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    • Ridge Flats, from Kelly Drive and Calumet | May 2016

Philadelphia University rezoning, Ridge Flats development approved by Planning Commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) unanimously approved a zoning change supporting Philadelphia University’s master plan for expansion at its meeting on Tuesday. The Civic Design Review committee narrowly approved the…

    • Temple Student Health & Wellness Center - perspective from 15th and Montgomery | Temple University / Moody Nolan, July 2016

Mixed design reviews for Temple, East Kensington, Northern Liberties and Winchester Park projects

Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review committee recommended approval of three of the five projects it heard in a lengthy meeting Tuesday afternoon: special purpose zoning for Philadelphia University’s campus, Temple’s new…

    • East Passyunk's Singing Fountain

April 5: Bryan Fenstermaker taking over PARC | Roosevelt Blvd public forms | Chelten-Greene plaza

Amy Laura Cahn thinks it's time to stop thinking about community gardens as temporary uses. "Even after more than 30 years of vibrant activity, many gardens have never had the…

    • Finnegan's Wake

Finnigan's Wake redevelopment deal back from the dead

Tim Finnegan was a hod carrier with a weakness for strong spirits. One morning, after drinking some whiskey before work, he fell off a ladder and died. At his wake, his…

    • N 5th street

Northern Liberties neighbors talk traffic calming for 5th Street

Neighbors have long complained about reckless driving on N. 5th between Girard and Fairmount to no avail. But in 2016, seemingly broad agreement between new and long-time residents may finally have…

    • Rendering of Navy Yard with potential subway location circled

November 16: Navy Yard BSL extension study | Monthly Indego passes and equity | Two-way Spruce and Callowhill

Dan Kelley reports federal, state, and local officials, along with local labor leaders, will release a new study today on the economic impact of extending the Broad Street Line to the Navy…

    • East Callowhill Overlay | Planning Commission, Sept. 2015

Officials hope zoning overlay will connect Old City, Northern Liberties

Planning Commission officials spent the summer working out the details of a new zoning overlay for East Callowhill, in hopes of transforming the narrow area separating Old City and Northern Liberties…

    • Finnegan's Wake

Offices planned for Finnigan's Wake building at 3rd and Spring Garden

Once ranked among the top 25 douchiest bars in Philadelphia, Finnigan’s Wake, at 3rd and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties, is set to be converted into offices. On Thursday, Councilman…

    • Evo

December 3: Velodrome for FDR Park | #PHL2015 and historic preservation | Origins of jaywalking

A group called Project 250 is proposed an Olympic-class indoor velodrome on a 4-acre parcel of FDR park. Contruction contracts for the 11-county Philadelphia metro region are up 54% over a…

    • Piazza Garage proposal | Tim Haahs & Associates

Piazza in Northern Liberties to get a dedicated parking garage

A four-story, 300-car parking garage will be built behind the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties after the proposal was vetted on Tuesday by the Civic Design Review Committee, a board…

    • Spotted at 8th and Tasker

October 22: Sliding doors for SEPTA | Center City's Millennial migration boom | Peopledelphia | Milkman's return

Councilman David Oh says a Korean company, TIS, Inc, wants to use Philadelphia as a demonstration project for sliding glass doors in rail stations that open when the train arrives. This…

    • Finnegan's Wake

September 23: Tom Wolf on cities | Cigarette tax passes House | Philly rents flat | Uber introduces wheelchair-accessible vehicles

The two candidates for Pennsylvania governor sparred last night in the first debate of the general election. For some reason land use has failed to heat up as a major campaign…

    • Broad St

August 25: Re-opening Franklin Square PATCO station | Camden getting safer | Remixing Broad Street | Bryan Hanes on Pier 68

Some political heavy hitters at PATCO and the Delaware River Port Authority are pushing to reopen the "ghost" PATCO station at Franklin Square. The move could be a big shot in…

    • The current condition of the Festival Pier site

Northern Liberties to be remapped

Last week, City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill that would update the zoning maps for the area bounded roughly by Spring Garden Street, Girard Avenue, Front Street, and Third Street,…

    • Ortleib brew house
Eyes on the Street

March 7-9: OpenAccessPHL meeting | Asian Arts Initiative 20th anniversary | Instagram art opening | Northern Liberties growth conversations | Urban composting workshop

Hello Eyes on the Street! Ready for some warm weather this weekend? CONVENE: OpenAccessPHL Meetup Friday, March 7. 4pm - 6pm. DevNuts, 908A N. 3rd Street. OpenAccessPHL meets monthly to discuss…

    • The WET beer | Michael Klusek
Eyes on the Street

February 17-21: Presidents Day festivities | Bacon Awards | Northern Liberties exhibit | Kahn Day

Shake off the chill with events that celebrate presidents, Ed Bacon and Ed Rendell, Norther Liberties, and Lou Kahn. LEARN: Presidents Day Celebration at National Constitution Center Monday, February 17, 9:30am-5pm.…

    • Delaware and Fairmount - GoogleMaps

A car dealership at Delaware and Fairmount?

Councilman Mark Squilla must have set some sort of record when he introduced fifteen (15) bills during City Council’s penultimate meeting of the year Thursday morning. Most of them were single-block…

    • Baker is looking for more neighborhood artifacts to include in the exhibit
Eyes on the Street

From world's workshop to hipster mecca: Northern Liberties artist curates community history exhibit

In a warehouse dating back to 1892, once the home of a publishing company, later occupied by a somewhat illicit business and finally converted into artist lofts, longtime Northern Liberties artist…

    • bill no 130636

Bill would remove some zoning controls in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill last week that would reduce the size of a special zoning overlay for North Delaware Avenue, which currently covers most of Northern Liberties…

    • Northern Liberties litter
Eyes on the Street

Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association creates litter report form

Like many Philadelphia neighborhoods, Northern Liberties has always had to work to control its litter problem. In the past few years, though, Northern Liberties has become more of a destination neighborhood,…

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