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    • The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street.
    • Construction continues at Bakers Centre site, opening slated for Fall 2013

Construction continues at Bakers Centre site, opening slated for Fall 2013

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With large trucks and earth-moving equipment busy, the Bakers Centre shopping plaza is beginning to come to life at the former Tastykake site. The retail…

    • The Fairmount Park Art Association is now the Association for Public Art.
    • Redering of The Ridge in East Falls | Onion Flats
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April 30-May4: Philadelphia Modernism | Ridge Flats @ DAG | 'Reclaiming the Rust Belt'

Building Philadelphia: Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley Tuesday, May 1, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series…

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LED traffic light savings | strengthening East Falls through school closing | South Street West's boom | PHA mum about Liddonfield | Inky wins Pulitzer | weird 2012 weather

Thanks to LED traffic lights, the city anticipates saving $1 million annually, NewsWorks reports. Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson estimates that the city is saving 70% on its electricity costs for…

    • Onion Flats releases updated plans for former Rivage site

Onion Flats releases updated plans for former Rivage site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a mixed-use apartment complex at the former Rivage site in East Falls continue to evolve, with a name change and a new layout…

    • The Venturi-designed tower behind Dilworth House is still a no-go after to a Licenses and Inspections Review. | PlanPhilly
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Development Roundup: Dilworth House demo, Ridge Flats aims for net-zero, Ortlieb Bottling House conversion, Chelten Plaza funding

The partial demolition of former mayor Richardson Dilworth's house on Washington Square is still a no-go, reports PlanPhilly's Alan Jaffe. A Licenses and Inspection Review upheld an earlier decision prohibiting the…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods last year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. Last week,…

    • Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

    • Rebuilding Rivage from the ground up

Rebuilding Rivage from the ground up

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn other, dare we say, trendier parts of Philadelphia, the Onion Flats guys are household names. In the lately-gentrifying parts of lower North Philadelphia like…

    • Redering of The Ridge in East Falls | Onion Flats
    • Onion Flats selected as developer for East Falls Rivage site

Onion Flats selected as developer for East Falls Rivage site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has selected Northern Liberties-based Onion Flats to redevelop the Rivage property near Kelly Drive in East Falls. It's called The Ridge,…

    • Real Red | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Inn Yard Park's new playground, Spring Garden Street Greenway dreams, homeless Occupiers to decamp again, name our trail network

After 6 years of planning, East Falls kids have a new playground at Inn Yard Park. The playground 's construction was funded by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., donations, and fundraisers. NewsWorks…

    • Terry Halbert, of Southampton Avenue, holds a petition bearing more than 1,000 signatures against Bowman plan. (Amy Z. Quinn)

City Council committee approves zoning changes, sends Magarity project to Council

By the PlanPhilly/Newsworks staffThree bills that would clear the way for developer Richard Snowden's $30 million mixed-use development on Germantown Avenue are headed for a City Council vote, as talks…

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

    • Rivage proposals unveiled to East Falls community

Rivage proposals unveiled to East Falls community

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTwo very different development groups, presenting two very different plans for re-visioning the Rivage site in East Falls, made their pitches to a well-attended community…

    • The Rivage site along Kelly Drive in East Falls. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Rivage finalists to make public presentations this Wednesday

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly East Falls residents will get their first look at two possible developments for the Rivage property at a meeting this week. On Wednesday, the East…

    • The tallest part of the complex would house retail stores and condos and the area with a green top is the Fresh Market

Rezoning bills introduced for Bowman's Magarity project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTime could be running out for the Chestnut Hill Community Association to have a meaningful say in the major development proposed for old Magarity dealership…

    • Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Zoning overlays, school closings, Delaware River waterfront plan published, Tastykake factory conversion

Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group City Council is recommending that several neighborhoods retain their zoning overlays, Amy Z. Quinn reports for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks. Among the…

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