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Destination Schuylkill River

Destination Schuylkill River is a project of The Schuylkill Project, dedicated to connecting the communities of East Falls and Manayunk to the river through planning, programming and projects. It is a…

    • The 110 regal homes of Parkside make up the most recently designated historic district.

The slow climb to historic district status

Jan. 6, 2010By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe designation of a Philadelphia neighborhood as a historic district is a cherished and increasingly valued honor. It places the community under the…

    • Visitors to Awbury Arboretum are welcomed at the Francis Cope House

Look Up: A 55-acre green island in Germantown

Dec. 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…

    • Good Food Market in Chestnut Hill / photo by Jen Dubin

Opinion / Tossing out communities with the zoning code

COMMENTARY The Nov. 20 Inquirer commentary, City to business, Drop dead, by Paul Davies tells the story of two Chestnut Hill moms unsuccessfully trying to expand their services at the…

East Falls Historic District Approved

East Falls Historic District Approved The Historical Commission devoted two hours of its meeting to the nomination to allow adequate time for residents to express their views about the districts. Many…

    • Germantown Town Hall

Non-Profit declares war on blight

Oct. 31, 2009By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThey’re calling it the “first shot fired in the Second Battle of Germantown.”A new non-profit, the Germantown Conservancy, filed a petition Oct.…

    • Blight Plan: Point Breeze, Gray’s Ferry re-certified

Blight Plan: Point Breeze, Gray’s Ferry re-certified

Sept. 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Point Breeze and Gray’s Ferry sections of southwest Philadelphia, riddled with urban decay, declining populations and an increasing vacancy rate, were re-certified…

Inquirer: Chestnut Hill College outlines $500 million expansion

Inquirer: Chestnut Hill College outlines $500 million expansion Chestnut Hill College - once a small women-only institution wrestling with a deficit and a shrinking student body - has more than…

    • Germantown Conservancy

Germantown Conservancy to take on blight

Photo: Germantown Town Hall Aug. 13 By PlanPhilly Staff According to Germantown Conservancy co-chairman Peter J. Wirs, the newly formed non-profit, which is representing a coalition of local community groups,…

    • East Logan map

East Logan Historic District?

1910 Philadelphia Atlas by BromleyJuly 6By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyIt all began with a call to the cops.An attractive old house down the street from Sandra Lark…

    • 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…

    • Citizens budget form

Big turnout, full videos from Germantown budget forum

COVERAGE OF FIRST BUDGET FORUM Videos shot by Charles Washington, Alan Tu and Jane Golas NEXT FORUMThursday, Feb 19St. Monica's Catholic School16th and Porter Streets

Inquirer: Germantown Avenue getting dug up again

Philadelphia Inquirer: Germantown Avenue getting dug up again Check out Christine Olley's article in today's Inquirer outlining the next steps in PennDOT's work to restore historic Germantown Avenue.  Phase II…

    • Garrett-Dunn House

City inspects Garrett-Dunn House

Garrett-Dunn House interior photos in slideshow at right were taken in March 2006 during a walk through of the Historical Commission's designation committee. Dec. 4 Previous coverage By Matt GolasFor…

Tell us about your hidden gems, eyesores

In only two short months since I became managing editor of, I have had at least a dozen wonderful moments of discovery while working the waterfront.Despite two decades of experience as…

    • Some values from Queen Village

Values consolidation under way

In January, there will be a consolidation of citizens' core neighborhood and waterfront values identified in three public sessions in December. The values from the forums are listed below. They will…

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