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    • 40th and Baltimore

University City: Friends of 40th Street gathers community stakeholders

By Kara SavidgeFor PlanPhilly In the rapidly changing neighborhood surrounding 40th Street, a variety of stakeholders have emerged with answers to the question of future development. The corridor not only…

    • Hawthorne Park of the future | Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects
Eyes on the Street

Hawthorne Park grows at MLK Plaza

At 12th and Catharine Streets, the city is building one of its first new public parks in years. Hawthorne Park construction began in spring, and is well underway today. The future…

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Cat of the Week: Jasper

Look at this gorgeous Siamese boy! Jasper (A14379697) is an adult Siamese male cat. He has a soft, flame point coat and light blue eyes. Jasper was found as a stray…

Frankford Civic announces new acting president at start of November meeting

Before the Frankford Civic Association meeting got started Thursday, zoning officer Pete Specos had an announcement. Alice Henry will withdraw from the board for personal reasons, with Specos taking the helm.…

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Dog of the Week: Darcella

This lovely lady is named Darcella (A14314091)! She is a beautiful 3- to  5-year-old golden brindle Staffordshire Terrier mix weighing in around 42 pounds. She has an adorable shorter, stout body and beautiful…

    • Two Giant employees work in the rain to help assemble Mayfair Memorial Playground. Photo by Kirsten Stamn

Three years later, Mayfair gets its playground

Two Giant employees work in the rain to help assemble Mayfair Memorial Playground. Photo by Kirsten Stamn “A promise kept. That’s what this is.” Melinda Mulvenna, a co-chair for the Friends…

    • Are we the sculptures in City Hall's courtyard?
Eyes on the Street

ZCC finished, Stanton school community fights, City Hall's living sculptures, revised fracking rules

On Wednesday, the Zoning Code Commission approved its final report, and officially ended its five years of work, reports PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey. Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger called it a “momentous…

    • Catching up with the Race Street Peers

Catching up with the Race Street Peers

On Tuesday November 8th the Race Street Peers Steering Committee held its monthly meeting.  Approximately 11 people attended the meeting and attendees represented various non-profits as well as neighborhoods as diverse as…

    • City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

City wants feds to help pay for smarter signals on busy routes

The city is gunning for a $16 million federal stimulus grant to help implement transit signal priority systems on three heavily traveled SEPTA routes.The grant would cover half the cost…

    • Rivage proposals unveiled to East Falls community

Rivage proposals unveiled to East Falls community

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTwo very different development groups, presenting two very different plans for re-visioning the Rivage site in East Falls, made their pitches to a well-attended community…

    • The design development of Under the Clothespin.
Eyes on the Street

Under the Clothespin: Fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green…

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10th District election party with Brian O'Neill

City Councilman Brian O'Neill was victorious in yesterday's election, retaining his spot as the only Republican District representative on Council. O'Neill handily defeated Democratic challenger Bill Rubin. The race for the…

Real NEastate: When should I start looking for a new home?

Q: How much of a window should I give myself before I start to look for a new home after my house is on the market? It’s been up a couple…

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10th District election party with Bill Rubin [video]

It was 9:30 on election night and about 50 people were waiting for Bill Rubin in a bar that smelled like hot wings. The Sternos were keeping the food hot at…

    • Some Dilworth Plaza benches are looking naked, as Occupiers use the wood seat slats.
Eyes on the Street

Final zoning code report released, Dilworth and Occupy, I-95 construction, and Mayor Nutter round 2

The Zoning Code Commission issued its version of the final code yesterday, PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports. The Commission will vote on the report at its last meeting this morning, sending…

    • ZCC approves final version of new zoning code

ZCC approves final version of new zoning code

Nearly half a decade of work by Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission came to an official end Wednesday morning in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall. All but a handful of…

Historical Commission talks signs

Between several consent agenda items and a few withdrawn applications, today's Historical Commission Meeting was remarkably brief.After commissioners reviewed the remaining residential applications for about 15 minutes, Chair Sam Sherman,…

    • City Planning Commission seeks public input on Chelten Avenue corridor

City Planning Commission seeks public input on Chelten Avenue corridor

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe city Planning Commission is looking for Germantown community input on a new plan for the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor. The PCPC scheduled two public…

    • Workers regrade State Road at Princeton Avenue in Tacony. PennDOT photo

An I-95 construction update

Preliminary work has begun on the Port Richmond portion of the I-95 renewal project. Trolley service on Richmond Street is now expected to be temporarily replaced by buses sometime in 2011,…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green thanks to…

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