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Land Bank holds hearing on strategic plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank held a hearing Wednesday afternoon to solicit public input on a draft of its strategic plan, which was developed by Interface Studio and a coalition of advocacy…

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Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

    • AFTER: East Girard Avenue Model Block
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Fresh faced: 2014 Storefront Challenge honors

A great storefront is a vote of confidence – in a quality business, in a block, in a community. Fresh paint, new awnings, and better lighting can give old businesses an…

    • Edge of Light | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

October 15: Energy benchmarking report, challenge | Mt. Airy school diversity | Washington Avenue growing up? | Inside Bok | Elected school board? |

Good day, Philly. Here’s your Wednesday morning news fix: The city released its second year of energy benchmarking data, measuring how Philly’s largest commercial and public buildings are faring in…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
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Advocates call to strengthen Land Bank Strategic Plan

The fledgling Philadelphia Land Bank is the city’s best chance to put the lion’s share of its vacant and tax-delinquent properties into responsible hands for new uses. The citywide effects could…

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Trumbauer-designed ceiling installed – and updated – a century later in the Union League

For more than 100 years, the grand ballroom in the Union League hosted the organization’s most important events, from dinner-dances to major addresses by Republican leaders of the city and state,…

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How the "boardwalk' creates new connectivity

It's a glorious fall day and you have a breakfast meeting at 15th and Walnut. But your office is in the University of Pennsylvania Health complex. You usually count on the…

    • Azalea Gardens birds-eye rendering | Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Historical Commission approves plans for 40th and Pine

On Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously voted to approve a proposal to redevelop the embattled historic property at 40th and Pine streets. The vote was a confirmation of the Commission’s…

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Oct. 13: Land bank hearing; CDAG awards; PCPC meeting coming up next week; trail opens!

Good morning 1492ers and those who wish they were! Here are some must-do event for the next couple weeks. Last chance to be heard folks! The Philadelphia Land Bank will hold…

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Bicycle Diary: Postcard from Amsterdam

I’m in Amsterdam, in the bike shop equivalent to Pep Boys, picking out a souvenir Dutch bike bag when the “Streets of Philadelphia” comes on the store's radio. It was as…

    • Philadelphia Sunset | Kate Ryan

October 10: Regional crime mapping | Baum's moves | Elections chair doesn't vote | DiCicco's hole | Ride share in slow lane

Happy Friday: It’s Philly Photo Day. Snap a picture somewhere in Philly today, send it to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and you’ve helped create a collective portrait of the city.…

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Blackwell on proposal at 43rd and Baltimore: "Go to the zoning board"

In her Inquirer column last week, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron took 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell to task for supposedly holding up a proposed development at 43rd Street and Baltimore…

    • Swooping | Steve Ives
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LENS: Dilworth Park

The keen-eyed members of our Flickr group seem captivated by the new Dilworth Park – from its swooping glassy transit entrances to the fountain’s effect on the smooth granite. Click through…

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Committee reviews projects on East Market and West Girard

On Tuesday, developers presented plans to the Civic Design Review committee for a mixed-use apartment and retail complex at the long-vacant corner of 27th Street and Girard Avenue. The project, which…

    • Fueling the machine, Photo by Melon Images

October 8: Bike survey tech | Grays Ferry Triangle life cycle | Affordable housing RFPs | Philly bubble? | Geography of opportunity

Happy Wednesday, Philly. Did you catch the blood moon early this morning? The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is doing its fall bike counts, with volunteers recording data using pencil and…

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Rina Cutler on transportation advocacy and 'evolution not revolution'

Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler was half of a panel about the future of transportation in the city and state on Monday evening at PennDesign. The conversation ranged…

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    • Uncle Sam wants you to vote

End of business today is voter registration deadline

PennFuture reminds us that participating in the political process is important to our state, the issues we care about, and our future. Just a reminder: Monday, October 6, is the last…

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