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Reuse of the City Branch for transit or trails unlikely, but proposed development isn't to blame

When plans for a new mixed-use development at 15th and Hamilton streets in Spring Garden were posted online in advance of this month’s Civic Design Review, the project caused a stir…

    • 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…

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June 10: New Temple library renderings | K&T trail breaks ground | Housing Trilemma

The state Public Utility Commission voted to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued Uber for operating unlawfully in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reports. Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 / Christine Fisher

Councilman Squilla announces City giving Reading Viaduct Rail Park another $1M

During a public presentation before the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, at late-entering Councilman Mark Squilla announced that the City of Philadelphia was pledging an additional $1 million to the project to…

    • 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…

    • Viaduct Phase One | Studio Bryan Hanes

Planning Commission approves Reading Viaduct acquisition

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted yesterday to approve a bill authorizing the city to acquire part of the Reading Viaduct for the development of a public park. Can you imagine…

    • A 2011 view of the elevated Reading Viaduct in the Callowhill neighborhood

City moves to acquire part of the Reading Viaduct

The city is moving to purchase a portion of the Reading Viaduct in anticipation of the development of an elevated park there. Last week, Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill that…

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November 6: Wolf's mandate | Winterfest | Bike Advocacy Board | Ardmore TOD fight

Let the tussling over the scope of Tom Wolf's mandate begin. Congressman Chaka Fattah says he expects to spend another decade in his House seat, but a second member of his…

    • Transfer of Development Rights

September 24: Cig tax heads to Corbett | Rail park zoning | Density without height

The state Senate passed the local cigarette tax for Philly schools, and the bill now heads to Governor Corbett. This is being treated in some corners like a "huge victory" for…

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Eyes on the Street

Explore the Reading Viaduct with Unusual Spaces [video]

If you’ve never explored the Reading Railroad right of way – either above ground on the 9th Street viaduct or below grade in the City Branch tunnel along Pennsylvania Avenue, Unusual…

    • 12th Street Overpass | Studio Bryan Hanes
Eyes on the Street

When will construction start on Phase 1 of the Rail Park?

Creating a linear park out of the whole Reading Viaduct and City Branches may be a long way off, but last year hopes were high that Phase 1 of the project…

    • 411 N. 10th, panoramic
Eyes on the Street

November 18-22: Planning Commission meeting | Food Fight! | Patrik Schumacher | Gray Area Germantown | Rethinking Trestletown

Beyond the Greenbuild conference invading Philly Wednesday-Friday, here's what's on the horizon this week: PLAN: Philadelphia City Planning Commission November Meeting Tuesday, November 19, 1-5pm. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. The…

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    • Reading Terminal and beyond. March 31, 1927 | (Image #7283) Aero Service Corp, courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in advance of the Rally for the Rail Park on Saturday.…

    • Revolution
Eyes on the Street

April 16: Boston aftermath | PA tax extension | gentrification relief | envision City Branch Park | SugarHouse settles illegal dumping claim | Fishtown made

Good morning, Streeters. Our hearts are with Boston this morning after explosions caused carnage at the Boston Marathon yesterday, including the death of three people and injuries to more than 140…

    • reading viaduct city branch
Eyes on the Street

April 15-19: Terry Farrell | Making ViaductGreene | Victorian Philadelphia | SEPTA hearing

LECTURE: Sir Terry Farrell Monday, April 15, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Renowned architect and planner Sir Terry Farrell will give a lecture about his work transforming…

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Eyes on the Street

Do wishes come true? 2012 review

This year I’ve got a wish list of ten ideas for the city. But, do wishes come true? It is heartening to look back and see that progress has been made…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Stadium district casino | Inga on The Provence | 40th and Pine appeal grinds on | Germantown's horticultural heritage | Viaduct as great connector

Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhillyHappy Friday, Streeters. Here's this morning's Buzz: The owners of Parx (Greenwood Gaming) and co-owners of Xfinity Live! (Cordish) want to put a…

    • X It Out | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Eyes on the Street

VIADUCTgreene invites public input on Viaduct park

Skyline view from the elevated portion of the Reading Terminal Viaduct, October 2012. Imagine transforming an abandoned rail viaduct into an urban elevated park as a way to revitalize and connect…

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