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    • Property owner Greg Ventresca's latest vision for developing his eight-acre portion of the 20-acre Germany Hill area

Roxborough civic expresses strong opposition to latest Germany Hill development proposal

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewWorks The latest proposal for residential development on the Germany Hill area of Roxborough is smaller than previous plans, but the level of opposition from the…

    • Germany Hill owners Greg Ventresca and Walt Lewis are scheduled to appear to detail their latest plan (Megan Pinto, file)

Another Germany Hill development plan could be in the works

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksOwners of part of the Germany Hill site in Roxborough and Manayunk, long a target of conservation efforts by neighbors, are set to detail another…

    • The October fire damaged a bingo hall, nail salon, Chinese restaurant and cigar shop. (Megan Pinto)

Lucky Star, VFW bingo hall, Pinki Nail Salon and cigar shop slated to reopen in December

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks More than seven months after a fire gutted much of the Roxborough Market Square shopping center, plans for rebuilding four damaged businesses are now in…

    • The new campus will be set on 5.5 acres with a 60,000 square-foot, 34-classroom building and an adjacent administration building

Green Woods wins final approval for Domino Lane relocation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsworksIt'll be last call at Keenan's Valley View Inn sometime in June, as the city gave the official go-ahead to variances that will allow Green…

    • East Falls exploratory food co-op meeting to be held Wednesday

East Falls exploratory food co-op meeting to be held Wednesday

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIt seems Manayunk and Roxborough aren't the only Northwest neighborhoods in which the idea of a new food co-op is taking root: East Falls is…

    • Care about the fate of Philly's small streets, like Irving (above)? Meet up on Thursday.
Eyes on the Street

April 23-27: Historic Homeowner Workshops | Planning the Modern City | Tax Delinquency App | Jane Golden and Dre Urhahn | Small Streets meetup

Homeowner Workshop: Masonry and Pointing Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8pm. WES Health Center, 1315 Windrim Avenue. Learn about the best ways to maintain and repoint historic masonry buildings, as part of the …

    • Manayunk and Roxborough residents show strong support for neighborhood co-op

Manayunk and Roxborough residents show strong support for neighborhood co-op

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksMaybe the most telling sign wasn't the sheer size of the crowd that showed up for Wednesday night's meeting about a possible food co-op in…

    • Plans for new Dupont St. homes and a gym in Roxborough to be continued

Plans for new Dupont St. homes and a gym in Roxborough to be continued

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksTwo Roxborough-based zoning applications, one for new homes and one for a new gym, came before the Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday, but neither has…

    • Planning Commission approves preliminary plans for Kingsley Court

Planning Commission approves preliminary plans for Kingsley Court

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe City Planning Commission got its first formal look Tuesday at a proposal for a new townhouse neighborhood at the site of a notorious former…

Eyes on the Street

April 16-20: Tom Finkelpearl | Homeowner Workshops | Archaeology in Philly | Urban Heat Islands | Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses

Tom Finkelpearl on Public Art Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Tom Finkelpearl to discuss public art, and the role public art projects…

    • Manayunk-Roxborough community to explore food co-op proposal this week

Manayunk-Roxborough community to explore food co-op proposal this week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPerhaps the recent explosion of interest in creating a neighborhood food co-op in the Manayunk-Roxborough area is happening because 2012 is the United Nations' International…

    • Wiisteria | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Join Friends of Race Street Pier on Tuesday evening to garden and plan summer events.
Eyes on the Street

April 9-13: Friends of Race Street Pier, Philadelphia's immigration history, historic windows and masonry repairs, urban biking 101

Friends of Race Street Pier meeting Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard. This month the Friends of Race Street Pier will meet up to…

    • Walnut Lane Bridge repair project expected to begin in 2013; drivers should plan for 3.5-mile detour

Walnut Lane Bridge repair project expected to begin in 2013; drivers should plan for 3.5-mile detour

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksIn 1920, the Walnut Lane Bridge enthralled Christopher Morley, a Philadelphia journalist and man-about-town. In a column about a trip up the Wissahickon, Morley positively…

    • Another aerial view of the proposed Green Woods site in Roxborough (Photo courtesy of Green Woods Charter School)

Green Woods Charter zoning hearing postponed until May 9

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA paperwork snafu has set the Green Woods Charter School's effort to move to Domino Lane in Roxborough back another month, as talks continue with…

    • Green Woods proposal goes before zoning board this week

Green Woods proposal goes before zoning board this week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPlans that would see a longtime Roxborough restaurant and catering hall replaced by an environmental charter school will go before the city this week. The…

    • William Levering Elementary School in Roxborough (1895) is the oldest of the nine schools slated for closure. 
    • The Levering School, 6000 Ridge Avenue.

Schools threatened with closing reflect a timeline of historic architecture

This report is a product of William Penn Foundation funded reporting partnership between Plan Philly and the Notebook. Since the Philadelphia School District announced in November the possible closings of…

    • Planning Commission rejects Jones’ Germany Hill bill

Planning Commission rejects Jones’ Germany Hill bill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly The city Planning Commission this week voted against a bill introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. that could potentially keep Germany Hill out of the…

    • architectural detail at Juniper and Chestnut | Flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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