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    • Albion Mills, Hagert and Jasper

Developers seek zoning change for mill redevelopment in Kensington

Last month, Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a zoning bill that would allow for an abandoned mill building in Kensington to be redeveloped into apartments and commercial space. The property, formerly Albion…

    • Festival Pier site, courtesy of DRWC
Eyes on the Street

In Festival Pier a chance to set new course for waterfront development

This May I’ll go see The Replacements play at Festival Pier – one of many seasonal concerts that will bring the drab slab at the end of Spring Garden Street fleetingly…

    • Barbara Capozzi and Johnny Doc

March 3: Capozzi for At-Large Council | Whiskey and floor area ratios | Squiggletecture | The case for congestion

South Philly realtor and activist Barbara Capozzi is running for an At-Large City Council seat. The Inquirer editorial board calls Darrell Clarke's government reorganization bill a power grab designed to…

    • Nelson Diaz (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

At HUD, Diaz opinion marked shift in public housing development

By the time Nelson Diaz was appointed general counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the early 1990s, the federal government was about ready to give up on…

    • Bok School

March 2: Oil train danger zone | PPA's plan to save traditional cabs | $42M from school sales

An analysis from PublicSource in Pittsburgh says about 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are potentially in the blast zone in the event of a crude oil train derailment. The PPA has "no expectation…

    • Wharton student Zachary Woods

From the Editor: Pedestrians need safer streets. Now!

I think of Zach Woods almost every day. The multiple car crash that took his life happened just seconds before I arrived at the intersection of Walnut Street and 30th Street…

    • Market East

Map: The most dangerous places for pedestrians in each City Council district

On Friday, we showed you ten of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians across Philadelphia, along with an interactive map courtesy of Daniel McGlone at Azavea. Today, we'll show you the…

    • SEPTA REVENUE PERFORMANCE FY 2015 Actual vs. FY 2014 Actual

SEPTA Board update: Agency posts ridership gains in January; annual officer elections

Meet the new SEPTA Board, same as the old SEPTA board (pretty much). The SEPTA Board met Thursday for its regular and annual meeting, electing its officers for the year, welcoming…

    • Dormont Station plaza level

Keystone Crossroads: Pileggi bill aims to clear the regulatory debris from the fast-track to transit oriented development

A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's underutilized Transit Revitalization Investment District Act is currently working its way through Harrisburg, exciting proponents of transit oriented development who have been underwhelmed so far by…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Azavea and PlanPhilly map Philly's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

Since 2008, the number of Philadelphia pedestrians hit by cars has held steady at over 1,700 per year. The exact number has jumped around a bit from year to year, but…

    • W Hotel rendering

February 27: W Hotel rising | Kerkstra's Mayoral platform | Plastic bag tax

Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in Pennsylvania. Construction has begun on the new W Hotel on the parking lot near 15th and Chestnut. There's a new push to tax plastic bags.…

    • Emanuel Kelly (left) succeeds Sean Buffington as Art Commission chairman

Emanuel Kelly takes the chair at the Art Commission

Emanuel Kelly, a respected architect with local roots, will be the new Chairman of the Philadelphia Art Commission, a powerful gatekeeping body that stewards the city's visual legacy. Kelly succeeds former…

    • NLichtash
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Women's Community Revitalization Project's Nora Lichtash

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Nora Lichtash, director of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project. Nora talks about the power of coalition advocacy, development without displacement, and…

    • Blue Horizon interior

Historical Commission to decide whether to protect Blue Horizon

For the past five years, a small group of developers has been trying to gather the money to turn North Broad Street’s Blue Horizon—formerly a Moose Lodge and later, more famously,…

    • Median parking

February 26: Doc and Sweeney to Port Authority | DIY Wayfinding | Philly Parking Wasteland

Google is making a big investment in residential solar. Jerry Sweeney and Johnny Doc were selected to join the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority board. Hot new Tumblr dedicated to complaining…

    • Its A Show | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Road to development reform should start at L&I

City Council President Darrell Clarke has spent recent months advancing a plan to reorganize the city’s planning and development functions into a new cabinet-level Department of Planning and Development through a…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

Can SEPTA Key unlock a better tomorrow or will it lock in bitter disappointment?

4,323. That’s how many words long SEPTA’s FAQ is for its new fare system, SEPTA Key. That’s longer than Hamlet’s oft cut play-within-a-play by a solid thousand words. And just like…

    • Ice palace

February 25: Wolf won't fill court vacancies | Jobs trickle back to city centers | SEPTA's fire response

Tom Wolf isn't going to fill either state Supreme Court vacancy now that his Republican nominee withdrew after the discovery of a racist cartoon he emailed to some friends and colleagues.…

    • Sidewalk Closed at 12th Street
Eyes on the Street

Improve Philly’s great walkability by unblocking sidewalks

A key piece of the Better Mobility Philadelphia 2015 platform is enhancing Philly's walkability, a legacy strength rooted in our intimate street grid. For this week's election season op-ed Feet First…

    • SEPTA poster

Delays reported on the SEPTA Key: "Sometime in 2015" for most lines, March 2016 for regional rail

It seems as though SEPTA officials have learned to stop giving estimates for the launch of SEPTA Key, given how often it's been pushed back. “Sometime in 2015” for the…

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