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    • 1300 Fairmount | Cope Linder Architects

Board approves supermarket and apartments behind Divine Lorraine

Philadelphia’s zoning board voted last week to approve plans for a major development at 1300 Fairmount Avenue, behind the Divine Lorraine. The project, from RAL Development Services of New York, would…

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Divine Lorraine retrospective: Restoration anticipation

To contextualize how momentous today's Divine Lorraine groundbreaking is, consider that a search for Divine Lorraine stories on PlanPhilly turned up 103 results, totaling 11 pages of content. Some of these…

    • 1300 Fairmount | Cope Linder Architects

Zoning board to consider project at 1300 Fairmount

Earlier this year, City Council passed an ordinance changing the zoning for a large vacant property at 1300 Fairmount Ave., behind the Divine Lorraine Hotel, which is being resurrected on North…

    • May 12, 1954: Divine Lorraine, Broad and Fairmount | Parker and Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
    • UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

New grant completes financing for Divine Lorraine

Eric Blumenfeld now has all the money he needs to revive the Divine Lorraine, the iconic former hotel that has towered over North Broad Street for years, vacant since 1999, collecting…

    • 1300 Fairmount | Cope Linder Architects

New York builders plan grocery store and apartments in Divine Lorraine's backyard

Clues have been popping up for months that something big may be coming to the large, long-vacant, fenced-off lot at 13th and Fairmount, behind the old Divine Lorraine Hotel. This week,…

    • rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface church on Diamond Street
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface and Ruffin Nichols AME churches

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. In the course of one day I spotted two sets of rowhouses that replaced historic churches in Poplar and Norris Square.…

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Eyes on the Street

September 20: Greenway dreams come to life on Spring Garden

Like Brigadoon, a fleeting vision of the Spring Garden Street Greenway will appear along one block of Spring Garden for one day only. And while the pop-up greenway will last for…

    •  Larry Magid at Electric Company book signing / courtesy TemplePress

Local concert legend Larry Magid would oversee entertainment at proposed Provence casino

If Tower Entertainment gets Philadelphia's remaining casino license, the proposed Provence casino's entertainment offerings would be managed by Philadelphia music mogul Larry Magid. “He's going to oversee the nightlife productions of…

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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…

    • Reading Terminal and beyond. March 31, 1927 | (Image #7283) Aero Service Corp, courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in advance of the Rally for the Rail Park on Saturday.…

    • Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME  | Ashley Hahn
Eyes on the Street

Church demolition resumes at 11th and Mt. Vernon

For more than half a year the Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church, a robust stone edifice at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets, sat half wrecked waiting for zoning approvals…

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Eyes on the Street

West Poplar locksmith's faded sign gets repainted

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are sharing dispatches from East and West Poplar. They recently paid a visit to…

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Eyes on the Street

Poplar Library Branch Embraces Technology and Social Media

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly this summer, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are bringing us dispatches from East and West Poplar. This week they…

    • 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,…

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Updated: Developer plans 40-unit apartment complex for century-old body shop in West Poplar

Update: The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted zoning variances on Wednesday to Advanced Real Estate Concepts LP, a developer planning a 40-unit residential complex for a century-old building at 13th and…

    • 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…

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Half-demolished church at 11th and Mt. Vernon awaiting zoning approvals

Nobody in Philadelphia is ever going to build anything like the old stone Church of the Nativity at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets again. It’s a combination of design and materials…

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Historical Commission says demo permit for Church of the Assumption is valid

The Historical Commission announced Friday morning that its members unanimously affirmed the validity of a permit to demolish the historic Church of the Assumption issued to the building’s owner last fall.…

    • Boathouse View, FDR Park | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November 2-4: Mutt Strut, Dia de los Muertos, Literature & the City

6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut Saturday, November 3, check in at 9am, walk at 11am. FDR Park. Help the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society save lives by participating in the 6th…

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