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    • Rendering of 1 Water Street. Varenhorst

Design committee has praise, questions for One Water Street proposal

Members of the Civic Design Review committee praised developer PMC Property Group on Tuesday for commissioning a 250-unit apartment complex on the Central Delaware waterfront that doesn’t violate any major principles…

    • Bull's Eye Darts and Computer Guy, May 2014
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Tacony celebrates 15 refreshed storefronts

Tacony Community Development Corporation has worked with commercial property owners renovate 15 storefronts in the last year – that’s more than any other corridor has accomplished in a single year period.…

    • IBEW Local 98 picketing / Bas Slabber for Newsworks

Weinstein rails against Local 98's 'desperate ... focus on Northwest Philly'

The recent focus on Philadelphia's building-trades unions has primarily focused on battles at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and surrounding other Center City projects. Confrontations have also spread in recent years to…

    • The Corner | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
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May 27-June 1: Civic Design Review | Gray Area cards | Wall Ball | Funeral for a Home | Roots Picnic | Philly Cycling Classic

Welcome to unofficial summer, Streeters. Devoted readers might notice that we're rolling our events picks into one post per week now - week and weekend inclusive. Here's what's ahead this week:…

    • Lower North plan zoning recomendations, west of Broad

Lower North Plan recommends gentrification impact study, speedier transit, protection of single-family blocks

The image above, taken from the Lower North PCPC presentation, shows proposed changes west of Broad Street. See more maps and other images within the full presentation, included beneath this article.…

    • Zig-Zag 14 | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
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May 27: Philly media auction | Tax-delinquency improvements | 35,000 potholes and counting | Philly Pumptrack | City growth

Good morning, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed a refreshing long weekend. We've got another warm day on tap, with rain later that will cool off the next few days. A…

    • Completed Art Museum, 1927 | #7626 Aero Service Corp | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring TX
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From Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art (1927)

As the Philadelphia Museum of Art edges toward its 90th birthday, starchitect Frank Gehry has designed an expansion of our most prized cultural landmark. Here's a view of how the museum…

    • Fireworks seen from Penn's Landing
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May 23-26: PHAIR at The Oval | Picnic at the Pier | Destination Frankford reception | Longwood Garden fireworks | City Hall to City Hall tour | Memorial Dei picnic

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Eyes on the Street! If you're staying in Philly, here are a few events to choose from.   SHOP: PHAIR Open Air Market Friday, May 23, 5pm…

    • The New Fairmount Park

Commentary: Polishing Philly's crown jewel

In a city with a thousand jewels, what's one more? That's how I often think we respond to the embarrassment of riches we've inherited in this remarkable town. One of these…

    • A rowhouse demolition. | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Group
    • SEPTA station

SEPTA approves operating and capital budgets, concourse maintenance, service plan

In a matter of minutes Thursday, the SEPTA board approved a $1.327 billion oprating budget and $571.77 million capital budget *, agreed to take over maintenance of the Center City transit…

    • The reconfigured and reconstructed west branch of Indian Creek, Photo courtesy of PWD
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City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into the sewer system as the city developed. Now, thanks to…

    • Passyunk Square by J. Fusco
    • Summer Winter Community Garden in its Powelton Village neighborhood

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour

Under the wrought-iron arch of one of its most established community gardens, the Neighborhood Gardens Trust Wednesday announced the preservation of two new ones, a city-wide summer garden party, and the…

    • Welcome Aboard this SEPTA edition of Multi-Modal with MOTU.

SEPTA presents corporate roadmap

SEPTA’s board will vote Thursday on the fiscal year 2015 operating and capital budgets. In April, SEPTA presented its fiscal year 2015 service plan, and in January, SEPTA released its “Catching…

    • Which SEPTA routes are busiest?

SEPTA recovers from $4 million-plus deficit

At one point this year, SEPTA had an operating deficit of $4.2 million. The authority has reduced that to a $1.3 million operating deficit, and Chief Financial Officer Rich Burnfield said…

    • Psychylustro's orange and white pops over Glenwood Green Acres
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Wild strokes and wildflowers color the Northeast Corridor through Philly

Glenwood Green Acres is a 30-year old community garden at North 18th and Glenwood Avenue, a 4-acre green oasis on the site of a former factory that burned down. The garden…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

Major market-rate housing proposal concerns residents of Point Breeze

The future of Philadelphia is being negotiated in Point Breeze. On Tuesday, tensions were reportedly high in the South Philadelphia neighborhood, where voters were deciding the outcomes of dozens of contested…

    • CHOP's new rendering, facing the river. Pelli Clarke Pelli architects.

Planning endorses zoning relief for CHOP's Schuylkill Ave. project

Approval came with provisos: CHOP must flesh out plans for future phases, work with the community on those plans, and seek rezoning of the site from industrial to mixed use. Planning…

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May 21: Election update | Love wins | City Hall falcons tagged | PICA oks PGW sale | Ad fight ahead | Philly is bananas

Good morning, Streeters. Bring the umbrella out today as we're looking at a stormy afternoon and evening. Though turnout seemed light, yesterday’s elections were important. Here are a few important results:…

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