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Historical Commission Approves Walnut St. Theatre

A speedy Historical Commission today reviewed five cases, two of them without any appearances from the applicants.

Adaptations to two public spaces — a Wells Fargo ATM in an 1868 Society…

    • The tallest part of the complex would house retail stores and condos and the area with a green top is where the Fresh Market wou

Concerns raised over Bowman Properties' zoning tactic on 8200 Germantown Ave. plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAmong the issues emerging surrounding a Bowman Properties' plan for the former Magarity Ford dealership site is a fundamental question of process. As the proposal…

    • Kiosk keeps 'em coming to Chestnut Park

Kiosk keeps 'em coming to Chestnut Park

How nice to pass by Chestnut Street pocket park, which recently reopened after receiving some tweaks and upgrades, and notice that something called Bike Caffe has set up shop.The…

    • Sister Alice Hess of Archbishop Ryan assists archdiocesan eighth grader teachers with their algebra lessons. Photos courtesy of Archbishop Ryan High School.

Archbishop Ryan teacher educates students, peers

Sister Alice Hess of Archbishop Ryan assists archdiocesan eighth grader teachers with their algebra lessons. Photos courtesy of Archbishop Ryan High School. Summer is here and school is out.  The sights…

    • About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene.

Hearing for Bustleton charter school variance is continued

Bustleton resident Maureen Greene sent us the following update from Wednesday's Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing, at which Tacony Academy Charter School was was set to request a zoning variance to…

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New plans for 1520 Arrott Street

Related coverage 1520 Arrott St: Former nuisance Primo's Sports bar to face public scrutiny At Thursday's EPIC Stakeholders meeting in Frankford, the new owner of 1520 Arrott St. laid out…

    • A view of Frankford Transportation Center from Frankford Avenue at Bridge Street.

Man killed by SEPTA bus in Frankford

A view of Frankford Transportation Center from Frankford Avenue at Bridge Street. A SEPTA bus driver likely won't face charges for the early morning accident that left a pedestrian dead. Just…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has grown many of its leaves back

Stressed Race Street Pier trees have re-leafed

The Race Street Pier trees that had been losing their leaves are growing new ones.As PlanPhilly reported in early June, a few of the pier's 37 large, white swamp…

    • Central Delaware Master Plan priority sites

Full riverfront master plan soon to be released. Can the decades-long schedule be halved?

Two weeks from Monday, the full draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront will be published on the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation website. It will be ready for…

    • Garrett-Dunn House destroyed

Garrett-Dunn condo project in Mt. Airy to file for ZBA review

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyPlans for a residential development at the former site of the historic Garrett-Dunn House in Mt. Airy could move forward soon, the developer said this…

Meeting minutes from first Race Street Pier Peers get together

Race Street Pier Peers General Membership Meeting June 30, 2011I. Welcome, introductions, contextII. Ways Peers can helpIII. What do you think? Comments and Questions for DRWCIV. Programming…

Delaware Riverkeeper turns in 7,543 pages of comment on Delaware deepening proposal

Responding to a June 6, 2011 notice allowing for public comment on the proposed Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, the Delaware Riverkeeper delivered a substantialcomment totaling 7,543 pages and weighing…

    • A minivan sustained front-end damage in a crash with the Route 59 SEPTA bus. Photo by Simon Skymba.

Reader Photo: SEPTA accident at Tyson and Castor

A minivan sustained front-end damage in a crash with the Route 59 SEPTA bus. Photo by Simon Skymba. Reader Simon Skymba shared some photos with us from yesterday afternoons crash at…

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State Road construction expected to be done in 2011

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan announced Friday that the current relief sewer project along State Road is 80 percent complete and the Philadelphia Water Department expects the project…

Real NEastate: How can I find how much a home under contract sold for?

Q: Is there a way to find out how much a house sold for before it actually settles? My agent gave me comparables that are really low, and he wants me…

    • Zoning notice for Dilworth Plaza

Art Commission gives final nods to Dilworth Plaza, 9/11 Memorial

The Art Commission Wednesday awarded final approval to several more elements of the reworked Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, and gave an enthusiastic go-ahead to a fast track memorial dedicated to…

Philadelphia Vendy Awards finalists

The Vendy Awards will be held on July 9th (3:00pm to 7:00pm) at Piazza at Schmidts and will benefit The Food Trust, a nonprofit that strives to make healthy food…

Community Greening Awards calling for entries

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will honor community greening champions across the state and beyond this fall. The Community Greening Award, a collaboration of PHS and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, recognizes individuals, garden…

    • About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene.

Bustleton residents to protest church's zoning variance for school

About a dozen protesters gathered Sunday outside St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church Sunday to oppose a zoning variance. Photo by Maureen Greene. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church at 608…

Financial Perspectives: the wisdom of Ben Franklin

In doing some research I came across a series of quotes from Ben Franklin and thought it very timely – given the Fourth of July holiday. Arguably one of the greatest Americans…

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