Articles http://planphilly.com/articles Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:57:00 -0400 en <![CDATA[Mt. Airy residents begin talks on 10-year plan]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17396 Where do you see your neighborhood in 10 years?

That's what Mt. Airy residents discussed on Wednesday evening during the Mt. Airy 2025 Visioning Workshop, the first step in a project…

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:57:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Central Green gives Navy Yard creative commons]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17395

Over the last 10 years we’ve come to expect unabashedly contemporary commercial architecture, green urban design, and progressive adaptive reuse projects at the Navy Yard. Now the freshly finished Central Green,…

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:03:00 -0400
<![CDATA[A matter of opinion in Fishtown: St. Laurentius estimates]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17393 As the battle over the fate of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown moves into its next phase, a common paradox in preservation debates arises again: dueling estimates.
Professionals hired by the…
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:17:00 -0400
<![CDATA[June 30: PA House eyes ending sunset for red light cams | Mt. Airy 2025 kick-off | 9,000 sqft beer garden]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17394 A new AP-GFK poll shows that while a majority of Americans still prefer suburban living, about 44% are open to more urban living situations, and about four in ten want…

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:12:00 -0400
<![CDATA[June 29: Avenue of the apartments | Development with own dog park | Philly Stonehenge]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17389 Varalli's closing is another clue that Broad and Locust could be getting a big new mixed-use apartment building.

A proposal for 45 townhomes and a mixed-use buildings at 5th and…

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:16:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Spotted: A poolside pop-up in Francisville]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17391

Built-in wooden deck loungers and palm trees overlook clear blue water, and patio sets grace the lawn. These are not the view of amenities at a luxury building but at Francisville…

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:16:00 -0400
<![CDATA[This week: WHYY street politics forum, Liberty Block Party, Fourth of July fireworks]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17390 Each week the PlanPhilly staff curates our top picks of the week’s most informative, entertaining, and important events from our events pageSign up here to get our events email…

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:58 -0400
<![CDATA[Neighbors protest SEPTA building plans near Frankford Transit Center]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17367

As she started her comments before the SEPTA Board, Kimberly Washington, the executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation was calm, cool, even.

But with every word, her voice filled…

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:55:00 -0400
<![CDATA[SEPTA Board authorizes thirteen service changes, including split of Route 23 bus]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17366 The SEPTA Board adopted an annual service plan containing a baker’s dozen changes to its routes. SEPTA had considered sixteen proposals, culled from hundreds of public suggestions and staff recommendations, and…

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:29:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Parking Authority hears dueling remarks on wheelchair accessibility rule]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17365 Yesterday morning's Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting was a pretty staid affair, with a few updates on issues we've been tracking.

Earlier this year, the PPA proposed a rulemaking order (126-11)…

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[PHS Pop Ups host cabaret shows by Bearded Ladies]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17364 The PHS Pop Up Gardens, located at 15th and South Streets and 9th and Wharton Streets, will host a new cabaret created especially for the gardens by the Bearded Ladies theatrical troupe from July…

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:21:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Germantown plans for a summer without a neighborhood library]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17363 Members of the Germantown community and library staff  gathered in the meeting room of the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library on Wednesday to come up with a contingency plan for…

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[June 26: What's next for the Fair Housing Act | Valet parking app coming | Politics of Vision Zero]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17362 It does seem like localizing these pedestrian crash stats for different Council Districts and neighborhoods is finally starting to churn the political grist mill, since it effectively assigns responsibility to specific…

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:52:00 -0400
<![CDATA[June 25: Navy Yard readies Central Green | Streets under pressure | The genius of universal structures]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17361 Come to WHYY next Tuesday after work for a conversation about Philly streets issues, including Sarah Clark Stuart of the Bicycle Coalition, Greg Krykewycz of DVRPC, Thaddeus Robinson of SEPTA's Citizen…

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:29:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Bicycle Coalition joins PlanPhilly/Azavea in naming city's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians [map]]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17360 By all appearances, N. Fifth St. and Olney Ave. resembles many of the city's commercial corridors, with automobile and foot traffic meeting amid shops aplenty.

When either Cherelle Parker or Kevin…

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:26:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Speak Easy: Philadelphia Streets Under Pressure]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17359 Streets are shared spaces, but often they’re contested spaces too. Cyclists jockey with buses next to pedestrians tangoing with motorists. What should we do to make sure streets are safe for…

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:21:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Indego hits 100,000 ride mark faster than peer cities, will expand next spring]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17358 Like your cousin’s baby that’s already talking at 9 months, Philadelphia’s bike share system is advanced for its age, having hit the 100,000-ride mark just two months after its debut.  …

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:07:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Historic recognition won't save Roxborough house from demolition]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17357 Roxborough house that has had a demolition notice on the front door for more than a month was recommended for historic designation earlier this month.

The Philadelphia Historical Commission's…

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:15:00 -0400
<![CDATA[June 24: Your Philly storm photos | Jumpstarting Germantown | DRIVE Act | Parking entitlement politics]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17353 The Internet seemed to have an insatiable appetite for shots of Philly under that crazy Ghostbusters-looking sky last night, so we collected a lot of reader submissions on our Facebook page…

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:46:00 -0400
<![CDATA[New civic group looks to bring another voice to the table in East Falls]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=17355 There's a new kid on the civic group block in East Falls.

Earlier this month, residents launched East Falls Forward, a free-to-join organization with a simple, but ambitious goal: make…

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:31:00 -0400