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    • Proposed AAA auto entity

L&I intends to revoke permit for AAA garage in Pennsport

Philadelphia's Department of Licenses & Inspections intends to revoke the the over-the-counter zoning and building permits it issued allowing AAA to open a car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd.…

    • Lighting and art concept for underpass portion of the Spring Garden Connector project

Design unveiled for Spring Garden Connector

The well-used, but poorly lit space beneath the Spring Garden Street overpass – site of both a busy Market-Frankford El stop and bus stop – would become bright, colorful and floral…

    • March Sheriff Sales
Eyes on the Street

March sheriff sale properties [map]

As PlanPhilly reported late last year, the Nutter administration has mobilized to put more tax delinquent properties to sheriff sale to collect on a variety of taxes owed to the city.…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Eyes on the Street

February 28 - March 2: Flower Show opens | Parks Alliance center city tour | Bartram's seed workshop | Greensgrow spring opening | Free Barnes Foundation admission

Happy Friday, Eyes on the Street! Sick of dealing with and hearing about the cold weather and snow? We've got a few ways you can prep for spring and lift your…

    • Lower Schuylkill, Photo by Eyes on the Street
Eyes on the Street

February 28: SEPTA delays new payment system | Penn shares new master plan | Boyd Theater hardship update | Three $30,000 environmental grants | LGBT, low-income senior housing unveiled | Mapping crime, walks to school

Good morning, Eyes on the Street! We hope you're staying warm despite the severe temperature drop we experienced last night. Be glad you're not a stink bug. SEPTA pushed back…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • penn street trail

Region's trails get $250,000 boost from William Penn Foundation

Last fall, regional trail advocates said that the region’s trail funding future was unclear. Now those interested parties are getting a bit more clarity. Today, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning…

    • #TreePhilly:
Eyes on the Street

TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for another month. Philly trees are also thinking spring, spreading "arborly…

    • Rail yards from Drexel Park
    • The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller | photo by Ed Dittenhoefer, Ithaca Times (2012)
Eyes on the Street

April 4: FringeArts presents 'The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller'

If the futures of the past, experimental design, and indie rock legends excite you, then we’ve got an evening for you. For First Friday April 4 FringeArts will present The Love…

    • Interior, North Portal, City Hall | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

Rezoning for Comcast approved by Council committee

Less than six weeks after Comcast announced it would build a second tower in Center City, in what the company is calling the largest private investment in the history of Pennsylvania…

    • Fenced off East Park Canoe House
Eyes on the Street

East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced yesterday that the historic East Park Canoe House will undergo…

    • Winter
Eyes on the Street

February 25: Tower planned for behind Lit Bros. | Philly's middle class decline | Luxe residential for Broad and Chestnut | Lovett Library overhaul | Tastykakes at 100

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing on this frosty morning: Today the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee will evaluate designs for a slender, plain 35-story tower for 7th and Filbert that…

    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Council bill: No more quick cash in Spring Garden

Last week, a bill was introduced into City Council which would create a new Neighborhood Commercial Area (/NCA) zoning overlay in Spring Garden for the purposes of banning new pawn shops,…

    • pa gaming board

Casino applicants take one last shot at persuading the gaming board to pick them

Four of five applicants for Philadelphia's remaining casino license Wednesday took one last shot at convincing the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to pick them. Intervening party SugarHouse urged the board to…

    • Route 47 in snow, February 13, 2014

Winter takes $2.2 million toll on SEPTA's operating budget

Things were going well for SEPTA as it headed into this winter. As of December 31, SEPTA had a small operating budget surplus of about $200,000. Then Jan. 3 came and…

    • Schuylkill Expressway
Eyes on the Street

PA transportation spending and data score card

In Philly complete streets are a priority and we’re seeing more precious street space given over to projects that make the city more hospitable for people on foot, on bike, and…

    • Parkway London Plane Trees
Eyes on the Street

February 24-28: Urban greening history | Landscape lessons for better cities | Triple bottom line business workshop | Streetfilms, sneckdowns, and the pedestrian

This is a week to learn about ways to improve the city's public environment - through greening, landscape design, and pedestrian infrastructure - and sustainable business development. REFLECT: Green Space in…

    • Sunrise Over Mt Airy
Eyes on the Street

February 24: Ogontz rowhouse collapse | Mormon project brings good urbanism, tacky design | Pedestrian crash hot spots | Slower oil freight speeds | PhillyRising in SW Germantown | Bill Green as SRC chair

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Hope you took advantage of the beautiful warm weekend. Here’s what we’re reading this Monday morning: A vacant rowhouse collapsed in Ogontz last night,…

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