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    • Bok High School sold for $2.1 million, more than its asking price but a fraction of its assessed value

Fire Sale: School buildings sell for $11 per square foot

Last night, the School Reform Commission approved the sale of 11 shuttered school buildings in Philadelphia, part of the School District’s ongoing effort to raise money by selling off unused real…

    • Schuylkill River boardwalk

September 19: Schuylkill boardwalk opening | SRC sells 11 school buildings | TIGER grant for CHOP | Splitting L&I

Last August, City Council President Darrell Clarke projected that the 29 closed school district buildings were could fetch $200 million. Last night the SRC voted to sell 11 of those…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians
Eyes on the Street

City gets $2.5 million to plan Roosevelt Boulevard bus rapid transit

The Roosevelt Boulevard works well for no one. It is a 12-lane nightmare replete with crashes, gnarled with rush hour traffic and inadequate transit options in an era of growing ridership.…

    • Center City | Central District Plan

September 18: #PHL2015 announcements galore | City Hall apron upgrade | How to be a mom biker | R5 says goodbye to First Unitarian

Yesterday was a big day for 2015 campaign news. former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo announced his campaign yesterday morning, followed by a pre-campaign announcement from long-time former judge and DA Lynne…

    • Idea board #newlovepark
Eyes on the Street

Ideas for the new LOVE Park

I spent much of Wednesday in LOVE Park while staffers from PennPraxis, Parks and Rec, and Fairmount Park Conservancy collected ideas for LOVE Park’s future redesign. My day started with my…

    • Councilman William Greenlee

Is "bikelash" on the decline in Philly because the bike-lashers are winning?

Streetfilms is out with a new video from last week's Project for Public Spaces conference in which I proclaim "bikelash" in Philly to be waning. I think that's generally true, at…

    • Ken Trujillo

Ken Trujillo calls for new direction in 2015 Mayoral campaign kick-off

Over the din of mid-morning traffic on the sunny, windswept gateway to the Philadelphia School District building on North Broad Street, Ken Trujillo announced his candidacy for Philadelphia Mayor in front…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New opinion filed in 40th and Pine preservation case

Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common Pleas has filed an opinion asking the Commonwealth Court to deny an appeal of her decision earlier this year that upheld rulings of…

    • PHS Fall Festival

PHS Fall Festival grows at The Navy Yard

The PHS Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20, at The Navy Yard will offer new attractions, including shopping at the popular Franklin Flea and toasting the start of autumn in the beer…

    • Rap Quotes

September 17: Philly rap landmarks | Ben Franklin Bridge trolleys | House GOP <3s Northeast Corridor | Divine Lorraine photos

Tanya Snyder says there are some good ideas in the House Republicans' transportation bill - namely letting Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service keep more of its own revenue to invest in service…

    • TCP's Arch street row

Bill would expand building height and density limits in Center City

A bill introduced in June by City Councilman Mark Squilla caused some head-scratching among attendees at the City Planning Commission’s monthly meeting on Tuesday. The bill as originally proposed would allow…

    • Philly Bike Share Phase One

Philly bike share station locations revealed

The Philly Bike Share website has released the city's proposed bike share locations this afternoon. As readers may recall, they've been soliciting location suggestions from the public for some time now,…

    • An aerial view of Klyde Warren Park (photo credit Kye R. Lee, Dallas News)

Restore Logan Square: a "Big D" leadership challenge for Philadelphia

This article was co-published by PlanPhilly and urban form website this old city A freeway that once hacked through downtown like a meat cleaver now holds 300 trees and a dog…

    • 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street - New OCF homes on left

Zoning board rejects two Point Breeze housing proposals

The Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a request for variances for the second phase of a housing development on the 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street in Point Breeze on Tuesday…

    • Downtown Philadelphia transportation costs

September 16: Ken Trujillo in for #PHL2015 | Philly's high transpo costs | Back to the future with Carl Dranoff

Former city solicitor Ken Trujillo is getting into the Philadelphia Mayoral race tomorrow. The choice of Bill Hyers as campaign manager is interesting, as Hyers ran NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio's 2013…

    • Neighborhood Gardens Trust

Neighborhood Gardens Trust names executive director

The rejuvenated Neighborhood Gardens Trust, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with a mission of preserving, protecting and increasing the number of gardens and open spaces across the city, announces…

    • springgardengreenwayrendering
Eyes on the Street

September 20: Greenway dreams come to life on Spring Garden

Like Brigadoon, a fleeting vision of the Spring Garden Street Greenway will appear along one block of Spring Garden for one day only. And while the pop-up greenway will last for…

    • Brush Factory apartments/Artisan Lofts - Courtesy Rufo Properties

151 apartments coming to South Philly's Brush Factory

Earlier this month, the Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a plan to convert an empty factory at 12th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia into a 151-unit apartment complex. The…

    • Oil train blast zone

September 15: Ride-sharing bill likely to pass | Queen Lane implosion video | Net Philly population growth | Blast zone

Philadelphia is still experiencing net population growth, according to moving industry data. "United Van Lines found that Philadelphia saw 26 percent more inbound moves than outbound moves during this…

    • The Royal
Eyes on the Street

Royal redevelopment plans advancing, facadism and density ahead

We may never know what the Royal Theater could become. Redevelopment proposals, floated around for more than a year, do not envision a reuse for the deteriorating landmark on South Street.…

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