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Lower Northwest meeting highlights waterfront improvements

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) held a public meeting on June 27 to generate ideas for new developments and improvements to the Lower Northwest district’s areas along the East Falls,…

    • East Terrace Aerial Rendering | (c) Gehry Partners, LLP
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Frank Gehry's "quiet intervention" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Renowned architect Frank Gehry was hired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 to develop a master plan for the museum, part of the seismic effect of his highly sculptural…

    • Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Rendering of 1 Water Street. Varenhorst

Waterfront apartment project completes design review

One Water Street, the first major private, by-right development to be proposed for the Central Delaware Waterfront since a new zoning overlay intended to implement the master plan was enacted last…

    • Finery, West Philly Style | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
    • Councilman Henon points to Fish & Boat parcel

With Dietz & Watson transaction, city looks to kickstart reindustrialization

Early last September, an 11-alarm fire destroyed a 300,000-square-foot meat-packing plant in Delanco, New Jersey, owned by Dietz & Watson, a 75-year-old company headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia. Firefighters fought the blaze…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
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Interface Studio to develop Land Bank Strategic Plan

Philly passed a new milestone on the long road to realizing its future Land Bank: On Friday the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation’s Board of directors voted to name Philadelphia-based Interface Studio…

    • The eastbound South Street Bridge bike lane as it is today

Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities here to stay?

In May, legislation worked its way through City Council to make the Mayor's Office of Sustainability a permanent City of Philadelphia office. That got us wondering what will happen to the…

    • patriotic grooves
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June 30-July 6: Civic Design Review | Making a Classic Modern | Green Infrastructure | DAG on 500 Walnut | Independence Day celebrations

Here’s what’s on our radar this week, leading up to and through the 4th of July (besides Hoagie Day). Yes, Welcome America. EVALUATE: July Civic Design Review meeting Tuesday, July…

    • Kurt Vile mural, April 2014 | David Swift, EOTS Flikr Group
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June 30: Council, lords of land use | Feibush v. Johnson: the blog | $23m unspent DRPA development funds | Penn National bows out | Violent crime drop | Kurt Vile mural buffed

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here's what we're reading this Monday morning: An Inquirer editorial today calls Council the “lords of land use” and suggests that councilmanic prerogative, campaign…

    • 'drone strike' - Regional Rail Tracks | AlBeFranke, EOTS Flickr group
    • Warner Brothers presentation

Architectural Committee rejects concept for Warner Brothers building

The Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission met on Tuesday, June 24 to discuss the concept for construction of an addition to one of Philly’s historically significant buildings.   Standing…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.
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$1.5 million in grants awarded for bike share and South Philly bikeway

Philly’s forthcoming bike share program and bike infrastructure improvements for South Philly were given a welcome boost thanks to grants approved by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) board this…

    • Kensington | David Swift, EOTS Flickr group
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June 26: Chump city | Clarke and Francisville's gap-toothed development | C- for PA infrastructure | 3 ArtPlace America grants | Fair bike share | Italian Market organic stand

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what we’re reading this morning: All us do-right Philadelphians are chumps. At least that’s how Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas thinks we seem in light of our…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Roadwork roundup: Summer transportation construction projects

Every once in a while PlanPhilly tracks down all of the entities leading transportation construction projects around the city. Since summer is an especially busy time for that work, we decided…

    • A stone wall constructed in the late 1920s is coming between neighbors on Penn Street and Midvale Avenue in East Falls. Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

Residents of two East Falls blocks face $450K bill for alley-wall repairs

A stone wall constructed in the late 1920s is coming between neighbors on Penn Street and Midvale Avenue in East Falls. The stone-masonry retaining wall that separates the rear alley of…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects
    • PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets

PennDOT pleased to meet with waterfront advocates, but says I-95 widening is largely dictated by safety, efficiency standards

Image above shows PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets. Concerned that the scheduled widening of I-95 through the Central Delaware Waterfront area could exacerbate the separation of city and…

    • Portal | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr group
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10 Pew funded cultural projects to watch

This year’s $9.3 million in new Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grants promise to bring Philly plenty of provocative creations. The 2014 grantees include 12 Fellowships ($60,000 each), 35 Project Grants…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
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