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    • Stairs up to the Rail Park from the 1100 block of Callowhill, May 2018 / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
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In Common: Rail Park opens, carrying the freight of a changing neighborhood

What does it mean to create a new park in a changing, sometimes contested neighborhood? Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn takes a deep dive into…

    • Boyd Theater, 1956

Movie theaters strike back in downtown Philadelphia

In the first half of the 20th century, towering palaces to cinema were built in Center City Philadelphia. These massive buildings were ornately decorated with elaborate statues, gilded ceilings, and even orchestra…

    • Paul Levy at the ceremonial groundbreaking for Phase I of the Rail Park, October 31, 2016 | Emma Lee / WHYY

First phase of Rail Park construction underway

On Monday afternoon, a large crowd clustered around the mouth of the Reading Viaduct for the long-anticipated groundbreaking of a project that would transform the long defunct railway into a public…

    • Cyclists avoid construction on Bike Coalition's annual Bike to Work Day celebratory ride/Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY

Center City District reports show cycling up, drivers and cyclists agree potholes and blocked lanes are the worst

Traffic seemed terrible this morning. Cars on the Ben Franklin Parkway were stopped from 22nd Street to 20th Street, where ongoing construction diverts drivers before they can reach Logan Circle. After…

    • Rail Park Phase 1 Callowhill terminus | Studio Bryan Hanes

Full funding secured for phase one of Rail Park

Here’s a burst of sunshine on this otherwise dreary and wet Friday. The Pennsylvania Office of the Budget quietly released a list of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants, including one…

    • Philadelphia poverty and transit access to downtown | Center City District, 2016

Center City District report highlights transit as competitive necessity for region’s economy

If everyone drove to work in Center City, how much parking would we need? According to a new report from the Center City District: 2.6 square miles of surface parking. The…

    • Center City

Takeaways from the 2016 State of Center City report

Center City District released their annual State of Center City report [PDF] Thursday, and while there are no major surprises about the trajectory of Philadelphia’s central business district—-up, up, and away!—-there…

    • Phase 1: SEPTA owned spur at Noble Street | Studio Bryan Hanes

Art Commission grants final approval to Reading Viaduct Spur and Market St. Memorial

The Reading Viaduct Spur took another step toward reality Wednesday morning when the Philadelphia Art Commission gave the project the blessing of final approval. The Spur is a quarter-mile arm of…

    • In-Progress Units by Area

Center City District: Surging Philly apartment market fueled by real demand, not a bubble

The latest report from the Center City District shows a booming residential market in Center City, particularly multi-family and mixed-use development, with no signs of slowing down. In 2014, the greater…

    • East Market

January 6: 2015 campaign begins | East Market grocery store | Temple football stadium

Terry Gillen's exit from the Mayoral race was a reminder that there's nobody's really emerged as the obvious favorite for Center City progressives yet. Patrick Kerkstra thinks Ken Trujillo and Lynne…

    • Pedestrian promenade

Center City District's dream of a street-level pedestrian promenade on the Schuylkill could become reality

Center City and University City are Philadelphia's two largest employment hubs, hosting 42% and 11.5% of the city's jobs, respectively, and the business communities on both sides of the river increasingly…

    • Lipoff's: In the shadow of The Trestle. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Piloting Callowhill NID services | digging for West Shipyard | eating Philly's catch | Globe Dye may offer live-work space | Judge sticks it to PPA

Lipoff's: In the shadow of The Trestle. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupIt’s really thick out there today, but the temperature is only supposed to hit 91.…

    • Tower Investments will start its conversion of the former state office building at North Broad into Tower Place.
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Dilworth House stands | Clarke wants another casino | Tower Place construction starts | Reading Viaduct as neighborhood park | 'Barnes Totem' install delayed

Dilworth House was spared a partial demolition by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania yesterday, reports PlanPhilly. The current owners, John and Mary Turchi, had gotten approval from the Historical Commission to remove…

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March 19-23: How Creativity Works, Philadelphia and the Makeshift Metropolis, Dan Marcolina reveals the obvious, Romantic Philadelphia, North Broad Revitalization, PhillyWorks

Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works Tuesday, March 20, 8-10:30am. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street. Jonah Lehrer is a frequent contributor to Wired, The New Yorker, and Radiolab, and…

    • Chestnut Park is now John F. Collins Park.
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Chestnut Park renamed to honor designer John F. Collins

At a rainy ceremony today, Chestnut Park became John F. Collins Park, renamed to honor the pocket park’s designer who passed away in 2011. Collins designed Chestnut Park in the 1970s,…

Growth in Center City defies economic downturn

The diversification of the downtown economy during the last two decades has helped the housing market in Center City weather recession, according to a new report released by the Center City…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?
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Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

    • Market East from 11th Street, Girard Square at left and the Reading Terminal Headhouse at center.
Eyes on the Street

Up-Market East

Market East from 11th Street, Girard Square at left and the Reading Terminal Headhouse at center. Market East has puzzled planners, city officials, and the Center City District for years. The…

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November 14-18: Slow Food tasting, community garden class, Reading Viaduct talk, Cities Under Siege, Charlie Chan in Egypt

Snail of Approval Tastings Monday, November 14, 7-9pm. Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Filbert streets. Slow Food Philly celebrates its first set of snail-approved restaurants, markets, and food producers with a…

    • The King of Center City | City Paper cover story, October 6, 2011
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Center City's Power Broker

The King of Center City | City Paper cover story, October 6, 2011 In its current issue, the City Paper profiled Paul Levy, President and CEO of Center City District, calling…

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