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    • As Occupy moves, Dilworth Plaza work about to get under way

As Occupy moves, Dilworth Plaza work about to get under way

The Daniel J. Keating Company (www.djkeating.com) is set  to begin work immediately as the general contract for the renovation of Dilworth Plaza. The firm has extensive experience working with…

    • David Guinn's mural at 9th and Bainbridge gets fenced.
Eyes on the Street

Farewell Autumn

As autumn gives way to the gray days of winter, Autumn's days are numbered too . Back in October, I reported on Autumn, a mural in Bella Vista, which will…

    • The seven LEED certified row homes built by Habitat for Humanity stand on the 4200 block of West Stiles Street. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Eyes on the Street

Parkside: Local Group Plans for Future Sustainable Development

The seven LEED certified row homes built by Habitat for Humanity stand on the 4200 block of West Stiles Street. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods Robert Cousar of the East Parkside Community Revitalization…

    • Plans for Lardner's Point Park | Delaware River City Corporation
Eyes on the Street

Lardner's Point Park construction begins, Occupy offered limited permit, Duffy String Band preps, PECO substation reuse

The Delaware River City Corporation officially broke ground on Lardner’s Point Park this week, PlanPhilly reports. The new park will be built next to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, and riverside from the…

    • Chelten Ave. 'is by no means a dead, or dying, commerical corridor'

Chelten Ave. 'is by no means a dead, or dying, commerical corridor'

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAmong many conversations about Chelten Avenue that took place at Monday night's planning meeting in Germantown, one exchange seemed to crystallize both the present reality…

    • CITY | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Speculation at Broad and Washington, profiles in Occupy, safety at greened lots, parking in bike lanes, unified Chelten Avenue, Nutter nod

CITY | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group What’s the deal with the huge empty lot at the northeast corner of Broad and Washington? Hidden City reports…

    • Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf you know only one thing going in about the upcoming meetings on a streetscape plan for Chelten Avenue, let it be this: It's not…

    • Fix this bridge, put people to work.
    • More than 700 people attended the Philadelphia Housing Authority's property auction on Nov. 16.

Center City: Housing Authority makes money on auction

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. The Philadelphia Housing Authority brought in $7 million this week…

    • Shane Confectionery in Old City reopens this month. | PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Rainy year, PHA auction draws hundreds, concerns over Magarity redevelopment, historic Shane's reopens in Old City

Good morning, Philly. It's a chilly and damp fall day, and it's only going to get cooler as the day goes along. Yesterday Philly recorded its rainiest year on record,…

    • Philadelphia Planning Commission delays recommendation on Bowman's Magarity project

Philadelphia Planning Commission delays recommendation on Bowman's Magarity project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyAmid concerns about height and density, and accusations of spot zoning, the city Planning Commission is holding off on making a recommendation on two bills…

Daniel J. Keating Company named general contractor for Dilworth Plaza renovation

News From the Center City District  (November 16, 2011) – Today, the Center City District (CCD) awarded a general construction contract for the renovation of Dilworth Plaza to the Daniel…

Eyes on the Street

Planning and zoning roundup, SEPTA green grants, Philly's ethnic eats

PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates reports from yesterday’s City Council Rules Committee and Philadelphia City Planning Commission meetings. Here’s a roundup: The Planning Commission gave its support to: the new 23-story mixed-use…

City ready to go to work on Plaza

Philadelphia, November 16, 2011 – The City of Philadelphia today posted an Official Notice advising the public that the $50 million Dilworth Plaza construction project is imminent. The notice was issued…

    • Dranoff

Dranoff "transit-oriented development" for South and Broad clears first planning commission hurdle

Developer Carl Dranoff wants to build up to 80 residential units with retail that might include restaurants, coffee shops, a grocery or a deli – and nearly as many spots to…

Eyes on the Street

This Just In: Public Meetings, PHA auctions, Shane's Candy

PlanPhilly reporters are following lots of stories this week: including rezonings on Delaware and Germantown avenues, SugarHouse expansion plans, and the Housing Authority's surplus vacant property auctions. PlanPhilly’s got you covered…

    • The former Strawbridge's, the future home of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
    • The proposed music venue, as of last fall

Fishtown music venue could lose the zoning it needs to open on Richmond Street

The controversial 7,600 square-foot, 3,000-patron music venue developer David Grasso hopes to build on Richmond Street in Fishtown appears to be in jeopardy.First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, who sponsored the…

    • PCPC considers rezoning 8200 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Philadelphia Planning Commission to review two key Northwest projects

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTuesday could be a key day in a pair of Northwest developments, as the city Planning Commission considers the next phase of a development in…

    • Tensions growing between City and Occupy Philly grew over the weekend.
Eyes on the Street

Tensions high between City and Occupy, Sheriff's Office's investigated, CDAG objects to SugarHouse expansion, Buddhist temple's deed stolen

Tensions growing between City and Occupy Philly grew over the weekend. It looks like Occupy Philly is heading for a showdown with the city. On Friday, Occupy Philly voted to remain…

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