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    • Rendering of Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, SaylorGregg. | May 2017 Art Commission

Faith and Liberty Discovery Center gets initial blessing from Art Commission

Independence Mall is beset by monstrously large buildings that offer no succor to tourists or to human beings of any description. Come for the Liberty Bell stay for, well, maybe the…

    • Lit Brothers building entrance rendering, December 2016 Architectural Committee meeting

Architectural Committee seeks clarity for Lit Brothers signs, rejects Old City project

The Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee on December 13 concluded with two cases that couldn’t have gone more differently. While Brickstone Realty’s proposal for more digital signage on the Lit Brothers building…

    • Corn Exchange National Bank & Trust Co., 3rd and Arch Streets

Office conversion of Corn Exchange / Real World house in Old City edging forward

To a certain generation, the former bank at the corner of Arch and North 3rd streets is MTV’s Real World house. More recently it was an event space, but now plans…

    • Foster + Partners

May 26: Planning Commission backs Foster + Partners hospital tower | ZBA approves Wharton St homes | Nine-story West Philly project

The introduction of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown's container tax proposal into the mix in City Council seems to have thoroughly scrambled the politics of the soda tax. Jared Brey reports Council President…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Three big ideas from Old City District's Vision 2026 plan

Old City District unveiled the results of its Vision 2026 plan Wednesday night, which aims to provide a blueprint for urban growth in Philadelphia’s historic center, and the easternmost section of…

    • Jan Gehl
Eyes on the Street

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature and needs. What would a designer who has based his…

    • Smith Playground renovation | Ambit Architecture

December 29: Smith Playground | Tax delinquency data | Tech companies in Center City

The Washington Post dives into the ethical quandaries posed by driverless cars. Should they swerve out of the way of a stray schoolbus or, even if it means sacrificing their own…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

October 2: Bass proposes revenues for traffic calming | CyclePhilly app wins national award | Spurning mid-rise for mansions

Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill establishing a new $5 vehicle registration fee that Act 89 gives counties the option to levy, reports Greta Iverson. The proceeds, which are required to…

    • 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…

    • The Bridge, 205 Race | Brown Hill Development

After a long road, 205 Race project expected to break ground

As Philly Mag and The Inquirer both reported this week, Brown Hill Development will finally break ground next next month on a 148-unit apartment complex at 2nd and Race streets in…

    • 401 Race Street | Barton Partners

At 4th and Race, design review committee wants a little gravitas

“You are on the most historic acre in the United States,” said Cecil Baker, pounding his hand against the conference table. “This is not a place for broken-down architecture.” Baker, an…

    • 418-420 Wood Street

Historical Commission approves Wood Street redo; Race St. condos and Chestnut St. designations

Last Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval for property owner William Nadu and applicant Logan Dry of Abitare Design Studio to modify a property at 418-420 Wood St., that…

    • Azalea Gardens birds-eye rendering | Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Historical Commission approves plans for 40th and Pine

On Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously voted to approve a proposal to redevelop the embattled historic property at 40th and Pine streets. The vote was a confirmation of the Commission’s…

    • 205 Race facing north - Gluck and Partners

Developers take another crack at 205 Race Street

Developers are pushing once again to build a mixed-use apartment complex at the long-vacant corner of 2nd and Race streets in Old City. The latest iteration of the project includes 148…

    • Samuel Machinery Company, North 3rd Street
    • Mulberry Market, Photo by David Swift Photography
Eyes on the Street

February 13: Comcast expands | Mormon church plans residential tower | Condo King buys Old City properties | Parking debate | South Street's Southwark Theatre

Hello snowed-in Streeters! We hope this Buzz finds you somewhere safe and warm. Now turned to a sleet/snow combo, this storm dumped more than eight inches of snow on Philadelphia overnight.…

    • Victorian Row | David Swift
Eyes on the Street

February 10: Losing Kmart | Umbrellas to housing | Boutique hotel for Queen Village | Mantua before Promise Zone | 2013 pedestrian, bike, car tickets | Complete streets in Congress

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s what we’re interested in this morning. The Gallery may not be beautiful but it is a retail force, drawing shoppers from across the city.…

    • Today the Franklin Square Station entrance is sealed with concrete

Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.
Eyes on the Street

2012 Endangered Properties List: Philly Modern, breweries, Family Court, and tax credits

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List [pdf] today, which includes three city-owned buildings, our dwindling supply of historic breweries, and examples of Philly modernism. Here'…

Central Delaware Riverfront goers may finally get an important amenity

Those who spend time on or near Race Street Pier may soon have an easier answer to what can be an extremely urgent question: Where's the bathroom? The Delaware River Waterfront…

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