Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:28:57 -0400 en <![CDATA[What should a 21st century Philly rowhouse be? Emerging designers answer]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20329

Last Thursday PlanPhilly and the Design Advocacy Group presented our take on this year’s DesignPhiladelphia theme – Home – with an event focused on Philly’s most common house type, the rowhouse.…

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:28:57 -0400
<![CDATA[Ten years later, five ways Philly should keep building on Civic Vision for Central Delaware]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20324 On this day in 2006 then-Mayor John Street signed an executive order to create a civic vision for seven miles of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. That vision, led by PennPraxis, was…

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:46:00 -0400
<![CDATA[2016 Storefront Design Challenge honors]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20205

When a business owner invests in new awnings or distinctive signage, fresh paint or new lighting, she’s telegraphing community pride, expressing her business’ identity, and offering a vote of confidence in…

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:31:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lens: Inside FGS Gems on Jewelers' Row]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20071 It’s been about six weeks since news broke that the Toll Brothers wanted to build a 16-story story condo tower on Jewelers’ Row. Since then a few storeowners have been thrust…

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:00 -0400
<![CDATA[St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20040 As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires less alterations of the building. Community ContributorFishtown native,…

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:12:36 -0400
<![CDATA[Penn’s Lower Schuylkill innovation campus opens new center to incubate big ideas]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20009

When the University of Pennsylvania acquired DuPont’s old Marshall Labs site downriver from the main campus, the vision for this new turf quickly became clear. The 23-acre site could become…

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:02:05 -0400
<![CDATA[What's your local landmark?]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19999

In a city of half a million buildings, what’s your local landmark?

We all have places that matter to us. This month, PlanPhilly wants to hear about your favorite buildings in…

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Speak Easy: How to be hated on any city street in Philadelphia]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19996 I've used just about every mode of transportation that the city of Philadelphia has to offer. I've walked, run, driven cars, ridden motorcycles, and taken SEPTA, PATCO, taxis, the ferry, and…]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:58:00 -0400 <![CDATA[Jane’s Walk microgrant awarded to support Sharswood advocacy work]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19965 On the first weekend of May every year, PlanPhilly is the local hub for Jane’s Walk, a global festival of citizen-led walking tours toward community-based urbanism. They’re inspired by the…

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:39:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Taking a Toll on Jewelers Row]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19895 What kind of city do we want to be?

That’s the question ringing in my ears reflecting on the news that Toll Brothers has plans to raze five adjacent properties on…

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:07:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Remembering Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy: Grower of food, flowers, neighborhoods]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19886

In the pantheon of urban agriculture, few stand taller here than Mary Seton Corboy, founder and Chief Idea Officer of Philadelphia’s Greensgrow, a 19-year old trailblazing urban farm on East…

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:27:23 -0400
<![CDATA[Conventions past: Democrats in Philly, 1936]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19686

Once again Philadelphia is the happy host for to a national political convention, and we're taking a look back at conventions held in the city via the Evening Bulletin's photo archives.…

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:06:48 -0400
<![CDATA[Conventions past: Republican National Conventions in Philly, 1900, 1940 and 1948 in pictures]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19742

As Philadelphia prepares to host the Democratic National Convention next week, we're taking a look back at conventions held in the city via the Evening Bulletin's photo archives. While Republicans gather…

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:36:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Dear PennDOT: Save us from ourselves and remove South Broad’s parking median, permanently]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19723 As Philly gets ready to host Democrats, the city is tidying up. On South Broad that means a mural and parking ban for the center median. PlanPhilly transportation reporter Jim Saksa…

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:50:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19683

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the seasonal park space.  It’s had a touch of the shore…

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:39:00 -0400
<![CDATA[History grafted into contemporary design at Penn’s new Perry World House]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19638

These days Penn’s campus is being remade in a new era of major construction projects, each with robust enough budgets to match the university’s high design aspirations. There are show stopping,…

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Don’t misunderstand One Water Street outcome: It’s a victory]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19613 PMC agreed to include 25 affordable housing units in its nearly finished waterfront development One Water Street, taking advantage of a density bonus allowing the project extra height in exchange for…

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Unanswered NID/TIF questions for hotel project at 15th and Chestnut]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19596 Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NID) typically assess an additional fee for income-producing properties in particular areas to pay for special services. Does it make sense to use the revenue stream from NID…

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19557 The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line with its neighbors and dates from the mid-19th century. Long…

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:35:41 -0400
<![CDATA[Spotted: Spring Garden connector installation underway]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19516

The part of Spring Garden Street below the Market-Frankford El station and I-95 is a long, unwelcoming gateway to Northern Liberties and does nothing to signal that there’s an increasingly accessible…

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:04:00 -0400