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    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail. | Photo Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions. This…

    • Councilmen Bill Green, Brian O'Neill and Mark Squilla huddle

O’Neill bills reclassify uses in commercial mixed-use districts, create new district to be mapped in

Hold onto your hats, planning fans. Things are about to get weird. During the zoning reform process, the Zoning Code Commission created a series of districts labeled CMX, for Commercial Mixed…

    • Metropolitan Opera House, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr group

Pennypack on the Delaware work completed

Mariann Porter Dempsey reports that the river path at POTD was completed yesterday with the help of 49 people.  Some DRCC Board and staff members were joined by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz,…

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Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History at Holy Family University

Holy Family University announces the establishment of the Bruce Conner Memorial Scholarship for History. The scholarship honors the memory of Bruce Conner, an alumnus of Holy Family University (class of 1976)…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s facebook page

We’re pleased to share an article written by Kellie Patrick Gates for’s website about the proposed development, Lardner’s Point Park.  To read the original article, click on the following link: …

    • D and L Canal, Hillside Ave

Bike the future East Coast Greenway

Bike the future East Coast Greenway route along the Delaware River from Trenton, NJ, to Philadelphia, PA. The guided tour will leave Philadelphia's 30th Street station and proceed by SEPTA train…

    • Among neighborhoods that have made strides this year is East Logan, which is on the verge of achieving historic district status.

Conference to focus on building strengths of 'middle-market' communities

The future of a neighborhood can be secured by preserving its past. That’s one of the messages that will be shared at the Oct. 8 conference, “A Sense of Place: Preserving…

    • This describes how zoning fits in with the City Planning Commission's overall vision.

In the Northeast, some residents oppose zoning reform that would allow more renters

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

Philadelphia County Safety Map

Philadelphia Speaks has posted on their forum a map of what some people may consider safe and unsafe neighborhoods throughout the city. Created by dorydorado, this map illustrates green, yellow, orange…

Pursuit of action against Army Corps for violation of deepening order applauded by environmental groups

Trenton, NJ. - New Jersey’s announcement that it will seek to hold the Army Corps accountable for violation of a court order with regards to their deepening project is being applauded by environmental…

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New blog brings an artist's eye to historic preservation

It’s part secret cinema, part New Yorker portraiture, part soft-boiled detective. “Field Notes (,” the month-old blog on the website of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, takes a…

    • In Port Richmond, the Betsy Ross Bridge appears like a big sister of a railroad bridge just South.

Helicopter aerial photography shows off Northeast's Delaware Riverfront

On Memorial Day, local photographer Fred Moore—who's also the President of the Holmesburg Civic Association and a local historian—had the opportunity to photograph large swaths of the Northeast's Delaware Riverfront from…

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Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

Public art proposals for Margaret-Orthodox Market-Frankford Line Station

Artists living in the Greater Philadelphia area are invited to apply for a public art commission. Artists are asked to envision permanent artwork that will be seen by tens of thousands…

    • PCPC jumps in front of I-95 condemnation corridor bill

Look Up: A Modernist trove in Northeast Philly

Nov. 9 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly “Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus…

    • Proposed line

Restoring Bucks service a hard sell

Oct. 7By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyPaul Iverson seems like an unlikely advocate for restored train service to Newtown.He has never lived in Newtown, and as a Chester County…

    • Endangered library

Saving the Carnegie Libraries

Haddington BranchApril 14By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia Historical Commission will hear a nomination on April 16 of four Carnegie Libraries to the historical register, a rare case…

Coming Soon: Starr Burger Stand in Franklin Square

Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr plans to open up a permanent burger stand in Franklin Square starting this summer. For more coverage, refer to Mark Abrams' story for KYW: Phila. Restaurant Legend…

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