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    • An empty lot in Point Breeze. | Joann Rose
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Bring equitable development to Point Breeze

Alongside PlanPhilly’s panel discussion about the city’s vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about the effects of…

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Frankford Quicky Mart owners apply for liquor license

The main presentation at the June 7 Frankford Civic Association meeting was by David Orphanides on behalf of the Harry Patel, owner of the Quicky Mart at Frankford and Unity. A…

    • Fishing from the pier in Lardner's Point Park.
Eyes on the Street

Lovely Lardner's Point Park [slideshow]

Lardner’s Point Park, a new public space along the Delaware River just below the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, opened in May bringing a softer green edge to the waterfront. The park, advanced…

    • Evening: Roberto Clemente Park | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: Good2Go Insurance

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Good2Go Auto Insurance. Good2Go Insurance wants you to get the Philadelphia car insurance coverage you need to get on the road. Before you buy insurance…

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Real NEastate: Do I qualify for a short sale?

Q: My hours have been cut on my job and I can’t really afford such a high mortgage anymore. I think I need to sell my house in Bells Corner, but…

Scenic Philadelphia - aka SCRUB - loses ZBA appeal of permits allowing billboards condemned for I-95 to relocate

The Zoning Board of Adjustment decided Wednesday that three permits allowing Steen Outdoor to relocate billboards set to be torn down for the expansion of I-95 were correctly granted by the…

Planning Commission holds hearing on new regulations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to gather testimony on its proposed new regulations for implementing the zoning code. The hearing was requested by several members…

Bill that would allow city to transfer PRA-owned land to Philadelphia International Airport is held in committee

A bill that would allow the airport to acquire 79 acres of land in Eastwick, near the airport and John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, was held in council's public property committee Wednesday.…

    • Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

An amendment to prevent a lapse in the special zoning designed to protect the Central Delaware Riverfront from development contrary to the city's waterfront goals was added to a zoning code…

    • Planning Commission approves Plan of Development for Marina View apartments

Planning Commission approves Plan of Development for Marina View apartments

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission met for more than four hours Tuesday afternoon to review plans for new waterfront developments, weigh in on rezoning bills, and recommend conveyance of various properties…

    • Attorneys for the billboard industry testify

Bill that would geographically expand an ordinance allowing for relocation of billboards condemned for I-95 project heads to council

A bill that would expand the ordinance allowing billboards and other structures that have been condemned to make way for I-95 expansion to be replaced without going through the usual approval…

    • Public officials, private citizens discuss vacant land reform in second Behind PlanPhilly event

Public officials, private citizens discuss vacant land reform in second Behind PlanPhilly event

Philadelphians concerned about the City’s oversupply of unused, vacant, and tax-delinquent land gathered at the Center for Architecture Tuesday night to discuss legislative solutions.A panel—including Property Commissioner Bridget Collins-Greenwald, Councilwoman…

    • Abandoned houses in between occupied ones on a Hunting Park block similar to Ruth Torres' | via Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Fighting back blight in Hunting Park

Alongside PlanPhilly’s panel discussion about the city’s vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about the effects of…

    • Please Clean and Repair Me
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Why Philadelphia Needs a Land Bank Now

Alongside PlanPhilly’s panel discussion about the city’s vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about the effects of…

    • Cathy Browning and neice Mikaila say they'll fight to help keep St. Josephat's open. Photo/Erin Dungee

Parent receives letter detailing St. Josephat's closure plan [updated June 28]

Cathy Browning and neice Mikaila say they'll fight to help keep St. Josephat's open. Photo/Erin DungeeUpdated, June 28 -- "I received a letter in the mail today from St. Josaphat’s…

    • Tires
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Earthship calling

In advance of PlanPhilly’s panel discussion about the city’s vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about the effects…

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Financial Perspectives: Financial planning for the women who do it all

Last week I attended an exhibition of women owned businesses, sponsored by the Professional Women’s Business Network. There were more than 100 local businesses represented by 400 attendees. These ladies were from…

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

Updating a Grande Dame

If the just-renovated Latham feels more like an elite apartment building than a trendy hotel, that's because it started out that way when it was built a century ago. Grandly positioned…

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