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    • City Council should approve a new zoning code on Thursday.
Eyes on the Street

City Council action: Point Breeze eminent domain | zoning changes | Complete Streets | RCOs

It’s a busy week for planning issues at City Council this week, so here’s a roundup of this week’s action: from eminent domain in Point Breeze to zoning changes to Complete…

    • What would you do to make South Broad Street a livelier place?
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Cultural BRT route | SEPTA's energy action plan | Neighbors plan new future for Frankford Y | Activating South Broad

After a taste of Indian summer yesterday, we’re back to our regularly scheduled November weather today, Streeters. Don’t forget the umbrella as you’re out and about today. Among the competing visions…

    • The Zoning Code Commission sent its final report to City Council last fall

A swell of protest over proposed zoning code amendments

During public hearings on the new zoning code in City Council last fall, a few witnesses sought to quell some Councilmembers’ misgivings about the new code by reminding them that, should…

    • Garages on Lombard Street
Eyes on the Street

Five reasons why Philly shouldn't set parking minimums

In the last few weeks we’ve heard a lot about how City Council members are trying to roll back pieces of the city's newly minted zoning code, including a proposal…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
Eyes on the Street

November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

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Lawncrest honors veterans with annual clean-up and ceremony [photos]

The “Star Spangled Banner” rang out as Joe O’Rourke, a Vietnam War veteran, raised the American flag at the Lawncrest Recreation Center during a Veteran's Day ceremony Sunday. Lawncrest residents gave…

    • There will be a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at 10am.
Eyes on the Street

Happy Veterans Day | Old West Philly High apartments? | Drexel looks east | Tarken Ice Rink reborn | Winding Rose Park development | formerly homeless housing at Broad and Fairmount

Good morning and Happy Veterans Day, Streeters. In observance of the holiday, government offices and public schools are closed today, and trash pickup is pushed back one day. There are a…

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90th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Frankford War Memorial

The War Memorial at Wakeling and Large streets honors those who served in World War I.  It was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1922 during the same week as the opening of…

    • CDAG, other stream buffer advocates concerned about proposed amendments to 50-foot setback legislation

CDAG, other stream buffer advocates concerned about proposed amendments to 50-foot setback legislation

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group and other concerned groups hope to convince Philadelphia Councilman Bobby Henon to change his proposed amendments to stream buffer legislation.Several CDAG members have been representing…

    • SEPTA releases

SEPTA releases "Energy Action Plan" in order to save $2.2 million annually

SEPTA hopes to save more than $2 million annually through its first-ever “Energy Action Plan,” which was released Monday. The “Energy Action Plan” is SEPTA’s plan to cut costs and use…

    • Cairone & Kaupp

Four shots at pumping more life onto South Broad Street

To celebrate its upcoming 20th anniversary, Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) recently partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in soliciting proposals from area designers on how to liven up…

    • Greg Pastore, former Zoning Code Commissioner, appointed to Zoning Board of Adjustment

Greg Pastore, former Zoning Code Commissioner, appointed to Zoning Board of Adjustment

Last week, a new face appeared behind the long desk of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the body that enforces the zoning code by deciding whether and how to grant exceptions…

    • by Flickr user riekhavoc | Creative Commons License
Eyes on the Street

Casino Roundup: Five or more applicants? Wynn for the win? City-owned casino?

The deadline to apply for Philly's second casino license is Thursday, November 15, and as it gets closer we will keep you posted as we learn more. The Daily News reports…

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Horses part of therapy at new Parkwood riding center [video]

Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center, a federally-registered nonprofit organization at 3142 Mechanicsville Rd., opened its doors to the special needs community in September. “You use the horse in any way…

    • Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November 9-11: Bartram's Mile Design Workshop | Frankford Fall Music and Arts Fest | Philly Tree People | Artists Taking Back Philadelphia

Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupBartram's Mile Design Workshop Saturday, November 10, 12-3pm. Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. Come for the last of…

    • Skyline | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • BYOB nightclub opens at Spring Garden and Columbus. It needs community support to stay open.

BYOB nightclub opens at Spring Garden and Columbus. It needs community support to stay open.

Mark Marek has opened a BYOB nightclub called Soundgarden Hall at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. The club has two levels – one for patrons over 21, who may bring…

    • Anderson tract would be site of Wynn Philadelphia

Six applicants tell city they want Philadelphia's second casino license

Six would-be Philadelphia casino operators have notified the city they intend to compete for the second gaming license here.The projects, applicants and their prospective locations: The Provence, Tower Entertainment, 400…

    • Historical Commission approves Lit Brothers sign

Historical Commission approves Lit Brothers sign

The Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval Friday for the installation of a new sign atop the Lit Brothers building on the 700 block of Market Street, portions of which will…

    • West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

By Ben GriffithsFor PlanPhilly  This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters program is simply…

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