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    • Swann Fountain | Ashley Hahn
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July 22-26: Roxborough rezoning | Lower North District Plan | Tour Fairmount Park | Bartram's Mile feedback | The Tempest | Midnight in Paris

Here's what's on tap for the week ahead - lots of planning talk as well as outdoor fun: ZONE: Shaping the Future Central Roxborough Monday, July 22, 7:30pm. Leverington Presbyterian Church,…

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Central Northeast neighborhoods discuss demographics, employment

Nearly 80,000 people live in what the Philadelphia City Planning Commission calls the Central Northeast District, and who they are and what they do was the focus of a recent…

    • Rendering of WRT designed Wannamaker Plaza, 11th and Montgomery
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July 22: Building collapse documents released but few departments appear at hearings | Temple tower tops off | South Star Lofts rising | Library tango

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We're not supposed to melt this week, but it's still humid. Keep an umbrella handy as we're expecting isolated thunderstorms After initially resisting, the…

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Look Up! French financier built Greek Revival homes in red brick Society Hill

The buildings on Girard Row are exceptional rowhouse designs, with marble facades on the ground floor.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

    • We Are Mantua Transformation Plan

Designing a community improvement plan brings Mantua residents together

It took two years to complete the Mantua Transformation plan, but much less time for the planning effort to start changing that community. It began when non-profit Mt. Vernon Manor Inc.,…

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Shuttle buses replace Chestnut Hill West weekend service

Beginning this weekend and running through most of August, shuttle bus service will replace weekend trains between North Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill West stations on the Chestnut Hill West line.  On…

    • Second Bank
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Staycation: Second Bank Portrait Gallery

Next up in our set Summer Staycations is a jewel in the heart of Independence National Historical Park. Leave Independence Hall for the first-timers and tourists, and head down Chestnut to…

    • Announced in Orange
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July 19-21: Laurel Hill lunar stroll | The Oval's first weekend | Lancaster Ave Jazz Fest | Big Green Block debut | Parents who cycle meet-up | Barnes Foundation panel discussion | Architecture tours

Hey Streeters! Here's our weekly roundup of events to keep you busy all weekend long. Remember to stay hydrated.  EXPLORE Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours Friday, July 19th, 8pm-10pm,…

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    • Philadelphia trail priorities

New trail master plan ranks proposals by priority

Philadelphia has prioritized the 75 trails proposed within its city limits – a decision that could impact which projects receive state, federal or foundation grant money and city capital dollars. The…

    • The Oval: boardwalk, blanket, beach
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Hot fun at The Oval

On Wednesday, Eakins Oval debuted its new summer identity - “The Oval” - wearing a fresh paint pattern and outfitted with temporary features aimed at inviting people to linger…

    • Amtrak's construction outside 30th Street Station's west entrance will finish around Thanksgiving

Construction near 30th Street Station wrapping up this fall

If you’ve passed through the 30th Street Station area lately, you have likely seen construction fences around the station’s west entrance. While this Amtrak project is buzzing along, PennDOT is completing…

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July 18: PGW fined $500,000 | Lower North's vacant land future | Philadelphia School Partnerships awards $4.7 million | The Oval, officially open | Elfreth's Alley archaeology dig

Hello Streeters!  Temperatures could reach 97 today, but it looks like the region's power grid is beating that heat. Power companies say the grid is holding up wellPhiladelphia Gas…

    • Ridge Flats rendering

Residents of proposed apartments could see their energy usage in art

The 146-unit apartment building Onion Flats hopes to build on Ridge Avenue in East Falls crossed another hurdle this week, when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended that the Zoning Board…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • PHA auction, July 2013
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PHA auction brings in $2 million, bidders surprised by high prices

The Philadelphia Housing Authority sold 189 properties for just under $2.1 million at its third vacant property auction yesterday.  The auction, like two held in 2011, was intended to unload some…

    • In July, SEPTA identified 12 route alternatives for the proposed King of Prussia Rail Line, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

King of Prussia rail project will take one of 12 directions

SEPTA’s next big idea – the King of Prussia Rail Line – is moving forward. This week the Authority hosted a public scoping meeting to provide an update and solicit feedback. …

    • Family Shoes, Gilbert's
Eyes on the Street

July 17: Open data pipeline | changing Francisville | building collapse, blame and failures | Wissahickon bald eagles

Good morning, Streeters. We continue to ride this heat wave out, and if you need to cool off today may we suggest the “beach” at The Oval? This new pop-up…

How can I sell my home if 2 neighbors' houses are for sale? [Real NEastate]

NEast Philly is publishing on a limited basis this week for a summer vacation. This installment of Real NEastate was originally published in summer 2012. Q: My next-door neighbor’s house is…

    • Central Northeast plan

Central Northeast: Lots of immigrants, transportation needs

The neighborhoods of Central Northeast Philadelphia have a growing population and twice as many immigrants as the city average, planner Michael Thompson told the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday during a…

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