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    • Park(ing) Day returns this Friday, September 21. 
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Park(ing) Day returns September 21

This Friday Park(ing) Day returns to Philadelphia, temporarily transforming metered parking spots into public spaces just for a day. Last year more than 30 temporary parks popped-up in city streets…

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Financial Perspectives: Not too early for year-end planning

Time is ticking by and all the focus is now on the presidential election. The problem is that Congress is not addressing one of the biggest areas of concern for the country,…

    • The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Commercial viability of Front St in Kensington | W Hotel moving forward | Team Vick Field for Hunting Park | Why we love Furness, now

The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects

Public path to river and other changes convince PCPC to approve plan for residential tower at Piers 34 and 35

A plan of development for a 209-unit residential development at Piers 34 and 35 was approved by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday, after the developer amended the plan with an…

    • Planning Commission supports zoning relief for 205 Race proposal

Planning Commission supports zoning relief for 205 Race proposal

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission lent its support Tuesday afternoon to the developer of a proposed 16-story apartment building at 2nd and Race streets, despite opposition from some community groups. The…

    • The Marina View project at 230 N. Columbus Blvd.

Planning Commission approves changes to Marina View plan of development

Developer Ensemble Real Estate has amended its original plan for Marina View Towers - a residential project at 230 N. Columbus Avenue, near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge – by adding more…

Final days to apply for Philadelphia's Citizens Planning Institute's fall session

With a growing number of Philadelphia residents taking a more active role in improving or shaping the future of their neighborhoods, The Citizens Planning Institute. (CPI) is becoming a popular way…

Planning Commission Launches Household Travel Survey

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has launched a year-long, region-wide travel survey to prepare for coming change in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Household Travel Survey (HTS) will collect…

    • PCPC's Registered Community Organization map

Some civic associations seek tighter regulation of Registered Community Organization map

Amid arguments over the new zoning code’s provision on Registered Community Organizations over the past few years, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission vowed to stay out of neighborhood power struggles by…

    • For nearly a year Reading Terminal Market has been under some form of construction.
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Reading Terminal Market renovation complete, vendor shifts continue

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Nick's Roast Beef

My roots are in the Northeast, and it's been my home in Philly for the last few years now. Nick's is just a couple blocks from that home, and it's one…

    • A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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September 17-21: Bike Coalition ride | Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll | Open Air opens

A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupBike Coalition Bike Safety/Bike Lane ride Wednesday, September 19, 5:15pm. Meet at Fitler Square Park, 23rd and…

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Fox Chase artist puts creative spin on bowling pins

In 2007, artist Michael "Smitty" Smith was striking out. His canvas artwork just wasn't selling at local car shows but he wasn't willing to give up on his artistic talents. "I…

    • The redesigned Walnut Street Bridge has wider sidewalks, better pedestrian lighting, and (soon) a buffered bike lane. Construction will be finished this week.

Live chat with Patrick Kerkstra at 1 p.m.

Patrick Kerkstra will chat today starting at 1 p.m. about Philadelphia properties that are exempt from real-estate taxes and the burden that causes as officials try to reform the city's tax…

    • The new Walnut Street Bridge design includes widened sidewalks and pedestrian-scale lighting

Walnut Street Bridge work to be completed this week

Construction on the Walnut Street Bridge is set to wrap up this week as crews complete work on the north-side pedestrian right-of-way, remove overhead structures and restripe the vehicle and bicycle…

    • The marker

New historical marker commemorates Frank Furness

Some 200 fans of Frank Furness, arguably the greatest of Philadelphia architects, clustered outside his home last Friday afternoon to witness the unveiling — amazing to think that one doesn't already…

    • Developer Waterfront Renaissance Associates has plans for a 1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex

Fiscal reform in Philadelphia faces a taxing problem

Powered by Tableau Jobs behind the push to cut taxes The competitive advantages of lower wage and business taxes are well documented. A half century ago, when Philadelphia’s economy was still…

    • Pennsylvania Sugar Co., 1926 (Image no. 6644) | Aero Service Corp. | Aeriel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at the original Sugar House at Delaware and Shackamaxon, and beyond…

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Report complaints on-the-go with Philly 311 app

The city’s official 311 app is here. Though the project was initially long-delayed, the city met its most recent deadline for a Labor Day launch. The free app, built by…

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