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    • An X-shaped table could be for lunch or conferences
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Central Green gives Navy Yard creative commons

Over the last 10 years we’ve come to expect unabashedly contemporary commercial architecture, green urban design, and progressive adaptive reuse projects at the Navy Yard. Now the freshly finished Central Green,…

    • Councilman Henon points to Fish & Boat parcel

With Dietz & Watson transaction, city looks to kickstart reindustrialization

Early last September, an 11-alarm fire destroyed a 300,000-square-foot meat-packing plant in Delanco, New Jersey, owned by Dietz & Watson, a 75-year-old company headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia. Firefighters fought the blaze…

    • Frankford Arsenal site

City courting industrial tenant for Frankford Arsenal site in Bridesburg

Councilman Bobby Henon, the Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation are in talks with a potential industrial user for the site of the former Frankford Arsenal on the North…

    • Merchants have sold fresh food on Ninth Street since the 1880s.
Eyes on the Street

February 14: Open data tension | PHL: Here for the Making | Supermarkets don't change behavior | Lower North transportation recommendations | TreePhilly giveaway | Building collapse court case update

Happy Valentine's Day, Streeters! The city may be snowed in for yet another day, but we'll still be tweeting about why we love Philadelphia as part of the #whyilovephilly campaign today.…

    • A publicly subsidized W Hotel is proposed for 15th and Chestnut streets in Center City

TIF districts generate less property tax revenue than expected

When city officials decided to create a $5 million tax-increment financing (TIF) district for Bart Blatstein’s Avenue North project near Temple University, in 2005, they had a few figures in mind.…

    • W Hotel site

Council Committee approves $33 million subsidy for W Hotel

City Council’s Committee on Finance recommended a bill Thursday that would create a tax-increment financing district (TIF) at 15th and Chestnut streets to support the development of a 700-room hotel. The…

    • Navy Yard Master Plan 2013 Update

Navy Yard unveils updated master plan, celebrates 10K jobs milestone

Ten or 15 years from now, if all goes according to an updated master plan, the number of people working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard will double to 20,000, and could…

    • Iroko

Navy Yard to release 2013 Master Plan update Wednesday

UPDATED: On Friday, PIDC announced the The Navy Yard event has been rescheduled for Feb. 1. An earlier version of this story had the original date. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will…

    • Looking south from the new trail at Bartram's Garden to the Schuylkill River (and Sunoco beyond).
Eyes on the Street

See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property adjacent to Bartram’s Garden, where the city is now planning…

    • Bartram's Mile and related trail and green space improvements. | PennPraxis/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Eyes on the Street

November 3-4: Bike and Walk Bartram's Mile

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is working on plans for "Bartram's Mile," a new recreational trail segment along the western bank of the Schuylkill River connecting…

    • The new GSK building, under construction.

On the brink of reaching a 10,000-jobs milestone, Navy Yard will soon release an updated Master Plan

The Philadelphia Navy Yard will soon be home to as many workers as the shipyard employed before it closed.At the end of this year, GlaxoSmithKline will finish construction on its…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Exploring the Lower Schuylkill's gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It's a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

Eyes on the Street

April 16-20: Tom Finkelpearl | Homeowner Workshops | Archaeology in Philly | Urban Heat Islands | Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses

Tom Finkelpearl on Public Art Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Tom Finkelpearl to discuss public art, and the role public art projects…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

    • 4601 Market Street is owned by the city.
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Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building to be reused as Police Command Center

Today the vacant but majestic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building has one inhabitant - a hawk living in the tower. But soon enough the Philadelphia Police Department could join the hawk's…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and…

    • The 4,100-acre study area for Lower Schuylkill Master Plan. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

January 17-20: Robert A.M. Stern, Megaprojects & The Battle for Atlantic Yards, Chang, Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses, Philadelphia's walkability

“Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm. Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Street. Robert A.M. Stern comes to Drexel’s Westphal College of Media…

Eyes on the Street

Darrell Clarke's revenue plan, Venice Island eyesore, Church moves partly due to parking woes, transition at the Navy Yard, SEPTA's flat budget

What’s on Council President Darrell Clarke’s 2012 agenda? Revenue Generation. The Naked City reports that Clarke’s plans include: parking space leases to car-shares, public asset sales, ad-sales for spots on municipal…

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