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    • Lower North plan zoning recomendations, west of Broad

Lower North Plan recommends gentrification impact study, speedier transit, protection of single-family blocks

The image above, taken from the Lower North PCPC presentation, shows proposed changes west of Broad Street. See more maps and other images within the full presentation, included beneath this article.…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

    • Planner Laura Spina leads one of the small discussion groups

Lower North District Plan progresses, support for community pledged

Residents of Lower North Philadelphia have already told city planners the Lower North District-level Comprehensive Plan should support current homeowners. “We've heard what you said,” city planner and Lower North project…

    • lower north ridge ave focus

Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

    • Lower North Crowd

Lower North residents want safety, code enforcement and more community-oriented business

The beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, porch and lawn big enough for plenty of flowers made Robin Aluko fall in love with the Strawberry Mansion home she bought in 2008. Near her…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

The brand-new Civic Design Review Committee of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its first meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the merits of a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development for senior…

    • 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,…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
Eyes on the Street

Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

    • West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub on Lancaster Avenue.
    • The Barnes is open. | Barnes, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This year’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington’s streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through…

    • Kimmel Center's dome | Flickr user rohansebastianbach
    • Franklin Square's newly opened event pavilion. | PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Stanton and Sheppard spared from closure | public property ad balance | Philadelphia Media Network sale imminent | minority contracting failings | Franklin Square's new addition

The School Reform Commission voted to close eight schools, but spared Stanton and Sheppard, reports the Public School Notebook. Stanton and Sheppard both have improving educational performance and strong partnerships, but…

    • Will the Edwin M. Stanton School at 17th and Christian close? The SRC votes on the fate of nine schools tonight.
Eyes on the Street

Costs of Corbett's General Assistance cuts | Public School closure vote tonight | Philly decaf hub | AM traffic and trash | fake flowers and barbed wire

If Governor Corbett eliminates General Assistance (GA) payments thousands of recovering addicts (and other vulnerable populations) could be forced out onto the city’s streets. In today’s City Paper Daniel Denvir takes…

    • Pink hints of spring | 'Off the Beaten Path,' Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Backyards, Rand Street. Jamie Moffett photo

Kensington community activist hopes to become a one-man CDC

It sounds so simple: Raise money to buy vacant homes, enlist a small crew of volunteers to fix them up and sell them at reasonable prices to responsible long-term renters.Then,…

    • Will the new Barnes hang on to its spirit and eccentricity?
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