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    • Camac Street saw half a block of repairs in summer 2015.
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Temporary fixes for part of Camac Street's wooden block

I count Philly’s wee streets as some of our most special public places, and the block of Camac Street between Walnut and Locust that’s paved with wood blocks is one of…

    • View from the Passyunk Avenue bridge, looking east

August 18: Changing Washington Ave | President's House | Oil train safety | Petrochemical history | Park Towne Place redo | Inside Bok | Tax delinquency

Good morning, Philly. Here’s what we’re reading: Holly Otterbein outlined the forces and tensions that are reshaping Washington Avenue particularly rezoning west of Broad to create a more mixed-use corridor and…

    • Jeffrey Allegretti, a member of WICA who wrote the historic nominations for the house at 145 Sumac and its twin home at 147, said that as part of the agreement the nominations have been tabled.

Civic group, developer reach agreement about future of historic Wissahickon property

A civic group's efforts to save a 19th-century Roxborough house have led to an agreement with the owner and developer to renovate the property with "historic sensitivity" and thereby maintain the…

    • 401 Race | Barton Partners

Planners to review housing proposal at 401 Race

On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission will review a proposal for a 216-unit mixed-use project on the block bounded by 4th, 5th, Race, and Florist streets, just off of Independence Mall.…

    • The Gallery

August 17: Trolley blitz over | Gallery recycling | Saffron on Cheesecake | SugarHouse expansion | Bridesburg demo

Welcome to the working week, Philly: Ashley here, stepping back in the Buzz seat to bring you the morning news so Jon can pay attention to being a new dad.…

    • MOMO

August 14: Environmental advocate mulling Fattah primary | Tacony housing market study | Chip Kelly: bike commuter

Frank Rizzo's former managing director thinks city officials are being too transparent about the Papal visit security plans. There's some speculation that 9th ward leader and environmental advocate Dan Muroff might…

    • Divine Lorraine sign

Commission approves plans for historic Divine Lorraine and properties next to Boyd Theater

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted on Friday to approve plans to remake the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street and to build a new structure next to the former…

    • Walking distances, times (at 'senior' pace of 1 mph)

NJ officials announce Papal visit transportation plans

When Pope Francis comes to town, the Garden State will look like anything but the Garden of Eden. More than 100,000 private vehicles, and perhaps as many as 250,000, are expected…

    • Pope Francis

Ex-WMOF event consultant makes the case for chilling out about the Papal visit

With so much incomplete information out there about the Papal visit security plans, lots of people and groups have been hitting the panic button. Today, the Fraternal Order of Police went…

    • Pope bike map

August 13: Stober's petitions challenged | Pope bike map | No charges yet in tour bus hit-and-run case

Like clockwork, Andrew Stober's ballot petitions were challenged by Republican ward leaders seeking to kick him off the ballot. Stober is running as an Independent for City Council, hoping to claim…

    • Jaywalking on Frankford Ave in Fishtown
Eyes on the Street

Crossing Frankford: Time to make Fishtown’s resurgent commercial corridor crossable

Community Contributor and Native Fishtowner Conrad Benner turns his gaze from photography and street art to pedestrian safety on Fishtown's stretch of Frankford Avenue. Benner argues that if this reborn corridor is…

    • Yuri Zalzman, who has operated the Gun Range the past three years, wants to sell firearms from his shooting range / Bobby Allyn for PlanPhilly

Arguments continue over Spring Garden shooting range's right to supply and sell arms

Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment didn’t make a decision today over whether a gun shop can open in a shooting range close to Spring Garden Street, but the debate previewed what…

    • The Gun Range is located at North Percy and Spring Garden streets. Neighbors have protested that the facility should not be allowed to sell guns. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Community groups push back against plan for gun shop in Spring Garden area

A proposal to open a gun shop near Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street is confronting a growing resistance from neighbors and community groups. The plan calls for selling weapons inside an existing…

    • Keystone Crossroads Special Report: Pa's Urban Waterfronts

A Keystone Crossroads Special Report: Pa.’s urban waterfronts; with industry gone, cities are cleaning up and inviting people in

The Keystone Crossroads staff wants to know what you see along the waterfront in your city or town. What changes have you noticed over the years? And what changes do you…

    • Bartram's Garden

August 12: Spike in hit-and-run crashes | Mapping PA's urban waterfronts | Bringing back public drinking fountains

What's behind the recent spike in hit-and-run crashes in Philly? It's hard to explain.  Rachel Dovey thinks the built environment community was successful in placing infrastructure and street safety on the…

    • Midwood proposal at 9th and Washington

Seventy apartments, 150 parking spaces planned for vacant lot at 9th and Washington

On Tuesday night, the owners of a vacant, boarded-off property on 9th Street just south of Washington Ave., in the Italian Market, presented their preliminary plans for a new development there…

    • Route 66 Trackless Trolley

Get your kicks on Route 66: Philly’s first line with transit signal prioritization also under consideration for stop consolidations

As SEPTA’s popular Route 66 trackless trolley runs up and down its six-mile stretch of Frankford Avenue, it stops dozens of times. At some points, the stops are less than 300…

    • 676 entrance

August 11: North Broad redevelopment after Divine Lorraine | Community land trusts and affordability | 676 bike ramp fixed

Free Internet in parks, and other items on City Council's wishlist for Comcast. Three crappy things Philly urbanist Twitter got fixed by alerting journalists, including that 24th Street "bike…

    • member robert sumwalt on the scene of the amtrak train 188 derailment in philadelphia pa flickr photo sharing

Unlike most railroads, SEPTA and Amtrak on pace to implement Positive Train Control by end of year deadline

The Federal Railroad Administration released a status report on implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety technologies in advance of a December 31, 2015 deadline set by Congress. The status report…

    • (L to R) East Falls Forward officers Angela Velez, Juliet Geldi and Silje Roalsvik (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Recently-approved East Falls civic group looks to improve commercial district

Residents and developers in need of a zoning variance in East Falls will now have to meet with two different civic groups. At the end of June, Philadelphia's Zoning Board of…

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