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    • Roger Ross will rehabilitate 365 Green Lane. He plans to move in with his wife and two kids. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Community relieved by new plans to rehabilitate historic Green Lane property

Applause broke out at the Central Roxborough Civic Association meeting on Thursday evening when Roger Ross — a lifelong Roxborough resident and new owner of 365 Green Lane — took to…

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Live-blog: How shared vehicles slash greenhouse gas emissions

A new paper from T. Donna Chen & Kara Kockelman at the University of Texas at Austin looks at the behavioral changes people make when they join car share programs, and…

    • The Streets Department plans to replace the bridge beginning late next year

P3 project to replace 558 PennDOT bridges starting this summer

PennDOT has finalized the contract terms for its $899 million Rapid Bridge Replacement project with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partnership. With the legal details set and contracts signed, construction to replace 558…

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Live-blog: What's Congress going to do about autonomous vehicles?

I'm down in Washington, D.C. this week live-blogging the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting which, despite the sleep-inducing name, is kind of like the Oscar's for transportation wonks. Through Wednesday, I'll…

    • Breaking ground on Paseo Verde near Temple University train station

LISC report shows neighborhood investments working

A new report from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a group that invests in community development projects in low-income areas, shows that its investments correlate with broader neighborhood growth in…

    • view from Eakins Oval, by Jhonte Haskins
Eyes on the Street

2015 Civic Wish List

Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What kind of year will we collectively author for Philly? Here’s my annual civic wish list, six hopes for change in 2015. Share…

    • Athenaeum 2050

January 12: NYT <3s Philly pop-ups | Knight Cities finalists | Athenaeum contest

The New York Times ranked Philadelphia third on their global list (and first in the US) of 52 recommended destinations for travelers in 2015, citing our parklets, and pop-up public spaces…

    • 5101 Rochelle Ave. in Oct. 2013. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Roxborough property owner faces conservatorship battle over once-neglected pizza shop

The dangerous conditions that resulted in Licenses & Inspections violations have been repaired. Delinquent taxes have been paid. And the owner of the property at 5101 Rochelle Avenue in Roxborough said…

    • Spafford House 626 Front St., then and now

Historical Commission approves redo for Georgian jewel and amends hardship case language

One of our finest examples of early Georgian architecture, the William Spafford House at 626 Front St., came before the Philadelphia Historical Commission - once again - and Friday the full…

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January 9: Center City Target | Who's Parking on City Hall apron | Neighborhood Placemaker grants

Slowly but surely, the economic picture continued to brighten in December as the economy added 252,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%. As the job market improves, more younger…

    • Dennis Davin

Q&A: Dennis Davin, Tom Wolf's pick for DCED, talks smart growth, transit-oriented development, and cities

Governor-elect Tom Wolf made his first two agency nominations this week, tapping Allegheny County's economic development director Dennis Davin for the top job at the Department of Community and Economic Development…

    • Revised plans for 2100 Hamilton Street

Art Commission conceptually approves 2100 Hamilton

The last time PlanPhilly heard about a project proposed at 2100 Hamilton Street in the Logan Square neighborhood by Cross Properties and Barton Partners, the Philadelphia Art Commission, following the applicants'…

    • Frontier Airlines

January 8: New flights at PHL | Trujillo backs revenue shift | Sidewalk manners | No savesies

Frontier Airlines will begin offering daily flights to Chicago, Charlotte, and Atlanta from Philadelphia International Airport. They're offering $49 one-way flights until midnight on January 10th.  Seth Kaplan, the 29-year-old president…

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DRPA to sell off RiverLink Ferry

At its first meeting of 2015, the Delaware River Port Authority’s Finance Committee voted to recommend the sale of the RiverLink Ferry to a joint venture between the Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Checking in on the South District planning process

Last month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held the first in a series of community meetings to get input from residents on planning and zoning goals for the South District, which…

    • Trains to New Jersey

Comcast to provide free wifi at PATCO stations

Waiting for the next PATCO train is about to become a bit more tolerable for web addicts. At the Delaware River Port Authority Operations & Management Committee meeting this morning, PATCO…

    • A 96-unit apartment building is coming to this plot of land. (Matt Grady/for NewsWorks, file)

96-unit apartment building coming to Falls Ridge site

A proposal for a 96-unit residential building on a vacant parcel at the north end of the Falls Ridge tract in East Falls has been accepted by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. …

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January 7: 2nd District donation limits bumped | Slots revenue down | Decorate the Convention Center

Lots of #PHL2015 action yesterday: Ken Trujillo's campaign seized on some skeptical comments about ending the School Reform Commission from former D.A. Lynne Abraham in her interview with Citified, comparing her…

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Philly metro's apartment vacancies tightened to just 3.1% in Q4

While there has been conjecture in some quarters of the local real estate blogosphere that perhaps all the new construction that's been happening means there is a housing bubble in Philadelphia,…

    • River Wards district plan

Planning Commission kicks off River Wards district planning

The River Wards Plan is a 10-month process to focus attention on the neighborhoods of the River Wards, Philadelphia as part of the wider Philadelphia Comprehensive Plan. It includes public input, discussions with…

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