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    • The effort to create the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay was sparked by the community's involvement surrounding the Bunting House demolition issue. (NewsWorks, file art)

Planning Commission walks back changes for steep slopes, tweaks registered community organization regulations

Last Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted against new regulations—regulations the Commission staff itself proposed—which would have streamlined the approval process for smaller projects subject to special zoning requirements for…

    • Frederick Street | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Northwest residents boo changes to ‘steep slope’ zoning code, RCO rules debated

In a public hearing Monday, community organizers from neighborhoods in Northwest Philadelphia expressed unanimous disapproval of the City Planning Commission’s proposed changes to the “steep slope” provisions in the zoning code,…

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Rehab begins Wednesday on Wissahickon's Walnut Lane Bridge

What was once the world’s largest concrete bridge - just over 100 years ago - is set to see some rehab work starting Wednesday, PennDOT announced Monday. The $14.7 million rehabilitation…

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Lower Northwest meeting highlights waterfront improvements

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) held a public meeting on June 27 to generate ideas for new developments and improvements to the Lower Northwest district’s areas along the East Falls,…

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Northeast Philadelphia zoning overlay would prohibit medical offices

Councilman Brian O’Neill introduced a bill on Thursday creating a “Northeast Zoning Overlay,” which would prohibit certain medical uses in many zoning districts throughout Northeast Philadelphia, in areas where they are…

    • Monica and Jack Lee were at the new Roxborough location as a final city inspection was being conducted Wednesday. Amy Z. Quinn

Holiday treat for area beer lovers as Foodery Roxborough nears opening

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks At long last, the Foodery Roxborough could be open as soon as next week, owners tell NewsWorks. On Wednesday, Monica and Jack Lee were waiting…

    • Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox is considering whether to issue an injunction that would stop the demolition

Giovannone brothers voice their intentions for Ridge Ave. project; Bunting House demo decision due this week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Long before the ongoing court fight over a planned demolition of the Bunting House, owners Giovannone Construction say they originally planned to keep and restore…

    • The Bunting House is located on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. (Megan Pinto)

Court procedure questions give Bunting House a temporary reprieve

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Roxborough's embattled Bunting House is safe from the wrecking ball at least for a few more days, while a judge decides whether to issue an…

    • Giovannone family said efforts to find a new tenant for the Ridge Ave. Bunting House site had seemingly failed. (Megan Pinto)

Giovannone brothers proceed with Bunting House demo plans while opponents seek injunction

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A court showdown over the fate of Roxborough's historic Bunting House is set for tomorrow, as those trying to save it say they will seek…

    • Peter Kelsen and developer Richard Soloff displayed renderings of the proposed Bottom Dollar Food store.

ZBA approves plans for supermarket at Chew and Washington

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a Bottom Dollar Food store on Washington Lane are moving forward with zoning board approval. As expected, the board voted Wednesday to approve…

    •   A view of the swale looking toward Eva Street, where construction vehicles surround a deluge of water left from Sandy

Weeks after Hurricane Sandy, swelling swale lingers at Roxborough Reservoir

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A deluge of water from Hurricane Sandy proved a sudden test of the Philadelphia Water Department's ongoing storm water management project around the Upper Roxborough…

    • Parks & Recreation presented the preferred alternative along Ridge Ave and Main Street

Parks & Recreation pushes for river trail link connecting Ridge Avenue and Main Street.

Some creative strategizing between the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and SEPTA may make closing the gap between the Kelly Drive path and the Ridge Ave Bridge a realistic possibility within…

    • Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Stream buffer debate continues | Pedestrian pains, gains at Dilworth Plaza | Society Hill neighbors vs. Toll Brothers at ZBA | Fishtown and Obama | Wissahickon Gateway meeting

Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. The moon was visible last night and this morning sunrise was pink and gold against the clouds. This weekend…

    • This rendering shows construction plans for Merrick Hall from the main front porch perspective. (Courtesy of Jacob Swyper)

Zoning board delays vote on Northern Children's Services expansion project by two weeks

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is now considering plans for a $4.2 million project at Northern Children's Services in Roxborough that would significantly expand housing for homeless mothers…

    • Capt. Joel Dales gives a briefing on potential security issues and police response at the planned store. (Amy Z. Quinn)

A 'yes' vote for Bottom Dollar Food project, and a look at other Washington Lane plans

Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA proposal for a new Bottom Dollar Food store near the Washington Lane SEPTA station will go forward to the city zoning board with the endorsement…

    • Work officially begins on 149-unit apartment complex near Ivy Ridge train station

Work officially begins on 149-unit apartment complex near Ivy Ridge train station

Talk about timing: A few minutes before officials gathered Friday to break ground on a new apartment complex called The Station at Manayunk, the SEPTA train that inspired the project rolled…

    • History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPiece by piece, in piles of wood and chunks of old concrete and brick, the former Van Straaten and Havey silk mill building in Wayne…

    • photosynthesis | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

October 8-12: Peter Calthorpe | Homeowner workshops | Public Spaces: Public Connections | Preservation conference

Peter Calthorpe: Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global Monday, October 8, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th St. Peter Calthorpe, one of America's most influential planners, will…

    • The 19th-century house at 5901 Ridge Ave. will stand for at least the next month / Bas Slabbers

Eventful week ended with possible new lease on life for Roxborough’s Bunting House

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs the new week begins, the sense of impending doom that fell over Roxborough's Bunting House last week may have lifted, as owners have agreed…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

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