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    • 2010 Wharton Zoning Hearing

New update: ZBA approves Feibush project at 2010 Wharton

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 On Tuesday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal to build 22 homes at 20th and Wharton streets in Point Breeze, according to multiple sources.…

    • Abigail Vare Elementary School

Maryland developers see opportunity in Philly's institutional shells

A group of real estate investors from Bethesda, Maryland, are betting big on Philadelphia schools—the closed ones, anyway. In the next few months, Concordia Group expects to close on a deal…

    • Point Breeze pop-up

How to run a pop-up beer garden without being shut down immediately

This week, a pair of pop-up beer gardens were shut down by the Department of Licenses & Inspections. First, the somewhat controversial Point Breeze Beer Garden, and then the Uptown…

    • A Google Maps image shows 1140 S. 24th St. before it was demolished. (Photo via GoogleMaps)

Philly L&I chief defends demolition without permit

Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams is defending his decision last year to allow a contractor to tear down a decaying South Philadelphia building without a demolition permit. New rules…

    • 2010 Wharton | OCF Realty

Ori Feibush's stalled project at 20th and Wharton gets green light from planners

Ori Feibush swears he’s going to sell the warehouse at 20th and Wharton, just as soon as he gets it through zoning approvals. Feibush, the Point Breeze developer who’s nearing the…

    • Indego station at 18th and Washington around 1 PM Monday

“Hey, where’s my ride?!” – Indego Bike Share rebalancing act

On Friday morning, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon and again this morning, the Indego bike share docking station outside my house was empty. And that’s a good thing (no, really). It means…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos

Washington Avenue restriping project stalled, perhaps indefinitely

“This situation stinks right now.” Tom Donatucci isn't actually talking about right now. He's describing Washington Avenue, not too long ago. The avenue has been a mess for years, an inchoate…

    • A lone van parks in a turning lane

Johnson introduces temporary zoning rules for Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue west of Broad Street is in its own world. Its 10 blocks form the northern border of Point Breeze and the southern border of the Graduate Hospital and South…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Checking in on the South District planning process

Last month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held the first in a series of community meetings to get input from residents on planning and zoning goals for the South District, which…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

    • 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street - New OCF homes on left

Zoning board rejects two Point Breeze housing proposals

The Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a request for variances for the second phase of a housing development on the 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street in Point Breeze on Tuesday…

    • Proposed development at 2010-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

Major market-rate housing proposal concerns residents of Point Breeze

The future of Philadelphia is being negotiated in Point Breeze. On Tuesday, tensions were reportedly high in the South Philadelphia neighborhood, where voters were deciding the outcomes of dozens of contested…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
Eyes on the Street

Planning for a new day at 19th Street Baptist Church

“I bring enthusiasm, I bring passion,” were 19th Street Baptist’s new pastor Rev. Wilbur Winborne’s words at a February 8th meeting of the congregation with students from PennDesign. Students from the…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

District Council members assign targets for affordable housing

Five members of City Council introduced bills on Thursday designating certain portions of their districts as “opportunity zones,” areas that will be targeted by Council President Darrell Clarke’s 1,500 Affordable Housing…

    • The uniform cornice lines of South 15th Street.

Blackwell drops height-limit bill; Council rezones for Comcast and Dranoff Hotel

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell said on Thursday that she won’t move forward with a bill that would prevent developers from building above two stories on blocks that are dominated by two-story buildings.…

    • 1601 Washington Ave. - Google

Planning Commission supports apartment complex at 16th and Washington

The days of heavy industry on Washington Avenue are mostly behind us, said dozens of business owners and residents who showed up at the Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon to support the…

    • 1400 block S Colorado Street, Newbold
Eyes on the Street

Newbold neighbor petitions to purchase vacant lot, preserve green space

A Point Breeze resident in the neighborhood’s Newbold section wants to turn the vacant lot behind her home into an herbal teaching garden and to preserve it as a slice of…

    • We the Youth, October 2013
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze's Keith Haring mural pops with color anew

In a whole city of murals, one of Philly’s most significant works was just restored. The vibrant mural by street artist Keith Haring at the corner of 22nd and Ellsworth streets…

    • Atlantic Refining Co., June 22, 1926 (Image # 6111) | Aero Service Corp. | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to look at a section of the Lower Schuylkill from above.…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson during Thursday's eminent domain hearing. | Jared Brey, PlanPhilly
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