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    • Grays Ferry triangle park

January 9: Center City Target | Who's Parking on City Hall apron | Neighborhood Placemaker grants

Slowly but surely, the economic picture continued to brighten in December as the economy added 252,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%. As the job market improves, more younger…

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Q&A: Dennis Davin, Tom Wolf's pick for DCED, talks smart growth, transit-oriented development, and cities

Governor-elect Tom Wolf made his first two agency nominations this week, tapping Allegheny County's economic development director Dennis Davin for the top job at the Department of Community and Economic Development…

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Art Commission conceptually approves 2100 Hamilton

The last time PlanPhilly heard about a project proposed at 2100 Hamilton Street in the Logan Square neighborhood by Cross Properties and Barton Partners, the Philadelphia Art Commission, following the applicants'…

    • Frontier Airlines

January 8: New flights at PHL | Trujillo backs revenue shift | Sidewalk manners | No savesies

Frontier Airlines will begin offering daily flights to Chicago, Charlotte, and Atlanta from Philadelphia International Airport. They're offering $49 one-way flights until midnight on January 10th.  Seth Kaplan, the 29-year-old president…

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DRPA to sell off RiverLink Ferry

At its first meeting of 2015, the Delaware River Port Authority’s Finance Committee voted to recommend the sale of the RiverLink Ferry to a joint venture between the Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Checking in on the South District planning process

Last month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held the first in a series of community meetings to get input from residents on planning and zoning goals for the South District, which…

    • Trains to New Jersey

Comcast to provide free wifi at PATCO stations

Waiting for the next PATCO train is about to become a bit more tolerable for web addicts. At the Delaware River Port Authority Operations & Management Committee meeting this morning, PATCO…

    • A 96-unit apartment building is coming to this plot of land. (Matt Grady/for NewsWorks, file)

96-unit apartment building coming to Falls Ridge site

A proposal for a 96-unit residential building on a vacant parcel at the north end of the Falls Ridge tract in East Falls has been accepted by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. …

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January 7: 2nd District donation limits bumped | Slots revenue down | Decorate the Convention Center

Lots of #PHL2015 action yesterday: Ken Trujillo's campaign seized on some skeptical comments about ending the School Reform Commission from former D.A. Lynne Abraham in her interview with Citified, comparing her…

    • 2040 Market rendering

Philly metro's apartment vacancies tightened to just 3.1% in Q4

While there has been conjecture in some quarters of the local real estate blogosphere that perhaps all the new construction that's been happening means there is a housing bubble in Philadelphia,…

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Planning Commission kicks off River Wards district planning

The River Wards Plan is a 10-month process to focus attention on the neighborhoods of the River Wards, Philadelphia as part of the wider Philadelphia Comprehensive Plan. It includes public input, discussions with…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.

Mayor creates board to oversee building safety

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Tuesday that he has created a Building Safety Oversight Board to monitor implementation of the recommendations made by a Special Advisory Commission appointed in the wake…

    • East Market

January 6: 2015 campaign begins | East Market grocery store | Temple football stadium

Terry Gillen's exit from the Mayoral race was a reminder that there's nobody's really emerged as the obvious favorite for Center City progressives yet. Patrick Kerkstra thinks Ken Trujillo and Lynne…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.

Requiem for a new urbanist dream

When PennDOT announced that it was replacing seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway without taking the opportunity to also cap all four of the ventilation openings amongst them, a Greek…

    • Traffic Playground

January 5: Gillen out | MQS makes land bank deposit | Traffic playground | Citified

Former Redevelopment Authority head Terry Gillen ended her campaign for Mayor, due in part to a difficulty raising money.  Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez is setting an example for City Council, transferring…

    • River Walk | 4224 Baltimore | Broad and Washington | W Hotel
Eyes on the Street

2015 Predictions: You call it

If you believe Back to the Future II, 2015 is the future. So let’s use our hoverboards to zip through the mists of a new year to make a few predictions.…

    • Untitled, Jhonte Haskins, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

2014: Cheers and Jeers

As we put 2014 to bed, I offer this short list of cheers and jeers for the year that was: CHEERS Citizen-Driven Win of the Year: SEPTA 24/7 The most inspiring…

    • Manhole covers will be reset before resurfacing.

Streetsplaining: Why resurfacing means a dozen days of dimpled roads

To bicyclists, road repaving feels a lot like pledging a fraternity: it’s a real pain in the ass for a bit and then three or four years of smooth sailing. And…

    • Proposed development at 2010-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

The top five Philly planning politics fights of 2014

2010 WHARTON (AND THE WHOLE SLEW OF OCF REALTY DEVELOPMENTS IN POINT BREEZE) Let’s take the most obvious one first. The 2nd District City Council primary contest between the incumbent Councilman…

    • Francisville, September 2014 | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

Do wishes come true? 2014 review

December’s days dwindle, and I’m looking back at my 2014 wish list to see which of my hopes edged toward reality and what we’ll still be waiting on in the coming…

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