• 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.

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Defending 205 Race Street plan | Council overrides veto, proposes code updates | OCF v. PRA: vacant lot cleanup | Route 34 trolley returns

Old City Civic Association is again fighting a tower proposal, this time a 197-foot tall residential building (with ground floor retail)…

Old textile mill collapses at Madison and Jasper

By the teens John Norris' silk mills were operating at 1830 E. Madison Street. And over the course of a century…

Front and Girard warehouse fire roundup | Yaron sentenced to five years

The warehouse at Front and Girard had many lives before being destroyed by fire Tuesday. It once was L. H. Parke's…

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year…

Put vacancy to work: community land trust opportunities

'blank-wall,' via MikeWebkist | Flickr, Creative Commons By now you’ve heard all about the ways a municipal land bank could work…

Situation Vacant: Community Contributors talk blight and hopes for reform

Living with the ripple-effects of blight has sadly become part of the Philadelphia condition thanks to our city's 40,000 vacant properties.…

Behind PlanPhilly: land banking and vacant property

Wondering what all of this talk about vacant property reform is about? Curious about how the proposed land bank might work?…

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