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    • 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…

    • Philadelphia's walkable, affordable neighborhoods

August 22: Philly has the most walkable and affordable neighborhoods | Density as the key to bicycle growth | Rt 10 Trolley service suspended | PNB letters

We heard mixed reactions from readers regarding the removal of the PNB letters from Philadelphia's skyline, it does seem like cause for concern that "no city regulatory agency had…

    • Lower North plan zoning recomendations, west of Broad

Lower North Plan recommends gentrification impact study, speedier transit, protection of single-family blocks

The image above, taken from the Lower North PCPC presentation, shows proposed changes west of Broad Street. See more maps and other images within the full presentation, included beneath this article.…

    • Summer Winter Community Garden in its Powelton Village neighborhood

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour

Under the wrought-iron arch of one of its most established community gardens, the Neighborhood Gardens Trust Wednesday announced the preservation of two new ones, a city-wide summer garden party, and the…

    • Updated townhome design Mt. Sinai

Mt. Sinai zoning variance appeal dropped; no word on huge residential project's status

An appeal of the zoning variances granted to the developer hoping to turn Dickinson Square West's vacant Mt. Sinai Hospital into a large residential development is being withdrawn. The appeal document…

    • Two of the YouthBuild students help Andrew Palewski position one of the original porch columns | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can also join us for a …

    • The contractor was able to reuse much of the original decorative elements on the exterior walls
    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New proposal at historic 40th and Pine property won't end litigation

As first reported by The Daily Pennsylvanian, developer Jonathan Weiss met with Spruce Hill Community Association this week to present a new proposal for 400 S. 40th Street, the historic…

    • colliers informally marketed church assumption 21 million

Church of the Assumption: What happens now?

The years-long fight to preserve the Church of the Assumption, a historic building once owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at 12th and Spring Garden streets in Philadelphia, has come to…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

40th & Pine zoning case goes to Court of Common Pleas

Update: Oral arguments in the appeal of zoning variances for 400 S. 40th St., before the Court of Common Pleas, have been postponed until 2014, according to attorney Paul Boni. PlanPhilly…

    • Katz Lawson, left, and Levine, right, inspected one of the finished corners

Streets Department wraps up Society Hill ADA ramps, ends headache

After years of work, negotiations and delays, the city has finished installing handicapped accessible curb ramps in Society Hill. The 488 ramps were installed, per federal requirement, on 327 corners and…

    • colliers informally marketed church assumption 21 million

Commonwealth Court to rule on Church of the Assumption

Last week, attorneys for the City and for Callowhill Neighborhood Association made arguments before a panel of Commonwealth Court judges in the ongoing battle over the Church of the Assumption, a…

    • Broad Street Station restoration after fire, 1923. Photo credit: Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
Eyes on the Street

"How'd we get here?" Philadelphia's transportation history in photos

This month the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) turns five, and while celebrating its own, relatively short history, MOTU is also paying homage to the longstanding history of transportation…

    • St. Michael's Church, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

September 20-22: Church preservation workshop | Transit apps hackathon | Camp Crescent | Manayunk Streat Food Festival | PHS Fall Garden Festival | Spring Garden architectural tour

Happy Friday Eyes on the Street! Here is what's happening this weekend. LEARN: Philadelphia Churches: Plight and Potential Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21. 9am - 5pm. Upper Gallery, Meyerson…

    • The newly restored waterfall has increased water flow and is
Eyes on the Street

Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old Japanese garden and marked the completion of the historic landscape's…

    • Proposed window alterations, 241 S 7th St.

Historical Commission reviews new Ritt-Fit new construction

In a brief meeting on Friday morning, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed plans for nine new townhouses in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Residential Historic District, as well as a proposal to cut new…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Hidden City Festival
Eyes on the Street

Hidden City Festival opens doors to Hawthorne Hall and its past as secret society headquarters

What do the Knights of Pythias, a secret society established in 1864, and the Irish National Foresters Society, once the largest friendly society in Ireland, have in common?  At various times…

    • Photo courtesy phillytrax
    • George T. Pearson House in Germantown

New slate of historic designation recommendations

The homes of an artist and a boxer, a Horn & Hardart, a burial ground. The Philadelphia Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation recommended that these properties — and another eleven…

    • The Royal's masonry is in fragile condition due to mortar loss and extensive biogrowth.

Universal seeks OK to demolish most of Royal Theater

Universal Companies - the nonprofit titan founded by Kenny Gamble - has asked the Philadelphia Historical Commission for permission to demolish most of the famed Royal Theater on the 1500 block…

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