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    • South 13th Street puddle, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
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February 21: SEPTA considers weekend service extension | Nutter warns of black ice, potholes | Councilman supports LOVE Park skateboarding | Walnut Lane Bridge concern | Fatal hit-and-run

Good morning, Eyes on the Street. The news this morning is buzzing with transportation related tidbits.  SEPTA may restore weekend late-night service on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines. SEPTA is…

    • Produce stand, Italian Market
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Italian Market seeking new curbside stand vendors

Right now about half of the 160 curbside stands in 9th Street's "Italian Market" are empty, but this year expect to see some of the vacant spots between Christian and Federal…

    • PATCO trains to New Jersey, Photo by Phillytrax
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February 20: Second highest tax burden | Feibush campaign fundraising | Eastern Tower financing plan | PATCO construction schedule | Port Richmond water-main break

Hello Streeters! We hope you catch some sunshine this morning, since the forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow looks cloudy with a mix of rain showers.  Philadelphia has the second-highest tax…

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Methadone clinic approved for Front and Diamond streets

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal Wednesday to move Kensington Hospital’s methadone treatment program into a vacant building at the corner of Front and Diamond streets. The vote was…

    • Proposed Desimone site

Indoor car dealership/apartments/cafe moves forward with PCPC blessing of asphalt plant sale

Desimone Cadillac got a step closer to building an indoor auto showroom with a ground-floor cafe and 10 apartments on the corner of Delaware and Fairmount avenues this week, when the…

    • 1801 Vine designed by John Windrim, and made possible through WPA funds.
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Family Court to be sensitively redeveloped as Kimpton Hotel

It took a couple tries, but the old Family Court building at 1801 Vine Street will be converted into a hotel once its functions move to the new courthouse being built…

    • 25th Street Viaduct holes, 2012
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February 19: 10 Ironworkers arrested, face federal charges for arson and violence | DA Williams on Buck Fire | 25th Street Viaduct demise | MADE Studios

Happy Wednesday, Streeters. Today promises slush thanks to a warm-up and rain, and then ice overnight. So clear your sidewalks while you can. If you read about nothing else today,…

    • Stormwater tree trench at Shissler Rec Center

Green Streets Design Manual makes street "greening" transparent, accessible

With all of the slush, snow, salt and grime, it may be hard to imagine Philly’s streets as anything other than gray, but the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia…

    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

Comcast development bills breeze through Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend five bills aimed at smoothing the course for what will be Philadelphia’s tallest building, the new Comcast tower at 18th and Arch…

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Commission wants more time to consider Blackwell's two-story building limit

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission requested an additional 45 days to consider a bill, introduced earlier this month by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, that would limit the height of new buildings on…

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Video: Architect Gene Kohn talks about design for Dranoff hotel on South Broad

On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission approved a bill that changes the zoning for a property at Broad and Spruce streets to make way for developer Carl Dranoff’s proposed SLS International…

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PCPC supports apartments at Broad and Callowhill, demands better response to design committee

Developers Hanover North Broad and Parkway Corporation got the support of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for the 12 zoning variances they will need to build 339 apartments in two buildings…

    • University Bike Collective asks where University City needs bike racks
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Survey asks where University City lacks bike racks

The new University Bike Collective is gearing up and wants to know which University City locations need more bike racks. The group has launched a crowdsourcing map and is asking as…

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    • Kahn's Sketch of the Esherick House in Chestnut Hill. Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.​
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Brought to Light: Celebrating Louis Kahn's residential designs

Each year the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives hosts Kahn Day to honor the former Penn professor and world-renowned architect, Louis Kahn, known for his pioneering work in modernism and “new…

    • The WET beer | Michael Klusek
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February 17-21: Presidents Day festivities | Bacon Awards | Northern Liberties exhibit | Kahn Day

Shake off the chill with events that celebrate presidents, Ed Bacon and Ed Rendell, Norther Liberties, and Lou Kahn. LEARN: Presidents Day Celebration at National Constitution Center Monday, February 17, 9:30am-5pm.…

    • LOVE Park - Visitors Center | Bob Bruhin
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February 17: DRPA pork at PATCO's peril | Roxy theater reborn | Art Commission asks for reworked Museum of American Revolution design | plannerly reasons #whyilovephilly | Keep LOVE Park's visitor center | Trivia

Happy Presidents Day, Streeters. Even though today’s a holiday and government offices, schools and libraries are closed, curbside trash pickup will occur as regularly scheduled. Whatever you’re up to just be…

    • Cara Bertron, Preservation Provocateur, February 12, 2014
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Pro-demolition preservationists? Cara Bertron explores rightsizing and preservation

Preservationists should fight for demolition. Yes, you read that right. “Our job as preservationists is to argue for rightsizing,” Cara Bertron contended before a crowd of preservationists at University of the…

    • Wall of Pride, Photo by Kate Ryan
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February 14-16: Rain garden workshop | Paleopalooza | Many Faces of George Washington | Mural Arts' Restored Spaces | George Washington at Valley Forge

Happy Friday, Eyes on the Street! The snow put a damper on some previously scheduled events, but there is still plenty to do. Stay safe! BUILD: Rain Garden Workshop Saturday, February…

    • Fruit Sample, Photo by David Swift Photography
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February 14: Open data tension | PHL: Here for the Making | Supermarkets don't change behavior | Lower North transportation recommendations | TreePhilly giveaway | Building collapse court case update

Happy Valentine's Day, Streeters! The city may be snowed in for yet another day, but we'll still be tweeting about why we love Philadelphia as part of the #whyilovephilly campaign today.…

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