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A little something for adults at Mayfair Memorial Playground

Volunteers hustled around all weekend at Mayfair Memorial Playground at Lincoln High School to install adult exercise equipment and put in a seven-foot fence, which is Phase II of the three-phase update for…

    • Uptown
    • Project map, Wheatsheaf Lane to Levick Street and Adams Avenue Connector. Courtesy of PennDOT

PennDOT shares plans, hears concerns for I-95 through Bridesburg

PennDOT's I-95 overhaul is advancing through the city and bringing unique changes and challenges to each of the neighborhoods it passes through. Last week, PennDOT held an informational meeting in the…

    • The BridgeView proposal from Columbus Blvd.

JKR proposes 75 townhomes for vacant lot at Columbus and Catharine

JKR Partners hopes to build 75 townhomes on what is now a vacant Columbus Boulevard lot bordered by Catharine Street and the I-95 Washington Avenue off-ramp. Each three-bedroom, three-bath home would…

    • Bridge Line, Photo by phillytrax
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DAGspace: PATCO at University City Station

In this DAGspace, Olney resident Stephen Perzan makes the case for extending the PATCO subway line to the west - all the way to SEPTA's University City Station. That would connect…

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Commonwealth Court to rule on Church of the Assumption

Last week, attorneys for the City and for Callowhill Neighborhood Association made arguments before a panel of Commonwealth Court judges in the ongoing battle over the Church of the Assumption, a…

    • Wide Open
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October 14-18: Second Modernism | Penn's Landing future | Preservation provocation | Philly Green exhibit | Philly Photo Day

This week dream of a new Penn's Landing, talk sustainable design and post-war architecture, hear potent challenges to the preservation movement, and take Philly's picture. BOOK TALK: A Second Modernism Monday,…

    • Route 15
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October 14: State transpo funding update | Inquirer infighting | Before Bookbinders | Weavers Way at 40 | School sales give council power | remembering Gussie Clark

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Don’t forget that today is Columbus Day and that means city offices are closed. It also means that trash and recycling collection will be one…

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Look Up! The Medici palace of Walnut Street

Outstanding features of the design by Day and Klauder have been preserved in its transition from finance to fitness center.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of…

    • Penns Landing master plan rendering

Future of Penn's Landing public meeting Tuesday

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and its hired design firm will share their preliminary concepts for re-doing Penn's Landing  - including the capping of a portion of I-95 and Delaware Avenue…

    • One Riverside street view

L&I: Above ground garage at One Riverside may be legally viewed as below grade

If a parking garage visibly sits at ground level, can it actually be underground parking? Sometimes, yes, the city says. And that answer has a group of waterfront advocates worried. The…

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Historical Commission denies Old City townhouses

Thanks to the postponement of a complicated application from developer Bart Blatstein that involves the individually-designated McIlhenny mansion, Friday's meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission was short and sweet. The biggest…

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Council increases parking fees, penalties

This week City Council floated a raft of parking related fee increases. The four resolutions, which passed unanimously, are the result of a six-month review of current parking fees and policies…

    •  Schuylkill River from South Street, December 31, 1927. | (Image #7123) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Schuylkill River from South Street, 1927

In honor of the Schuylkill bridges sporting new lighting here's a look back at these crossings from December 31,1927 looking north from above South Street with a view of the hard…

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Eyes on the Street

October 11-13: Fast Forward | Cobbs Creek 5k | Harvest Festivals | Passyunk Square Home Tour | Southeast by Southeast tour

This weekened might be rainy but there's plenty to do between DesignPhiladelphia events and lots of fall-themed fesetivals. Enjoy! ENVISION: Fast Forward Philly: What’s next for Philly? Friday, October 11, 6-8pm.…

    • 1128 Chestnut Street
    • Zoning notice for Dilworth Plaza

O'Neill seeks to clarify zoning variance standards

Councilman Brian O’Neill is hoping to clear up an area of zoning law that has only recently become unclear. On Thursday morning, the 10th-District Councilman introduced a bill stipulating that the…

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Issue-based groups will fight to retain RCO status

Oct. 14 UPDATE: The Central Delaware Advocacy Group has sent a letter to Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, Councilman Bobby Henon and all of the RCO bill's co-sponsers, urging changes that would…

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Eyes on the Street

Torresdale Avenue storefront improvements take off this fall

Along Tacony’s stretch of Torresdale Avenue layers of vinyl siding and stucco are being peeled back in favor of restored woodwork and brick. Fresh coats of paint, new shop signs, better…

    • South Broad Sidepath

City one step closer to South Broad Sidepath, Oregon Ave. to the Navy Yard

Thanks to a plan released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the city is one step closer to building the South Broad Sidepath -  a 1.1-mile bicycle and pedestrian…

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