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May 6: 20 closed schools for sale | SEPTA crime down | Kensington Community Food Co-Op store | Doors & windows | Reviving alleys | $6.4 billion PHL expansion

Good morning Streeters. Here's what we're reading today: The School District of Philadelphia will put 20 vacant schools on the market immediately, reports the Inquirer. The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation…

    • New Waterfront Corporation Design Review Committee will evaluate development proposals for the Central Delaware

Tune in to Radio Times to hear about Center City's redevelopment boom

Hour 1 ­   Guests: Alan Greenberger, Kevin Gillen and Jared Brey   Center City Philadelphia is seeing a redevelopment boom.  But instead of fancy condos, investors are churning out rental…

    • Schuylkill Banks, after the flood
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Volunteer: Help Schuylkill Banks clean up flood damage

During last week’s rains the Schuylkill River saw intense flooding, washing out flood-prone neighborhoods and submerging the Schuylkill River Trail and the new boardwalk under construction. When the waters receded, the…

    • Mt. Pleasant
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May 5-9: Weccacoe / Bethel Burial Ground | Civic Design Review | Rick Lowe | Boxer's Trail tour

Here's what you need to know about this week's happenings:  DISCUSS: Weccacoe Playground/ Mother Bethel Cemetery meeting Monday, May 5, 6:30pm. African American Museum, 701 Arch Street. Discuss the preservation and…

    • Divine Decay
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May 5: Development Roundup: $31.5m for Divine Lorraine | University City DIGSAU hotel | Westrum's new 31 Brewerytown | Recasting the Gallery | Brownfield tax incentives

Welcome to the working week, Streeters, happy Cinco de Mayo and enjoy Hoagie Day. Here’s a development roundup to start off your Monday: The Divine Lorraine enchanted NJ-based lender Billy…

    • Ongoing constrution of the 410 Society Hill podium
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Podium work nearly complete, framing starts in June for Toll project on long-vacant Society Hill site

Behind the fencing and banners across the street from Head House Square, Toll Brothers is finishing up the concrete podium on which the 55-unit 410 at Society Hill condos will sit.…

    • Lily in the City, Photo by Phillytrax
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May 2-4: Movies Under the Stars and Stripes | Mt. Airy Day | PlazaPalooza | Queen Village Home Tour | Spring plant sales | Headhouse Farmers' Market

Hello Streeters! Don't forget this weekend's main attraction: Jane's Walk - three days of free, volunteer-led walks helping us explore the city anew.  WATCH: Movies Under the Stars and Stripes Friday,…

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Old City resident wants more info on zoning notifications

Joe Schiavo is on a new mission. The Old City resident, who was active in his local civic association until its demise last year, and who serves on the board of…

    • Trash pile
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Streets wants feedback on winter performance, introduces text alerts

Did your block look like this for half of the winter? Was your street a sheet of ice or cleared regularly? How do you think the Streets Department did handling the incredibly…

    • Part of the pedestrian triangle between JFK Boulevard, 15th Street and Dilworth Plaza has been barricaded

Philly gets $525,000 for pedestrian safety efforts

Philly’s streets are about to get $525,000 safer. Philadelphia has been selected as one of just three cities across the country to receive $525,000 in federal funding for increased pedestrian safety…

    • 13th and Clover, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
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May 1: Rain recap | Home explosion, 3-alarm fire | Tax collection totals drop | Drexel health center expansion | App crowdsources bike data

Good morning Eyes on the Street! We hope you stayed safe during yesterday's downpour.  The rain may have let up but it will take some time for things to dry out.…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
    • Updated townhome design Mt. Sinai

Mt. Sinai zoning variance appeal dropped; no word on huge residential project's status

An appeal of the zoning variances granted to the developer hoping to turn Dickinson Square West's vacant Mt. Sinai Hospital into a large residential development is being withdrawn. The appeal document…

    • Looking Up: St. John the Baptist
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Structural concerns at St. John the Baptist in Manayunk

St. John the Baptist, Manayunk’s major Catholic Church, is a landmark in every sense of the word. But at 120 years old St. John’s is need of significant repair.  The church…

    • Julian Abele Park
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April 30: Philly's air quality | Park smoking ban | Demolition accident on Diamond St | Levy on 21st Century Center City | Giovanni's Room closing | Roberto Clemente Way

Good morning, Streeters. Here's what we're reading on this splash-in-the-puddles kind of morning: How clean is Philly’s air? According to a report from the American Lung Association Philly is the 11th…

    • Today the Stanton schoolyard doubles as a parking lot
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Greening Stanton eyes stormwater management funds

In times of crippling, low school budgets, some of the most available funding for schoolyards now comes from the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), thanks to its stormwater management grants. In South…

    • Mountain High | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
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April 29: $70m reno for 401 N. Broad | Cheesecake Factory demo | OpenDataPhilly overhaul | Parking meter hikes | Clarke talks PGW sale, affordable housing

Good morning Streeters. Dodge those raindrops today, because they're a sure thing tomorrow. Here's what we're reading this morning: 401 North Broad is headed for a $70 million renovation and is…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA capital budget highlights ... or, what a difference a year makes

The impact of the Pennsylvania state transportation funding package is becoming increasingly evident now that SEPTA has outlined its fiscal year 2015 and 12-year capital budgets. In FY 2015, SEPTA…

    • The Sidamo coffee shop in Washington's H Street Northeast neighborhood.

'Challenges and opportunities' of gentrification discussed at weekend forum in Germantown

To change or not to change: That isn't the question. How to manage the evolution occurring in Germantown in ways that benefit its longtime residents as well as newcomers, that is…

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