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    • The First African Baptist Church was designated by the city as historic in 2015 (Jared Brey)

March 14: Black churches become luxury housing | Trinities fit the tiny-house trend | ZBA chair is Doc's doc

“Luxury residential development has become a popular use for the structures that once nurtured souls of Black folk in a historic Black community,” write Sheila Simmons and Damon Williams in the…

    • AAA rendering for proposed Columbus Ave. store

Court hears arguments about AAA auto-repair facility on the Delaware waterfront

Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas heard arguments on Friday regarding the development of a controversial AAA auto-repair facility on the Delaware River waterfront. The proposal is controversial because the master plan…

    • Mt. Sinai Hospital was demolished in 2016 (PhillyTrax/Flickr)

Townhouses proposed for Mt. Sinai Hospital site

[Update, Feb. 13] Last night, representatives of Concordia Group, a Washington, D.C.-based development company, met with the Dickinson Square West Civic Association to present early plans for the development project set…

    • AAA rendering for proposed Columbus Ave. store

Zoning board denies appeal for AAA on Columbus Boulevard

A proposal to build a AAA car repair and insurance office on a vacant lot on Columbus Boulevard is in trouble following a decision of the zoning board earlier this month.…

    • Photo taken in May shows that DRWC fencing was cut

Exclusive: Teens using waterfront trail, piers in Pennsport for drinking parties

Organization that controls the trail and piers says it will change security procedures; police will reportedly increase patrols. Pennsport Civic Pres. says an improved community/river connection would bring more people and…

    • Height limits

Commission wants more time to consider Blackwell's two-story building limit

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission requested an additional 45 days to consider a bill, introduced earlier this month by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, that would limit the height of new buildings on…

    • Abandoned Storefront, 35th and Fairmount, Mantua | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

January 8: West Philly Promise Zone | 20 schools get bids | Columbus Square redesign | Demolition for Pennsport church turned temple

Happy Wednesday, Streeters. Let’s be thankful for today’s sunshine and promise of double-digit temperatures after yesterday's freeze, even though this morning it feels like -3˚. Here's what's making news…

    • The too-tall townhouse project at 3rd and Reed

Permit issued to trim Constitution Court in Pennsport

The Department of L&I issued a permit yesterday to Barry Sable to shrink the frame of a half-built townhouse in Pennsport by about two feet. As Kellie Patrick Gates reported last…

    • Mt. Sinai now

UPDATED! Apartments, townhomes planned for former Mt. Sinai Hospital

UPDATED! The former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Dickinson Square West may be transformed into 237 residences. "The main hospital buildings will remain and be reused,"  said Richard C. DeMarco, attorney for…

    • The too-tall townhouse project at 3rd and Reed

Developer plans to lift and trim too-tall Pennsport project

Neighbors complained, L&I measured. The in-the-works Constitution Court townhouses at 3rd and Reed in Pennsport are about 22 inches taller than the variance granted to developer and former Philadelphia jeweler-to-the-stars Barry…

    • Abigail Vare Elementary School
Eyes on the Street

August 5: Germantown-King football and beyond | Pennsport's missing elementary schools | Mother Bethel AME cemetery | Energy benchmarking ahead | PGW RFQ released

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. August is off to a beautiful start and the next few days should continue that trend, so be sure to make time to enjoy it.…

PCPC calls for mixed use commercial development at the Sheet Metal Workers union property

Planning Commissioners voted Tuesday to support a zoning bill that would allow a mixed use commercial development to be built at the Sheet Metal Workers union property at Columbus Boulevard and…

    • Meeting participants posted their thoughts on this arbor idea

The art of turning Pier 53 into a park

The work of turning what was once Philadelphia's Ellis Island into the gateway of a Delaware River wetlands park has begun. About 50 people attended the first public input session on…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
Eyes on the Street

Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • DN: The wayback machine is the Delaware Waterfront's biggest threat.
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront wayback trap | Eastern Tower | Healthier bodegas | Tax nonprofit properties | Berm for Eastwick?

Get the wayback machine away from the waterfront, the Daily News editorialize, lamenting the Planning Commission's approval of three development proposals that fail to meet the standards of the Master…

    • The paint
    • Students gathered in the George Washington Elementary School courtyard after walking and biking to school Thursday.
Eyes on the Street

South Philly schools kick of Walk and Roll to School month

More than 40 students rode their bikes or walked to South Philadelphia’s George Washington Elementary School Thursday morning as part of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Walk and Roll to…

    • Rendering of Lovett Memorial Library park. | Community Design Collaborative
    • The 1100 block of S. Wilton Street in Kingsessing has tidy twins with well-kept front yards and spotless sidewalks.
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Annual Clean Block Contest, Day 1

This year's Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Annual Clean Block Contest is underway and one of this year's judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is letting Eyes on the Street tag along to see the…

    • The redesigned Walnut Street Bridge has wider sidewalks, better pedestrian lighting, and (soon) a buffered bike lane. Construction will be finished this week.
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