Court to be sensitively redeveloped as Kimpton Hotel

It took a couple tries, but the old Family Court building at 1801 Vine Street will be converted into a hotel once its functions move to the new courthouse being built…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for a new river road to improve access and circulation. See the red line above for its possible alignment. | Graphic from Lower Schuylkill Master Plan
Eyes on the Street

Improving access in the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District

Much of the Lower Schuylkill is an impenetrable, legacy industrial landscape, and good access is one problem holding back its tremendous potential. But the Lower Schuylkill has been lavished with…

    • A publicly subsidized W Hotel is proposed for 15th and Chestnut streets in Center City

TIF districts generate less property tax revenue than expected

When city officials decided to create a $5 million tax-increment financing (TIF) district for Bart Blatstein’s Avenue North project near Temple University, in 2005, they had a few figures in mind.…

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Lower Schuylkill Master Plan adopted by Planning Commission

A plan for the future industrial and recreational development of the Lower Schuylkill was adopted on Tuesday by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The goal of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan…

    • The Family Court Building at 1801 Vine could become a boutique hotel.
Eyes on the Street

Family Court redevelopment to balance hospitality use with historic fabric

The Family Court Building's days as a court are waning, and a process is underway to select a developer to convert the historic property at 1801 Vine Street into a hotel.…

    • Navy Yard Master Plan 2013 Update

Technical.ly Philly: With 10,000 jobs, will the Navy Yard stand on its own as an innovation hub?

One of the most historic employment engines of Philadelphia is back in a new way, with more people working in the Navy Yard than ever before. Part of that success is…

    • Navy Yard Master Plan 2013 Update

Navy Yard unveils updated master plan, celebrates 10K jobs milestone

Ten or 15 years from now, if all goes according to an updated master plan, the number of people working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard will double to 20,000, and could…

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Navy Yard to release 2013 Master Plan update Wednesday

UPDATED: On Friday, PIDC announced the The Navy Yard event has been rescheduled for Feb. 1. An earlier version of this story had the original date. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will…

    • Looking south from the new trail at Bartram's Garden to the Schuylkill River (and Sunoco beyond).
Eyes on the Street

See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property adjacent to Bartram’s Garden, where the city is now planning…

    • Bartram's Mile and related trail and green space improvements. | PennPraxis/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Eyes on the Street

November 3-4: Bike and Walk Bartram's Mile

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is working on plans for "Bartram's Mile," a new recreational trail segment along the western bank of the Schuylkill River connecting…

    • The new GSK building, under construction.

On the brink of reaching a 10,000-jobs milestone, Navy Yard will soon release an updated Master Plan

The Philadelphia Navy Yard will soon be home to as many workers as the shipyard employed before it closed.At the end of this year, GlaxoSmithKline will finish construction on its…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Exploring the Lower Schuylkill's gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It's a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

Eyes on the Street

April 16-20: Tom Finkelpearl | Homeowner Workshops | Archaeology in Philly | Urban Heat Islands | Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses

Tom Finkelpearl on Public Art Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Tom Finkelpearl to discuss public art, and the role public art projects…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

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