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    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

DRPA sets sights on toll, painting, tunnel and paving projects

Track work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge isn't the only thing keeping the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) busy. While the authority is in the midst of replacing the 30-year old…

    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
Eyes on the Street

Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

    • Pier 68

Angler alert! Pier 68 may have to wait

Philadelphia may have to wait longer than expected for a new fishing pier and wetlands park at Pier 68 in Pennsport. The goal has been to open the pier park, located…

    • SEPTA Spur, Photo by Ashley Hahn
    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • The ARCH cafe
Eyes on the Street

Bridging the past at The ARCH

The University of Pennsylvania is on a construction spree, churning out new buildings and improving campus public spaces at breakneck pace. Cranes tower over the hospital complex, Hill Field at 34th…

    • Spring flowers, Arthur elementary
    • SCHUYLKILL AVENUE  PHASE 1  THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Design review committee tells CHOP to make better connections to river and neighborhoods, and be less auto-centric

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's proposed research and office complex on the Schuylkill River at South Street should be better connected to the river and the city and be less “auto-centric,”…

    • City Lights, Photo by Al BeFranke
Eyes on the Street

Philly Tech Week picks for the plannerdly

A welcomed and now familiar harbinger of spring, Philly Tech Week is back beginning Friday, April 4. The weeklong event series celebrates technology and innovation in Philadelphia and has a robust…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Delaware River from Penn Treaty Park, January 2014
Eyes on the Street

April 1: Saving sturgeon | $35m to protect Delaware watershed | PGW sale review | Art Nouveau on Lehigh Ave. | Philip's revival

Good morning, and Happy April Fools’ Day Streeters. (No, Penn didn’t try to buy Drexel. And sorry, NIMBY hasn't been added to the OED.) Lawsuits filed by Delaware Riverkeeper…

    • Mixplace Studio students spoke at the historic spot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Freedom Now Rally
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Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first transcontinental highway, which thanks to Lincoln Highway, it is. This…

    • Quince Street | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
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March 31-April 4: Rafael Moneo | Restoring historic streets | CHOP expansion | Walking Day | Richard Forman | Green treasures in Queen Village and Bella Vista

Here's a look at what's ahead this week: TALK: Rafael Moneo Monday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Join PennDesign in welcoming celebrated architect Jose Rafael Moneo…

    • Death of Industry  | Michael Klusek
Eyes on the Street

March 31: CHOP's poor urbanism | Slumlord's empire back on the block | Blatstein buying Foxwoods site (again) | Jefferson buys PSFS at 7th and Walnut | Unmeasurable KOZ

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a real estate roundup to start your Monday: This week we’ll be hearing more about the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to build a…

    • A vacant Keystone Opportunity Zone in Brewerytown

Keystone Opportunity Zones not designed to be measured

From where City Controller Alan Butkovitz is sitting, the Keystone Opportunity Zone program in Philadelphia is a major disappointment. Butkovitz released a report earlier this month saying that the program, which…

    • Viking Mill
Eyes on the Street

Our City Invincible: On Creativity, Capacity, and Collaboration in the New Workshop of the World [TEDxPhiladelphia]

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". For our last installment, here's EOTS editor…

    • Crane Building | Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

March 28-30: TEDx viewing | Fourth Friday | South Bank tour | Waste management tour | Smith Memorial Playground Play-A-Palooza | Art-Centric Book Fair

Hello Streeters! Here are a few events to take your mind off of this weekend's dreary weather forecast.   WATCH: TEDxPhiladelphia viewing party Friday, March 28. 8:30am - 6pm. Impact HUB,…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

District Council members assign targets for affordable housing

Five members of City Council introduced bills on Thursday designating certain portions of their districts as “opportunity zones,” areas that will be targeted by Council President Darrell Clarke’s 1,500 Affordable Housing…

    • This weekend SOSNA turned on the Catherine Thorn fountain in the northern triangle
    • Reinventing Older Communities

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity Monday, May 12, to Wednesday, May 14 Loews Philadelphia HotelRegistration Fee: $495; $395 staff of nonprofit organizations; $150 students From May 12–14, 2014,…

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