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    • Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer Jeffrey Brown is hoping to transform the vacant lot he owns at 205 Race Street into a 16-story, 128-unit apartment building with commercial uses on the ground floor, he and…

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Meeting will address development at Parkwood Manor Woods [video]

A reader brought to our attention last week a video produced by Parkwood Manor resident Joe Brennan highlighting his love for the wooded neighborhood and fears about possible development. A meeting…

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Weekend News Briefs: 8/24-8/26

Sunday - A man died around 2 a.m. after bring struck in a hit-and-run on Roosevelt Boulevard. Another driver found the man lying on the 7700-block of the Boulevard near…

    • Surf, Atlantic City. N.J. | NYPL Digital Image ID: 67989
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EOTS Recess

Dear readers, Eyes on the Street is taking an end-of-summer hiatus through Labor Day. Enjoy these last few days of August and we'll see you back here in September. Cheers, Ashley…

A progress report on the Central District portion of the city's comprehensive plan

The process for creating the Central District portion of the Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan is about half-way finished.It's big geographically, and includes not only the city's central business district, but also…

    • The draft plan for the Lower Northeast calls for more live-work spaces, like those at Globe Dye Works

Draft plan for the Lower Northeast aims to address medical, transit needs of growing population

The recently released Planning Commission draft of the district-level comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast calls for new health and transit services to keep pace with a growing population and new…

    • by Flickr user insanebuslady, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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August 24-26: Fantastic Friday | Sounds of Gospel | Adventuredrum

Fantastic Fridays: Stars Apart Friday, August 24, 6:30pm. Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Avenue. This month’s final Fantastic Friday show features Stars Apart. Bring a picnic and plan to stick…

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Northwood Civic Association votes in favor of Popeye's, schedules clean-up

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Aug. 21, membership had no opposition to a proposal for a new Popeye's Chicken at the location of the old beer distributor at 4501…

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Hopefulness in zoning reform | Parkway light sculpture | Logan Circle en Blanc | SEPTA greenwashing

In her column today Inga Saffron explains why the new zoning code, which went into effect Wednesday, is a “watershed event for Philadelphia.” In addition to being clearer and easier to…

    • Termini Bros.' storefront was carefully restored recently.
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Storefront Challenge: Reward refreshed facades

Has the store on your corner been spiffed up lately with new signage or lighting? Have you seen an old storefront carefully restored to its original shine and glory? The Commerce…

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Planning Commission gets new website

Earlier this month we mentioned that the Planning Commission has started blogging. Now comes even better news: PCPC launched its new website this week. Praise be! The dated and…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: N.J. media group plays it fast and loose

A few things raised our eyebrows about the South Jersey Media Group's report on Philadelphia water main breaks. First and foremost, why in the world would New Jerseyans care about such…

    • Detail of 1923 Walnut Street | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
    • Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Will 240,000 watts be enough to convince Philadelphians to indulge in a nightly passeggiata along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after the sun sets? Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and the Association for Public…

    • © Jerome Lukowicz 
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DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part I]

Part I Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz Some photographs suggest stories.  Their allure is invested in the stories that are implied by the images.  As I considered this…

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Philly diocese turns Catholic high school management over to foundation

Closing schools, selling properties -- the Philadelphia Archdiocese's economic woes have been well documented. Now, in a nationwide first, archdiocese leaders hope to rejuvenate the city's catholic education system by handing…

Real NEastate: What can I do if two neighbors are already selling?

Q: My next-door neighbor’s house is for sale in Burholme. If my neighbor on the other side puts her house up for sale too - which she is seriously contemplating -…

    • Will Universal sell the neglected Royal Theater and its two side lots? For the right price.
    • Mayor Michael Nutter talks with former councilman Frank DiCicco

Mayor Nutter marks enactment of the new zoning code at Granary development site

To celebrate the enactment of the new zoning code Wednesday morning, Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference at the construction site of the Granary apartment building, scheduled to open next…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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Shoemaker Green opens at Penn

On Monday crews removed construction fences and quietly opened Shoemaker Green, Penn's new landscape link from Penn Park through to College Green at the historic core of the campus. When…

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