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    • A rendering of Southern Land Company's 1911 Walnut St. tower.

Rittenhouse Square's last tower moves towards 2019 groundbreaking

A soaring luxury apartment tower planned for the last undeveloped corner of Rittenhouse Square got the green light to move forward from the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee on Thursday. The…

    • Warwick Apartments and Bair Funeral Home | Jake Blumgart / PlanPhilly

1911 Walnut tower edges closer with preservation hardship relief in sight

On Wednesday, the Historical Commission held its first Hardship Committee hearing in almost two years, deciding the fate of the property at 1918-20 Sansom Street. Last used as the Oliver H.…

    • Jane Jacobs at home in Toronto

Jane Jacobs and Philly's four original squares

When Jane Jacobs published “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in 1961, it was a self-aware indictment of the dominant thinking in city planning. Jacobs railed against top-down master…

    • Rittenhouse Square | Jim Saksa

On Rittenhouse Square: Perfect from then on

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

    • 1911 Walnut - Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Proposed Rittenhouse apartment tower design assumes a number of approvals

The sky’s the limit at 1911 Walnut Street, at least according to Southern Land Company. The development group presented preliminary plans for the vacant lot, which sits across the street from…

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    • Rittenhouse West bike pilot

MOTU is piloting a buffered bike lane on Rittenhouse Square West

Yesterday in the Greater Philadelphia Planners, Urbanists, and Designers Facebook group (which you should all join), my friend Jake Liefer tipped us off that a new buffered bike lane had unexpectedly…

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Eyes on the Street

Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

    • Chestnut Park / Collins Park
Eyes on the Street

May 2-4: Stroll with us for Jane's Walk 2014

What secrets does Chinatown hold? Ever stumble onto the tiniest sweet street and wonder how come you’d never seen it before? Curious about the big dreams for a better Penn’s Landing…

    • 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.…

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Historical Commission gives thumbs-up to Rittenhouse-Fitler project

The Philadelphia Historical Commission weighed in with decisions that registered on opposite ends of its decision making spectrum Friday. The 12 members in attendance granted unanimous final approval to a nine-townhouse…

    • A missing section of Rittenhouse Square's interior balustrade.
Eyes on the Street

Rittenhouse Square's limestone facelift, lighting upgrades

Rittenhouse Square may be an emerald set in the heart of the city, but some of its beautiful and historic features look far from polished these days. The park's heavy use…

    • beau mondo, phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

August 26-29: The Dream at 50 | 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's speech | Rittenhouse concert | Unknown Japan film series | Final screening under the stars, The Lorax

Looking for something to do this week? Here are our suggestions.  VIEW The Dream at 50: A Tribute to MLK Monday, August 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Woodmere Art Museum,…

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Eyes on the Street

August 19-23: Dollar Days on W. Girard | Schuylkill gazebos | Rittenhouse concert | 'My Cousin Vinny'

August is winding down, so steal some time for summer fun: a dollar stroll, gazebo tour, and outdoor entertainment should keep you busy this week. FEAST: Dollar Days on the Ave…

    • Zsa's at Night Market
Eyes on the Street

August 12-16: PhillyRising conference | Night Market South Street | Lower North Open House | Hawthorne Park jazz | Rittenhouse Concert | NeverEnding Story

This week look forward to events for civic do-gooders, district planning, another Night Market, and outdoor entertainment. Enjoy! MEET: 2013 PhillyRising Conference Wednesday, August 14, 9am-3pm. Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PhillyRising…

    • patriotic grooves
Eyes on the Street

July 1-5: Independence Day festivities

This week is all about festivities surrounding Independence Day, and if you're staying in town there's plenty to do. Here’s a sampling of the holiday week’s big events: WATCH: Silver Linings…

    • The Climb
Eyes on the Street

April 9: Councilmanic rezoning to benefit 205 Race St | Blatstein buys on Rittenhouse, Piazza update | Hollaback ad campaign | Made in America returning | free cone day

Good morning Streeters. It promises to be an even warmer day than yesterday, so be sure to get out and enjoy the day. Councilman Mark Squilla is trying to change Old…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.
Eyes on the Street

2012 Endangered Properties List: Philly Modern, breweries, Family Court, and tax credits

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List [pdf] today, which includes three city-owned buildings, our dwindling supply of historic breweries, and examples of Philly modernism. Here'…

    • View from Downtown to West Philly & the Cira Centre at Sunset | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Canal Street North OKd by Planning | thinking big about bike share | Hotels for 15th and Chestnut | Economic impact of Philly CDCs

View from Downtown to West Philly & the Cira Centre at Sunset | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. It’s 12/12/12 today, if you're into that…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
Eyes on the Street

Church of the Assumption demo update, look inside | Bike share coming soon | Philly Painting defense | Arab business growth | Walnut water main break

Church of the Assumption's twin spires. | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. Here’s your Monday morning Buzz: When we wake up tomorrow, will the demolition of Church…

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