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    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Planning Commission recommends remapping in Spring Garden, Northern Liberties

Earlier this year, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill that would create a new zoning overlay in the area bounded by Broad and 18th, Spring Garden and Callowhill streets. The…

    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Council bill: No more quick cash in Spring Garden

Last week, a bill was introduced into City Council which would create a new Neighborhood Commercial Area (/NCA) zoning overlay in Spring Garden for the purposes of banning new pawn shops,…

    • Whole Foods Project Rendering

New Whole Foods project to begin construction early next year

The Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a handful of variances on Wednesday for the new location of Whole Foods supermarket at 22nd St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Developer Neil Rodin’s plans…

    • integrity 4th st

Look Up! Integrity Trust buildings are tales of two eras

A bank company founded on solid immigrant success eventually failed in a period of economic despair. But its architectural legacy lives on.    “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages…

    • Rendering of The Oval, looking westward. | LRSLA studio
Eyes on the Street

Eakins Oval: More park, less parking

If the Parkway’s new mantra is “More park, less way” then the rallying cry for improving Eakins Oval might be “More park, less parking.” With its tall trees, beautiful fountains, and…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • 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,…

    • A current and potential future cross section of Spring Garden

Spring Garden proposal: Pockets of green gathering spots, art inspired by the street name

A plan to make walking or biking pn Spring Garden Street between Northern Liberties and the Central Delaware Waterfront a more pleasant experience - and by extension, to attract future development…

    • ocf cafe fairmount ave

Amid sound and fury, Historical Commission approves Feibush Cafe

A surprise — and quite dramatic — appearance by the City's Chief Integrity Officer, Joan Markman, capped the Historical Commission meeting on Friday morning. Ms. Markman was the last to testify…

    • 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…

    • Abraham Lincoln High plan for Viaduct

Hort Academy at Abraham Lincoln High wins Sustainability Award at Flower Show

Last October, PlanPhilly graduate intern Amanda Mazie wrote about VIADUCTgreene's grassroots efforts to get the public to imagine what it would be like to transform an abandoned rail viaduct's unplanned green…

    • Fairmount Consignment, 25th and Aspen
Eyes on the Street

Greater Art Museum Area businesses form new alliance

To address the growing business needs of Francisville, Spring Garden, Brewerytown and Fairmount while preserving the four neighborhoods’ unique identities, the Fairmount Area Business Association is growing and rebranding as the…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

    • assumption neighborhood

Little-known architect of threatened church to be focus of NYC symposium

Patrick Charles Keely designed more than 700 religious buildings, including Philadelphia’s Church of the Assumption.   While the battle to save the Church of the Assumption from the wrecking ball grows…

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    • St. Stephen's crenalated

Look Up! St. Stephen’s is a canvas of 19th century design

Three architects contributed distinctive styles to the landmark church on South 10th Street. “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus…

    • Fairmount Ave
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount Civic Association votes in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane

The Fairmount Civic Association voted by in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane at the group's meeting Thursday night.  The meeting was the first of three community meetings the Bicycle…

    • phptgatv8

Half-demolished church at 11th and Mt. Vernon awaiting zoning approvals

Nobody in Philadelphia is ever going to build anything like the old stone Church of the Nativity at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets again. It’s a combination of design and materials…

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Historical Commission says demo permit for Church of the Assumption is valid

The Historical Commission announced Friday morning that its members unanimously affirmed the validity of a permit to demolish the historic Church of the Assumption issued to the building’s owner last fall.…

    • colliers informally marketed church assumption 21 million

Colliers 'informally marketing' Church of the Assumption for $2.1 million

John Wei is willing to sell the embattled Church of the Assumption, a certified historic property at 12th and Spring Garden that he’s owned since July. The asking price? $2.1 million.…

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