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    • Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ...  creek to development spine

Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ... creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael Samschick’s recently announced big plans for Canal Street North, off…

    • The Divine Lorraine and beyond.
Eyes on the Street

Divine Lorraine could become Blumenfeld's (again)

Hidden City Daily reports that "developer Eric Blumenfeld appears to be close to acquiring the note on the Divine Lorraine hotel held by Amalgamated Bank, our sources say, and has…

    • Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

As part of its behind the news event series, PlanPhilly hosted a two-hour Delaware River cruise that celebrated a historic treasure currently docked on our Central Delaware riverfront and the former…

    • Got an idea to help improve the Parkway? Head out to one of the Parkway Action Plan public input meetings this week.
Eyes on the Street

July 30-August 3: Parkway community input | Behind PlanPhilly boat tour | DAG talks Museum of the American Revolution | Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Parkway Action Plan Community Meetings Monday, July 30, 6-8:30pm at Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church, 22nd and Mt. Vernon streets. Tuesday, July 31, 6-8:30pm at Storefront for Urban Innovation, 2816 West Girard…

    • The historic mansion at 40th and Pine in 1963. | phillyhistory.org, Department of Records
    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

The Friends of Race Street Pier monthly meeting

The Friends of Race Street Pier held their monthly meeting on July 10th at Morgan’s Pier.  A few members met on the pier at 5:30 in order to do some gardening! Thanks…

    • Swann Fountain in Logan Circle | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Following lobbyist money online | Five vulnerable industrial buildings | Who will build Casino #2? | Council's softball challenge | ZBA's new rules

Swann Fountain in Logan Circle | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupIt has just gotten a bit easier to follow lobbyist spending in Philly. NewsWorks reports that Casey…

    • Night Market is back - this time at 9th and Washington.
Eyes on the Street

June 25-29: Visitability and urban aging | Litter control and enforcement | Night Market | King Kong

Planning for Visitability and Urban Aging Tuesday, June 26, 8-10am. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, 642 North Broad Street. How can designers and developers create housing that is easy for people of…

News from The Friends of Race Street Pier

The Friends of Race Street Pier held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12th at the Race Street Pier. We had a good turnout and met a few new friends! Thanks to…

    • Looking in the Parkway, 1925 (Image no. 4745) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: 'Looking in the Parkway, 1925'

Last week, I shared two aerials of the Parkway from 1920 and 1921. This week, as we close out our time on the Parkway for the moment, we zoom out…

    • Try to stay cool today - it's going to be another hot and humid one.
Eyes on the Street

AVI and abatement | Franklintown booms | better community-based policing | Bridesburg remembers | urban foraging | culture coworking

Happy Tuesday, Streeters. We hope you had a swell if not sweltering Memorial Day. Today is going to be another hot one, and an excessive heat warning will be in…

    • Church of the Assumption

Fight over Church of the Assumption to pivot on powers of city departments

The battle over the future of a Spring Garden church building moved into the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas this morning, with the focus on the power of one city department…

Race Street Pier's trees are breaking out

The Race Street Pier trees are in full leaf. Last year - June to be exact - a few of the pier's 37 large, white swamp oaks had dropped their leaves…

    • Bart Blatstein already owns the Inquirer/Daily News Building at 400 North Broad, and now he's making a move for the papers themselves.
Eyes on the Street

Could Philly benefit from another casino?

With Developer Bart Blatstein’s announcement that he’d like to turn part of his North Broad Street holdings into a casino-hotel-entertainment complex, we’re going to be hearing a lot more about the…

    • Friends of Race Street Pier monthly meeting recap

Friends of Race Street Pier monthly meeting recap

On Tuesday, April 10th the Friends of Race Street Pier held their monthly meeting.  The meeting notes are attached. The group has started to plan activities for the July 6th and September…

    • Will the Inquirer building become part of a hotel-casino complex?
Eyes on the Street

Poll: A casino on Callowhill?

Since the license for a Foxwoods casino is officially dead, we've been wondering where a second casino might go in Philly, if at all. City Council President Darrell Clarke's pro-casino…

    • Strawbridge & Clothier

Historical Commission approves canopy on new Inquirer/Daily News headquarters, denies church adaptive reuse

Two cases consumed the bulk of Friday's Philadelphia Historical Commission meeting, while at the same time shining a spotlight on the issues raised when new uses are found for old structures…

    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • Tower Investments will start its conversion of the former state office building at North Broad into Tower Place.
Eyes on the Street

Dilworth House stands | Clarke wants another casino | Tower Place construction starts | Reading Viaduct as neighborhood park | 'Barnes Totem' install delayed

Dilworth House was spared a partial demolition by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania yesterday, reports PlanPhilly. The current owners, John and Mary Turchi, had gotten approval from the Historical Commission to remove…

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