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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…

    • 3601 Spruce Street

Civic Design Review committee approves Penn, Dranoff projects

September’s meeting of the Civic Design Review committee proceeded in a succinct and painless fashion. All three of the projects before the committee were met with, at most, light criticism and…

    • Perry World House, from Locust Walk, June 2016
Eyes on the Street

History grafted into contemporary design at Penn’s new Perry World House

These days Penn’s campus is being remade in a new era of major construction projects, each with robust enough budgets to match the university’s high design aspirations. There are show stopping,…

    • University City District's popular Porch would see continued improvements under the 30th Street Station District Plan

30th Street Station District Plan unveiled to excitement and ambivalence

On Wednesday night the freshly unveiled draft of the 30th Street Station District was put before the the public, once again seeking input. The North Concourse buzzed with excitement as Karl…

    • Demolition at 40th and Pine

Historic 40th & Pine house meets the wrecking ball

First, the building on the southwest corner of 40th and Pine streets was a private home for a rich Philadelphian. Then it was a residence for sick elderly people. Later, when…

    • Azalea Gardens birds-eye rendering | Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Committee approves development plans for historic property at 40th & Pine

The Architecture Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Tuesday morning to approve the design plans for Azalea Gardens, a 122-unit apartment complex planned for the historic property at 40th and…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New opinion filed in 40th and Pine preservation case

Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common Pleas has filed an opinion asking the Commonwealth Court to deny an appeal of her decision earlier this year that upheld rulings of…

    • The ARCH cafe
Eyes on the Street

Bridging the past at The ARCH

The University of Pennsylvania is on a construction spree, churning out new buildings and improving campus public spaces at breakneck pace. Cranes tower over the hospital complex, Hill Field at 34th…

    • Lower Schuylkill, Photo by Eyes on the Street
Eyes on the Street

February 28: SEPTA delays new payment system | Penn shares new master plan | Boyd Theater hardship update | Three $30,000 environmental grants | LGBT, low-income senior housing unveiled | Mapping crime, walks to school

Good morning, Eyes on the Street! We hope you're staying warm despite the severe temperature drop we experienced last night. Be glad you're not a stink bug. SEPTA pushed back…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Court hears zoning appeal for housing on historic 40th & Pine property

Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common Pleas heard an hour of oral arguments Wednesday morning from attorneys in the ongoing battle over the future of a historic mansion owned…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New proposal at historic 40th and Pine property won't end litigation

As first reported by The Daily Pennsylvanian, developer Jonathan Weiss met with Spruce Hill Community Association this week to present a new proposal for 400 S. 40th Street, the historic…

    • Streak of sky, Photo by Blog King
Eyes on the Street

November 22: No trolleys Sunday | State funds bike projects | PATCO escalator still broken | Building better solar panels | Artist fights to save studio from supermarket

Happy Friday, Streeters!  Trolleys won't run in Center City on Sunday. All lines will be down for routine maintenance between 5 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. The 11, 13,…

    • 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…

    • Bicycle, Photo by Jeremy Fountain
    • eyre cherubs

Look Up! A Venetian palazzo for an elite fraternity

  Wilson Eyre designed the outstanding building that once served as a social hall for an exclusive men’s club.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

    • Industrial sunset, South Philly. Photos by Philadelphia Photos
    • A vacant lot maintained by PHS through the Vacant Lot Stabilization program located on 6th and Berks.
Eyes on the Street

Philly's LandCare Program cleans, greens and reduces crime

This week Philadelphia has served as both host and case study for the 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference. With 40,000 vacant lots, Philadelphia is no stranger to the issues linked…

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New institutional developments planned for West Philly

“I don’t want this Commission, or the City in general, to be stopping what we actually believe is a good result because the process just can’t catch up,” Deputy Mayor Alan…

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Hardship designation at 40th & Pine confirmed by split L&I Review Board

The Board of L&I Review tacitly affirmed the Historical Commission’s finding of hardship for a historic mansion at 400 S. 40th Street Friday afternoon. The vote was split, with two members…

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