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With deal for use of Market Street site, Philly officials hope to recoup $50M

The City of Philadelphia has a deal to unload a property once pegged as the new home of the Philadelphia Police Department. Under the agreement with a private developer, the space…

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February 10: Why housing vouchers are concentrated | NYC's more neighborly neighbor | Meet the King of Prussia rail opponents

Jake Blumgart has a new longform piece at the American Prospect investigating why housing vouchers are so concentrated in some places within the Philadelphia region, and nearly absent from others. "The…

    • Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

School closings announcement | Ads for school funds | tepid support for commercial zoning revisions | Council 'ripping apart' the new zoning code | Open crime data | OpenDataPhilly legit

Street Fashion under the El in Kensington | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood Morning, Streeters. Here's your Thursday morning Buzz: Today the School District of Philadelphia will…

    • Monica and Jack Lee were at the new Roxborough location as a final city inspection was being conducted Wednesday. Amy Z. Quinn

Holiday treat for area beer lovers as Foodery Roxborough nears opening

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks At long last, the Foodery Roxborough could be open as soon as next week, owners tell NewsWorks. On Wednesday, Monica and Jack Lee were waiting…

    • The old West Philadelphia High School was just approved for sale to be converted into loft apartments.

School buyers use different tactics with surrounding communities

By Kate Hartman and Ben Griffiths This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Coming Tuesday: How vacant school buildings affect surrounding communities. The…

    • 1800 Block of Fairmount, morning | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

'Disneyland on the Delaware' | Ritz 5 redevelopment | Pieces of St. Boniface live on | PHDC could incorporate land bank | AVI still imperative

1800 Block of Fairmount, morning | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. If you're wondering if we somehow bypassed winter with a turn of the calendar -…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill 10th District has the least property zoned CMX-2 and none zoned CMX-2.5. 
Eyes on the Street

O'Neill zoning amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect every…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson during Thursday's eminent domain hearing. | Jared Brey, PlanPhilly
    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
Eyes on the Street

William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

    • We saw bike rentals this year, but is Philly bike-share coming soon?
Eyes on the Street

Bike-share plea | Frankford stained glass artisans | mixed-use redevelopment for Fishtown | School district Race to the Top finalist

Good morning, Streeters. There was no snow to speak of in the city overnight, but the forecast says today's rain may turn into light snow this evening.  Is a bike-share program…

    • Commercial Corridor, Old York Road | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

City Branch visions | O'Neill advocates more zoning rollbacks | Electric Factory ad-wrap, again | No marker for Wood Street steps

Commercial Corridor, Old York Road | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning and Happy Friday, Streeters. As you plan your weekend, don’t forget that the Philadelphia Marathon is…

    • Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze eminent domain moves ahead | more variances for retail? | Police still use typewriters | Germantown trash woes | Native American Museum decays | record Restaurant Week

Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. It’s GIS Day and we’ll be hanging out with mapmakers at the Free Library and at PennDesign to mark the…

    • City Council should approve a new zoning code on Thursday.
Eyes on the Street

City Council action: Point Breeze eminent domain | zoning changes | Complete Streets | RCOs

It’s a busy week for planning issues at City Council this week, so here’s a roundup of this week’s action: from eminent domain in Point Breeze to zoning changes to Complete…

    • Skyline | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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VOTE TODAY

"Vote as you please" on November 6 | League of Women Voters getting out the vote at Broad and Chestnut, October 1962 | Department of Records | PhillyHistory.org Today is Election…

    • SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on Instagram
Eyes on the Street

VOTE | Frankford Ave facade improvements | Office building proposed 19th and Arch | Inside Kendrick Mill | Buyers for surplus schools

SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on InstagramGood morning, Streeters, and happy Election Day. Do us all a favor and make sure to go vote today.…

    • The former West Philadelphia High School building at 4700 Walnut St. could soon be sold. (Nathaniel Hamilton/NewsWorks)

School district nearing sale of old West Philly High, other vacant buildings

By Benjamin HeroldFor NewsWorks Download Audio File » Listen to the report as featured on NewsWorks Tonight. With dozens of new school closings looming, the Philadelphia School District is nearing deals…

    • BOO! | Send along your Halloween photos to @planphilly or eots@planphilly.com
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA back in service, defends shut down | 311 running 24/7 | polling place prep | stream buffer hearing

BOO! | Send along your Halloween photos to @planphilly or eots@planphilly.comHappy Halloween, Streeters. The clouds are lifting and blue sky is peeking through. Schools, city council, and government…

    • Construction work is planned right up to the curb line, making temporary sidewalks impossible

Dilworth Plaza disrupts pedestrian traffic while promising to improve pedestrian experience

The construction around Dilworth Plaza is creating a no-pain, no-gain situation for pedestrians trying to walk through and around City Hall.  The barriers surrounding the Dilworth construction site block east-west access…

    • Gorgas Park, Roxborough on October 26 | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Testing SEPTA's New Payment Technology | Visions of North Broad | Storm affects absentee vote | $60m deal for 907 Market | Big storms, big government

We've been paying lots of attention to Sandy, but the storm isn't the only newsworhty item. Here's a lunchtime edition of The Buzz to play post-storm catch-up. SEPTA is testing out…

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