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Call on the Mayor and City Council to close the ($5 Million) gap for Parks and Recreation

A message from the Parks Alliance. "Join Us to show STRONG and ORGANIZED SUPPORT for Parks and Recreation at the upcoming City Council budget hearing. Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis will be testifying…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, Photo by Melon Images
    • Bartram's Mile South | Andropogon

PCPC hears about Bartram's Mile

The Planning Commission Tuesday heard an information-only presentation on a key part of implementing Philadelphia2035,  a description of the first phase of the Bartam's Mile project, which will create new parks…

    •  Larry Magid at Electric Company book signing / courtesy TemplePress

Local concert legend Larry Magid would oversee entertainment at proposed Provence casino

If Tower Entertainment gets Philadelphia's remaining casino license, the proposed Provence casino's entertainment offerings would be managed by Philadelphia music mogul Larry Magid. “He's going to oversee the nightlife productions of…

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Points of LEVERAGE: How Community Design Collaborative and Office of Housing and Community Development work together

Design as process. Design as product. They’re equally important and both will be in the spotlight this evening at LEVERAGE, a benefit for the Community Design Collaborative at the University…

    • Site of East Market development, 1100 block of Market
    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission executive director's report

Philadelphia City Planning Commission approval of minutes of Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and Feb. 28 meetings. Executive Director  Gary Jastrzab  wins 2014 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence. See full video…

    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Planning Commission recommends remapping in Spring Garden, Northern Liberties

Earlier this year, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill that would create a new zoning overlay in the area bounded by Broad and 18th, Spring Garden and Callowhill streets. The…

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CHOP presents Schuylkill River research/office tower to PCPC

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Tuesday gave the city planning commission a first look at its plans for a research and office facility at 700 Schuylkill Ave. That's the east side…

    • Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

How Council plans to create 1,500 new affordable housing units

Council President Darrell Clarke held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce a new plan to construct and rehabilitate 1,500 new affordable housing units in gentrifying areas across the city over…

    • The Thursday farmers' market returned to Clark Park this week
Eyes on the Street

New, simplified rules for farmers' markets

Philadelphia has 65 farmers' markets, and the city wants to encourage even more. New changes to the City’s Code could do just that. Last week City Council approved changes that eliminate…

    • Spaces, Photo by David Swift Photography

Parking Authority cleared 350 snowy streets, took to Twitter

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) did more than issue tickets and testify about the state of Philadelphia cabs this winter, the authority was also busy helping remove snow from approximately 350 neighborhood…

    • Philadelphia's inaugural Awards for Excellence

Applications are now being accepted for ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Awards for Excellence

If you have been involved in or know of an award-worthy development project, applications are now being accepted for ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Awards for Excellence.  The awards will honor the legacy…

    • Atlantic Building | by Steve Ives
    • Map of the land PHL hopes to buy, and its plan

PHL Local Gaming offers $6 million for former produce, seafood site

PHL Local Gaming, the entity which wants to build Casino Revolution at Front Street and Pattison Avenue, has made a $6 million offer to purchase 28.4 acres from the Philadelphia Industrial…

    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
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Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

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$16 million slated for city's worst streets

The Philadelphia Streets Department is on track to repair more potholes this winter than it has ever filled in a single season, but it’s not all bad news for the weatherworn…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Gray Area
Eyes on the Street

May 17-21: Geoff Manaugh | Building failures, environmental problems | LEVERAGE | GRAY AREA on Hawthorne Hall | Thom Mayne | Cultural content in contemporary design

Ahead this week, enjoy talks from Geoff Manaugh and Thom Mayne at PennDesign, learn about what makes buildings sick, celebrate the Community Design Collaborative's work, play cards with GRAY AREA, and…

    • Lower Merion Historical Society nearing completion on Cynwyd Station historical renovation
Eyes on the Street

March 17: Scuttled corruption sting | Tajdeed advancing | Revival at Cynwyd Station | Possible Carpenter Green | Library Wi-Fi use

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We wake to yet another snowy commute, so be safe and take your time out there. This being St. Patrick’s Day, we offer you…

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East Kensington neighbors appeal Kensington Hospital methadone plan

Members of the East Kensington Neighbors Association have filed an appeal of the zoning board’s decision last month to allow Kensington Hospital to move its methadone-treatment operation into a vacant building…

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