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    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair and Washington Square West flirt with improvement districts

The last two attempts to create Neighborhood Improvement Districts in Philadelphia have crashed and burned, so two groups exploring the possibility of creating new improvement districts are moving slowly. “We don’t…

    • The Market8 team's model, lit up

Squilla, O'Brien, Taylor: Market8 best chance for revenue, economic growth

State Reps. Michael O'Brien and John Taylor and Philadelphia First District Councilman Mark Squilla said the state gaming board should grant the remaining Philadelphia license to Market8, which would build a…

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Casino applicants face questions on suitability this week

The five applicants for Philadelphia's remaining casino license each face hours of questions from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board members and staff during this week's suitability hearings. The hearings are set…

    • Morris brick

Look Up! Colonial house reborn as a boutique hotel

The Morris House Hotel has a modestly elegant presence, but a grand history.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo…

    • Philadelphia History Museum
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Philadelphia History Museum

Just around the corner from the heart of Independence National Historical Park is the Philadelphia History Museum - a marble Greek revival gem, tucked into a row of modernist buildings. Philadelphians may…

    • Milled 8th Street awaits resurfacing.
Eyes on the Street

Safer intersections through Center City paving project

A street resurfacing project underway in the southeastern part of Center City is set to bring more than smooth pavement to several roads. The project is also allowing the Streets Department…

    • 1200-1202 Chestnut Street
Eyes on the Street

Former Beneficial Bank HQ has new owner, reuse uncertain

At the southwest corner of 12th and Chestnut streets sits the dignified but vacant former Beneficial Savings Fund Society building, designed by Horace Trumbauer as the bank's headquarters in 1916. Beneficial…

    • 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,…

    • Nix windows
Eyes on the Street

Nix federal building in need of repair

Market East's historic Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse could get a needed facelift thanks to a $3.416 million request included in President Obama's 2014 budget. The Nix building,…

    • 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…

    • Seger Park Playground
Eyes on the Street

Seger Park's new playground

Back in November Eyes on the Street reported that construction on Seger Park’s new playground was cruising along. And after being closed for four months, Seger Park Playground reopened on January…

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Casino applicants pitch projects to PGCB

The six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license pitched their proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board for most of Tuesday. The hearings started at 9 am, but as of 8:15…

    • The Penn's Landing Marina. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Last ditch Assumption appeal | Seaport Museum plans overhaul | Fralinger fire | Indie bookstores faring well | Farewell Market West smut

The Penn's Landing Marina. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. Wasn't it strange to see Philly looking like London in all of that fog yesterday. Did you…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • Get a crash course in all things Frank Furness this weekend.
Eyes on the Street

Frank Furness: His City, His World symposium 11/30-12/2

Furness Fever has consumed Philadelphia this year, so it’s only fitting that Frank Furness is the focus of this year’s Roger W. Moss Symposium at The Athenæum of Philadelphia taking place…

    • Skyline | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Camac Street's oak block pavers were getting chewed up. (October 9, 2012)
Eyes on the Street

Camac Street's wooden blocks repaired

I have a particular fascination with Philadelphia's network of alleys and small streets, and I count the the wood-paved 200 block of Camac Street as a personal favorite. So I was…

    • Designs for Seger Park's future tot lot. | Friends of Seger Park Playground
Eyes on the Street

Seger Park's new playground is taking shape

Seger Park's playground, at 11th and Lombard streets, has been closed since September to make way for two new play areas. From the looks of things lately, work on the new…

    • The Atlantic Building, at Broad and Spruce streets, could soon feature 7 floors of retail space.
    • AIDS Walk/Run Philly is this Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

October 19-21: Philly Painting talk | Schuylkill River Park festival, bridge dedication | AIDS Walk Philly | Anna Lappé on sustainable food

Philly Painting: A conversation with Dre Urhan and Jane Golden Friday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm. University of the Arts, Terra Building, 211 S. Broad Street, Caplan Recital Hall, 16th Floor. Haas & Hahn's Philly…

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