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    • Dranoff's SLS International, Broad and Spruce. Rendering courtesy KPF Associates

590-foot hotel/condo tower for Broad and Spruce clears last hurdle

With the recent Civic Design Review Committee (CDR) hearing complete, Carl Dranoff is clear to begin construction of SLS International Hotel and Residences - a 47-story, 590-foot tower with 125 condos…

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Major zoning changes proposed for University City High School and surrounding areas

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill Thursday that would allow Drexel University to build a new mixed-use development on a property at 38th Street and Powelton Avenue that currently houses the…

    • The 23rd and Venango Bus Loop will double as a gateway for the local community
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SEPTA's savings make 23rd & Venango makeover possible

Crafty financing and shrewd management allowed SEPTA to break ground on the reconstruction of the 23rd and Venango Bus Loop yesterday. The $1.4 million project is being done with federal funds…

    • Rainbow Love, North Broad Street | Theresa Stigale
    • At key intersections stop bars will be moved back 12 feet from crosswalks

Bike, pedestrian improvements connect Spring Garden Street, Schuylkill River Trail

Long overdue bicycle and pedestrian improvements will soon help people cross from Spring Garden and 25th streets to the Schuylkill River Trail - an early action step in plans for the…

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Council committees recommend industrial use for former Frankford Arsenal

Two City Council committees have recommended approval of a series of bills that would restructure the site of the shuttered Frankford Arsenal on the North Delaware waterfront for industrial use. Councilman…

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Cash-for-Gold, gone? For good, says Squilla's office

[STORY UPDATED May 16, 12:30pm] Not only is the gold-buying store across from SugarHouse closed, no such store can open there again. The city's department of Licenses & Inspections was expected…

Connectivity at the heart of “The New Fairmount Park”

The fact that Fairmount Park attracts seven million visitors each year shows that the park is doing something right. But why let the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s park system (and the…

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Planning Logan: Empowering Logan residents through neighborhood planning

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. For their final installment, here's part two of their two-part look…

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250 apartments planned for site near Ben Franklin Bridge

A group of waterfront advocates say the by-right proposal proves the Central Delaware Overlay and base zoning are not too restrictive PMC Property Group hopes to break ground on a 250-unit…

    • oil rail car | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
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May 14: FMC Tower groundbreaking | Jefferson nabs 9th/Chestnut lot | Paving over 23 Trolley track sections | Oil-by-rail up, safety standards shifting | Federal transportation bill

Happy Wednesday Streeters. Here's what we're reading this morning: Another piece of Cira Centre South will break ground today as Brandywine Realty celebrates the start of construction on the 49-story FMC…

    • psychylustro - warehouse | Steve Weinik for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
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19 groups get $780,000 in Knight Arts funding

Three rounds of Knight Arts Challenge grants have helped Philly cultural organizations create new programs and bring art to broader audiences. Now the Knight Foundation announced $780,000 in new funding to…

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Planning Logan: Improving a ‘Forgotten’ Neighborhood

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. For their final installment, here's part one of their two-part look…

    • A Look East | Al B Franke
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May 13: The New Fairmount Park | William Penn High futures | $300m port expansion | Jaywalking unticketed | Internet Essentials fails

Good morning Streeters. Here's what we're reading today: Tonight the Department of Parks and Recreation will release a plan for The New Fairmount Park at an event at Smith Playground. Inga…

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Olympia looks to local community and national support to keep her afloat

A new gangplank was installed last week to welcome visitors aboard the Cruiser Olympia, a practical upgrade but also a symbolic gesture for Philadelphia’s most historic and long-beleaguered warship.   The…

    • Shells | Jukie Bot, EOTS Flickr Grou
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Land Bank updates: Strategic planning and VPRC transparency

Philadelphia is inching toward realizing its Land Bank, signed into law by Mayor Nutter in January. The Philadelphia Land Bank is perhaps the city’s best hope for putting a significant number…

    • The City wants to see the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine redeveloped.

Zoning changes proposed for Center City, Brewerytown, Frankford, and Roxborough

City Council members have introduced a handful of bills in the last several weeks making changes to the city’s zoning maps. Some of the bills were introduced as part of the…

    • Gazebo, FDR Park | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
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May 12-16: ParkX | The New Fairmount Park launch | Night Market Old City | Bike to Work Day

This week promises chances for park inspiration, mobile chow, and biking with the Mayor.  TALK: ParkX: Inspiring People in the Parks Monday, May 12, 7:30-9:30pm. Yards Brewing Company, 901 North Delaware…

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

Guest opinion: CHOP's Schuylkill River plan should include creation of a neighborhood

Employer-assisted housing expert Dan Hoffman says including housing in the development and otherwise encouraging employees to become city residents would benefit CHOP, the city, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The current design…

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