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SEPTA may purchase bi-level coaches

Things are looking up for regional rail.  In an attempt to increase passenger capacity, SEPTA is in the early stages of considering bi-level coaches. With an upstairs and a downstairs, these…

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PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

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Planning Commission says no to medical office bans, yes to LOVE Park garage transfer

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose a bill that would amend the zoning code to prohibit all new medical and dental offices in the first Councilmanic…

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Complicated Boyd Theatre financial hardship hearing runs out of meeting minutes, will be continued

After hours of testimony from finance and construction experts explaining how they concluded that the hardship that would be incurred by the owners and operators of the Boyd Theatre in the…

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Eyes on the Street

When will construction start on Phase 1 of the Rail Park?

Creating a linear park out of the whole Reading Viaduct and City Branches may be a long way off, but last year hopes were high that Phase 1 of the project…

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Provence says amenities would attract a new market; gaming board questions parking provisions, transit projections

Day One, Round Two had The Provence team's proposal for Broad and Callowhill streets before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The team, called Tower Entertainment, is led by local developer Bart…

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Eyes on the Street

January 28: Energy reporting, high compliance | City energy consumption data | Temple's community-driven solar array | "Shored Up" wins at Sundance | Bainbridge Green makeover

Hi Streeters! This morning we bring you a sustainability themed roundup - a little green in the dead of winter. Last June, Philadelphia became the sixth city in the country to…

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Penn National makes its Hollywood pitch, faces questions on phasing, charity and market saturation

Penn National Gaming today told the state gaming board their proposed Hollywood Casino would siphon less of its revenue from existing regional casinos than the other four applicants pursuing the remaining…

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Market8 to gaming board: We'd make the most money and transform Market Street

The Market8 team was first up on day two of the casino applicant suitability hearings before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Market8 team, which includes The Goldenberg Group and Mohegan…

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Eyes on the Street

Student designs sought in three stormwater art contests

Ever wanted to add a bit of flair to manhole covers or stormdrains? Students, now's your chance.  The Water Department, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Schuylkill Action Network are hosting…

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PHS launches search for perfect “Green Room” host

Video auditions will find the “IT” spokesperson for Flower Show social media hub Have you always wanted to be the next Ryan Seacrest? Do you idolize Cat Deeley from So You…

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Eyes on the Street

January 27-31: Boyd Theatre Hearing | Casino Suitability Hearing | Revitalizing American Cities | Saving sites with economic development | Columbus Square update | Chinese New Year Midnight Parade

Still planning out your week? Here are some events you may want to pencil in.  PRESERVE: Boyd Theatre Hardship Hearing Tuesday, January 28, 9am. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. The Philadelphia…

    • Center City CSX Tracks, Photo by Blog King
Eyes on the Street

January 27: Chicago mayor wants crude oil fees | Paulsboro advised, babies should avoid tap water | Crude oil spills into Delaware River | I-95, Turnpike connection will start in June | Boulevard, Parkway history

Happy Monday, Eyes on the Street. Enjoy temperatures in the 30s this morning before another bitter blasts sweeps in after 2 p.m. Temperatures are expected to hit single digits by Tuesday…

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Casino applicants face questions on suitability this week

The five applicants for Philadelphia's remaining casino license each face hours of questions from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board members and staff during this week's suitability hearings. The hearings are set…

    • Secane Station will receive a $21 million overhaul beginning in 2015

SEPTA, state officials laud transportation funding, kick off improvements

SEPTA and state officials, including Governor Tom Corbett, came together at Secane Station to congratulate each other on successfully passing the recent state transportation funding legislation and to announce a $990,000…

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Eyes on the Street

January 24 - 26: LibHack 2014 | Orchid Extravaganza | Happy Trash Day | Penn Museum Chinese New Year | Chinatown Flower Market

Hey Streeters! Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further. Here are our top weekend picks.  HACK: LibHack 2014 Friday, January 24. 9:30am - 5pm. University of Pennsylvania Special…

    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

Making way for Comcast, Council to tweak zoning regulations

During its first meeting of 2014, City Council began making preparations for the tallest building in Philadelphia, the proposed 59-story, 1,121-foot Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, unveiled last week. Councilman Bill…

    • Ridge and Callowhill, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

January 24: Council back in session, passes RCO bill | Snow day for SEPTA employees | Blatstein bargains with community | Australian company builds Navy Yard HQ | Flu shot map

Good morning, Streeters!  City Council is back in session. At the top of the to-do list is legislation being pushed forward by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to require annual day-care…

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