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    • The newly restored waterfall has increased water flow and is
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Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old Japanese garden and marked the completion of the historic landscape's…

    • Housing Authority scattered site auction, July 2013
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How to bid at next week’s Housing Authority auction

Next week the Philadelphia Housing Authority will auction off 196 vacant homes and lots with the help of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company. The auction, the third of…

    • Art Commission May 1, 2013

Art Commission approves Zoo project

In a short meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed just one application — and granted it unanimous final approval. The project, the creation of a new facade for the…

    • West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

By Ben GriffithsFor PlanPhilly  This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters program is simply…

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

    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

    • Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyLower Lancaster Avenue neighbors have been collaborating on “Make Your Mark,” a collaborative community-driven planning process since 2011. People’s Emergency Center recently released the draft revitalization…

    • A mural commemorates the 44th and Parkside Ballpark where the historic Philadelphia Stars once played.

Parkside: Local businesses help community start to make a comeback

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor ShowalterFor PlanPhilly  The future for West Parkside has…

    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.

Mariposa and Common Market work to meet fresh, local food demand

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers.…

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The Lost Centennial Project

The Lost Centennial Project by Gary Reed The Lost Centennial Project is an exploration of an area many people speed by everyday. Other than the Please Touch Museum and Mann Music…

    • Sakura pavilion rededication
Eyes on the Street

Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion Kicks off Cherry Blossom Season

Of the more than 200 buildings built in West Fairmount Park for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, only four remain, and two of those – originally built as “comfort stations” or bathrooms…

    • Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion kicks off Cherry Blossom season

Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion kicks off Cherry Blossom season

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly Today Eyes on the Street offers two looks at the Centennial District. First up: Christine Fisher went to the Japanese House and Garden’s new Sakura Pavilion,…

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March 30-April 1: Happy Birthday van Gogh, Sakura Pavilion Grand Opening, Philly Farm & Food Fest

Van Gogh Appreciation Day Friday, March 30, 11:30am. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Great Stair Hall, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. March 30 was Vincent van Gogh's birthday, and the Art Museum will…

    • Front Street | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group

Philadelphia Planning Commission adopts first two district-level portions of the comprehensive plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, which will guide future development, use of public facilities, development of green space and…

    • A rock salt dome is located on the Philadelphia Streets Department Facility's 2.5-acre lot.

West Parkside: District plan to revitalize Parkside Avenue

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is expected to…

    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892. | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly

Time running out to comment on first two Philadephia2035 district-level comprehensive plans

The public can still comment on drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, but time runs out March 1. The plans for Lower South -…

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Draft district plans for Lower South and West Park draft plans introduced

Center City: Philadelphia2035 Releases First Two Draft Plans from Philadelphia Neighborhoods on Vimeo. As PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates reported, the district plans for Lower South [pdf] and West Park…

    • District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

City planners Tuesday unveiled drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, outlining future goals for neighborhoods near Fairmount Park and in southernmost Philadelphia.“This is…

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