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    • SugarHouse expansion rendering | Cope Linder Architects
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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…

    • A plaza in the making? Passyunk Avenue at South Street.
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Pedestrian Plaza Program to Turn Underused Road into Public Space

Some blocks are better for people than cars. The Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) wants to help community groups turn underutilized street segments into lively pedestrian plazas, and put…

    • Marvin Bullock explained that his home, which sits on Wyalusing Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, is a main route for construction equipment driving to the 41st Street bridge construction site.
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Parkside: Bridge Reconstruction Begins; Neighborhood Hopes for Revitalization

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods Ten, 15, 20 -- the exact number of years since they could drive across the 40th and 41st street bridges is beyond memory for Parkside…

    • Name This Plaza | Rendering by Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.
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Name Game

As PlanPhilly reported earlier this month, the south side of 30th Street Station is getting a new public space created from a former parking lane on Market Street. The space is currently being…

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Bravo: Bicycle Coalition's Park(ing) Day Corrals Stay Until November, Maybe Longer

This week’s Bravo* goes to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for installing of two bike parking corrals for Park(ing) Day that they arranged to keep in place for weeks beyond…

    • Divine Lorraine Hotel, April 2011 | flickr user MarisaAnn94, CreativeCommons
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Reminder: Calling All Endangered Properties

Divine Lorraine Hotel, April 2011 | flickr user MarisaAnn94, CreativeCommons If you know of a historic building in or around Philadelphia that is vulnerable to development, demolition, or neglect, now’s the…

    • The zoning crowd, assembled at the Inquirer and Daily News Building last fall.
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Takeaways: Zoning Reform Forum

Last night’s zoning reform forum offered the audience box seats to negotiations between Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Alan Greenberger and council members Frank DiCicco, Darrell Clarke, and Bill Green.…

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Combat Zoning Fatigue: Dig In

In May 2007, 80% of Philadelphia voters supported zoning reform. That vote kicked off four years of hard work, culminating in the Zoning Code Commission's (ZCC) recommendations for a new zoning…

    • Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk for planting.
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Mantua: Volunteers Plant Trees Along 40th Street Pedestrian Corridor

Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk for planting. Led by People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and UC…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
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Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

    • Penn Park is ready for its close-up.
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Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended, bridges built, paths complete, we're all invited to explore the…

    • High Pressure Fire Service
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New Life at Old High Pressure Fire Service Building

Hawk-eyed visitors to the Race Street Pier might have noticed action this week at the High Pressure Fire Service building across Columbus Boulevard. The truly curious have been able to snoop…

    • Construction on the Barnes is coming along, and is set to open May 19, 2012.
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The Buzz: Fightin' Phils Mural | NID Drama | Barnes | Dilworth | City Data | The Atlantic Cities

The Mural Arts Program unveiled a Phillies themed mural that will be facing Schuylkill Banks at 24th and Walnut streets. The mural commemorating Phillies history will be created by David McShane…

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Begin Here

Good morning, Philadelphia. I’m Ashley and this is Eyes on the Street, your new blog on the block. I’m here to talk with you about good design, great neighborhoods, vibrant communities,…

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