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    • PHA homes located on the 1500 block of N 6th Street, in the Ludlow section of Eastern North Philadelphia.

Will Philly's new fair housing plan advance without pressure from HUD?

In 2016 Philadelphia became one of the first major cities to implement Barack Obama’s groundbreaking fair housing regulation. After a sometimes-acrimonious public comment period, the city submitted its plan to…

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SEPTA bus and trolley ridership down, even before city transit strike

Like so many others, SEPTA had a rough 2016. Fiscal Year 2016, that is, which ended June 30th—before the Silverliner V crisis sidelined a third of its Regional Rail fleet and…

    • Little Pete's | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

January 9: Hunting Park scrap yard frustration | Knights Crossing in Camden | Vanishing Philly

Welcome to the working week, readers. We've got a cold start to the week and the city has a Code Blue in effect through Tuesday. If you see someone experiencing homelessness…

    • Silver Street outside Philadelphia Scrap Metal | Catalina Jaramillo, January 2016

Kensington neighbors living by scrap yards want a future without salvage next door

On Wednesday morning, Shawn Rowe and his wife were crossing East Silver Street in Kensington with their 3-year-old daughter and their newborn in a stroller. The block, near the intersection of…

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Reuse of the City Branch for transit or trails unlikely, but proposed development isn't to blame

When plans for a new mixed-use development at 15th and Hamilton streets in Spring Garden were posted online in advance of this month’s Civic Design Review, the project caused a stir…

    • 5th Street Tunnel
    • Free Library Percent for Art - dioramas by Colette Fu | Art Commission, Jan. 2017

Art Commission supports Don Quixote pedestrian plaza, library art, but not PPA lot billboard

The Art Commission’s meeting Wednesday began the year with a bang. The contentious proposal to deaccession stained glass bus shelters on Chestnut Street consumed much of the energy, but the rest…

    • Pennovation Center coworking zone, August 2016

January 5: $26m drop in cigarette tax revenue projected | Trolley crash | Coworking guide

The Controller’s office projects that Philly’s cigarette tax revenue will bring in $26 million less than anticipated this fiscal year, reports Anna Orso. “The figures could mean two things, both of…

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City withdraws proposal to scrap Chestnut Street's art bus shelters

In 1999 the City of Philadelphia commissioned artist Pablo Tauler to adapt 11 bus shelters on Chestnut Street in Center City with site-specific designs. Tauler transformed the drab little pods with…

    • Ally Jane and Erik ride on regional rail. | courtesy of the Johansons
Eyes on the Street

Car-free in Philly: Living well without a car, with a baby

In August 2015, Community Contributors Katy and Erik Johanson shared with us what their household gained by going car free. Now they're back with an update on what car-free living…

    • Grays Ferry Swing Bridge | (c) Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

Public feedback sought on on Schuylkill River Swing Bridge project

Joe Syrnick is entering the New Year swinging for the bridges. At a public feedback open house about the Grays Ferry Swing Bridge this Thursday, Schuylkill River Development Corporation’s President said…

    • Throngs of cyclists and pedestrians taking advantage of a carless Saturday on South Street during the inaugural Philly Free Streets (Bas Slabbers/For WHYY)

City officials optimistic that 2017 will bring smoother, safer streets

Conversations about how Philadelphians should share the city’s roads often feel like a traffic jam: Tense, angry, and going nowhere fast. Little old ladies turn into virulent vulgarians, and Earth-worshipping vegan…

    • Light masts on North Broad (Brad Larrison for NewsWorks)

January 4: North Poles redo | Residential solar challenges | 1900 Market's digital band

Who will upgrade and maintain the North Poles, the light masts stretching up thon North Broad Street for 2.5 miles? Curbed reports that an RFP offered by North Broad Renaissance…

    • Society Hill Playhouse demolition, September 2016

January 3: Peace Park + empowering design | 2016's lost buildings | Philly's ancient budget software

Happy New Year, dear readers. We begin 2017 so grateful to everyone who donated to support PlanPhilly last month. We raised more than $20,000 thanks to your generosity. North Philly Peace…

    • Lee Cultural Center | Emma Lee / WHYY
Eyes on the Street

2016 Rewind: Cheers and Jeers

Before 2016 is totally in the rearview mirror, it’s time to hand out darts and laurels, my annual list of cheers and jeers. Cheers go to all of you, dear readers.…

    • Eviction protest in Germantown (file) | Bas Slabbers for NewsWorks

New research reveals depth of Philadelphia’s eviction crisis

Like pretty much every other city in America, Philadelphia suffers an eviction problem.   Tara Jackson knows that all too well. Two years ago, this longtime resident of Germantown received an…

    • 2400 block of Oxford Street, demolition underway. February, 2016 | Emma Lee/WHYY

2016 Rewind: 15 stories we hope you didn't miss

This week we’re looking back at the year that was through our stories. In 2016 PlanPhilly published more than 700 pieces. (How many did you read? If you read…

    • Jan Gehl

2016 Rewind: Five people who shaped our thinking

This week we’re doing our morning roundups a little differently. We’re looking back at the year that was through our stories. In 2016 PlanPhilly published more than 700 pieces. (H…

    • Vacant property across Lindbergh Blvd from the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge where Korman wants to build 722-units of rental housing.

New path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban-renewal agreement

It’s been one year since the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) gave the Eastwick community and environmental advocates new hope. On a rainy afternoon, two days before Christmas of 2015, the Redevelopment…

    • Winter steel moving | Al Be Franke, EOTS Flickr Group

Philly Transit in 2016: No Mass Transformations (yet)

Ah, it’s the end of the year, that time to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year to come, and things are no different here at…

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