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    • Tom Wolf

March 4: What Wolf's budget means for Philly | The #PHL2015 candidates on streetsweeping | Inequality and land taxes

Emily Previti at Keystone Crossroads says Governor Tom Wolf's first budget proposal has a lot for cities to like, with a huge proposed funding increase for the Department of Community…

    • Nicetown Court I, 2012 | courtesy of Nicetown CDC
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Advisory Committees: First responders in the fight against poverty

For this installment of our election season op-ed seriesMajeedah Rashid makes the case for increasing the resources dedicated to Neighborhood Advisory Committees. NACs are one-stop-shops serving neighborhoods with…

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CPI Spring 2015 Course: Application period now open

The Citizens Planning Institute has been envisioned by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to be its official education and outreach arm. The focus of the Institute is to educate citizens about the…

    • University City District parklet | University City District

New University City District report makes the case for neighborhood parklets

Parklets, those temporary little spots that repurpose curb parking spaces for street seating or other miniature public spaces, have flourished in University City in recent years due to strong support from…

    • SEPTA Route 23 and old trolley tracks. www.phillytrolley.org

SEPTA proposes 15 service and route changes for 2016, seeks public input

SEPTA officials discussed formal proposals to alter over a dozen bus routes with members of the public at an open house today, beginning the fiscal year 2016 Annual Service Plan review.…

    • The 550-foot stone-masonry retaining wall that separates the rear alley of houses along West Penn Street

$500K in repairs needed on East Falls retaining wall reflects citywide problem

Sections of a 550-foot-long retaining wall in East Falls built in the late 1920s are leaning, cracked, and unsafe, affecting the owners of 65 homes on either side of the wall.…

    • Albion Mills, Hagert and Jasper

Developers seek zoning change for mill redevelopment in Kensington

Last month, Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a zoning bill that would allow for an abandoned mill building in Kensington to be redeveloped into apartments and commercial space. The property, formerly Albion…

    • Festival Pier site, courtesy of DRWC
Eyes on the Street

In Festival Pier a chance to set new course for waterfront development

This May I’ll go see The Replacements play at Festival Pier – one of many seasonal concerts that will bring the drab slab at the end of Spring Garden Street fleetingly…

    • Barbara Capozzi and Johnny Doc

March 3: Capozzi for At-Large Council | Whiskey and floor area ratios | Squiggletecture | The case for congestion

South Philly realtor and activist Barbara Capozzi is running for an At-Large City Council seat. The Inquirer editorial board calls Darrell Clarke's government reorganization bill a power grab designed to…

    • Nelson Diaz (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

At HUD, Diaz opinion marked shift in public housing development

By the time Nelson Diaz was appointed general counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the early 1990s, the federal government was about ready to give up on…

    • Bok School

March 2: Oil train danger zone | PPA's plan to save traditional cabs | $42M from school sales

An analysis from PublicSource in Pittsburgh says about 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are potentially in the blast zone in the event of a crude oil train derailment. The PPA has "no expectation…

    • Wharton student Zachary Woods

From the Editor: Pedestrians need safer streets. Now!

I think of Zach Woods almost every day. The multiple car crash that took his life happened just seconds before I arrived at the intersection of Walnut Street and 30th Street…

    • Market East

Map: The most dangerous places for pedestrians in each City Council district

On Friday, we showed you ten of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians across Philadelphia, along with an interactive map courtesy of Daniel McGlone at Azavea. Today, we'll show you the…

    • SEPTA REVENUE PERFORMANCE FY 2015 Actual vs. FY 2014 Actual

SEPTA Board update: Agency posts ridership gains in January; annual officer elections

Meet the new SEPTA Board, same as the old SEPTA board (pretty much). The SEPTA Board met Thursday for its regular and annual meeting, electing its officers for the year, welcoming…

    • Dormont Station plaza level

Keystone Crossroads: Pileggi bill aims to clear the regulatory debris from the fast-track to transit oriented development

A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's underutilized Transit Revitalization Investment District Act is currently working its way through Harrisburg, exciting proponents of transit oriented development who have been underwhelmed so far by…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Azavea and PlanPhilly map Philly's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

Since 2008, the number of Philadelphia pedestrians hit by cars has held steady at over 1,700 per year. The exact number has jumped around a bit from year to year, but…

    • W Hotel rendering

February 27: W Hotel rising | Kerkstra's Mayoral platform | Plastic bag tax

Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in Pennsylvania. Construction has begun on the new W Hotel on the parking lot near 15th and Chestnut. There's a new push to tax plastic bags.…

    • Emanuel Kelly (left) succeeds Sean Buffington as Art Commission chairman

Emanuel Kelly takes the chair at the Art Commission

Emanuel Kelly, a respected architect with local roots, will be the new Chairman of the Philadelphia Art Commission, a powerful gatekeeping body that stewards the city's visual legacy. Kelly succeeds former…

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Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Women's Community Revitalization Project's Nora Lichtash

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Nora Lichtash, director of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project. Nora talks about the power of coalition advocacy, development without displacement, and…

    • Blue Horizon interior

Historical Commission to decide whether to protect Blue Horizon

For the past five years, a small group of developers has been trying to gather the money to turn North Broad Street’s Blue Horizon—formerly a Moose Lodge and later, more famously,…

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