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    • 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…

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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…

    • usw bus shelter online
Eyes on the Street

Textizen take two: Planning Commission hosts second round of surveys

In the current round of Philadelphia 2035 district planning, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is using text-based surveys to overcome the digital divide and prioritize elements of the University/Southwest District…

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Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia2035: Game On

Who says city planning can't be fun and games? On Monday the Planning Commisison launched Philadelphia2035: The Game, introducing a new way to participate in the city’s district planning process. …

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing  the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas: The Innovation District. These 500 acres nearest University City…

    • Bartram's Farm One Year Mark
Eyes on the Street

Bartram's Farm hits one-year mark, brings food sovereignty to Southwest Philadelphia

In its first year alone, Bartram’s Farm has built a crop field, greenhouse, community garden and orchard, grown 6,500 pounds of produce and held 21 weekly farmers markets. But more importantly,…

    • Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning the future of the University City/Southwest District calls for a bit of a balancing act, said West Philadelphia planner and project manager Andrew Meloney at the first public input session…

    • UCD unveiled its initial plans for the 40th Street Trolley Portal, Photo courtesy of UCD

University City District will make 40th Street Trolley Portal pedestrian friendly

Riding the 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolleys west from Center City, riders leave the darkness of the underground tunnel and, as their eyes adjust to the natural light, meet an…

Eyes on the Street

University City / Southwest District Plan kickoff meeting tonight

The Planning Commission continues its march through district planning as part of Phialdelphia 2035, and will hold the first public meeting for the University City / Southwest District Plan tonight, November…

    • Parks & Recreation and PennPraxis led tours of the future

Parks & Recreation Department holds preview tour of "Bartram's Mile"

This past weekend bicycle and walking tour participants held back fences, skirted around concrete barriers and accessed places along the Schuylkill River that, previously, only the brave might have attempted to…

    • The west side of the building, which once received mail truck deliveries, now has terraces for the building’s employees.

Look Up! 30th Street Post Office will receive preservation award

The $252 million restoration of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Main Post Office will receive a Preservation Honor Award on Friday from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The building was designed in…

    • DRWC is seeking designers for the Spring Garden Connector street.
Eyes on the Street

Spring Garden Connector RFP | Sen. Casey visits Kenzo Renewal | Annunciation BVM School conversion | Woodland Ave. water main break | Point Breeze house collapse

Good morning, Streeters! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are feeling ready for some real fall weather. Today’s high? A crisp 55°. Today is Columbus Day, which means that government offices,…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

    • The Philadelphia History Museum fully, finally reopened this past weekend.
    • SEPTA's Route 34 trolley resumed regular service early this month

SEPTA completes Route 34 trolley project on time

Septa’s Route 34 trolley service is on track and on time. After derailing the Route 34 trolleys from the 40th Street Portal to the 61st Street Loop in order to overhaul 7,500 feet…

    • South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

With the flip of a giant ceremonial switch around on Monday night, the South Street Bridge’s light towers were finally illuminated. Their initial bright blue glow led into a 12-minute long audio/visual…

    • Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones on Chestnut Street

Historical Commission OKs demolition of Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday approved the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral''s hardship application, granting it permission to demolish two historically designated rowhouses on its campus at 38th and Chestnut streets in order to…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

    • Building is designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.

Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

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