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    • Night Market packed the streets of Chinatown last fall and will return for the season in May.
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA ditches gender stickers | waterfront zoning worries | Hunting Park renewal | Night Market returns | 19125 bandit sign contest

SEPTA will stop caring what gender you are next year. The Daily News reports that after a request from a transgender advocacy group SEPTA TransPasses will no longer have stickers saying…

    • Still smoldering: the remains of Buck Hosiery late Monday afternoon as seen from the El platform.
Eyes on the Street

Still Smoldering: Preventing the next Buck

When I stood looking at the still smoldering wreckage that was the Buck factory on Monday evening, a Jasper Street resident was looking at "The White Elephant" across the street from…

    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
Eyes on the Street

Neighbors rally to fight crime in Strawberry Mansion, River Wards | Seal the Divine Lorraine | OCF and Point Breeze | SEPTA cops strike | fund the Free Library

On Tuesday 100 Strawberry Mansion residents rallied against effects of violence and blight on their neighborhood, marching from 33rd and Diamond to Strawberry Mansion High, reports Philly Confidential. Sheriff Jewell Williams…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

    • Will a Reading Viaduct park move forward even as the Callowhill NID dies?
    • Washington Ave. vision

Grants allow city planners to study transportation on Washington Ave., transit-oriented development in East Kensington

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will next year study the future of transportation along major corridors in two changing neighborhoods.Two Transportation and Community Development Initiative grants awarded to the PCPC…

Eyes on the Street

Take Philly's picture on Philly Photo Day

Join hundreds of Philadelphians snapping Philly’s portrait this Friday, October 28 to mark Philly Photo Day. Philly Photo Day is one day of collective action to capture a day in…

    • SugarHouse expansion rendering | Cope Linder Architects

From Eyes on the Street: Considering SugarHouse at “Year Won”

Last weekend SugarHouse celebrated “Year Won.” But was its first year a winner? Let’s review. The Inquirer reported Sunday that SugarHouse’s first year was marked by growing pains. The piece…

Master Plan for the Central Delaware and the Race Street Pier Win Commonwealth Awards from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Contact:  Laurie HeinerichsDelaware River Waterfront Corporation (215) 629 -3218, (267) 228-1990 (cell)lheinerichs@delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.com The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received two awards from the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania during the…

    • UPDATED: SugarHouse talks expansion with planning commission

UPDATED: SugarHouse talks expansion with planning commission

SugarHouse Casino representatives hope to: build a parking garage 40 feet shorter than what was originally approved for their next phase of development, retain the option of building outward instead of…

    • Central Delaware Master Plan priority sites

Full riverfront master plan soon to be released. Can the decades-long schedule be halved?

Two weeks from Monday, the full draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront will be published on the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation website. It will be ready for…

    • Priorities

Riverfront vision comes to life

The evolution of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront will spread outward from four areas containing pockets of land already in the city's control, those assembling the document that will guide the changes…

    • Proposed  music venue, as of last fall

Richmond Street entertainment venue gets nod from Rules Committee

City Council will soon consider a zoning bill that would allow a large music and entertainment venue to open on Richmond Street. The bill, introduced by First District Councilman Frank…

    • PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

Earlier this week, PennDOT representatives reported back to folks who live along the I-95 corridor, near the area between Shackamaxon and Palmer streets, with some mock-ups of what their ideas for…

    • “It Ain’t Your Grand Pop’s Riverfront Anymore!”

“It Ain’t Your Grand Pop’s Riverfront Anymore!”

Wednesday, May 25th. 6:30-8:30 PM. Campbell Square Park at Allegheny Avenue and Belgrade, 19134, Port Richmond, Philly! Get the latest scoop on ‘River Rumors’. Guests include representatives from PennDot, Delaware River…

    • Project manager Mark Rhoades talks to participants about underpasses

Public wants well-lit underpasses and under-highway recreation and dog parks

I-95 underpasses should be flooded with light . Fancier lighting, defining the passageway that connects a neighborhood with the waterfront, would be even better. Walls should be camouflaged with plants, where…

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