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    • 600  University Avenue

A mysterious zoning bill hints at a high-rise future for one of University City's last large undeveloped parcels

When drivers exit University City, headed to the Schuylkill Expressway, they breeze past a ghostly Mid-century Modern motel building at 600 University Avenue. Marooned at the edge of the University of…

    • Poster for Boulevard Direct Bus

SEPTA proposes new buses for University City, Roosevelt Blvd.

SEPTA unveiled the name for its new express bus service coming to Roosevelt Boulevard: the Boulevard Direct Bus. Technically, the Boulevard Direct Bus is a mere proposal—nothing set in stone—one of…

    • Jannie Blackwell | Emma Lee/WHYY

After blowback, Blackwell scraps her sidewalk bill

At last week’s City Council session Jannie Blackwell introduced a short bill requiring that anyone wishing to place a bench, planter, or street furniture on a public sidewalk would first need…

    • 4046-48 Chestnut Street / Photo by Joe Kavanagh for PlanPhilly

Preservation fight over West Philly townhouses continues

A pair of Gilded Age-era townhomes in West Philadelphia had their death sentences stayed Friday morning, allowing preservationists a sigh of, perhaps temporary, relief.* In a lengthy hearing Friday morning, Judge…

    • Proposed stations for new enhanced bus service along Roosevelt Boulevard

Bridled enthusiasm for new bus service proposals around University City and Roosevelt Boulevard

The small crowd that gathered at SEPTA’s headquarters in Center City to get an upclose look at the transit agency’s proposed service changes for next year murmured with cautious excitement Monday…

    • Conceptual rendering of Schuylkill Yards, a site being put forth for Amazon's second headquarters | Brandywine Realty Trust

With new Schuylkill Yards, Drexel and Brandywine promise development without displacement

Standing before a room packed with Philadelphia’s preeminent businessmen, power lawyers, labor leaders, and politicians, Drexel University President John Fry unveiled Schuylkill Yards, a 14-acre, $3.5 billion plan to create a…

    • Broad and Locust

March 3: Drexel and Brandywine unveil Schuylkill Yards | Food delivery apps and transportation | Swampoodle

Jacob Adelman has the details on Drexel and Brandywine's plans to develop a Schuylkill Yards district behind 30th Street Station in University City. "The decades-long project will involve the development of…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.

September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of…

    • The main hall of 30th St. Station. (Courtesy Amtrak/Chuck Gomez)

Will plans for 30th St. Station District include capping rail yards? That's up to you

A lot of people have a lot of big plans for 30th Street Station – capping the rail yard to its North, re-opening the tunnel between it and the Market-Frankford Line…

    • Temple library and quad rendering
    • The Porch

Nine key findings from the State of University City District report

Following the planning and development news, it's hard not to get the sense that University City is the locus of some of the most interesting changes happening in Philadelphia, and this…

    • University City Eastern Gateway

Can University City District and Gehl Studio turn eastern University City's institutional blight into a walkable neighborhood?

With about 8 million square feet of new development projects announced for eastern University City over the next few years, University City District sees an opportunity to bring the area’s pedestrian…

    • NACTO street design

July 30: University City crime rates dropping | $106M for The Gallery | Big win for NACTO | How to force a Sheriff's sale

Macerich Co, a California-based company with experience in urban mall development, will invest $106.8M in The Gallery. "Macerich will acquire a 50 percent interest in the Gallery under terms of the…

    • Curtis Publishing Company | Michael Klusek
Eyes on the Street

June 10: Real Estate Roundup: Curtis Center sells for $125m | Oxford Mills opens | University City Innovation District | Divine Lorraine Hotel | Shirt/Suit Corner redux | Weinstein bid on Germantown schools

Good morning Streeters. Here's a real estate news roundup to start your Tuesday right:  The Curtis Center sold for $125 million, and will be converted from all offices to a…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak reopens 30th Street Station west plaza

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Amtrak reopened the western entrance, or west plaza, at 30th Street Station Friday. The plaza had been closed since last fall as part…

    • The University Bike Collective hopes to encourage more cycling throughout University City
Eyes on the Street

Students launch University City-wide bike collective

A group of University City students hopes to present a united student voice advocating for cycling in University City. The new University Bike Collective held its first meeting at the University…

    • New Lebow College of Business from Market Street | Drexel University
Eyes on the Street

State of University City, by the numbers

In a neighborhood where 29 new development projects (4,922,050 million square feet of new office, research, residential, academic and medical facilities) were recently added or completed, it can be hard to…

    • Looped In at The Porch, Photos by Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Looped In brings "social seating" to University City

If you've passed through The Porch at 30th Street Station recently, you may have noticed some funky looking seating structures that appear to loop around on themselves with wooden benches below…

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Zoning board approves 25 homes at 8th and Montrose

The Philadelphia zoning board approved a small set of variances Wednesday for the development of 25 new single-family town homes in Bella Vista, at the corner of 8th and Montrose, where…

    • Heart & Soul: University City's Public Piano Project returns to Clark Park
Eyes on the Street

University City's public pianos return, this time to Clark Park

Heart & Soul, University City District's (UCD) public piano series has returned - bringing a little extra soul to the heart of University City. Now through June 16, UCD invites the…

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