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    • Bella Vista's Fante-Leone pool will likely be demolished this year to make way for new housing.
Eyes on the Street

Farewell Fante-Leone pool

I remember stumbling upon the building at the corner of Montrose and Darien streets a few years ago. I was drawn in by classical entryway topped with the Philadelphia crest, and…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez talks rezoning and St. Bonfiace at a pitched community meeting on Monday night.
Eyes on the Street

High Noon at Norris Square: Dueling over St. Boniface and rezoning

Seventh District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez and the Norris Square Civic Association are dueling over the fate of a major development that NSCA has already put in motion: the redevelopment of the…

    • Demo Days at Toll’s 2400 South

Demo Days at Toll’s 2400 South

Eyes on the Street Demolition watch: Wrecking crews are reducing a former parking garage at 24th and South to rubble, making way for a big residential development by Toll Brothers.

    • Developer dreams on an artsy future for old school at Spring Garden and Broad
Eyes on the Street

Developer dreams on an artsy future for old school at Spring Garden and Broad

Developer Eric Blumenfeld is dreaming up a new future for the vacant Thaddeus Stevens School of Practice on Spring Garden Street east of Broad. Blumenfeld is in contract to acquire the building…

    • Waterview Grande, part of Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village, under construction.

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

    • St. Boniface Church, February 2012.
Eyes on the Street

St. Boniface is all but gone, Central United Methodist Church on its way down

These are trying times for Philadelphia's aging religious buildings. The Frankford Gazette reports that demolition work has started at Central United Methodist Church, a Hazlehurst and Huckel designed beauty dating…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

    • UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

The revitalization on North Broad Street is being held back by the Divine Lorraine’s blighting dead weight. But Mayor Nutter announced the city’s renewed commitment to “transform” the historic, but neglected,…

    • SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty’s Point Breeze Ave development

SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty’s Point Breeze Ave development

Ten days after a rough Point Breeze zoning meeting OCF Realty is still waiting for South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. to release the vote tally for or against OCF’s proposed mixed-use development on…

    • Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, was converted into the Sanctuary Lofts apartments.
Eyes on the Street

Reusing Greater St Matthew Baptist Church

Developer Ben Weintraub, of Vintage Residential Management, recently purchased the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Fitzwater and Grays Ferry Ave, with a residential conversion in mind. Flying Kite reports Weintraub…

    • Vacant lots on Point Breeze Avenue that OCF Realty wants to develop. | GoogleMaps
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze development rumbles? Blame the process.

Monday night’s South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. (SPHINC) zoning meeting was not about zoning. Of the projects on the agenda, the only one heard was OCF Realty’s proposed mixed-use development at the corner…

    • Vacant lots on Point Breeze Avenue that OCF Realty wants to develop. | GoogleMaps

Point Breeze development rumbles? Blame the process.

Monday night’s South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. (SPHINC) zoning meeting was not about zoning. Of the projects on the agenda, the only one heard was OCF Realty’s proposed mixed-use development at the corner…

    • Philly gets Curbed

Philly gets Curbed

This morning marks the official launch of Curbed Philly to our city’s built-environment blogosphere. Welcome to Philly, Curbed! Curbed.com, a website well-known for its gimlet eye and laser-like focus on…

    • Penn's new High Bay Lab building along Walnut Street.
Eyes on the Street

Penn's new High Bay Lab home for super-sensitive telescope

Penn’s astronomers now have room to build huge instruments thanks to a new lab completed this month. Penn’s new High Bay Lab, attached to the David Rittenhouse Laboratory, is a cube of…

    • The Battle for Atlantic Yards comes to Penn, bookended with megaproject forums

The Battle for Atlantic Yards comes to Penn, bookended with megaproject forums

Talk megaprojects and sing eminent domain blues at Penn this month with In the Footprint: The Battle for Atlantic Yards, a high-drama docu-musical about a controversial Brooklyn development at the…

Eyes on the Street

What you were reading: Top 10 Eyes on the Street posts of 2011

At three months old, Eyes on the Street is still the new blog on the block, and I'm so thankful for the warm reception the blog has received so far. In such…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

    • The City wants to see the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine redeveloped.
Eyes on the Street

City seeks study of Family Court Building as prelude to redevelopment

After a false start in 2010, the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine Street could be redeveloped yet. First, the city wants to get to know the building a little bit…

    • Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality. Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron* brought Mayor…

Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and RealityInquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron*…

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