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    • Digsau's proposed design for Piers 34, 35 along the Delaware. Credit: Digsau

Opening the Delaware waterfront to the city

Two proposed developments along the Delaware invite pedestrians and play, promising (finally) a living, breathing urban space on river, Inga Saffron writes. At Piers 34-35, across from the I-95 exit, Digsau…

    • West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

By Ben GriffithsFor PlanPhilly  This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters program is simply…

    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012

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 through…

    • The Philadelphia History Museum fully, finally reopened this past weekend.
    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

    • Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center, laid the groundwork for the Center for Culinary Enterprises to be built.

West Philadelphia: Center for Culinary Enterprises set to open

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Ben Griffiths Taria Dean, owner of T’s Tasty Tater Salad, Inc., was present for the…

    • Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyLower Lancaster Avenue neighbors have been collaborating on “Make Your Mark,” a collaborative community-driven planning process since 2011. People’s Emergency Center recently released the draft revitalization…

    • 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…

    • Ashley Hahn's hotrod Schwinn Collegiate.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about, Part 1

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We’ll…

Ground breaking for accessible, affordable apartment units

WHO: Bruce Connus, President and CEO, Liberty Housing Development Corporation; State Senator Vincent Hughes; Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.; State Representative Vanessa Brown; Connie Loukatos, Director, Philadelphia Multifamily Hub, U.S. Department Housing…

    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.

Mariposa and Common Market work to meet fresh, local food demand

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers.…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue

Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram’s Garden

Looking for an opportunity to roll up your selves help take care of the city? Show up for Tuesdays at the River: volunteer cleanups along the banks of the Schuylkill River…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly…

DEADLINE: Free studio space on 40th Street

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West…

PEC announces Gloria Guard's departure, effective July 2010

People’s Emergency Center announced today that its longtime president, Gloria Guard, has resigned, effective July 1, 2010.   Guard’s letter of resignation was accepted by Sharmain Matlock-Turner, chair of the PEC…

    • Penn Park update

Penn Park update

Penn Park, a new urban park east of the Highline and stretching from Walnut Street to South Street features a fabric of tightly interwoven recreation and athletic components. Formal and informal…

SEPTA to subsidize tourist shuttle to Zoo, Please Touch

The Philadelphia Phlash tourist shuttle will again serve the Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum this summer.The SEPTA Board approved $239,000 in subsidies to the Central Philadelphia Transportation Management Association,…

    • The ShopRite supermarket at 52nd and Jefferson streets opened in 2009. | Kara Savidge

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly As the Philadelphia City Planning Commission finishes up district planning for West Park, Kara Savidge looks back on the process for Philadelphia Neighborhoods…

    • Jill Doherty of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. helped facilitate the sale.

West Philadelphia: Housing Authority makes $4 million on second property auction

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. The Philadelphia Housing Authority sold 100 properties and brought in more than $4 million at…

    • Chic Afrique moved to 3874 Lancaster Ave. in February 2011.

Mantua: Vacant stores provide space for new business

By Kara Savidge and Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. Victoria Onwucheka has moved around a lot. A…

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