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    • Shazana Goff and Clifford Brown, La Finquita, March 2016
Eyes on the Street

Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court

On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping South Kensington. It’s spring business-as-usual for this 28-year-old urban farm,…

    • Delaware Waterfront

March 23: Aramark on the skyline | Why Philly's grid matters | Keeper of the waterfront parking

Aramark is considering moving their headquarters to the forthcoming PMC Marketplace Design Center building at 2400 Market building, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. They are adamant about putting an Aramark sign…

    • Rendering of new glass canopy over stairs to PPA's Independence Mall garage

Parking Authority payments to School District dropping; New stairwells at Independence Mall before DNC

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) board approved its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1st which predicts a $2 million dollar decline in PPA payments to the School District…

    • Paul Steinke

Paul Steinke, former Reading Terminal manager, to lead Preservation Alliance

Paul Steinke, the former general manager of the Reading Terminal Market who ran an unsuccessful campaign for a City Council seat in 2015, will be the next director of the Preservation…

    • Liz Hersh | Emma Lee / WHYY

'Winning really matters.' Discussing homelessness with Liz Hersh, Office of Supportive Housing

Early in January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced that Liz Hersh would become director of the Office of Supportive Housing, which coordinates the City’s efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness. Prior to…

    • Parkadelphia

New 'Parkadelphia' tool visualizes Philly parking rules

Eighteen months ago, Lauren Ancona was frustrated that PPA had no easy visual reference for parking permit zones, so she made her own. From there, she taught herself to code…

    • JFK Boulevard woonerf

March 22: Liberty Property Trust's updated Camden plans | JFK Blvd woonerf | Disappearing starter homes

New Jersey's state Economic Development Authority approved Liberty Property Trust's updated plans for an $830 million ofice and residential riverfront campus on the Camden waterfront, the Courier-Post reports. "[A] previous master plan…

    • After the implosion, one of three towers remains | Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks

Remaking Sharswood: Rise and fall of the Norman Blumberg Apartments

It’s 6:30 a.m. on Saturday – chilly and still dark out. Philadelphia Housing Authority CEO, Kelvin Jeremiah tries to warm up the crowd of people gathering under a white tent, clutching…

    • Monument Lab, Spring 2015
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: Public art in an age of urban renewal

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. To set…

    • Broad and Washington

March 21: Blumberg Apartments imploded | Broad and Washington train shed plaza | Pizza drones

The Norman Blumberg Apartments in Sharswood came down Saturday morning. Read Aaron Moselle's report from the scene, and check out a video of the implosion.  Pennsylvania goes too easy on drunk…

    • SEPTA bus

SEPTA proposes BRT-lite, and a new bus route linking University City, Brewerytown and Grays Ferry

Ah, the signs of springtime in Philadelphia are all around us! Cherry blossoms bloom, river trails crowd, beer gardens pop-up, and new SEPTA bus routes proposed. It’s time once again for…

    • 1105 Frankford

Industrial properties on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown recommended for historic designation

Four industrial properties on the rapidly changing Frankford Avenue Commercial Corridor in Fishtown were recommended for historic protection Thursday. The Historical Commission’s committee on historic designation ruled that the former Morse…

    • Miller Memorial Baptist Church, Norman Blumberg Apartments loom behind, March 16, 2016 | Emma Lee/WHYY

Remaking Sharswood: Miller Memorial Baptist anchors a changing neighborhood

Early on the morning of March 19, two of the high-rise towers and 15 low-rise buildings that make up the Norman Blumberg Apartments will be imploded to make way for the…

    • 5th and Race

March 18: L+I responds to demolition-related collapse on bus | Sterling Act angst | Curb cut registry

At a demolition site at 5th and Race yesterday morning, part of a building wall collapsed onto a passing school bus, had just finished dropping off a group of 5th graders at…

    • University City District's popular Porch would see continued improvements under the 30th Street Station District Plan

30th Street Station District Plan unveiled to excitement and ambivalence

On Wednesday night the freshly unveiled draft of the 30th Street Station District was put before the the public, once again seeking input. The North Concourse buzzed with excitement as Karl…

    • Single family houses with ground floor garages on 200 block of Arch

Bill would limit urban 'McMansions'

City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill on Thursday that would prohibit single-family housing in areas zoned CMX-3, which is intended to be a relatively high-density commercial mixed-use zoning classification. The…

    • Market Street looking eastward | Jonas Maciunas
Eyes on the Street

East Market Street requires redesign

With millions of dollars being invested along Market Street east of City Hall, and a high incidence of pedestrians being struck by motorists, isn’t it time to rethink the street itself?…

    • Finnegan's Wake

Finnigan's Wake redevelopment deal back from the dead

Tim Finnegan was a hod carrier with a weakness for strong spirits. One morning, after drinking some whiskey before work, he fell off a ladder and died. At his wake, his…

    • Portland goats

March 17: Please Touch Museum exits bankruptcy | Ralph Brooks Park attracts development | Goats and vacant land care

The Please Touch Museum emerged from bankruptcy court Wednesday, and will remain at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, Peter Crimmins reports. "In court, bondholders agreed to a reduction in the museum's…

    • A Plain Ole Ben | Al BeFranke

DRPA Dispatch: PATCO speeds up Saturday service, hunts again for a TIGER grant

PATCO’s Saturday service will run more frequently starting April 9th, reducing headways between trains from 25 minutes to 20 minutes, said PATCO General Manager John Rink following this morning’s DRPA board…

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