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    • Lardner's Point Park | Claire Schmidt / PlanPhilly

Living shoreline at Lardner's Point a model project

The shoreline at Lardner’s Point Park is tidy—kind of. The rows of willows on the slope leading away from the water are neatly maintained, and a manicured dirt path leads from…

    • Looking south at the Tacony fishing and boat launch toward the Betsy Ross and Delair Bridges.

DRCC gets $125,000 to update plan for North Delaware Greenway

Philadelphia’s North Delaware riverfront is evolving after years of work from the Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) and its partners to advance the cause of a new recreational greenway and public…

    • Noncompliant billboard on New State Road.

City Council advances pro-billboard legislation even after city stripped of authority to regulate highway billboards

Following a contentious hearing, a city council committee approved a trio of bills that would bring one longtime illegal billboard into local code compliance and pave the way for the construction…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians
Eyes on the Street

City gets $2.5 million to plan Roosevelt Boulevard bus rapid transit

The Roosevelt Boulevard works well for no one. It is a 12-lane nightmare replete with crashes, gnarled with rush hour traffic and inadequate transit options in an era of growing ridership.…

    • Philadelphia Streets Department is hosting the 6th annual Philly Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 13
Eyes on the Street

Philly Spring Cleanup preview: Painting, river work, Chinatown street sweep, playgrounds and more

The warm weather is here just in time to get everyone outside for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day. This Saturday, Apirl 13, volunteers at 534 registered sites across…

    • Attorneys for the billboard industry testify

Bill that would geographically expand an ordinance allowing for relocation of billboards condemned for I-95 project heads to council

A bill that would expand the ordinance allowing billboards and other structures that have been condemned to make way for I-95 expansion to be replaced without going through the usual approval…

    • PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

Late last year, the Philadelphia Housing Authority issued a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the 32-acre site of the former Liddonfield Housing Project in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of…

    • A rendering of the Central Delaware River waterfront produced as part of the riverfront planning process.
Eyes on the Street

Master Plan for the Central Delaware wins AIA award

In early January, the American Institute of Architects announced that the Master Plan for the Central Delaware had won a 2012 Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. The…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

For most Philadelphia neighborhoods, plummeting public school enrollment is a fact of life. In Northeast Philadelphia, however, there is a different problem altogether: too many students, and too few seats.Overcrowding…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly…

City Paper features Petty's Island: a tale of oil lords, homelessness and vandalism

City Paper: The Island On Feb. 4, Riley will debut his newest work at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust streets, as part of Philagrafika. His subject…

    • Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

PlanPhilly staff report  Groundbreaking took place Monday on a new, 4.5-acre park at Lardner's Point in Tacony that will replace the current “cracked pavement and weeds” with greenery, wetlands, benches, picnic tables,…

    • More than 700 people attended the Philadelphia Housing Authority's property auction on Nov. 16.

Center City: Housing Authority makes money on auction

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. The Philadelphia Housing Authority brought in $7 million this week…

    • Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Zoning overlays, school closings, Delaware River waterfront plan published, Tastykake factory conversion

Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group City Council is recommending that several neighborhoods retain their zoning overlays, Amy Z. Quinn reports for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks. Among the…

This month, Trinity Church Oxford is celebrating 300 years of worship in its current building.

This month, Trinity Church Oxford ( is celebrating 300 years of worship in its current building.  Built in 1711, the church building predates Benjamin Franklin’s arrival in Philadelphia, the construction…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s facebook page

We’re pleased to share an article written by Kellie Patrick Gates for’s website about the proposed development, Lardner’s Point Park.  To read the original article, click on the following link: …

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Perhaps one of the most notable characteristics of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia is its train station and its relationship with the businesses dotted throughout the thriving neighborhood. The…

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