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Final days to apply for Philadelphia's Citizens Planning Institute's fall session

With a growing number of Philadelphia residents taking a more active role in improving or shaping the future of their neighborhoods, The Citizens Planning Institute. (CPI) is becoming a popular way…

Planning Commission Launches Household Travel Survey

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has launched a year-long, region-wide travel survey to prepare for coming change in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Household Travel Survey (HTS) will collect…

    • PCPC's Registered Community Organization map

Some civic associations seek tighter regulation of Registered Community Organization map

Amid arguments over the new zoning code’s provision on Registered Community Organizations over the past few years, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission vowed to stay out of neighborhood power struggles by…

    • For nearly a year Reading Terminal Market has been under some form of construction.
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Reading Terminal Market renovation complete, vendor shifts continue

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Nick's Roast Beef

My roots are in the Northeast, and it's been my home in Philly for the last few years now. Nick's is just a couple blocks from that home, and it's one…

    • A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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September 17-21: Bike Coalition ride | Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll | Open Air opens

A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupBike Coalition Bike Safety/Bike Lane ride Wednesday, September 19, 5:15pm. Meet at Fitler Square Park, 23rd and…

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Fox Chase artist puts creative spin on bowling pins

In 2007, artist Michael "Smitty" Smith was striking out. His canvas artwork just wasn't selling at local car shows but he wasn't willing to give up on his artistic talents. "I…

    • The redesigned Walnut Street Bridge has wider sidewalks, better pedestrian lighting, and (soon) a buffered bike lane. Construction will be finished this week.
    • The new Walnut Street Bridge design includes widened sidewalks and pedestrian-scale lighting

Walnut Street Bridge work to be completed this week

Construction on the Walnut Street Bridge is set to wrap up this week as crews complete work on the north-side pedestrian right-of-way, remove overhead structures and restripe the vehicle and bicycle…

    • The marker

New historical marker commemorates Frank Furness

Some 200 fans of Frank Furness, arguably the greatest of Philadelphia architects, clustered outside his home last Friday afternoon to witness the unveiling — amazing to think that one doesn't already…

Live chat with Patrick Kerkstra at 1 p.m.

Patrick Kerkstra will chat today starting at 1 p.m. about Philadelphia properties that are exempt from real-estate taxes and the burden that causes as officials try to reform the city's tax…

    • Developer Waterfront Renaissance Associates has plans for a 1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex

Fiscal reform in Philadelphia faces a taxing problem

Powered by Tableau Jobs behind the push to cut taxes The competitive advantages of lower wage and business taxes are well documented. A half century ago, when Philadelphia’s economy was still…

    • Pennsylvania Sugar Co., 1926 (Image no. 6644) | Aero Service Corp. | Aeriel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at the original Sugar House at Delaware and Shackamaxon, and beyond…

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Report complaints on-the-go with Philly 311 app

The city’s official 311 app is here. Though the project was initially long-delayed, the city met its most recent deadline for a Labor Day launch. The free app, built by…

    • What could possibly be under this trash bag at 1426 Pine Street?
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September 14-16: Furness marker dedication | Second Friday on Lancaster | Oktoberfest

Frank Furness Marker Dedication Friday, September 14, 5:30pm. 1426 Pine Street. Come celebrate the legacy of brilliant architect and native son Frank Furness, as the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission unveils…

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Photo: Senate citation for 90-year-old Somerton woman

Frances Nell celebrated 90 years and one month of life Monday with a token of admiration from Pa. Sen. Mike Stack. Nell, who worked as a key punch operator for Acme…

    • Will a 197-foot tall mixed-use building rise at this vacant corner of 2nd and Race streets?
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Defending 205 Race Street plan | Council overrides veto, proposes code updates | OCF v. PRA: vacant lot cleanup | Route 34 trolley returns

Old City Civic Association is again fighting a tower proposal, this time a 197-foot tall residential building (with ground floor retail) at the corner of 2nd and Race, designed by Peter…

    • Historical Commission grants conceptual approval to Lit Brothers building sign

Historical Commission grants conceptual approval to Lit Brothers building sign

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday issued a unanimous conceptual approval for a proposal to light the Lit Brothers building on East Market Street and to top it off with a sign…

    • CDAG: Develop

CDAG: Develop "height bonus" guidelines for granting exceptions to waterfront's 100-foot limit.

Key waterfront stakeholders held a meeting with First District Councilman Mark Squilla this week to revamp wording for the new Central Delaware Overlay.Central Delaware Advocacy Group President Matt Ruben told…

    • Waterfront artifacts on display at Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum hosts waterfront archaeology exhibit

The collection of historical artifacts found as PennDOT rebuilds I-95 through Philadelphia continues to grow, and many findings will be on display at the Independence Seaport Museum from Sept. 21 to…

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