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PCPC adopts Callowhill/Chinatown North plan for mixed use, green space.

Under a new strategic plan adopted by the city planning commission Tuesday, the Callowhill/Chinatown North of the future would include 21 new acres of parks and green space, development that mixes…

    • PHS has started to fill its 79 trees on Broad Street from Market Street to Lombard Street with 600 wooden ornaments.
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PHS adds holiday cheer, calls attention to public landscape

During the holiday hustle on busy streets like the Avenue of the Arts, it can be easy to overlook everyday details in the built environment around you. This year the Pennsylvania…

    • First place winner Lauren Wolf snapped a photo of flooded Locust and Hutchinson streets where graffiti reads “No Diving.” | Photo courtesy of the Clean Air Council.
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Feet First Philly "where's my effin' sidewalk?" contest winners

A few months ago Feet First Philly asked Philadelphians “where’s my effin’ sidewalk?” – kind of. They asked Philadelphians on foot to take photos of sidewalk obstructions that leave everyone asking…

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Will holiday demolition herald Church of the Assumption?

In October, Court of Common Pleas Judge Idee C. Fox ruled that the Board of L&I Review was wrong to overturn the Historical Commission’s decision to grant the owners of the…

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Avenue of Arts Inc. panel chooses two firms for phase 2 of its "New Vision" project

A judging panel, overseen by Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) Chairman Dianne Semingson, has chosen Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc., to participate in Phase II of…

    • Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission at Hawthorne Recreation Center saw the announcement of some triumphant news and some administrative changes.Chair Nancy Goldenberg began by announcing a…

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Point Breeze eminent domain moves ahead | more variances for retail? | Police still use typewriters | Germantown trash woes | Native American Museum decays | record Restaurant Week

Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. It’s GIS Day and we’ll be hanging out with mapmakers at the Free Library and at PennDesign to mark the…

    • What would you do to make South Broad Street a livelier place?
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Cultural BRT route | SEPTA's energy action plan | Neighbors plan new future for Frankford Y | Activating South Broad

After a taste of Indian summer yesterday, we’re back to our regularly scheduled November weather today, Streeters. Don’t forget the umbrella as you’re out and about today. Among the competing visions…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
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November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

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Four shots at pumping more life onto South Broad Street

To celebrate its upcoming 20th anniversary, Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) recently partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in soliciting proposals from area designers on how to liven up…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
Eyes on the Street

Gureilla Mug Assault | casino deadlines loom | Civic Design Review begins | challenges of preserving Furness' 19th Street Baptist Church

Good morning, Streeters. Did a stranger hand you a handmade clay coffee mug during your morning commute today? NewsWorks reports that The Clay Studio set out to five undisclosed Center City…

    • Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Stream buffer debate continues | Pedestrian pains, gains at Dilworth Plaza | Society Hill neighbors vs. Toll Brothers at ZBA | Fishtown and Obama | Wissahickon Gateway meeting

Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. The moon was visible last night and this morning sunrise was pink and gold against the clouds. This weekend…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation planners unveiled renderings of the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Waterfront Trail at Friday's board meeting.This section of the trail will connect a greenway…

    • The Provence by day - note those dressed-up Vine Street Expressway ramps | courtesy of Tower Investments
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Poll: What do you think of The Provence?

Bart Blatstein unveiled his grand plans for The Provence, a Francophilic casino/resort/hotel/entertainment complex at Broad and Callowhill at the former Inquirer/Daily News headquarters on Wednesday night and we want to know what…

    • Rendering of The Provence by night | courtesy of Tower Investments
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Provence on North Broad: Bart Blatstein's casino/resort/entertainment complex

A rooftop shopping street with French flourishes, a 125 room hotel, 3000 slot machines, 150 table games, two swim clubs, a jazz club, a comedy club, a theater, and a botanical…

    • A rendering of a section of waterfront trail from the Central Delaware Master Plan

UPDATED: Waterfront stakeholders talk about ways to entice developers to provide access and build the proposed trail

Owners of property along the Central Delaware waterfront would be encouraged, but not forced, to allow public access to the river if current language under consideration for a zoning overlay is…

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    • A DRWC map of the riverfront

Squilla hopes to finalize waterfront overlay legislation in mid-November

A zoning bill that would shape future development along the Central Delaware Waterfront could be finalized by mid-November, said First District City Councilman Mark Squilla.Squilla has held meetings to discuss…

    • X It Out | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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