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    • Rendering of planned Chelten Plaza project. (Courtesy of Pulaski Partners)

Details emerge on Chelten Plaza incentive offer to GCC

By Amy Z. Quinn For PlanPhilly While Germantown waits for a zoning board decision on the Chelten Plaza Dollar Tree store, Germantown Community Connection (GCC) is considering a formal community benefit…

    • Diagram of the Lower Schuylkill by Interface Studio | PIDC Industrial Land and Market Study

DAGspace: Planning for industrial growth in Philadelphia: PIDC takes aim

By Janice WoodcockFor DAGspaceThis past summer, several citizens wrote to The Philadelphia Inquirer saying that Philadelphia 2035, the city’s new Comprehensive Plan, places too much emphasis on what it…

    • Rendering of the South Street Bridge illuminated.
Eyes on the Street

South Street Bridge Gets LED Illumination, Green Bike Lanes

The South Street Bridge is busy with construction again: welders are on cherry-pickers working on the tower overlooks, electricians are running conduit, and contractors are washing and painting the bike lanes.…

    • Attendance was high Saturday at the fundraising party to help send a group of Frankford High School students to Paris. Photo by Stephen Schultz.

Photos: Party raises money for Paris-bound Frankford High students

Attendance was high Saturday at the fundraising party to help send a group of Frankford High School students to Paris. Photo by Stephen Schultz. Twenty-five Frankford High School students will go…

    • Down Broad | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

October 3-7: See Contempt, Philadelphia Orchestra at the Navy Yard, Plasterwork and interior finishes workshop, UCD at DAG, Night Market returns

Down Broad | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr groupArchitecture In Film Series: Contempt Monday, October 3, 6:30pm. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. See…

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Underage driver crashes car on Roosevelt Boulveard

Questions surround the Sunday morning crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that left a child injured, including: How did a 9-year-old get behind the wheel? Police are still investigating that and other circumstances…

Eyes on the Street

Real estate roundup: Temple's new dorm, Please Touch Museum sells, New Frankford Community Y on the block, and mayoral control for PHA

Good morning, Philly and happy October. How about a real estate roundup for your Monday morning Buzz? We’ve heard a lot lately about student housing stressing town-gown relations around Temple University…

    • W Rockland Street nominated

W Rockland Street nominated

Germantown's W Rockland Street has been nominated for Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's annual city-wide Clean Block Contest. As part of the contest, W Rockland Street is also up for a Neighborhood…

    • From Eyes on the Street: South Street Bridge gets LED illumination, green bike lanes

From Eyes on the Street: South Street Bridge gets LED illumination, green bike lanes

The South Street Bridge is busy with construction again: welders are on cherry-pickers working on the tower overlooks, electricians are running conduit, and contractors are washing and painting the bike lanes.…

Eyes on the Street

Eyes on the Street: It's Alive

Eyes on the Street went live two weeks ago, and was announced by PlanPhilly two days ago. Even though it's been a short time, many of you are already finding ways to …

    • Holme Avenue Bridge reconstruction, September 28 | NEast Philly
Eyes on the Street

PennDOT rebuilds Holme Avenue Bridge ahead of schedule

A bit of good news via our friends at NEast Philly this week: a bridge reconstruction project that has detoured traffic for months in Holme Circle is finishing well ahead of…

    • Medical Mission Sisters Celine Bernier, Elona Stanchak and Helen Marie McGrath  in Pakistan before returning to Fox Chase.

Medical Mission Sisters represents America from Fox Chase

Medical Mission Sisters Celine Bernier, Elona Stanchak and Helen Marie McGrath  in Pakistan before returning to Fox Chase. They have spanned the globe for decades in their mission to provide medical…

Eyes on the Street

Take Center City District's 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Center City District (CCD) works hard to make Philadelphia a greener, safer, cleaner, more inviting place. Tell them how they're doing by taking their annual customer satisfaction survey. It takes a couple of…

    • Funnel Vision | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

September 30-October 2: Carmen outside | PAFA party | RIP run | RiverCity Fest | The Great Tour

Funnel Vision | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr groupCarmen Simulcast Friday, September 30, 8pm. Independence Mall. The Philadelphia Opera Company’s production of Bizet’s opera Carmen, opens Friday…

    • Nicetown kids with Melissa and Shane Victorino | Shane Victorino Foundation
Eyes on the Street

Shane Victorino Rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The 106 year-old building was built as…

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Former Perzel aide testimony: technology used to get Perzel re-elected

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoodsfunded by J-Lab. With Perzel…

    • Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool
Eyes on the Street

Rolling rally, LOOK! on Lancaster, Claes in Philly, Brooklyn's 3rd Ward outpost in Kensington

Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Today's Phillies playoff pep rally will be on wheels, rolling up Broad Street and around Center City between…

    • The sky-plane

How special interests view the new zoning code

A zoning code does two things: it tells potential developers what they are allowed to build in a city, and it keeps some types of development away from other uses. Zoning…

    • Nicetown kids with Melissa and Shane Victorino | Shane Victorino Foundation

From Eyes on the Street: Shane Victorino rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The 106 year-old building was built as…

Fry positions Drexel as community change agent

By Sandy SmithSpecial to the Weekly Press/UC ReviewJohn Fry, the president of Drexel University, is a man in a hurry. When he speaks, the words flow in torrents. But…

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