PlanPhilly

Articles

You are viewing all articles

    • The proposed Eastern Tower Community Center. Rendering courtesy PCDC

Chinatown Development Corporation plans 23-story tower at 10th and Vine

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation hopes to build a 23-story, 265-foot-high residential and office tower, with a community center on the ground floor, on two parcels at the northwest corner of…

    • Callowhill NID

Councilman DiCicco amends Callowhill NID bill

Facing opposition from dozens of Chinatown residents brandishing signs that read "Less Income = More Taxes" and "No NID!," Councilman Frank DiCicco began today's City Council Rules Committee hearing on his…

From Eyes on the Street: Combat Zoning Fatigue: Dig in

In May 2007, 80% of Philadelphia voters supported zoning reform. That vote kicked off four years of hard work, culminating in the Zoning Code Commission’s (ZCC) recommendations for a new zoning…

    • Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk for planting.
Eyes on the Street

Mantua: Volunteers Plant Trees Along 40th Street Pedestrian Corridor

Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk for planting. Led by People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and UC…

    • 0

Photos: Tacony History Day and Parade

Tacony celebrated its annual History Day and Parade Saturday with food, games, prizes and tables full of information about the neighborhood's rich history and its context in the Northeast. Check out…

    • Beth Shalom Synagogue Sanctuary | flickr user SpecialKRB, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

This Week: September 19-23

Beth Shalom Synagogue Sanctuary | flickr user SpecialKRB, Creative CommonsLawrence Susskind  Monday, September 19, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Has planning lost its mojo? Is there…

    • 0

Northeast High basketball coach's death result of drowning

The Northeast High community is in mourning after basketball coach Bob DiFlorio died last week. The 57-year-old drowned in Churchville, and was found three days after he went missing, according to…

Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Tax-Delinquent Philly | Lady Zaha | Post-Sonoco Schuylkill | UC growing

In another installment of PlanPhilly and The Inquirer's collaborative reporting project about tax-delinquent properties in Philadelphia, Patrick Kerkstra explains how Philadelphia is failing to proceed on taxes owed. Newsworks previews…

    • The intersection of Columbia and Delaware, from the Central Delaware Master Plan

Waterfront Corporation, city streets department to conduct Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the city streets department have set out to determine how traffic woes on Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard can best be fixed – all while reducing road…

    • The 20-acre Germany Hill site is one of the last remaining wooded tracts in the area below Ridge Avenue

Green Woods Charter works to clear up 'misinformed rumor' in midst of expansion plans

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe Green Woods Charter School is still exploring a possible move to Manayunk's Germany Hill, but the school's leader says it is working to combat…

    • Holding out hope for Mount Moriah Cemetery

Holding out hope for Mount Moriah Cemetery

On one recent Sunday afternoon, Mount Moriah Cemetery in Southwest Philadelphia was almost pastoral. Tidy rows of white stones, marking the graves of several hundred Civil War soldiers, gleamed in the…

    • A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

The district-level comprehensive plan for the West Park area will focus on three key areas: Centennial Park, City Line Avenue, and the relatively large amount of vacant properties contained especially in…

Park(ing) Day 2011 from EyesontheStreet

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
Eyes on the Street

Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

Eyes on the Street

PECO Delaware Plant Double Rainbow

On Thursday evening around 7pm, I was in Kensington and saw a double rainbow. I raced over to Penn Treaty Park to see the rainbow arching over the Delaware River, from…

    • Penn Park is ready for its close-up.
Eyes on the Street

Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended, bridges built, paths complete, we're all invited to explore 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…

Eyes on the Street

September 16-18: Festival Season - Art in Rittenhouse | Ecology at Washington Avenue Green | Music and Vendors in Clark Park | Latino Arts and Culture in Centro de Oro

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show and 18th Street Outdoor Cafe Rittenhouse Square, Friday, September 16-Sunday, September 18. Yes, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show will run all weekend with more than…

    • High Pressure Fire Service
Eyes on the Street

New Life at Old High Pressure Fire Service Building

Hawk-eyed visitors to the Race Street Pier might have noticed action this week at the High Pressure Fire Service building across Columbus Boulevard. The truly curious have been able to snoop…

    • 0

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: When in doubt, Action News picks a neighborhood at random

We'd like a little help from our readers on this one. Tell us how you think Action News decided 8300 Bustleton Avenue -- actually in Bells Corner -- is in Fox…

120406080100120140160180200220240260280300320340360380398, 399, 400, 401, 402420440460480500520540560580600620640657

You are viewing all posts



Neighborhoods


People


Organizations




Browse by



Authors


Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Which weekly emails would you like to receive?