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    • Fishtown residents debate a development project at a neighborhood zoning meeting.

Sleeping with the fishes: Fishtown Neighbors Association suspends operations after lawsuit causes insurance premium spike

Over the weekend, one of Philadelphia’s most visible civic organizations, Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA), announced they would be suspending their activities. At the beginning of September , the community group received…

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Short Civic Design Review meeting hints at cooling large development market

July’s Civic Design Review (CDR) meeting proved one of the shortest in the history of the five-year-old process. With only one item on the agenda, an inoffensive mid-rise apartment building in…

    • Zoning notice sign at NKCDC Garden Center.

PHS Pop-Up Garden proposed in Fishtown stopped by neighbor concerns, displaced compost co-op

Some Fishtown neighbors didn’t like the idea of having a seasonal Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden open in their backyard. Or at least that’s what they said on Facebook,…

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Live/work reuse ahead for Fifth Reformed Dutch Church in Fishtown

Historic preservation is a calling that trends towards tragedy. Advocates are often outgunned when it comes to financial resources and political support. Submitting a designation for addition to the local historic…

    • A view of St. Laurentius from Palmer Cemetery in 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

St. Laurentius reuse clears zoning board, opponents eye appeal

Earlier this week the Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) finally issued its decision on the future of the closed St. Laurentius Catholic Church in Fishtown. The almost 150-year-old structure has been…

    • St. Laurentius zoning meeting vote, September 20, 2016 | Brad Larrison for NewsWorks

Fishtowners feud at community meeting over St. Laurentius reuse proposal

On Tuesday night the Fishtown Neighbors Association held a zoning meeting and nonbinding vote on the future of St. Laurentius church. Developer Leo Voloshin stood before the massive crowd and defended…

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New zoning maps to guide Fishtown development

Two bills updating the zoning maps in Fishtown are headed toward passage after being approved by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. The bills, introduced by Council members Mark Squilla and…

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Fishtown group rejects two development proposals on Delaware Ave.

The Fishtown Neighbors Association voted on Tuesday night to oppose two development projects proposed for North Delaware Avenue near Penn Treaty Park. Developer Michael Samschick of Core Realty is proposing to…

    • New gold-buying store across from SugarHouse

Gold-buying store opens across from SugarHouse.

A store that buys gold has opened up across Delaware Avenue from SugarHouse casino, and once again, neighborhood groups and city leaders are fighting it. “We were promised these kinds of…

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Fishtown Neighbors hope "feeding the fish" will curb litter

Would you throw out trash if it meant feeding the fish? What if that fish was topping off a trashcan? That’s the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) Beautification Committee's hope. They…

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La Colombe coming to Frankford Avenue

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted on Wednesday to allow a “flagship” La Colombe cafe to open on 1335-49 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, in the site of a former storage building…

    • Under budget, under the El, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

October 1: Shutdown, Federal Housing Authority | Council wants tax abatement changes reconsidered | Trash time changed | Fishtown zoning workshop | Girard Mugshots closes

Hello, Eyes. Two important things today: First, welcome to October. Second, the government has entered a partial shutdown.  In addition to shuttering the 401 national parks, including the Liberty Bell…

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Domani Developers converting former Fishtown baseball factory into 30 residences

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted Wednesday to grant a handful of variances to Domani Developers, which is planning to convert a former baseball factory at 1701 Tulip Street in Fishtown…

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Zoning approved, Philadelphia Record Exchange will reopen on Frankford Ave.

The Philadelphia Record Exchange will reopen in a new location this Saturday after the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a use variance for the building, at 1524 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.…

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Fishtown Neighbors vote for Wynn casino proposal by a 3-to-1 margin

More than 200 Fishtown residents heard a pitch Monday night for a Steve Wynn casino on a 60-acre parcel on the Delaware River. Most of them liked what they heard: 173…

    • We saw bike rentals this year, but is Philly bike-share coming soon?
Eyes on the Street

Bike-share plea | Frankford stained glass artisans | mixed-use redevelopment for Fishtown | School district Race to the Top finalist

Good morning, Streeters. There was no snow to speak of in the city overnight, but the forecast says today's rain may turn into light snow this evening.  Is a bike-share program…

    • Furnessadelphia opens this evening for First Friday. Here's Nom Now's piece on a metal door at Drexel's Paul Peck Center, originally the Centennial National Bank.
Eyes on the Street

October 5-7: Furnessadelphia | River City Festival | Sustainability walking tour

Furnessadelphia Friday, October 5, 6-8pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street. Art in the Age and Streets Dept. presents a street art salute to the banks of Frank Furness.…

    • Hawthorne Park officially opened July 5.
    • A bike corral on Broad Street.
Eyes on the Street

Help Kung Fu Necktie and Johnny Brenda's corral bikes

In lots of spots around the city there just isn't enough bike parking to satisfy demand. But this year the city is working with businesses and property owners resolve their bike…

    • Business partners Mike Ahmad and Walid Mustafa

Fresh food and "connectivity" coming soon to Front and Norris

A small grocery store and cafe with free wi-fi, take-out or eat-in American and Middle Eastern dishes and free community space is set to soon open at the corner of Front…

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