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    • Properties in the neighborhoods surrounding Drexel University offer apartments for a burgeoning student population.

As Drexel transforms University City, communities nearby prepare for gentrification

When Schuylkill Yards was first announced – Brandywine Realty Trust’s proposal to turn 14 acres of largely empty, Drexel University-owned land between the college and 30th Street Station into 7 million…

    • Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, was converted into the Sanctuary Lofts apartments.

Proactive preservation workshop comes to neighborhoods on the edge

In many areas on the periphery of Greater Center City, there has been little effort to identify – let alone protect – significant historic buildings. Some neighborhoods have fewer than five…

    • Kid Hazo installation at Spruce Street Harbor Park

September 2: Parking Authority looking at mobile payments | Chicago company opening 2 Philly coworking spaces | Mantua's large artist cluster | New Kid Hazo

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is looking at a smartphone payment system, and is no longer installing parking payment kiosks, reports Albert Stumm at Passyunk Post. The MobileNOW! app seems like…

    • Convention Center, Phillytrax
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November 15: Convention Center loses client | Building collapse was avoidable | TIF districts under perform | Clarke pushes for extended LOOP deadline | West Powelton residents fight zoning variance

Happy Friday, Streeters!  The already struggling Pennsylvania Convention Center lost an important customer. UBM Canon, an international communications firm who held an event at the Convention Center this year, canceled…

    • Philadelphia metal artists Emilie Ledieu and Bill Capizolli created the metal and glass
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Art installation adds a splash of color to 40th Street

West Philadelphia’s new “Tree of Life” sculpture and accompanying mural add a splash of color to 40th Street between Spring Garden and Baring streets thanks to collaboration between the People’s Emergency…

    • West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub on Lancaster Avenue.
    • People in Rittenhouse | Flickr user Matt Colo | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

August 10-12: Second Friday on Lancaster | Pennsylvania Dutch Festival | Dragon Boat Festival | 'Midnight in Paris'

People in Rittenhouse | Flickr user Matt Colo | Creative CommonsSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, August 10, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and businesses for an…

    • A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

There's a new plan being designed to spur development along the Lower Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor, through parts of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods of…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

    • Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and…

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Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan Released

The yearlong, collaborative “Make Your Mark” neighborhood planning process is nearing completion, and People’s Emergency Center, the organization driving the planning process, has released a draft of the proposed Lower…

    • Wiisteria | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • The West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub will start selling groceries on the streets of West Philly this spring. | courtesy of Ryan Kuck
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West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub to launch this April

This April Preston’s Paradise and Greensgrow Farms plan to launch the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub, a mobile grocery store that will serve Lancaster Avenue and the surrounding communities. “Preston’s Paradise…

    • Henry Lea

District tries out new tone at W. Philly facilities meeting

Again striking a new, more conciliatory tone, senior officials from the School District of Philadelphia last night presented their facilities master plan to an audience of about 100 parents and community…

    • Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk for planting.
Eyes on the Street

Mantua: Volunteers Plant Trees Along 40th Street Pedestrian Corridor

Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk for planting. Led by People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and UC…

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