• 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.

January 17: Comcast tower subsidies | Navy Yard Marriott now open | New red light cameras | St. Rita's school demolition | Pa. residents at risk, living near ammonia

Happy Friday, Eyes on the Street!

PlanPhilly's Jared Brey takes a look at the public subsidies that will help fund the $1.2 billion Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. At $40 million, the subsidies aren't record breaking but they are still a significant amount of public money. Brey looks at where those funds will come from. 

The new Courtyard Marriott South at The Navy Yard held a quiet opening, welcoming a few dozen people to happy hour cocktails early this month. The $34 million hotel offers 172 rooms and is expected to be a "game-changer" for The Navy Yard.  

The city will get two new red-light cameras Monday at the intersection of Stenton and Ogontz avenues. Like the city's other red-light cameras, these will take photos of vehicles that illegal drive through red lights, and $100 tickets will be issued accordingly. 

The former St. Rita's school at Broad and Ellsworth is being demolished to make way for the proposed Cascia Center, a nondenominational peacemaking and conflict resolution center. 

One in every eight Pennsylvanians, or 1.5 million people, lives close enough to large amounts of ammonia to be at risk in a chemical accident, NewsWorks reports. An analysis of federal records shows that 122 Pennsylvania facilities store at least five tons of ammonia at any given point. 

The Buzz is Eyes on the Street’s morning news digest. Have a tip? 
Follow us on Twitter @EOTSPhilly | Like us on Facebook | Share your Philly photos in our Flickr Group



blog comments powered by Disqus

Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to the PlanPhilly Mailing List