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    • Students share converted Victorian homes in the Spruce Hill section of West Philadelphia.

Spruce Hill zoning remapping is backdoor historic preservation

Late this year, a bill quietly slipped through City Council that is intended to protect the iconic Victorian homes in Spruce Hill from demolition. The neighborhood enjoys what experts believe is…

    • spruce hill in winter

Historical Commission to begin considering historic districts after years, sometimes decades, of delay

For the past decade, Philadelphia’s Historical Commission has only granted protections to a handful of individual properties each year. As the pace of development escalates, and more remarkable buildings are leveled, preservationists…

    • 420 Row was designated by the city in 2017 (Justin McDaniel)

420 Row and a way forward for historic districts

This January, Justin McDaniel may have found a new way forward for Philadelphia preservationists. The last few months, even the last few years, haven’t been kind to their cause. As the…

    • Alexander Wilson School

April 14: Urban Ideas Worth Stealing | Another exit at OIT | Memorials of the Future

Our partners at Keystone Crossroads are hosting a half-day conference in Harrisburg on May 10th called "Urban Ideas Worth Stealing" featuring keynote speakers Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale,…

    • 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…

    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
Eyes on the Street

William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
Eyes on the Street

Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • UCD unveiled its initial plans for the 40th Street Trolley Portal, Photo courtesy of UCD

University City District will make 40th Street Trolley Portal pedestrian friendly

Riding the 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolleys west from Center City, riders leave the darkness of the underground tunnel and, as their eyes adjust to the natural light, meet an…

    • 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…

    • Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Central Delaware zoning overlay | 40th and Pine update | Campbell Square's tree sculpture | Post is hiring

Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. It's feeling more fall-ish today, and the city is looking more autumnal too. We're seeing more fall…

    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012
Eyes on the Street

Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. But not for long. On a walk…

    • Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

September 28-30: LoMo Harvest Festival + Flea | Go West! Craft Fest | Puerto Rican Day Parade | Bella Vista House Tour

Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupLoMo Harvest Festival and Flea Market& Community Fair Saturday, September 29. Flea Market 9am-3pm,…

    • PhilaMOCA | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

September 21-23: PHS Fall Garden Fest | 12th Street Fest | 40th Street Summer Series

PhilaMOCA | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupPHS Fall Garden Fest Saturday, September 22, 9am-5pm. Navy Yard. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Fall Garden Fest returns with a day full…

    • Rendering of 205 Race Street.
Eyes on the Street

Planning Commission OKs 205 Race St, Pier 34-35 plan, changes to Marina View | 40th and Pine update | Made in America cost | 3-1-1 app gossip

Planning Commissioners heard and approved three major development proposals on or near the Central Delaware Waterfront. Despite a mixed response from Old City community members, Commissioners supported several zoning variance requests…

    • Woodland Green features native plants and logs from the Woodlands Cemetery
Eyes on the Street

Woodland Green brings rustic flourish to University City intersection

At the intersection of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue tall grasses and river birch trees swish in the breeze, and felled logs are habitat for native flora and fauna. This is…

    • A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

September 17-21: Bike Coalition ride | Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll | Open Air opens

A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupBike Coalition Bike Safety/Bike Lane ride Wednesday, September 19, 5:15pm. Meet at Fitler Square Park, 23rd and…

    • SEPTA's Route 34 trolley resumed regular service early this month

SEPTA completes Route 34 trolley project on time

Septa’s Route 34 trolley service is on track and on time. After derailing the Route 34 trolleys from the 40th Street Portal to the 61st Street Loop in order to overhaul 7,500 feet…

    • Zsa's Ice Cream will be one of the vendors at tonight's Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup.
Eyes on the Street

July 27-29: Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup | Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert | Olympics in Mt. Airy | Sun Ra Arkestra | East Passyunk Car Show

Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup Friday, July 27, 5-7pm. 27th Street and West Girard Avenue. The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association has put together a pop-up event featuring 15 of its member trucks, music,…

    • More people are taking in Philly's sites and museums - like the reopened Rodin - this summer.
    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

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