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    • Rina Cutler

Rina Cutler departing Nutter administration for senior job at Amtrak

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Friday afternoon that his Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, will be leaving to take a senior position at Amtrak.  Cutler will become the Senior…

    • SEPTA's new Silverliner V cars helped boost on-time performance

SEPTA announces 2016 capital budget proposal

SEPTA quietly rebranded its capital infrastructure initiative a few months ago, replacing “Catching Up” to “Rebuilding for the Future.” The move reflected the agency’s newfound optimism following the passage of…

    • Rail Park UED

March 27: A new way to measure affordability | Singer off the ballot | Urban experiential satire

At the metro level at least, Philly's wages are outpacing housing prices, keeping the area's housing affordable to local wage earners. But it's not just houses that have to be…

    • Timberlake
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with architect James Timberlake, partner at KieranTimberlake

Architect James Timberlake makes no bones about the ways he hopes Philly can improve. He sat down with us for this Streerviews Q&A in KieranTimberlake’s new offices to talk about…

    • Rendering of Navy Yard from Delaware River

PIDC charts a course for BSL extension to Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is an island. Sunlight glistens off the waters along its eastern, southern and western shores. And to its north lies a sea of asphalt and steel, where I-95…

    • Groundbreaking for PCDC & Project Home development at 810 Arch St
Eyes on the Street

Addressing displacement: The business of community development

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation's John Chin and Sarah Yeung make the case for devleopment without displacement in this op-ed. Chinatown and neigborhoods like it, they argue, should welcome private development while…

    • Jim Kenney at Wash Cycle Laundry

How bicycle delivery keeps Wash Cycle Laundry's prices competitive

Philadelphia's bicycle-powered Wash Cycle Laundry service has been growing rapidly the past few years, expanding service locally as well as in Washington, DC and Austin, TX, and their combination of business…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

City Council approves 3-D billboards in Center City

Philadelphia City Council voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would allow two animated, digital, three-dimensional billboards to be placed at key corners in Center City. Under the legislation, which was…

    • 15th Street

March 26: 3D billboard oversight watered down | Chestnut Hill West as city transit | Negadelphia no more

The latest twist in the Urban Experiential Displays saga is that Planning Commission and Art Commission oversight over the signs have been watered down in the latest version of Councilman Mark…

    • 721 Chestnut Street / Ben Leech

The quest to designate Chestnut Street "commercial architecture"

Update: The Designation Committee recommended approval for all of PAGP's nominations, including the 700 block of Chestnut St parcels; the Carnegie Branch Libraries at 3948-50 Walnut St., 8711 Germantown Ave. and 601 W. Lehigh Ave. 365 Green Lane,…

    • Temple University area rentals

Clarke makes a new push to clean up neighborhoods around Temple

City Council President Darrell Clarke has been trying to clean up after Temple University students, and the landlords who rent to them, for years. His last effort, a proposed Neighborhood Improvement…

    • 709 Chestnut | Roseland

Group plans 32-story tower to replace parking lot at 7th and Chestnut

A development partnership involving Parkway Corporation, the parking-garage company run by Joseph and Robert Zuritsky, is planning to replace a surface parking lot at 7th and Chestnut streets with a 32-story…

    • BUILDPhilly

The BUILDPhilly Coalition Mayoral Forum, April 8

The BUILDPhilly Coalition Mayoral Forum Date: April 8, 2015 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am ULI Philadelphia has joined with 20 other nonprofit land use groups to create BUILD Philly (…

    • JFK Plaza / LOVE Park

Conceptual designs for a lush LOVE Park

Say farewell to the dyed geyser, clanky granite blocks, and foreboding edges. This year is the last for LOVE Park as we know it. Next summer, if a redesign project continues…

    • Martina White

March 25: GOP wins NE special election | Waterfront tax credit bill | A revolution in public safety

26-year-old Republican Martina White won the special election last night to fill Congressman Brendan Boyle's 170th district house seat, doubling Philly Republicans' reprentation in the General Assembly. 27 City Council candidates…

    • North Marshall Street, East Poplar

Blighted East Poplar block to be built out with 'workforce housing'

A drab block of North Marshall Street in East Poplar could be revitalized with “workforce housing” under a Redevelopment Authority agreement that’s heading to settlement. Under the plan, BMK Properties would…

    • Figure 1: Spatial distribution of threatened affordable units, Philadelphia

Is Philadelphia in danger of losing affordable housing in high quality neighborhoods?

In its recent ‘Equitable Development Policy Platform’, PACDC cites the ‘creation and preservation of quality, affordable home choices in every part of the city’ as one of its major…

    • Ridge Flats development 'one step' closer to reality

Ridge Flats development 'one step' closer to reality

Ridge Flats, the innovative and long-awaited residential development planned in East Falls, is apparently moving forward with a stronger financial foundation.  Grasso Holdings, which partnered with the developer Onion Flats, purchased…

    • JFK and Market

March 24: Williams first on TV | Abraham opposes JFK bike lane | Kenney ethics paper

Jake Blumgart highlights that Lynne Abraham doesn't support a protected bike lane for JFK Blvd because lots of seniors live over there. The JFK and Market protected lanes were piloted successfully…

    • Median bus lane

What does an equitable city street look like?

Bike safety advocacy has a problem. While a significant share of the growth in bicycle ridership in recent years has been coming from non-white, lower-income riders, the people elected officials most…

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