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    • Proposed Schuylkill River Swing Bridge

City set to acquire Schuylkill River Swing Bridge from Conrail, clearing path for bike and ped trail river crossing

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday authorizing the City of Philadelphia to acquire an abandoned rail swing bridge crossing the Schuylkill River, which will clear a path for construction of…

    • 27th and Wharton | Google

Neighbors to oppose veterans center on vacant school property at 27th & Wharton

A group of residents living near 27th and Wharton streets in Grays Ferry is planning to attend a hearing in City Hall Friday morning to oppose the sale of a vacant…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson joined project leaders at the ground breaking ceremony

On the record with Kenyatta Johnson: Development, politics, planning, and more

Last Wednesday, PlanPhilly sat down with 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to talk about development in his district, his upcoming reelection campaign, and accusations of cronyism lodged by his opponent, developer…

    • Gray's Ferry Triangle | Graduate Hospital

July 7: Southwest Philly Rowhouse Fire | Urbanism Politics in Graduate Hospital | Gillen's Pitch to Millennials | Philly's Rising Rents | PUC vs. Uber

Hello. I'm Jon Geeting - Plan Philly's new engagement editor. We're making some exciting changes around here which we'll have more to say about soon. For now, I'll be bringing you…

    • Industry Takedown, Photo by Paul Drzal
    • Electric Morning | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
    • soakitup
Eyes on the Street

Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
Eyes on the Street

Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • Rise and Shine | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Zoning code prep | Aker's shipbuilding comeback | Frankford Chocolate factory fate | PGW privatization update

Rise and Shine | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupThe new zoning code goes into effect tomorrow: What have city departments been doing to prepare? PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey explains…

    • Bloomsday takes over the 2000 block of Delancey Place to celebrate James Joyce's 'Ulysses' on Saturday.
Eyes on the Street

June 15-17: SS United States 60th Anniversary | Bloomsday | Commotion Kickoff

SS United States 60th Anniversary Celebration Friday, June 15, 6:30-9pm. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd. The SS United States Conservancy is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the ship’s…

    • Don't forget the umbrella: There's an 80% chance of rain and thunderstorms today.
Eyes on the Street

Music as neighborhood anchor | Mayor Blondell? | Gray's Ferry garden fight | Delaware waterfront development limbo | reviewing Economic Opportunity

Can music venues actually improve neighborhoods? They often face community opposition but Flying Kite considers the examples of Fishtown's Johnny Brenda’s, Union Transfer on Spring Garden, and planned rebirth of South…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • Daybreak | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Private Hewson Street | opening energy use data | Fairmount Park's accounting mistake | Penn puts data over Schuylkill | no treatment center for Kemble Ave

Is it legal for a Fishtown property owner to fence off their East Henson Street sidewalk? Turns out that part of the street was privatized in the 1960s. City Howl breaks…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and…

    • A vision for Penn's Landing from 'Float Your Boat,' the winning design entry from this year's Ed Bacon Student Competition, rethinking the city's I-95 corridor. | designed by Clara
Eyes on the Street

Remediate I-95, Society Hill sidewalks, nature and design at Washington Avenue Green, reprieve for six Catholic elementary schools

In her column today Inga Saffron revisits the topic of removing part of I-95 along the Delaware River. Even if large-scale removal is not feasible - due to scarce federal funding…

    • A map from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation indicates the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s 4,100-acre area

Putting the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan in motion

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly With companies like DuPont and Dow Chemical shutting their Philadelphia-based facilities, the city’s industrial portfolio has taken major hits in the past few years alone, and with Sunoco planning to leave…

Eyes on the Street

January 17-20: Robert A.M. Stern, Megaprojects & The Battle for Atlantic Yards, Chang, Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses, Philadelphia's walkability

“Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm. Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Street. Robert A.M. Stern comes to Drexel’s Westphal College of Media…

    • St. Matthew Baptist Church, 2319 Fitzwater St.

Preservation group issues SOS for 20 sites

When old buildings start to fall through the cracks, Save Our Sites is there to catch them. The organization issues an SOS each year for structures that other preservation groups, and…

    • A plaza in the making? Passyunk Avenue at South Street.
Eyes on the Street

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…

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