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Eyes on the Street

Unanswered NID/TIF questions for hotel project at 15th and Chestnut

Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NID) typically assess an additional fee for income-producing properties in particular areas to pay for special services. Does it make sense to use the revenue stream from NID…

    • 1722 Pine Street
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Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation

The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line with its neighbors and dates from the mid-19th century. Long…

    • Rittenhouse Square | Jim Saksa

On Rittenhouse Square: Perfect from then on

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

    • 1911 Walnut - Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Proposed Rittenhouse apartment tower design assumes a number of approvals

The sky’s the limit at 1911 Walnut Street, at least according to Southern Land Company. The development group presented preliminary plans for the vacant lot, which sits across the street from…

    • This horse stable turned garage on Rittenhouse Street is being converted to residential use.

Proposal to limit student housing in Rittenhouse amended

A proposal to ban housing for students in the neighborhood surrounding Rittenhouse Square was amended by a City Council committee on Wednesday so that it will now pertain to just the…

    • 19th + Chestnut | Cecil Baker + Partners

Pearl presents new plans for 32-story tower at Boyd Theatre site

Pearl Properties has revised its plans for redeveloping the site of the Boyd Theatre, which was demolished this year after a long preservation battle. The developers’ original design—which was panned in…

    • Dumpster alley

Are alleys the next frontier in Philly placemaking?

William West has a grading scale for the filthiness of Center City’s narrow, often dumpster-choked alleys. His taxonomy of crud: F - Functional. A place to stow cars or stash trash.…

    • Van Pelt Street, Photo courtesy of Phillytrax

Center City group sees overreaction in proposed ban on student housing in Rittenhouse

The Center City Residents Association has questions about legislation that would ban several types of student housing in the area surrounding Rittenhouse Square. The bill was introduced last week on behalf…

    • 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue supports ground floor retail and apartments above
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Growing Pains in Powelton

As Lower Lancaster Avenue is surrounded with bigger, denser development the corridor itself is poised to become a stronger more vibrant place. But one of the most intact blocks, which supports…

    • JanesWalk 2015
Eyes on the Street

May 1-3: Join us for Jane's Walk

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” - Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

Pearl Properties plans demolition for Boyd Theatre auditorium

Demolition notices posted at 19th and Chestnut streets are a sign of development to come: Pearl Properties is moving forward with its plans to build a residential tower at the corner…

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Eyes on the Street

Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
Eyes on the Street

Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

    • Conceptual design for 22nd/Market memorial park
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Aspirations for 22nd and Market memorial park design

On the morning of June 5, 2013 six people died when a wall being carelessly demolished collapsed onto the Salvation Army store next door, at the corner of 22nd and Market…

    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Anonymous donor offers to purchase Boyd Theatre

In a strange new plot twist in the saga of the Boyd Theatre, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to purchase the Boyd for $4.5 million, as Inga Saffron…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Hardship hearing for Boyd Theatre next week, consultants say reuse requires subsidy

Is there a financial hardship that prevents the reuse of the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia’s last movie palace? That's the question that will be before the Philadelphia Historical Commission at a hearing…

    • van pelt townhouse project

Historical Commission gives thumbs-up to Rittenhouse-Fitler project

The Philadelphia Historical Commission weighed in with decisions that registered on opposite ends of its decision making spectrum Friday. The 12 members in attendance granted unanimous final approval to a nine-townhouse…

    • Historical Commission Dec. 2013

Historical Commission breezes through final 2014 meeting

As an early Christmas present to everyone involved, the Philadelphia Historical Commission held an impressively brief (15 minutes!) December meeting on Friday. That's not to suggest that the two cases under…

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