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    • Reading Viaduct, Photo by Bruhinb
Eyes on the Street

April 7: No strike, union negotiations continue | 20K volunteered Saturday | Philadelinquency's new delinquent tax totals | 37 displaced by fire | SEPTA bus crash | Reading Viaduct forges ahead

Welcome back to the work week, Eyes on the Street. Here's what's buzzing this Monday.  Transportation Workers Union Local 234 did not strike today, after their contract expired Sunday night. Philadelphia…

    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

Councilman Henon will pay for appeal against Holmesburg methadone clinic

Councilman Bobby Henon announced that he will personally finance the “initial phase” of a legal appeal of a Commonwealth Court decision that would allow a methadone clinic operated by The Healing…

    • At the Penn Dental Research Greenhouse genetically modified plants are growing potentially groundbreaking medicines
Eyes on the Street

TEDx South Bank photo tour

In conjunction with the TEDxPhiladelphia conference last week, PlanPhilly and Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services teamed up to lead a TEDx field trip to Penn's South Bank campus to see…

    • Cherry Blossoms, Photo by David Swift Photography
Eyes on the Street

April 4-6: Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller | TreePhilly Giveaway | Fairmount Arts Crawl | Cherry Blossom Festival

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street! In addition to these early April events, don't forget that Philly Tech Week is underway with more than 140 events, and the 7th annual Philly…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

DRPA sets sights on toll, painting, tunnel and paving projects

Track work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge isn't the only thing keeping the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) busy. While the authority is in the midst of replacing the 30-year old…

    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
Eyes on the Street

Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

    • Pier 68

Angler alert! Pier 68 may have to wait

Philadelphia may have to wait longer than expected for a new fishing pier and wetlands park at Pier 68 in Pennsport. The goal has been to open the pier park, located…

    • SEPTA Spur, Photo by Ashley Hahn
    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • The ARCH cafe
Eyes on the Street

Bridging the past at The ARCH

The University of Pennsylvania is on a construction spree, churning out new buildings and improving campus public spaces at breakneck pace. Cranes tower over the hospital complex, Hill Field at 34th…

    • Spring flowers, Arthur elementary
    • SCHUYLKILL AVENUE  PHASE 1  THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Design review committee tells CHOP to make better connections to river and neighborhoods, and be less auto-centric

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's proposed research and office complex on the Schuylkill River at South Street should be better connected to the river and the city and be less “auto-centric,”…

    • City Lights, Photo by Al BeFranke
Eyes on the Street

Philly Tech Week picks for the plannerdly

A welcomed and now familiar harbinger of spring, Philly Tech Week is back beginning Friday, April 4. The weeklong event series celebrates technology and innovation in Philadelphia and has a robust…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Delaware River from Penn Treaty Park, January 2014
Eyes on the Street

April 1: Saving sturgeon | $35m to protect Delaware watershed | PGW sale review | Art Nouveau on Lehigh Ave. | Philip's revival

Good morning, and Happy April Fools’ Day Streeters. (No, Penn didn’t try to buy Drexel. And sorry, NIMBY hasn't been added to the OED.) Lawsuits filed by Delaware Riverkeeper…

    • Mixplace Studio students spoke at the historic spot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Freedom Now Rally
Eyes on the Street

Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first transcontinental highway, which thanks to Lincoln Highway, it is. This…

    • Quince Street | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

March 31-April 4: Rafael Moneo | Restoring historic streets | CHOP expansion | Walking Day | Richard Forman | Green treasures in Queen Village and Bella Vista

Here's a look at what's ahead this week: TALK: Rafael Moneo Monday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Join PennDesign in welcoming celebrated architect Jose Rafael Moneo…

    • Death of Industry  | Michael Klusek
Eyes on the Street

March 31: CHOP's poor urbanism | Slumlord's empire back on the block | Blatstein buying Foxwoods site (again) | Jefferson buys PSFS at 7th and Walnut | Unmeasurable KOZ

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a real estate roundup to start your Monday: This week we’ll be hearing more about the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to build a…

    • A vacant Keystone Opportunity Zone in Brewerytown

Keystone Opportunity Zones not designed to be measured

From where City Controller Alan Butkovitz is sitting, the Keystone Opportunity Zone program in Philadelphia is a major disappointment. Butkovitz released a report earlier this month saying that the program, which…

    • Viking Mill
Eyes on the Street

Our City Invincible: On Creativity, Capacity, and Collaboration in the New Workshop of the World [TEDxPhiladelphia]

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". For our last installment, here's EOTS editor…

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