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    • 20th and Annin: Before and After | pleasefixphilly.com

Poll: Ori Feibush vs. PRA – Which side are you on?

Does Ori Feibush need to start wearing a cape? Feibush, the energetic, young developer who owns OCF Realty, is being called a hero of late because of his stick-it-to-the-man clean-up and…

    • Beury Building | Flickr user chrisinphilly5448, Creative Commons license

Eyes on the Street: Smaller rehabs to benefit most from PA’s new preservation tax credits

After years of consideration, Pennsylvania finally offers a tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing properties, modeled after the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits, and preservation advocates are rightly applauding…

    • Blue Avenue | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Assessment: AVI impact roundup

Is all of this talk about the city’s new property tax assessment system is making your head swim? Here are a few things to help make some sense out of the…

    • Blue Avenue | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group

Assessment: AVI impact roundup

Is all of this talk about the city’s new property tax assessment system is making your head swim? Here are a few things to help make some sense out of the…

    • Still smoldering: the remains of Buck Hosiery late Monday afternoon as seen from the El platform.
Eyes on the Street

Still Smoldering: Preventing the next Buck

When I stood looking at the still smoldering wreckage that was the Buck factory on Monday evening, a Jasper Street resident was looking at "The White Elephant" across the street from…

    • An empty hallway at the old West Philadelphia High School.
Eyes on the Street

Public school closures could just be getting started

Is the recent batch of public school closures the first cycle of many to come? Think back to the middle of last year. We expected dozens of schools to be considered…

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is one 34 local anchor institutions targeted in a new buy-local program.
Eyes on the Street

Are our city’s anchor institutions a revenue drag?

By now you all know that the city’s property tax assessment system is in flux. And While the city anticipates that the move to actual-value assessments will generate $90 million more…

    • Patrick Kerkstra’s ‘Deluge of Deadbeats’ series wins recognition

Patrick Kerkstra’s ‘Deluge of Deadbeats’ series wins recognition

Patrick Kerkstra’s series “Deluge of Deadbeats” earned a Special Recognition from judges in the inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism. Cheers, Patrick! read more

    • 4601 Market Street is owned by the city.
Eyes on the Street

Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building to be reused as Police Command Center

Today the vacant but majestic Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building has one inhabitant - a hawk living in the tower. But soon enough the Philadelphia Police Department could join the hawk's…

    • 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…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
Eyes on the Street

On Beyond I-95: Nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • The Divine Lorraine and beyond.
Eyes on the Street

UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

UPDATED:  After Mayor Nutter announced the city‘s renewed commitment to seeing the Divine Lorraine redeveloped, the Inquirer reports that unnamed local developers have secured an option on the Divine Lorraine…

    • 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…

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?
Eyes on the Street

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 Council's chambers.
Eyes on the Street

Will zoning reform really shift City Council's land use powers?

December 15 is a big day for the City of Philadelphia. City Council should – fingers still crossed – pass a new zoning code. This moment is the culmination of four…

    • 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*…

Eyes on the Street

Occupy Philly Begins

Occupy Philly began this morning at Dilworth Plaza outside of City Hall, as an expression of solidarity with the Street protests, and as a demonstration of frustration with corporate greed and its…

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