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    • Have you stopped by the new Philadelphia History Museum yet?
Eyes on the Street

Telling Philadelphia's story, North Central NID argued and amended, Nicetown Court, no Healing Way in Holmesburg, Olney's Schwarzwald Inn, budget hearings begin

Good morning Streeters! After my walkabout today, I'll be at this evening's Library in the City event. Hope you find a way to enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today by…

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BREAKING: Zoning Board overturns application for Holmesburg methadone clinic

The Zoning Board of Adjustment  has overturned a proposal by Healing Way Inc., the applicant for a methadone facility on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg. The ruling comes several months after the…

    • Order in Point Breeze | Flickr user pwbaker, Creative Commons
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Point Breeze starts new zoning committee to mend broken process

Order in Point Breeze | Flickr user pwbaker, Creative Commons On Wednesday I went to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing to follow the still-developing saga of OCF Realty’s development…

    • E.M. Stanton Elementary School's decorative cornice. | PlanPhilly
    • Children's faces ornament the Swain mansion now used as the Ronald McDonald house. | PlanPhilly
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Ronald McDonald house as perfect reuse, billboard rumble on Moyamensing, deepening the Delaware, Temple's Philly civil rights archive

A 19th-century Romanesque mansion at 39th and Chestnut was reused as the Ronald McDonald House in 1981. PlanPhilly’s Alan Jaffe looks beyond the clown, and sees a perfect reuse. The grand…

    • Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps

Waste Management plans new facility in Holmesburg

Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps As part of its contract with the City of Philadelphia, Waste Management already runs a single-stream recycling facility on a…

    • Keystone Outdoor Advertising wants to digitize a billboard at 1933 W. Moyamensing Street

Two zoning board hearings on digital billboard conversion continued

A hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding the proposed digitization of a billboard at 1933 West Moyamensing Avenue didn’t conclude so much as stop. At the hearing,…

    • The Sidney Hillman Medical Center demolition started today.
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Modernist Hillman Medical Center demolition underway

Crews started demolishing the Sidney Hillman Medical Center at 22nd and Chestnut today to make way for a new high-rise residential tower built by Chicago’s John Buck Company. I watched the demolition…

    • David Guinn's mural at 9th and Bainbridge gets fenced.
Eyes on the Street

Farewell Autumn

As autumn gives way to the gray days of winter, Autumn's days are numbered too . Back in October, I reported on Autumn, a mural in Bella Vista, which will…

Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia, what are you taking for your Jane Jacobs Complex?

Philadelphia, What are you taking for your Jane Jacobs Complex? by Paul Aylesworth, Community Contributor Can there be such a thing as soliciting public input for the wrong reasons, and can that be harmful?…

    • Seger Park's Spray Yard, Summer 2011.
Eyes on the Street

Seger Playground gets funding, ZBA rules on Chelten Plaza, Navy Yard may get hotel, West Philly Hybrid X team honored

Seger Park will get a new tot lot next year thanks to an infusion of city funding, Flying Kite reports. Friends of Seger Playground received $500,000 (via Councilman Frank DiCicco and the…

    • Tacony Civic Association board member Lou Iatarola reviews zoning matters at the September 2011 meeting.

"Very busy time" for zoning in Tacony, says board member

Tacony Civic Association board member Lou Iatarola reviews zoning matters at the September 2011 meeting. Lou Iataroloa had less than an hour to zip through a dozen active zoning issues in…

    • At a July rally, neighbors protested a proposed methadone clinic on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg

Boyle: Zoning Board decision on methadone clinic will take three weeks

At a July rally, neighbors protested a proposed methadone clinic on Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg "The Zoning Board of Adjustment will take three weeks to announce their decision on whether to revoke…

    • An estimated 750 people attended a Tuesday night meeting at Lincoln High School to get information about the methadone clinic proposed for the 7900-block of Frankford Ave.

Holmesburg methadone clinic permits to be reviewed by Zoning Board of adjustment

A bus will depart Lincoln High School at noon tomorrow, carrying residents from Holmesburg, Mayfair and beyond to Center City, where a hotly contested methadone clinic will come under review at…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part IV: Making procedures fair and consistent

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part IV: Making procedures fair and consistent

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

    • UPDATED New feature: Navigating one too many acronyms - a zoning lexicon

UPDATED New feature: Navigating one too many acronyms - a zoning lexicon

As is characteristic of government projects, an alphabet soup of committees, commissions, and stakeholder groups swirls around zoning reform in Philadelphia. If you’re new to the zoning reform process, as I…

    • Hundreds attended a rally Tuesday to express opposition to a methadone clinic on the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue.

Aug. 31 Zoning Board hearing will address Holmesburg methadone clinic's city permits

Councilwoman Joan Krajewski's office announced earlier this month plans to appeal the city permits that would allow Healing Way, Inc. to open a methadone clinic on the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue.…

    • Neighborhood associations prepare for zoning reform

Neighborhood associations prepare for zoning reform

For years, Philadelphia’s neighborhood civic associations have had de facto negotiating power with developers who want to build in their communities. That power results from a number of factors. For one…

    • Developing by right and by exception: What's the neighborhood's role?

Developing by right and by exception: What's the neighborhood's role?

At the end of last year, my esteemed predecessor Nick ran a handful of uses through the Zoning Administrative Manual for a building that was (and still is) up for sale…

Dilworth Plaza wins zoning approval

The Center City District's Dilworth Plaza project sailed through an administrative hurdle Wednesday, winning a variance required to start construction.At issue was plans to build a water feature on the…

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