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    • The Royal
Eyes on the Street

Royal redevelopment plans advancing, facadism and density ahead

We may never know what the Royal Theater could become. Redevelopment proposals, floated around for more than a year, do not envision a reuse for the deteriorating landmark on South Street.…

    • New parklet at The Quick Fixx, 1511 South Street
Eyes on the Street

Parklet milestones on South Street West

Now that it’s spring we’re seeing Philly's parklets emerge from hibernation, replacing in-street parking spots with small public spaces. The Quick Fixx debuted its new parklet on the 1500 block of…

    • Bartram's Mile South | Andropogon

PCPC hears about Bartram's Mile

The Planning Commission Tuesday heard an information-only presentation on a key part of implementing Philadelphia2035,  a description of the first phase of the Bartam's Mile project, which will create new parks…

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

Bike lanes, angle parking, realignment coming to Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue today is hectic. It’s a major east-west corridor. It sees heavy traffic from delivery trucks that load and unload in the street or on the sidewalks. Cars park in…

    • SOSNA office
Eyes on the Street

Facing uncertainty SOSNA embarks on strategic planning process

Most folks come to the South of South Neighborhood Association’s office at 1901 Christian Street for a recycling bin, but the group is much more than blue bins. South of…

    • The Marian Anderson Residence Museum is just around the corner from Union Baptist Church, where she performed as a child
Eyes on the Street

Marian Anderson Historical Society opens its doors for MLK Day of Service

The Marian Anderson Historical Society opened the doors to famed contralto Marian Anderson's home yesterday. The open house and senior citizen luncheon honored the memories of Dr. Martin Luther King and…

    • Two freight cars derailed over the Schuylkill River, January 20, 2014 | NBC10
    • 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…

    • The Royal
Eyes on the Street

Royal Theater could be replaced by new mixed-use building

The Royal Theater will no longer exist if Universal Companies has its way. The Royal, now in its fourth decade of vacancy, was an iconic entertainment venue for black Philadelphia hosting…

    • Christine's Cabaret

Zoning board to decide fate of closed Southwest Philly go-go bar

Christine’s Cabaret, a go-go bar and steakhouse in Southwest Philly, was closed in March of 2012, shortly after owner Rob Laflar died of an apparent drug overdose the previous January while…

    • Boardwalk Construction on Schuylkill Banks

Study says Schuylkill Banks projects are an economic engine

The Schuylkill Banks trail and greenway is more than just a pretty place to get some exercise, according to a recent economic study. It will cost a total of $60 million…

    • The Royal
    • 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 Royal's masonry is in fragile condition due to mortar loss and extensive biogrowth.

Universal seeks OK to demolish most of Royal Theater

Universal Companies - the nonprofit titan founded by Kenny Gamble - has asked the Philadelphia Historical Commission for permission to demolish most of the famed Royal Theater on the 1500 block…

    • php83oeld

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan adopted by Planning Commission

A plan for the future industrial and recreational development of the Lower Schuylkill was adopted on Tuesday by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The goal of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan…

    • Northern Grays Ferry Avenue triangle
Eyes on the Street

SOSNA improves, celebrates Grays Ferry Ave triangles

For years the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) has been working to improve traffic flow and pedestrian experience around the three, concrete triangle islands on Grays Ferry Ave just below…

    • 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…

    • 816 S. 19th Street

In some cases, new assessments could bloat delinquent bills

The 800 block of South 19th Street flows through the heart of southwest Center City, the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood known, alternatively, as the Graduate Hospital area (G-Ho) and South of South.…

    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail. | Photo Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions. This…

    • The Atlantic Building, at Broad and Spruce streets, could soon feature 7 floors of retail space.
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