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    • Walking Uptown, 16th and Ridge

Francisville downzoning objections come to Council too late

The public comment period near the end of each City Council session is rarely a forum for reasoned criticisms of pending legislation. If a critic enjoys the clout or the know-how,…

    • Cameron Square: 19th and Wylie streets, March 2017 | ISA

Development proposal revived, revised for Francisville's largest vacant property

Redevelopment for Francisville's largest vacant property, a 1.5-acre site across from the Francisville Rec Center where a paint factory once stood, could move ahead after a years-long wait. Last week the Philadelphia…

    • North District Plan: focus area map, March 2017 | courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Planning Commission updated on North District plan, supports West Poplar and TOD zoning changes

Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning Commission unfolded briskly, with all of the bills considered by the commission getting recommended—with the exception of an “urban topiary encroachment” on 3rd Street just north…

    • SLS International

February 23: PA budget standoff delaying developments | MOTU reborn as OTIS | Median trash can parking

The state budget crisis is delaying RACP funding for several large Philly development projects, reports Jacob Adelman, and developers say they may have to scale back or change their plans…

    • Brown Street, Francisville | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Francisville rezoning delayed, Fadullon sworn in as Planning Commission chair

Anne Fadullon, the city’s new Director of Planning and Development, was sworn in as a member of the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. Immediately after being sworn in, Fadullon was nominated…

    • Giles
Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Francisville NDC's Penelope Giles

When Penelope Giles grew up in Francisville it was a bustling, middle-class neighborhood. Since she moved home to Francisville 15 years ago Giles has worked to turn the neighborhood back into…

    • Kensington | David Swift, EOTS Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

June 26: Chump city | Clarke and Francisville's gap-toothed development | C- for PA infrastructure | 3 ArtPlace America grants | Fair bike share | Italian Market organic stand

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what we’re reading this morning: All us do-right Philadelphians are chumps. At least that’s how Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas thinks we seem in light of our…

    • Longtime community members and park-users posed in front of the new mural
Eyes on the Street

City unveils a spruced up Francisville Playground

Nestled in the zigzagging streets of Francisville is the bright, colorful and recently revamped Franscisville Playground – a playground that has offered longtime residents a place to both celebrate and mourn…

    • There will be a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at 10am.
Eyes on the Street

Happy Veterans Day | Old West Philly High apartments? | Drexel looks east | Tarken Ice Rink reborn | Winding Rose Park development | formerly homeless housing at Broad and Fairmount

Good morning and Happy Veterans Day, Streeters. In observance of the holiday, government offices and public schools are closed today, and trash pickup is pushed back one day. There are a…

    • divinelorrainehotel
Eyes on the Street

Blumenfeld snags Divine Lorraine at sheriff sale

Eric Blumenfeld did it. Today Blumenfeld acquired the Divine Lorraine (again) for just over $8 million. This year, we've followed along as the city promised action on the Divine…

    • Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

We need your help in developing an Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. With your input, the Action Plan will help to lay out a set of projects that can be implemented in the next few…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

    • Sister Cities Fountain | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Budget woes for Philly parks, PA schools | urban bird strikes | Francisville wants condos | Live Arts lineup

Sister Cities Fountain | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group In a Daily News opinion piece Ed Weiner argues that Philly’s park funding falls short of promises by Mayor…

    • The Dixie Hummingbirds | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

New L&I Commissioner | Northeast budget hearing | inside Huntingdon Yarn Mill | PRA seeks developers for Francisville parcel

The Dixie Hummingbirds | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group When L&I Commissioner Fran Burns becomes executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority in June, Carlton Williams will take…

    • Greco/Kroc Center

MGA Architects wins AIA Pennsylvania Award for Kroc Center

In Hunting Park, local firm MGA Partners Architects, has crafted a new low-slung orange brick and white stucco building with swooping expanses of glass windows, anigre wood ceilings and walls, and…

    • Will the Inquirer building become part of a hotel-casino complex?
Eyes on the Street

Poll: A casino on Callowhill?

Since the license for a Foxwoods casino is officially dead, we've been wondering where a second casino might go in Philly, if at all. City Council President Darrell Clarke's pro-casino…

    • West Philly | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

The revitalization on North Broad Street is being held back by the Divine Lorraine’s blighting dead weight. But Mayor Nutter announced the city’s renewed commitment to “transform” the historic, but neglected,…

    • 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…

New service grants awarded

Collaborative volunteers will provide Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation with facade improvement consultations for the Ridge Avenue Commercial Corridor. The mission of Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation is to improve the quality of…

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