• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Private Hewson Street | opening energy use data | Fairmount Park's accounting mistake | Penn puts data over Schuylkill | no treatment center for Kemble Ave

  • Daybreak | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group


Is it legal for a Fishtown property owner to fence off their East Henson Street sidewalk? Turns out that part of the street was privatized in the 1960s. City Howl breaks down how a public street can end up private.

GPIC and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission hosted a conversation about how opening up energy use data can help motivate energy-efficient retrofits. “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” said Jerry Sweeney, CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust.

An audit revealed that Fairmount Park Commission wrongly counted park permit fees as donations to Fairmount Park Funds. The City Controller’s audit notes those funds should have been deposited into the city treasury according to city and state law. Fairmount Park now has to pony up the cash. Here’s the audit [pdf].

Penn will convert a former DuPont lab at 34th and Grays Ferry into a data storage center to serve the University and health system, reports the Daily Pennsylvanian. The Grays Ferry project will cost about $21 million.

Much to the relief of protesting neighbors, Kemble Avenue will not have a residential substance abuse treatment center for transgendered individuals, reports Amy Z. Quinn for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks. Resources for Human Development will instead open their center in Southwest Philly.

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