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    • Cars and bikes compete on many Philadelphia streets despite bike lanes.

Broad Street divided on Spruce and Pine bike lane remake

A crowd of nearly 150 braved the blustery winds Wednesday night to attend an open house on a proposal to move the bike lanes on Pine and Spruce Streets to the…

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From slums to sleek towers: How Philly became cleaner, safer, and more unequal

Harry Schwartz, 84, remembers when his neighborhood, Society Hill, was one of the poorest parts of Philadelphia. But by the time he moved there as a young lawyer in 1969, things…

    • Society Hill Acme

Lease of Society Hill's Acme extended, concluding heated community battle

Earlier this week, Alterra Property Group officially abandoned their plans for a mid-rise residential tower on the site of Society Hill's 5th Street Acme Market.  On August 30, Alterra signed an agreement…

    • Society Hill Acme

Council exempts Society Hill from green roof and grocery zoning bonuses

On Thursday, City Council passed a bill exempting Society Hill from the density bonuses offered in exchange for buildings that include fresh food markets and green roofs, under the zoning code’s…

    • Society Hill towers under construction viewed from Headhouse, September 1963 | George McDowell Bulletin Photographs, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: Historic Preservation for a Changing City

On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host another Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice. This time…

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May 27: Ardmore transit-oriented development approved | Apartments replacing Abbott Square parking | Philly in 'Homefront'

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court cleared the way for Carl Dranoff's transit-oriented development project in Ardmore, that's been held up for a decade by legal challenges for years, reports Maria Panaritis.…

    • Hopkinson House
Eyes on the Street

Building Stories: Hopkinson House

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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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…

    • van pelt townhouse project

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…

    • 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…

    • Society Hill Towers, Photo by shrimpcracker
    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

Our second annual city-wide look at ongoing transportation projects

If all goes according to plan, by this time next year Philadelphia will have both a completed Dilworth Plaza and a decked out Schuylkill River Boardwalk. As crews chip away at…

    • The Penn's Landing Marina. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Last ditch Assumption appeal | Seaport Museum plans overhaul | Fralinger fire | Indie bookstores faring well | Farewell Market West smut

The Penn's Landing Marina. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. Wasn't it strange to see Philly looking like London in all of that fog yesterday. Did you…

    • Take in the lights and window displays of South Philly on the Bicycle Coalition's Fun Ride this month.
Eyes on the Street

December 10-14: Environments of Memory | Fishtown archaeology | PAFA After Dark: Made in America | South Philly Fun Ride

Michael Walsh: Environments of Memory Tuesday, December 11, 4-5:30pm. PennDesign, Architectural Archives, Fine Arts Library, 34th between Walnut and Spruce. Join Michael Walsh for this Conservation in Conversation discussion about his…

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

Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

    • The Ritz Five, with Society Hill Towers in the background, from Google Earth

Ritz Five could be replaced with a fancier theater with more screens - and multiple stories of apartments on top

The Ritz Five Theater in Society Hill may be upgraded and expanded into a mixed use development, including a multi-story apartment building.The theater is a Landmark Theaters property, but Mosaic…

    • The buildings along the 400 block of Chestnut Street made up a 19th century Bank Row.

Look Up! A marble tribute to a Civil War casualty

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Stream buffer debate continues | Pedestrian pains, gains at Dilworth Plaza | Society Hill neighbors vs. Toll Brothers at ZBA | Fishtown and Obama | Wissahickon Gateway meeting

Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. The moon was visible last night and this morning sunrise was pink and gold against the clouds. This weekend…

    • Society Hill residents opposing a zoning variance for condo development say it's about shadows and privacy, not parking

Society Hill residents opposing a zoning variance for condo development say it's about shadows and privacy, not parking

The issues leading some Lombard Street and Pine Street neighbors to object to the zoning relief Toll Brothers needs to build a Society Hill condo project have little or nothing to…

    • From NOAA: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone Hurricane SANDY Advisory #028A, 8am on October 29
Eyes on the Street

Sandy by the hour | Bart's 'anti-casino' | Toll, Society Hill neighbors at ZBA | cheering land bank legislation | Philly's brightest bulbs | ID old signs

From NOAA: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone Hurricane SANDY Advisory #028A, 8am on October 29Good morning, Streeters. We've got Sandy on the mind this morning and will do…

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