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    • Conceptual plan for Lancaster Mews presented at Architectural Committee, May 2016

Lancaster Mews redevelopment gets architectural committee support

Lancaster Mews was designated historic in 2015 in response to a demolition threat. A developer was eyeing the block-sized lot, lined with late 19th century mixed-use buildings, and neighbors got wind…

    • Rendering of the proposed pedestrian bridge over Lancaster Avenue

Villanova is going dancing… on a new pedestrian bridge over US 30

No matter what happens in tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup against Miami, Villanovans have cause to celebrate: the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved $4.5 million in state funding for a…

    • Edward Corner Building

West Philly and Fishtown properties added to historic register

A flush row of late-19th century buildings at the corner of 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village was added to Philadelphia’s register of historic places on Friday, but the…

    • 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue supports ground floor retail and apartments above
Eyes on the Street

Growing Pains in Powelton

As Lower Lancaster Avenue is surrounded with bigger, denser development the corridor itself is poised to become a stronger more vibrant place. But one of the most intact blocks, which supports…

    • Current street view of the former Pure Oil Service Station on Lancaster and 44th. (photo by author)
Eyes on the Street

Roadside Americana on Lancaster Avenue

PennDesign student and community contributor Angelina Jones uncovered an interesting roadside relic in Mill Creek, which helps illuminate the history of both the Lincoln Highway and Americans falling hard for their…

    • Tacony Music Hall
Eyes on the Street

April 28-May 2: Honor Terry Adkins | DAG: Ave of the Arts Vision | Rail and economic vitality | Immigration and revitalization | Jane's Walks of Tacony, Powelton

This week there are chances to learn more about plans for Avenue of the Arts, rail and economic vitality, immigration and revitalization, and explore two commercial corridors as part of Jane’s…

    • janeswalkcard
Eyes on the Street

Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

    • journey2home storefront at 4119 Lancaster Avenue
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Mural Arts project opens storefront, fights youth homelessness

A new Mural Arts program is using a Lancaster Avenue storefront to create dialogue around the issue of youth homelessness.  Friday the Mural Arts program journey2home opened its doors at 4119…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

Route 10 trolley track work begins Sunday

The summer months are on their way, and that means summer construction, paving and maintenance projects will be popping up throughout the city. One of the first, track work on SEPTA’s…

    • Hawthorne Hall wraps along Lancaster Avenue. | Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

People's Emergency Center spurring Lancaster Avenue transformation with Hawthorne Hall

Lower Lancaster Avenue has its share of vacancies and blank storefronts, but it’s also a place full of potential. And perhaps nowhere is a more interesting example of the transition afoot…

    • Philadelphia Streets Department is hosting the 6th annual Philly Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 13
Eyes on the Street

Philly Spring Cleanup preview: Painting, river work, Chinatown street sweep, playgrounds and more

The warm weather is here just in time to get everyone outside for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day. This Saturday, Apirl 13, volunteers at 534 registered sites across…

    • What could possibly be under this trash bag at 1426 Pine Street?
Eyes on the Street

September 14-16: Furness marker dedication | Second Friday on Lancaster | Oktoberfest

Frank Furness Marker Dedication Friday, September 14, 5:30pm. 1426 Pine Street. Come celebrate the legacy of brilliant architect and native son Frank Furness, as the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission unveils…

    • People in Rittenhouse | Flickr user Matt Colo | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

August 10-12: Second Friday on Lancaster | Pennsylvania Dutch Festival | Dragon Boat Festival | 'Midnight in Paris'

People in Rittenhouse | Flickr user Matt Colo | Creative CommonsSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, August 10, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and businesses for an…

    • Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and…

Eyes on the Street

Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan Released

The yearlong, collaborative “Make Your Mark” neighborhood planning process is nearing completion, and People’s Emergency Center, the organization driving the planning process, has released a draft of the proposed Lower…

    • Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool
Eyes on the Street

Rolling rally, LOOK! on Lancaster, Claes in Philly, Brooklyn's 3rd Ward outpost in Kensington

Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Today's Phillies playoff pep rally will be on wheels, rolling up Broad Street and around Center City between…

Eyes on the Street

September 26-30: Preservation Power | Zoning at City Council | Weatherization Workshop | LOOK! on Lancaster

Jean Carroon Monday, September 26, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Jean Carroon, a principal at Goody Clancy, comes to Penn to discuss the power of adaptive reuse,…

Sunday: Nutter to announce commercial corridor program

PEC is pleased to announce that Mayor Nutter is coming to Lancaster Avenue this Sunday, February 8, at 2pm to announce a $30 million citywide commercial corridor revitalization program.  PEC is…

ZBA votes down adult entertainment venue on Lancaster Avenue

A message from Monica Peters, Commercial Corridor Manager at People's Emergency Center CDC: Thank you to each and every community member that attended the zoning hearing yesterday to show support…

Martin Luther King Monument coming to Lancaster Ave

From this week's University City Review: Representatives from the Martin Luther King Historic Marker Project in conjunction with the Restore Philadelphia Corridors along Lancaster Avenue will unveil a MLK Jr.…

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