Articles Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:24 -0400 en <![CDATA[Councilman Bill Greenlee still won't let Streets Dept. stripe bike lane planned for 22nd St.]]>

When we last checked in on the 22nd St. bike lane saga, Councilman Bill Greenlee was opposing a bike lane for 22nd Street that is in the city's adopted Pedestrian and…

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:24 -0400
<![CDATA[Speak Up: Help decide where Philly Bike Share stations should be]]> Wondering where the first round of Philly’s bike share stations might be? Look around and red dots mark the spots.

The city has identified 100 possible bike share stations, and as…

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:35:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Fire Sale: School buildings sell for $11 per square foot]]> Last night, the School Reform Commission approved the sale of 11 shuttered school buildings in Philadelphia, part of the School District’s ongoing effort to raise money by selling off unused real…

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[September 19: Schuylkill boardwalk opening | SRC sells 11 school buildings | TIGER grant for CHOP | Splitting L&I]]> Last August, City Council President Darrell Clarke projected that the 29 closed school district buildings were could fetch $200 million. Last night the SRC voted to sell 11 of those…

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:27:22 -0400
<![CDATA[City gets $2.5 million to plan Roosevelt Boulevard bus rapid transit]]> The Roosevelt Boulevard works well for no one. It is a 12-lane nightmare replete with crashes, gnarled with rush hour traffic and inadequate transit options in an era of growing ridership.…

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:37:50 -0400
<![CDATA[September 18: #PHL2015 announcements galore | City Hall apron upgrade | How to be a mom biker | R5 says goodbye to First Unitarian]]> Yesterday was a big day for 2015 campaign news. former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo announced his campaign yesterday morning, followed by a pre-campaign announcement from long-time former judge and DA Lynne…

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:52:07 -0400
<![CDATA[Ideas for the new LOVE Park]]> I spent much of Wednesday in LOVE Park while staffers from PennPraxis, Parks and Rec, and Fairmount Park Conservancy collected ideas for LOVE Park’s future redesign. My day started with my…

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:40:13 -0400
<![CDATA[Is "bikelash" on the decline in Philly because the bike-lashers are winning?]]> Streetfilms is out with a new video from last week's Project for Public Spaces conference in which I proclaim "bikelash" in Philly to be waning.

I think that's generally true, at…

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Ken Trujillo calls for new direction in 2015 Mayoral campaign kick-off]]> Over the din of mid-morning traffic on the sunny, windswept gateway to the Philadelphia School District building on North Broad Street, Ken Trujillo announced his candidacy for Philadelphia Mayor in front…

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:25:00 -0400
<![CDATA[New opinion filed in 40th and Pine preservation case]]> Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common Pleas has filed an opinion asking the Commonwealth Court to deny an appeal of her decision earlier this year that upheld rulings of…

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:27:23 -0400
<![CDATA[PHS Fall Festival grows at The Navy Yard]]> The PHS Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20, at The Navy Yard will offer new attractions, including shopping at the popular Franklin Flea and toasting the start of autumn in the beer…

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:17:40 -0400
<![CDATA[September 17: Philly rap landmarks | Ben Franklin Bridge trolleys | House GOP <3s Northeast Corridor | Divine Lorraine photos]]> Tanya Snyder says there are some good ideas in the House Republicans' transportation bill - namely letting Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service keep more of its own revenue to invest in service…

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Bill would expand building height and density limits in Center City]]> A bill introduced in June by City Councilman Mark Squilla caused some head-scratching among attendees at the City Planning Commission’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The bill as originally proposed would allow…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:04:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Philly bike share station locations revealed]]>

The Philly Bike Share website has released the city's proposed bike share locations this afternoon. As readers may recall, they've been soliciting location suggestions from the public for some time now,…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:36:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Restore Logan Square: a "Big D" leadership challenge for Philadelphia]]>

This article was co-published by PlanPhilly and urban form website this old city

A freeway that once hacked through downtown like a meat cleaver now holds 300 trees and a dog…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:25:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Zoning board rejects two Point Breeze housing proposals]]>

The Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a request for variances for the second phase of a housing development on the 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street in Point Breeze on Tuesday…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:01:00 -0400
<![CDATA[September 16: Ken Trujillo in for #PHL2015 | Philly's high transpo costs | Back to the future with Carl Dranoff]]> Former city solicitor Ken Trujillo is getting into the Philadelphia Mayoral race tomorrow. The choice of Bill Hyers as campaign manager is interesting, as Hyers ran NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio's 2013…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:53:50 -0400
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Gardens Trust names executive director]]> The rejuvenated Neighborhood Gardens Trust, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with a mission of preserving, protecting and increasing the number of gardens and open spaces across the city, announces…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:05:00 -0400
<![CDATA[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…

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:34:00 -0400
<![CDATA[151 apartments coming to South Philly's Brush Factory]]> Earlier this month, the Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a plan to convert an empty factory at 12th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia into a 151-unit apartment complex.


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:36:00 -0400