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    • Lower North plan zoning recomendations, west of Broad

Lower North Plan recommends gentrification impact study, speedier transit, protection of single-family blocks

The image above, taken from the Lower North PCPC presentation, shows proposed changes west of Broad Street. See more maps and other images within the full presentation, included beneath this article.…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

    • Lower North Land Use

Lower North District draft plan to be revealed

The final large, public meeting on the the Lower North District Plan – which will serve as the city's guide to future development in North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde…

    • Gretz Brewery complex at Germantown and Oxford | December 11, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Selective demolition at South Kensington's Gretz Brewery

The historic but fragile Gretz Brewery complex has stood at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Oxford Street since the 1880s, but now its corner stands no more. Gretz, a storied…

    • Planner Laura Spina leads one of the small discussion groups

Lower North District Plan progresses, support for community pledged

Residents of Lower North Philadelphia have already told city planners the Lower North District-level Comprehensive Plan should support current homeowners. “We've heard what you said,” city planner and Lower North project…

    • Adolfina Villanueva Townhouses, on North Franklin Street between West Somerset and Cambria streets.
Eyes on the Street

Affordable housing rehabs in Fairhill and South Kensington improve 77 units for low-income families

As afforable housing developments age, managing and preserving them, both physically and financially, while neighborhoods change and energy costs rise is becoming a key concern for community developers. Here’s a look…

    • lower north ridge ave focus

Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

    • blackstone development south kensington

191-unit complex in South Kensington goes through design review

Blackstone Development’s plan for a 191-unit, mixed-use project on an industrial parcel at Germantown Ave. and Thompson Street in South Kensington was subject to Civic Design Review Tuesday afternoon, and the…

    • Lower North Crowd

Lower North residents want safety, code enforcement and more community-oriented business

The beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, porch and lawn big enough for plenty of flowers made Robin Aluko fall in love with the Strawberry Mansion home she bought in 2008. Near her…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • Site Perspective of proposed Soko Development

Planning Commission approves rezoning for Soko Lofts, six other sites

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of a bill on Tuesday that would rezone a thin strip of land on American Street between Master and Thompson from industrial to commercial…

    • Edgewater II

Design review committee recommends Edgewater II and, with questions, Soko Lofts

The Civic Design Review Committee, an offshoot of the Planning Commission which meets monthly to consider the impacts of large development projects on the public realm, unanimously recommended approval Tuesday afternoon…

    • Equal Dollars staff explained the program to the community at 2nd and Thompson streets Saturday afternoon.
Eyes on the Street

Keepin' It Local: Alternative currency circulates in Kensington

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Sara Khan and Diana Cooper checked in on South Kensington's Keepin' It Local Day  to see how volunteers rewarded with Equal Dollars…

    • 1800n4th stoop
Eyes on the Street

South Kensington Block Deals with Rodents, Vacancy and Broken Sidewalks

Residents of the 1800 block of North 4th Street, between Berks and North Cadwallader streets, talked about the quality of life on their block with Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan, as…

    • quince inside
Eyes on the Street

Equal Dollars Rewards South Kensington Residents

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan share this story on the expansion of Equal Dollars Community Currency to South Kensington as part of …

    • Soko Lofts: American Street public plaza

320 apartments proposed for former S. Kensington Scrap Yard

On Thursday, April 11, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill rezoning a small portion of the vacant lot between 2nd, Master, Thompson, and American streets from I-2 to CMX-3 to…

    • Once Wed Again, Jennifer Waszak’s boutique, is located right next to Kiddie Kouture on Girard Avenue.
Eyes on the Street

New Shops Provide Commercial Progress On Girard Avenue

 As part of her reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly Alyssa Saylor checked in with a few new businesses along West Girard Avenue that are hoping to see a revived retail environment…

    • stmichaelsbusiness
Eyes on the Street

South Kensington Church Plans to Sell Building

 As part of her reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly Sara Khan checked in on the vacant St. Michael's Business School at 2nd and Jefferson, a property the Philadelphia Archdiocese is anticipated to…

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Eyes on the Street

Blurring the lines of South Kensington

What's in a neighborhood name? As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan set out to explore the various names for South Kensington (Or is…

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