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    • Rev. Keith Goodman

February 16: Keith Harris eyes Mayoral run | Power Wards | Rust Belt conventions | Fed affordability report

The Reverend Keith Goodman may enter the race for Mayor, but there are questions about whether he'll be eligible for the ballot. The city charter requires candidates to have been…

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Logan Branch of Free Library gets green light for front facade improvements

A supplemented and revised application to constuct an ADA ramp and addition to the historically designated Logan Branch of the Free Library was reviewed and granted final approval by the Historical…

    • 1501-1505 Fairmount Ave. / Ben Leech

Historical Commission approves designation for art deco garage

The Historical Commission Friday agreed with the recommendation made by its Committee on Historic Designation that an art deco garage on Fairmount Avenue be designated historic. The 85-year-old structure, designed by…

    • Doug Oliver

Doug Oliver's competitiveness case for a stronger Philly nighttime economy

Kicking off his campaign last weekend, Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver asked a few rhetorical questions in his announcement speech pointed at what he views as some of Philadelphia's more persistent outdated…

    • South Philly cyclists

February 13: #DNCJAWN | Ride-hailing bill reintroduced | South Philly's low bike share station count

Winning the DNC is a big deal for Philly, especially since it looks like we secured it without committing to any major taxpayer giveaways. Cleveland is doling out $68 million…

    • BMiller-Streetviews
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with the Community Design Collaborative's Beth Miller

We continue our Streetviews video series with Beth Miller, director of the Community Design Collaborative, who shares her insights on the dual challenges of vacancy and poverty reduction, the power of…

    • 676 streetscape improvements including cap

Low bids on I-676 bridge rehab frees up funds for Chestnut St. bridge work

They say you need to spend money to make money. That’s no mere cliché when it comes to public infrastructure spending – Philadelphia’s economic machinery would grind to a halt if…

    • A lone van parks in a turning lane

Johnson introduces temporary zoning rules for Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue west of Broad Street is in its own world. Its 10 blocks form the northern border of Point Breeze and the southern border of the Graduate Hospital and South…

    • Camac Street, Washington Square West
Eyes on the Street

Next mayor must reboot preservation infrastructure

As part of our election season op-ed series focusing on ideas for the next administration, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's Ben Leech argues it's time for the city's historic preservation…

    • 223 Chestnut

February 12: Transit tax credit parity bill | Kenney on tax reform | Controller calls for more L&I inspectors

Washington, DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a bill that would restore the transit tax credit to parity with the $250 parking tax credit. Congress cut the transit tax benefit from $245 to…

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Eyes on the Street

Saucer Watch

As JFK Plaza/LOVE Park is redesigned by Hargreaves Associates this year, it is very much a live question as to whether or not the saucer-shaped building that serves as the Fairmount…

    • Indego unveiling

More Bike share details released as IBX unveiled as sponsor

In an eagerly anticipated rollout, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the official name and corporate sponsor of Philadelphia’s bike share program: Indego, brought to you by Independence Blue Cross. Flanked by…

    • George W. Childs Elementary School, vacated and locked tight since June 2010.

Apartments coming to shuttered school building in Point Breeze

A closed elementary school at 17th and Tasker streets in Point Breeze will be converted into an apartment complex and community space following approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment last…

    • Indego

February 11: Bike Share details released | Food trucks <3 Kenney | How to fix Philly's open data policy

Independence Blue Cross will be the largest sponsor of Philadelphia's bike share system. The system, which will have 60 stations by this spring, will be called Indego, and the bikes…

    • Update: Commonwealth Court upholds Dilworth House appeal

Commonwealth Court hears preservation arguments

On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania heard oral arguments in two cases involving protected historic buildings in Philadelphia: the mid-century Dilworth House on Washington Square and a maimed and vacant…

    • Helen Gym

February 10: Helen Gym on protecting pedestrians | Kenney preservation bill in limbo | Capping U City rail yards

One interesting thing to watch this spring will be whether any City Council candidates grab the baton and run with the Bicycle Coalition's Vision Zero message. At Helen Gym's At-Large Council…

    • With more than 100 Silverliner Vs on track, regional rail advocates can focus more attention on passenger experience

SEPTA races to comply with federal law that other transit authorities ignore

SEPTA is on pace to meet a federal mandate to implement a safety system known as Positive Train Control (PTC) by the end of this year.  If it does, it will…

    • Doug Oliver

February 9: Doug Oliver on Uber | Big returns on bike-friendly development | Street or parking lot

Former Nutter spokesman and PGW executive Doug Oliver officially entered the Mayoral race this weekend, with an overt appeal to young adults. "Why can't Uber X work in Philly?" he asked,…

    • Green Line Parklet

February 6: GO-TIME | Philly's parklet strategy | Expanding SEPTA |

Governor Tom Wolf renamed the state's Innovation office GO-TIME, which stands for Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization, and Efficiency. Wolf wants to use the office to promote open data and…

    • MRuben
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with NLNA's Matt Ruben

This week we’re kicking off Streetviews, a series of video Q&As featuring some of the city's bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit leaders talking shop about the city's biggest opportunities and toughest…

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