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    • 'Bella Vista' by R. Kennedy

Fallout from lawsuit fells Bella Vista Neighbors Association, fills other community groups with fear

The Bella Vista Neighbors Association (BVNA) is in deep trouble. Next Monday, July 31, the community group will meet to vote on a proposal to dissolve itself because it can no…

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    • The view from the Hendricks Gin blimp

June 30: PA House eyes ending sunset for red light cams | Mt. Airy 2025 kick-off | 9,000 sqft beer garden

A new AP-GFK poll shows that while a majority of Americans still prefer suburban living, about 44% are open to more urban living situations, and about four in ten want…

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Zoning board approves 25 homes at 8th and Montrose

The Philadelphia zoning board approved a small set of variances Wednesday for the development of 25 new single-family town homes in Bella Vista, at the corner of 8th and Montrose, where…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
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Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
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Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • Before the scavenger hunt, Madeline Bell and Aisha Malika from the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center demonstrated how water can flow through porous pavement
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Searching South Philly for sustainable streets

Do you know how often a pedestrian is hit by a car in Philadelphia? Or how many bathtubs worth of water are treated by the stormwater planters on 13th Street? As…

    • Reading Terminal Apples | shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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October 12-14: Reading Terminal Harvest Festival | Passyunk Square Home Tour | Blocktober Fest | 'Boring' Architecture

Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival Saturday, October 13, 10am-4pm. Filbert Street, between 11th and 12th. Filbert Street will be closed for an urban-farm block party with bales of hay and a…

    • Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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September 28-30: LoMo Harvest Festival + Flea | Go West! Craft Fest | Puerto Rican Day Parade | Bella Vista House Tour

Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupLoMo Harvest Festival and Flea Market& Community Fair Saturday, September 29. Flea Market 9am-3pm,…

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Delaware dredge to start | pricier parking tickets? | PPA to photograph plates | selling the city after attacks

Dredging of the Delaware River is set to start within 30 days, NewsWorks reports. The federally funded deepening project will allow larger cargo ships into the port. The first phase…

    • Mockup of David Guinn's new autumnal mural that will overlook Palumbo Park. | courtesy of David Guinn
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A new 'Autumn' for Catharine Street

    • NoLibs Streetscape | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Philly jobs 80% transit accessible | City plans $120 million IT overhaul | St. Christopher's Hospital expanding | NoLibs v. BroLibs | Ralph's v. Dante & Luigi's

NoLibs Streetscape | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group According to a report by the Brookings Institution, 80% of jobs in the Philadelphia region are accessible by public transit.…

    • Night Market is back - this time at 9th and Washington.
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June 25-29: Visitability and urban aging | Litter control and enforcement | Night Market | King Kong

Planning for Visitability and Urban Aging Tuesday, June 26, 8-10am. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, 642 North Broad Street. How can designers and developers create housing that is easy for people of…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.

Bella Vista to see ‘Autumn’ anew

David Guinn’s mural Autumn was lost to development this year, but the artist is revisiting the theme in a new Bella Vista mural being planned on Fleisher’s wall overlooking Palumbo Park.…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.
Eyes on the Street

Bella Vista to see 'Autumn' anew

In Bella Vista Autumn is in the air. Devoted Eyes on the Street readers will remember the tale of David Guinn's beloved Bella Vista muralAutumn (aka Your House in…

    • Race Street Pier will come alive with Latin Arts this weekend | Out of the Night Sky, phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Memorial Day Weekend: Fairmount Restaurant Week, Arts on South, Cedar Park Jazz, Latin Arts Explosion, Decoration Day

Fairmount Restaurant Week May 25-June 3. Various locations in Fairmount.  To coincide with the opening of the Barnes’ new location, Fairmount restaurants are hosting the neighborhood’s first restaurant week, featuring three-course…

    • Triangle Park at 601 Christian Street was fenced by its owner, Stuart Schlaffman, last week.
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Triangle Park fenced, as negotiations over public purchase stall

The triangular wedge created by Passyunk Avenue, Sixth Street, and Christian Street has gone from a gas station to green in the matter of a decade. Neighbors have tended Triangle Park…

    • The former Norge Appliances, September 2007
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Former Norge Appliances becoming Bainbridge Street Barrel House

Bella Vista's former Norge Appliance store - with its distinctive yellow sign - has sat vacant for years. But this week there's been a lot of action at the corner of…

    • Bella Vista's Fante-Leone pool will likely be demolished this year to make way for new housing.
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Farewell Fante-Leone pool

I remember stumbling upon the building at the corner of Montrose and Darien streets a few years ago. I was drawn in by classical entryway topped with the Philadelphia crest, and…

    • William Levering Elementary School in Roxborough (1895) is the oldest of the nine schools slated for closure. 
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