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    • 7th at Washington Square | Theresa Stigale

Tough road ahead for improvement district in Washington Square West

A small group involved in floating a Neighborhood Improvement District in Washington Square West held its first community-wide meeting Tuesday night to discuss the proposal. Around 100 people showed up, and…

    • Manayunk and Green Lane from Harry Olson trail

Contract awarded, construction on Manayunk Bridge Trail to start summer 2014

Lower Merion Township news release CONTACT: Thomas J. Walsh, Public Information Officer, (610) 645-6199 twalsh@lowermerion.org The much-anticipated contract to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail over the Manayunk Bridge was awarded this…

    • Schuylkill River as an
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DAGspace: Envisioning Schuylkill Banks and the Lower Schuylkill River

In a new DAGspace column, architect Sean O’Rourke challenges us to think about the Schuylkill River itself as we envision the redevelopment of this vital swath through the center of Philadelphia. …

    • Philadelphia Bike Share
    • During a March 2012 tour of the property, Ken Weinstein was outside the former Germantown Settlement Charter School's Creative & Performing Arts Center. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Weinstein discusses '$10 million investment in Germantown' at community meeting

In a newly restored and freshly painted former church building at 4811 Germantown Ave., developer Ken Weinstein invited nearby residents to comment Tuesday night on plans for the five buildings he…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

Well Preserved: 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards

From a fountain with seahorses to cherubs on a bus loop, Paul Cret’s Pachyderm house to Robert Smith’s St. Peter’s Church – the 27 people and projects that will be honored…

    • Big Smile | Michael Klusek
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June 4: Divine Lorraine work | Council not moving on PGW sale | Farewell Zack Stalberg | Life on Myrtlewood | L+I not L&I | Port Richmond Trail use

Happy Wednesday, Streeters. Here's what we're reading:  Naked Philly noticed work actually happening at the Divine Lorraine. Power washing is a start. Pinch us. City Council is certainly busy with…

    • Amy Carolla owns Balance Chestnut Hill. She opened her business in Aug. 2008 / Brad Larrison for Newsworks

Independent gyms in Northwest Philly adapt to competition from big-box fitness chains

As physical workouts become a regular part of our lives, gym chains have become a regular part of our neighborhood landscapes. Big-gym franchises are nearly as ubiquitous as fast-food restaurants —…

    • Richmond Street Closure, Photo by Blog King

PennDOT begins four-year I-95 construction project

A four-year, $211.7 million project designed to rebuild 1.5 miles of I-95 is set to begin Monday, June 9 and wrap up roughly four years from now in the summer of…

    • philadelphia zoning map

Remapping is what's happening: Committee approves a slate of zoning changes

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has been working for more than three years on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood remapping process that’s intended to update the city’s zoning maps to reflect the types of…

    • 3711 Melon Street, on its last day standing
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Dust to Dust: 3711 Melon Street's homegoing

This weekend Mantua bid farewell to a 142 year resident – 3711 Melon Street. This house was reduced to a heap of bricks, but not without a sometimes tearful, sometimes jubilant…

    • Lifelines

HUD names PennDesign/OLIN’S “Hunts Point | Lifelines” winner in Rebuild by Design competition

WASHINGTON, DC--The Hunts Point | Lifelines proposal has been selected as one of six competition winners for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild By Design Competition. The…

    • Mt. Airy-based developer Ken Weinstein is soliciting neighborhood opinions regarding the old Germantown Settlement site at 4811 Germantown Ave. (NewsWorks, file art)

Weinstein seeks 'common vision' with residents for Germantown Settlement-property development

Developer Ken Weinstein will meet with residents Tuesday night with hopes of creating a "common vision" around 4811 Germantown Ave., once the address for Germantown Settlement Charter School's campus. Weinstein owns…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Race Street Pier, May 2014
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June 3: PA and carbon emissions cap | Delaware River toll discounts | 22nd and Market memorial overkill | Bill Green on SRC's budget refusal | No scrap for Whitman

Good morning Streeters. Here's what's catching our attention: New EPA rules for reducing carbon emissions announced yesterday are geared at curbing climate change and improving public health. How will Pennsylvania meet…

    • 'Symbiosis' against the sky
Eyes on the Street

Metallic trees take root in Iroquois Park

Two silvery trees appeared in Iroquois Park-that wedge of green between Eakins Oval and the Philadelphian-last week. They are Symbiosis, the latest in the Parkway’s procession of outdoor artwork, freshly installed…

    • Italian Fountain
Eyes on the Street

June 2- 8: Preservation awards | Design Advocacy Group | 22nd and Market ceremony | Strawberry Fest | Schuylkill Shindig | Pride Day

From fundraisers to memorials, rainbows to strawberries, here's what's on tap this week:  Honor: Preservation Achievement Awards Wednesday, June 4, 5-8pm. Union League, 140 South Broad Street. Help the Preservation Alliance…

    • citizens planning institute
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Citizens Planning Institute leads RCO workshops this month

Want more say over how development happens in your neighborhood? The Citizens Planning Institute is holding two free workshops for Registered Community Organizations (RCO). RCOs are groups recognized by the city…

    • A Plain Ole Ben | Al BeFranke
    • DVRPC-led study will look at improved public transit on Roosevelt Boulevard

"Better Bus" considered for Roosevelt Boulevard

Roosevelt Boulevard could get the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit-type transportation system - a “Better Bus.” Midway through a Roosevelt Boulevard transit analysis, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC…

    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

License issued for Frankford Avenue methadone clinic in Holmesburg

The state has issued a license that will allow The Healing Way to open and operate a methadone clinic on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg, Councilman Bobby Henon's office said Friday afternoon. …

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