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    • Rev. Jason Ferris and the Old Pine Street Church signboard
Eyes on the Street

Old Pine's curbside wisdom

It’s a holy week for Christians and Jews, and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church is broadcasting a message from its signboard on the 400 block of Pine Street. It’s not scripture…

    • Bricklayers in protest at Museum of the American Revolution
Eyes on the Street

Where a brick is more than a brick

The old Independence Visitor Center will soon be demolished to clear the southeast corner of 3rd and Chestnut to make way for the new Museum of the American Revolution. The prospect…

    • The Market8 team's model, lit up

Market8 to gaming board: We'd make the most money and transform Market Street

The Market8 team was first up on day two of the casino applicant suitability hearings before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Market8 team, which includes The Goldenberg Group and Mohegan…

    • Columbia Connector West of I-95, showing wolf and turkey

Waterfront agency, advocacy group review projects

Both the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation spent much of their first meetings of 2014 reviewing the status of on-going waterfront projects. DRWC is the quasi-city…

    • 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…

    • Market8 rendering

Market8 team: We've got the best spot, and the best means to stimulate growth and help the community

Key players in the proposed Market8 casino say their site, the ability to stimulate growth along the lagging East Market Street corridor, and a commitment to the community make Market8 the…

    • Katz Lawson, left, and Levine, right, inspected one of the finished corners

Streets Department wraps up Society Hill ADA ramps, ends headache

After years of work, negotiations and delays, the city has finished installing handicapped accessible curb ramps in Society Hill. The 488 ramps were installed, per federal requirement, on 327 corners and…

    • An image of the South Street Bridge concept

DRWC, Hargreaves Associates, give first look at Penn's Landing's future

In the future, Philadelphians and visitors could make their way from Old City, across I-95 and Columbus Boulevard and down to the Delaware River by passing through a series of “outdoor…

    • Penns Landing master plan rendering

Future of Penn's Landing public meeting Tuesday

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and its hired design firm will share their preliminary concepts for re-doing Penn's Landing  - including the capping of a portion of I-95 and Delaware Avenue…

    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

William Penn seeds $5 million more for waterfront access

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received a second $5 million gift from the William Penn Foundation, designated to pay for projects that increase public access to the Central Delaware Waterfront…

    • The USS Somerset

Ship honoring Flight 93 passengers to be commissioned at Penn's Landing

A ship commemorating the airline passengers who died in Somerset County, PA on Sept. 11, 2001, will be commissioned at Penn's Landing on March 1, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced.…

    • Rev. Martha Lang, Spector, and Rev. Mark Tyler

Neighbors and parishioners unite against Society Hill development

About sixty neighbors and parishioners came out Tuesday evening to protest a proposed new development on a parking lot that faces the Romanesque Revival Mother Bethel AME Church (1889) in Society…

    • the lineup
Eyes on the Street

August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in America festival on the Parkway, here are a few suggestions…

    • Milled 8th Street awaits resurfacing.
Eyes on the Street

Safer intersections through Center City paving project

A street resurfacing project underway in the southeastern part of Center City is set to bring more than smooth pavement to several roads. The project is also allowing the Streets Department…

    • girard row looking east

Look Up! French financier built Greek Revival homes in red brick Society Hill

The buildings on Girard Row are exceptional rowhouse designs, with marble facades on the ground floor.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

    • Second Bank
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Second Bank Portrait Gallery

Next up in our set Summer Staycations is a jewel in the heart of Independence National Historical Park. Leave Independence Hall for the first-timers and tourists, and head down Chestnut to…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Central, University/Southwest district plans adopted

Philadelphia now has long-range plans for future development within the Central and University/Southwest districts. The city planning commission adopted both comprehensive plans at its Tuesday (June 11) meeting. From now on,…

    • The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Some - including a SugarHouse consultant - say no to proposed casinos

Two representatives of South Philadelphia community groups urged the Pennsylvania State Gaming Control Board not to award a casino license to any of the three applicants who would build near the…

    • agreenberger

Deputy Mayor: Casinos haven't generated neighborhood development

Casinos have not stimulated economic development in their neighborhoods, said Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce Alan Greenberger. “Casinos are economic drivers in the sense that they…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Draft plan for Central District released

The draft comprehensive plan for Philadelphia's Central District calls for revitalizing civic spaces in Center City, encouraging more development along Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street in West Callowhill, and making…

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