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    • Washington Avenue

May 12: Planning for Boomers | The danger of left turns | Behind the Houston bus redesign

Malcolm Burnley points to some zoning reforms that could help our growing population of Baby Boomers age in place, to which I will add legalizing accessory dwellings and granny flats. Businesses…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Who will weather extreme weather?

From tidal floods to heat waves, extreme weather is in Philly’s long-term forecast. How can the city be better prepared, responsive, and resilient in the face of this challenge? In this…

    • 2459 Kensington Ave. | Google

Committee authorizes city to buy waterfront land for prison development, sell vacant lot on Kensington Ave.

Note: This article previously stated that the company that owns 7777-R State Road, the proposed site of a future prison facility to replace the House of Corrections in Northeast Philadelphia, purchased…

    • Pop-art map

May 11: Roosevelt Blvd plans coming | No neighborhood budget forums | Boot and Saddle sign restoration

Philadelphia would have to pony up half the funding for a Roosevelt Boulevard subway line. That's probably not happening, but a comprehensive planning study due out soon looks like it will…

    • 12th and E. Passyunk sneckdown

Renderings: Changes coming to E. Passyunk "sneckdown" intersection

A couple weeks ago Albert Stumm at Passyunk Post reported that the traffic calming plan for the intersection of 12th, Morris, and E. Passyunk Ave in South Philadelphia is moving forward,…

    • Septa map

May 8: Legalizing AirBnB | Slippery bikeshare seats | How buses help the economy

Philly rents are still a bargain compared to many of our peer cities, but cities like Portland, New Orleans, and Dallas show it's possible to have a functioning real estate market…

    • Divine Lorraine retail rendering

May 7: Korman Quadrangle upgrade | Trolley tracks paved | Much-discounted taxi medallions

The PPA finally had a successful auction of three taxi medallions for three wheelchair-accessible cabs. They sold for just $80,000. The original opening bid PPA set was $475,000, but…

    • Public property auction | Google Earth

City to auction off nearly 200 properties in South Philly and Kensington

More than 185 properties owned by the City of Philadelphia, the Redevelopment Authority, and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation will be sold at private auction in June. The properties, clustered in…

    • taxi philly city hall

PPA calls enforcement against uberX and Lyft too costly to increase, despite hefty fines

Lyft and uberX operate illegally in Philadelphia. If you’re one of the nearly 455,000 who have used uberX in Philly since October, you might not have realized that the Philadelphia Parking…

    • CyclePhilly map

DVRPC releases new CyclePhilly data on which streets cyclists use most

Back in February we took a look at what the first six months of CyclePhilly data are telling us about which routes cyclists like best. CyclePhilly is an app produced…

    • Japanese residential street

May 6: PMA coming to Passyunk | Designing for aging populations | The case against curbs

The Nutter administration clarifies they aren't against pay-by-phone curb parking, they just want an analysis of the revenue impact. Reproductions of artwork from the Philadelphia of Museum of Art are coming…

    • Night Kitchen | courtesy of Sustainable Business Network
Eyes on the Street

This election, let's take care of business

Small businesses are the lifeblood of Philadelphia's economic ecosystem. They account for 54% of local jobs and support healthy commercial corridors. By better serving the needs of small businesses, Philly's economy…

    • Reading Viaduct, elevated portion

City moves to acquire part of the Reading Viaduct

The city is moving to purchase a portion of the Reading Viaduct in anticipation of the development of an elevated park there. Last week, Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill that…

    • Oil trains

May 5: Pay-by-phone parking app | Point Breeze pop-up beer garden | East Market proceeding

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to implement a new pay-by-phone app, one feature of which would allow people to rent more parking time remotely at a higher rate. The Nutter…

    • Greene Street Friends School | Google images

Greene Street Friends School prepares to expand

Greene Street Friends School, the Quaker school that’s been operating in Germantown since the 1850s, is in the beginning stages of its first construction project in a hundred years. Last week,…

    • RiverLink Ferry

RiverLink Schedule released; DRWC reiterates intentions to launch water taxis

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation released the RiverLink’s schedule in a press release today, and announced official plans to incorporate its small fleet of water taxis into “a comprehensive marine transportation…

    • Reyburn Plaza rendering

May 4: How to fix Reyburn Plaza | Callowhill's planning mistakes | Dilworth fountains as crowd control

Inga Saffron says the Dilworth Park fountains were used as a form of crowd control at the Philly is Baltimore protest. Duncan Black unpacks the South Philly parking psychology in Danya…

    • Spring Garden Street Greenway rendering

May 1: Jane's Walks weekend | A new Philly monument | Transit's value to business

Join PlanPhilly for Jane's Walks today and this weekend. Today's walk starts at 4 at University High School. You can also come along for another one on Baltimore Avenue right after,…

    • Holy Redeemer facility gets SPINS zoning relief

Holy Redeemer Lafayette facility gets zoning relief; capital budget update

The Holy Redeemer Lafayette retirement community in Fox Chase received approval from the Planning Commission Tuesday for SP-INS zoning relief that will allow the facility to create a three-story addition on…

    • HACE Caribe site | HACE
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia policy makers must boost affordable home investments and strategies

In this week’s Agenda 2015 op-ed, HACE's Maria Gonzalez argues that by answering the need for decent affordable housing the city's residents will build more stable lives, and our neigborhoods will…

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