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    • Eastern Tower

December 1: Turnpike link to I-95 | Parkadelphia | Highway widening fails

The EB-5 program that allows international investors to obtain a green card to the U.S. in exchange for major investments in the U.S. will pay off as Chinese investors have signed…

    • Gentrification Typology

August 19: School district cuts bus passes | Pat Deon's new powers | Philly's "concentrated gentrification" | Storefront challenge

Pete Saunders thinks Philly can afford to have a more productive conversation about gentrification than New York or San Francisco. Breaking gentrification down into four different types, he argues that…

    • 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…

    • The former City Branch rail cut runs from Broad to 27th Street and portions are used for parking

Planning Commission will consider both BRT and park options in City Branch

Next week, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will release the final version of its Central District Plan, and when it does, the plan will include something that the draft…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects

SEPTA to shrink without additional funding

SEPTA’s list of deferred state of good repair projects is going to become a list of closed infrastructure if transportation funding at the state level is not increased soon. The Media-Elwyn,…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail season” when crews have to constantly remove falling leaves from…

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…

    • To address traffic concerns and catch stormwater runoff,  Urban Engineers, Inc. and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission came up with an idea for a Stenton Station roundabout. 
Eyes on the Street

Stenton Station roundabout imagines way around traffic, stormwater concerns

As part of the “Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!” exhibition this September, Urban Engineers, Inc. and Philadelphia City Planning Commission joined forces to address traffic conflicts and stormwater runoff at the…

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

Steve Powers signage | why our streets flood | Philly competes in Mayors Challenge | glass block comeback

Commercial corridor along Old York Road | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. Hope your weekend was enjoyable– we spent some of ours exploring Bartram’s Mile,…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Stadium district casino | Inga on The Provence | 40th and Pine appeal grinds on | Germantown's horticultural heritage | Viaduct as great connector

Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhillyHappy Friday, Streeters. Here's this morning's Buzz: The owners of Parx (Greenwood Gaming) and co-owners of Xfinity Live! (Cordish) want to put a…

    • The Atlantic Building, at Broad and Spruce streets, could soon feature 7 floors of retail space.
    • Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Philly tax credit a model | water woes | rowhouses for 6th and Fairmount | waterfront trail section delay | SEPTA baby

Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupA corporate tax credit program in Philly that funds community development work…

    • Before the scavenger hunt, Madeline Bell and Aisha Malika from the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center demonstrated how water can flow through porous pavement
Eyes on the Street

Searching South Philly for sustainable streets

Do you know how often a pedestrian is hit by a car in Philadelphia? Or how many bathtubs worth of water are treated by the stormwater planters on 13th Street? As…

    • Metropolitan Opera House, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • 33 new pedestrian-scale street lights were recently installed along North 3rd Street in Old City.
Eyes on the Street

New look for Old City: lighting to branding

From big repaving projects, to small design flourishes, Old City has been getting a makeover of late. Along North 3rd Street, on the long blocks between Market and Race, brand new…

    • What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

The actual construction of an earthen berm to control flooding along Cobbs Creek in Eastwick would likely take only a couple of months. But it will take significantly longer for the…

    • Several of the corners along the proposed 58th Street Greenway are blocked off and under construction.
Eyes on the Street

58th Street Greenway still under construction in Southwest Philadelphia

According to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), construction on the 58th Street Greenway is about 75 percent complete, but driving along the future greenway in Kingsessing, it still looks like there…

    • DRWC is seeking designers for the Spring Garden Connector street.
Eyes on the Street

Spring Garden Connector RFP | Sen. Casey visits Kenzo Renewal | Annunciation BVM School conversion | Woodland Ave. water main break | Point Breeze house collapse

Good morning, Streeters! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are feeling ready for some real fall weather. Today’s high? A crisp 55°. Today is Columbus Day, which means that government offices,…

    • MOTU installed a new bike corral outside of the market on Filbert Street.
Eyes on the Street

Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
Eyes on the Street

Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

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