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Regional Trail Updates: CSX Bridge complete, Port Richmond Trail in the works

In a busy few days for the city’s regional trail network, the Schuylkill River Park Connector Bridge opened to the public and partners broke ground on the Port Richmond Trail in…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
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Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

    • Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ...  creek to development spine

Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ... creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael Samschick’s recently announced big plans for Canal Street North, off…

    • Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

As part of its behind the news event series, PlanPhilly hosted a two-hour Delaware River cruise that celebrated a historic treasure currently docked on our Central Delaware riverfront and the former…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Help us welcome back Port Richmond

Oh hey, Port Richmond, nice to see you again! The Riverwards neighborhood pops up in the Northeast pretty frequently when the mainstream media get their hands on news stories outside…

    • Swann Fountain in Logan Circle | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Following lobbyist money online | Five vulnerable industrial buildings | Who will build Casino #2? | Council's softball challenge | ZBA's new rules

Swann Fountain in Logan Circle | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupIt has just gotten a bit easier to follow lobbyist spending in Philly. NewsWorks reports that Casey…

    • Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

An amendment to prevent a lapse in the special zoning designed to protect the Central Delaware Riverfront from development contrary to the city's waterfront goals was added to a zoning code…

    • Concept plan of Marina View Tower, 230 N. Columbus Blvd | Ensemble Real Estate
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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Globe Dye Works gets attention - in the wrong neighborhood

Globe Dye Works is pretty cool. The coworking space on the 2100-block of Kinsey Street has become a work environment for everyone from glassblowers to bakers. One of those bakers is Lily…

    • The Dixie Hummingbirds | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

New L&I Commissioner | Northeast budget hearing | inside Huntingdon Yarn Mill | PRA seeks developers for Francisville parcel

The Dixie Hummingbirds | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group When L&I Commissioner Fran Burns becomes executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority in June, Carlton Williams will take…

    • Night Market packed the streets of Chinatown last fall and will return for the season in May.
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SEPTA ditches gender stickers | waterfront zoning worries | Hunting Park renewal | Night Market returns | 19125 bandit sign contest

SEPTA will stop caring what gender you are next year. The Daily News reports that after a request from a transgender advocacy group SEPTA TransPasses will no longer have stickers saying…

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CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • Will the Edwin M. Stanton School at 17th and Christian close? The SRC votes on the fate of nine schools tonight.
Eyes on the Street

Costs of Corbett's General Assistance cuts | Public School closure vote tonight | Philly decaf hub | AM traffic and trash | fake flowers and barbed wire

If Governor Corbett eliminates General Assistance (GA) payments thousands of recovering addicts (and other vulnerable populations) could be forced out onto the city’s streets. In today’s City Paper Daniel Denvir takes…

Eyes on the Street

Neighbors rally to fight crime in Strawberry Mansion, River Wards | Seal the Divine Lorraine | OCF and Point Breeze | SEPTA cops strike | fund the Free Library

On Tuesday 100 Strawberry Mansion residents rallied against effects of violence and blight on their neighborhood, marching from 33rd and Diamond to Strawberry Mansion High, reports Philly Confidential. Sheriff Jewell Williams…

    • Construction on the Connector Bridge. February 2012 | Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
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Trail construction takes off two years after $23 million grant

Four of Philly’s seven major trail projects funded through a $23 million TIGER grant have broken ground. To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the grant, the Bicycle Coalition’s Sarah Clark Stewart…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • A vision for Penn's Landing from 'Float Your Boat,' the winning design entry from this year's Ed Bacon Student Competition, rethinking the city's I-95 corridor. | designed by Clara
Eyes on the Street

Remediate I-95, Society Hill sidewalks, nature and design at Washington Avenue Green, reprieve for six Catholic elementary schools

In her column today Inga Saffron revisits the topic of removing part of I-95 along the Delaware River. Even if large-scale removal is not feasible - due to scarce federal funding…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

City Paper: Council hears how slumlord’s empire came to sit in the hands of Philly banks.

Yesterday, City Council's Committee on Housing and the Homeless, at the behest of Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, heard from the victims of slumlord Robert Coyle, the Kenzinger whose empire of low-value homes…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

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