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City Councilwoman trying to turn West Philly 'buffered bike lanes' temporary

The first parking-protected bike lane in Philadelphia has been dedicated, but a City Councilwoman is stirring up controversy.  The protected bike lane re-organizes Chestnut Street between 45th and 33rd streets. Instead…

    • Mock up of conceptual plan for Chestnut Street

Blackwell backs parking-protected bike lane on Chestnut Street at community open house

A modest crowd of cyclists and West Philadelphia residents gathered at the Enterprise Center Wednesday evening to listen to planners from the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) and the…

    • Proposed Chestnut Street bike lane configuration from 2015 study by Philadelphia Streets Department

City plans parking-protected bike lane for Chestnut Street in West Philly

At Wednesday’s Vision Zero conference, the city’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) shared its plans to build a parking-protected bicycle lane on Chestnut Street between 34th and 45th…

    • A bus stop at 7th and Chestnut streets, with stained-glass at its eastern side. | Ashley Hahn

Artist Speaks Out On City Proposal To Scrap His Work

At January’s Art Commission meeting, the city attempted to deaccession the eleven stained-glass decorated bus shelters that line Chestnut Street in Center City. The proposition stirred up a storm of opposition…

    • 7th and Chestnut bus stop

City withdraws proposal to scrap Chestnut Street's art bus shelters

In 1999 the City of Philadelphia commissioned artist Pablo Tauler to adapt 11 bus shelters on Chestnut Street in Center City with site-specific designs. Tauler transformed the drab little pods with…

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March 31: Philly Planning wins national award | PA community land trusts join forces | Philly napkin sketches

As national housing inventory reaches historic lows, new research from Pew Charitable Trusts confirms that lower-income Americans are experiencing a dramatic hike in their housing costs. "Lower-income renters are spending…

    • Formerly a Horn & Hardart, 1025-29 Chestnut St has sat empty since 1999

Parking Authority and Brickstone in talks for two more buildings in booming Market East

For decades, most of the neighborhood surrounding Market East has been an urban desert, a sad, gray stretch of moribund office spaces, vacant storefronts, discount retail, and not much else. It…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.
    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

October 6: Why national retailers like Chestnut Street | urban-suburban hybrid in Bensalem | Free bus wifi

This River Renaissance project in Bensalem, as described by Angelly Carrion, is an interesting example of the sort of hybrid urban-suburban “town center” development that’s becoming more common in the…

    • 676 streetscape improvements including cap

Low bids on I-676 bridge rehab frees up funds for Chestnut St. bridge work

They say you need to spend money to make money. That’s no mere cliché when it comes to public infrastructure spending – Philadelphia’s economic machinery would grind to a halt if…

    • Automat sign, 818 Chestnut Street
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Automat Americana

One of Philly’s finest Art Deco storefronts is 818 Chestnut Street, where the first Horn & Hardart Automat opened in 1902. Passing by the other day I noticed that the facade's…

    • 'drone strike' - Regional Rail Tracks | AlBeFranke, EOTS Flickr group
    • Liberties, Chestnut Street | Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

January 6: Land Bank look forward | Clarke's LOVE Park idea would trigger layers of review | Chestnut Street Transitway legacy | Interstate General Media breakup | Philly from above | 2013's lost buildings | 2014 restaurant forecast

Welcome to 2014, dear readers! We’re back at it after an extended holiday break and for this morning’s Buzz we dive back in and catch up on some of what we…

    • Max Levy Building, By Gary Reed
    • Juniper & Sansom reflection
    • The historic Lafayette Building at 5th and Chestnut at has been transformed into Hotel Monaco.
    • White Light | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Civic hacking Philly, 410 Race development split, Germantown Settlement leftovers, restoring Philly's tree canopy, District Planning starts in Lower Northeast, searching for daguerro-row

White Light | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters, and happy first official day of spring. It's a busy day at the Planning Commission,…

    • Crevasse | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr pool
Eyes on the Street

Zoning remapping plan okayed, 12-story apartment house to replace YWCA Annex, Yorktown student housing ban stands, City loses millions to Wall Street swaps

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the way forward for zoning remapping at Tuesday’s meeting, reports PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey. On August 22, 2012 (the day the new zoning code takes effect)…

    • Onion Flats LLC's vision for the Rivage site in East Falls. | Onion Flats LLC
Eyes on the Street

Rivage reimagined, new owners for Olympia, redevelopment on Chestnut Street, Mayfair playground rebuilt, Foxwoods denied

East Falls saw two competing proposals for the redevelopment of the Rivage site on Wednesday night. Amy Z. Quinn reports for NewsWorks/PlanPhilly on the ecologically sensitive design by Philadelphia’s Onion Flats…

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