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City of St. Louis to study tearing down portion of highway that limits pedestrian access to riverfront park

"The big news out of St. Louis over the past year has been the city’s plans to redesign the park that houses its signature Gateway Arch," says StreetsBlog. "And the most…

    • Will the Planning Commission adopt the entirety of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, or will it cut off the ends?
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Will the the Planning Commission only adopt part of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware?

Something smells fishy around the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. Could it be that the Planning Commission is contemplating shrinking the plan's scale? That's the rumor. On Friday PlanPhilly's Kellie…

    • Philadelphus | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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March 2-4: Director John Foy, HSP Ancestry Day, Flower Show

Philadelphus | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr groupWHYY First Friday Arts with John Foy, director of RESURRECT DEAD: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Friday, March 2,…

    • Washes of color on the floor of the Spring Garden station. | Subway Spring by Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Spring Garden station is awash in color

Washes of color on the floor of the Spring Garden station. | Subway Spring by Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group The Spring Garden station on the Broad…

    • Piers 64-70, behind the box stores, will become a waterfront park. | DRWC
    • Germantown United CDC gets tough love from community rejuvenators

Germantown United CDC gets tough love from community rejuvenators

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe community development experts who came to Northwest Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with Germantown United Community Development Corp. and offer advice didn't pull any…

    • Just a piece of work? City Planning still deciding whether to endorse adoption of entire waterfront plan

Just a piece of work? City Planning still deciding whether to endorse adoption of entire waterfront plan

Philadelphia City Planning Commission staff is deciding whether to recommend that commissioners adopt just a portion of the long-range plan for improving the Central Delaware Waterfront – a possibility that has…

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Cat of the Week: Milo

Milo could really use a home. This is his second time being featured as Cat of the Week. Smoky senior alert! Milo is a dashing and dignified 10-year-old gray and white…

    • The West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub will start selling groceries on the streets of West Philly this spring. | courtesy of Ryan Kuck
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West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub to launch this April

This April Preston’s Paradise and Greensgrow Farms plan to launch the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub, a mobile grocery store that will serve Lancaster Avenue and the surrounding communities. “Preston’s Paradise…

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Dog of the Week: La Bella

La Bella is an incredibly sweet, spayed, adult female Terrier mix that came into the shelter as an owner surrender. Her previous family were not allowed to have dogs where they were living…

    • Visitors looking at the archaeological remains of the nation's first executive mansion. | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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President's House Compromised

Nothing is easy for the President’s House site on Independence Mall. The memorial’s inception, discovery, planning, and design stirred debate. And now, a little more than a year after its completion,…

    • Open Your Eyes | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Council authorizes hearings on City’s lease agreement with SEPTA

Council authorizes hearings on City’s lease agreement with SEPTA

Members of City Council approved a resolution Thursday morning which authorizes the Committee on Appropriations to hold hearings looking into the City’s lease agreement with SEPTA. The resolution was introduced by…

    • Judge postpones oral arguments in Church of the Assumption demolition case

Judge postpones oral arguments in Church of the Assumption demolition case

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has rescheduled oral arguments in a case that could decide the fate of a historic Callowhill church.Judge Idee C. Fox postponed a hearing scheduled…

Flower Show mobile App now available for download

Science and technology have come a long way since 1829, when the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society held the first American flower show.For the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show, “Hawaii: Islands of…

    • The acquired property as re-imagined in the Central Delaware Master Plan

DRWC acquires private property around Pier 70 for new waterfront trail and wetlands park

The first step toward turning four, privately owned South Philadelphia piers into a public waterfront trail and wetlands parks has been taken.Through a $1.25 million state grant and a matching…

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The First Ten Years of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia [DAGspace]

The First Ten Years of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia By Elise Vider   In late 2001, a group of six Philadelphia architects, planners, and design junkies sat down to…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.
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Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

Real NEastate: Will an eviction hold me back from renting?

Q: I wanted to rent a house in Castor Gardens, but the owner turned me down flat because I have had a past eviction. I never got the chance to explain…

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