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    • The DVARP public service announcement will run through November and encourage riders to contact lawmakers to encourage mass public transit funding
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PSA calls attention to transit funding shortfall

With the transit funding shortfalls the Greater Philadelphia region will face in the coming years, agencies are going to have to get creative with their fundraising. This month, the Delaware Valley…

    • Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Point Breeze eminent domain moves ahead | more variances for retail? | Police still use typewriters | Germantown trash woes | Native American Museum decays | record Restaurant Week

Autumn street| Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. It’s GIS Day and we’ll be hanging out with mapmakers at the Free Library and at PennDesign to mark the…

When should I start looking for a new home? [Real NEastate]

Realtor Stacey McCarthy will return next week with a new column. This column originally ran in November 2011. Q: How much of a window should I give myself before I start…

    • Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning the future of the University City/Southwest District calls for a bit of a balancing act, said West Philadelphia planner and project manager Andrew Meloney at the first public input session…

    • UCD unveiled its initial plans for the 40th Street Trolley Portal, Photo courtesy of UCD

University City District will make 40th Street Trolley Portal pedestrian friendly

Riding the 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolleys west from Center City, riders leave the darkness of the underground tunnel and, as their eyes adjust to the natural light, meet an…

    • Rules Committee recommends code clean-up bill without amendments to RCOs, CMX-2 district

Rules Committee recommends code clean-up bill without amendments to RCOs, CMX-2 district

The bill drafted by the City Planning Commission and intended to make small technical changes to the new zoning code got a favorable recommendation from City Council’s Committee on Rules Wednesday…

    • Formerly TransitCheck, DVRPC's commuter benefit program is now RideECO. Photo courtesy of DVRPC

DVRPC renames commuter benefit program RideECO

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission launched the rebranding and expansion of its commuter benefit program Wednesday morning. Previously called TransitCheck, the DVRPC program will now be known as RideECO…

Thursday evening program presents artifacts, stories of Native American life in Philadelphia

Native American artifacts found during archaeological digs held in conjunction with the I-95 improvements project will be on display – and the topic of discussion – at The Independence Seaport Museum…

    • Compromise in Council sets 50-foot stream buffer citywide

Compromise in Council sets 50-foot stream buffer citywide

In a Rules Committee hearing on Wednesday morning, 6th-District Councilman Bobby Henon put forward an amendment to Bill No. 120654 reflecting a compromise worked out between his office and a coalition…

    • Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants in the ongoing case of the historic Italianate mansion at the corner of 40th & Pine called their last witness at the Board of L&I Review Tuesday afternoon. The applicants…

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University City / Southwest District Plan kickoff meeting tonight

The Planning Commission continues its march through district planning as part of Phialdelphia 2035, and will hold the first public meeting for the University City / Southwest District Plan tonight, November…

    • City Council should approve a new zoning code on Thursday.
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City Council action: Point Breeze eminent domain | zoning changes | Complete Streets | RCOs

It’s a busy week for planning issues at City Council this week, so here’s a roundup of this week’s action: from eminent domain in Point Breeze to zoning changes to Complete…

    • What would you do to make South Broad Street a livelier place?
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Cultural BRT route | SEPTA's energy action plan | Neighbors plan new future for Frankford Y | Activating South Broad

After a taste of Indian summer yesterday, we’re back to our regularly scheduled November weather today, Streeters. Don’t forget the umbrella as you’re out and about today. Among the competing visions…

    • The Zoning Code Commission sent its final report to City Council last fall

A swell of protest over proposed zoning code amendments

During public hearings on the new zoning code in City Council last fall, a few witnesses sought to quell some Councilmembers’ misgivings about the new code by reminding them that, should…

    • These garages on Lombard Street (an RM-1 district) provide residential parking, but came at a cost: one extra long curb cut that took away on-street parking and created a boring pedestrian environment
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Five reasons why Philly shouldn't set parking minimums

In the last few weeks we’ve heard a lot about how City Council members are trying to roll back pieces of the city's newly minted zoning code, including a proposal…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
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November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

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Lawncrest honors veterans with annual clean-up and ceremony [photos]

The “Star Spangled Banner” rang out as Joe O’Rourke, a Vietnam War veteran, raised the American flag at the Lawncrest Recreation Center during a Veteran's Day ceremony Sunday. Lawncrest residents gave…

    • There will be a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at 10am.
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Happy Veterans Day | Old West Philly High apartments? | Drexel looks east | Tarken Ice Rink reborn | Winding Rose Park development | formerly homeless housing at Broad and Fairmount

Good morning and Happy Veterans Day, Streeters. In observance of the holiday, government offices and public schools are closed today, and trash pickup is pushed back one day. There are a…

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90th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Frankford War Memorial

The War Memorial at Wakeling and Large streets honors those who served in World War I.  It was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1922 during the same week as the opening of…

    • CDAG, other stream buffer advocates concerned about proposed amendments to 50-foot setback legislation

CDAG, other stream buffer advocates concerned about proposed amendments to 50-foot setback legislation

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group and other concerned groups hope to convince Philadelphia Councilman Bobby Henon to change his proposed amendments to stream buffer legislation.Several CDAG members have been representing…

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