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    • Two new Navy Yard restaurants?

Two new Navy Yard restaurants?

A new restaurant or two could be coming to the Navy Yard.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday approved subdivision of two new parcels and lot line adjustments for two others,…

    • Aquinas hopes to build a 12-story apartment building at the former YWCA annex on Chestnut Street

Aquinas hopes to build a 12-story apartment building at the former YWCA annex on Chestnut Street

Aquinas Realty plans to build a 12-story apartment building with ground floor retail at 2017-23 Chestnut Street, where the four-story YWCA Annex building now stands.Aquinas Realty's Len Poncia, attorney Neil…

Don't miss these events this week

Tuesday: “Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern @ Drexel Tuesday: Megaprojects @ PennDesign Wednesday: In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards opens @ Annenberg Center Wednesday: Chang…

West Passyunk Revitalization Kickoff Event this Thursday 1/19/12

Hello everyone, This week, we are having a huge event to let the community about changes that will be happening in West Passyunk with two major projects that are taking place…

    • Northeast High School. Image/Google Maps

At facilities meeting, talk turns to overcrowding at public schools in the Northeast

Northeast High School. Image/Google Maps Public schools in Northeast Philadelphia use about 94 percent of their available space. That's more than the 67 percent most School District of Philadelphia facilities use…

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Youngjin Yoo on seeing cities as computing platforms at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city's brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City . As promised, I'm sharing some…

    • Past, present and future Bambies gathered early Friday morning outside the school ahead of an announcement the community will try to raise $1.2 million to keep St. Hubert's open. Photo/Michelle Al

Following early morning rally, St. Hubert community launches fundraising effort in earnest

Past, present and future Bambies gathered early Friday morning outside the school ahead of an announcement the community will try to raise $1.2 million to keep St. Hubert's open. Photo/Michelle Alton…

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MLK Day of Service, Central Delaware zoning, Philly first in modesty, mod-minded rebirth for Mercantile Library

Good morning, chilly Philly. If you're free, warm up by participating in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Opportunities abound in every neighborhood, and Girard College is the city’s…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

MLK Day of Service: The Architect is In

The Community Design Collaborative will be part of the 17th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 16 at the Girard College Armory, 2101 South…

    • The beloved mascot welcomes young guests to the Ronald McDonald House, 3925 Chestnut St.

Look Up! Ronald McDonald House is a perfect repurpose

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles and…

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Zoe Strauss is everywhere

Philly is in love with Zoe Strauss. Strauss, a 41-year-old Philly-born photographer, has spent the past decade recording American life, in all its tragicomic complexity. And this weekend, the Philadelphia Museum…

    • Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders talk about cheerleading and life with members of Camelot’s Excel Academy North cheerleading team. The school’s mascot is, coincidentally, the Eagle. Photo/Camelot Scho

Eagles cheerleaders pay a visit to Excel Academy North's new squad

Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders talk about cheerleading and life with members of Camelot’s Excel Academy North cheerleading team. The school’s mascot is, coincidentally, the Eagle. Photo/Camelot SchoolsFrom Camelot Schools: Proving that…

    • Patina & Lit | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Zoe Strauss: 10 Years, Green Roofs 101, electronics recycling, heirlooms workshop

Patina & Lit | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr groupZoe Strauss: 10 Years Opens Saturday, January 14. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.…

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Temporary delay to I-95 improvements for business relocation

From the offices of Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan: State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan yesterday said that the second phase of construction under the Interstate 95 Cottman-Princeton interchange project…

    • The Venturi-designed tower behind Dilworth House is still a no-go after to a Licenses and Inspections Review. | PlanPhilly
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Development Roundup: Dilworth House demo, Ridge Flats aims for net-zero, Ortlieb Bottling House conversion, Chelten Plaza funding

The partial demolition of former mayor Richardson Dilworth's house on Washington Square is still a no-go, reports PlanPhilly's Alan Jaffe. A Licenses and Inspection Review upheld an earlier decision prohibiting the…

    • Contrary to concerns, riverfront overlay stands until new overlay or new zoning code takes effect.

Contrary to concerns, riverfront overlay stands until new overlay or new zoning code takes effect.

Thursday night's Central Delaware Advisory Group meeting began with some panic over the overlay designed to keep Central Delaware Riverfront development in line with the city's vision for the waterfront's future.…

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

    • Historical Commission allows Fossil project to proceed

Historical Commission allows Fossil project to proceed

This year's inaugural meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission saw a duly vigilant but ultimately tolerant group granting approval to all but one case.Only two public buildings were considered; offering…

Center City District to rededicate park to honor landscape architect John F. Collins

Who: Paul R. Levy, President and CEO of the Center City District; John F. Collins Jr., speakers What: Ceremony to rededicate Chestnut Park as John F. Collins Park,…

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