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    • 137-45 Berkley St., the proposed site of a barbecue restaurant

With Wayne Junction's historic district come questions: Some old, some new

For the better part of a century, Wayne Junction was home to dozens of factories and mills. Most of that manufacturing is gone today, and the Philadelphia Historical Commission has just…

    • Properties in the neighborhoods surrounding Drexel University offer apartments for a burgeoning student population.

As Drexel transforms University City, communities nearby prepare for gentrification

When Schuylkill Yards was first announced – Brandywine Realty Trust’s proposal to turn 14 acres of largely empty, Drexel University-owned land between the college and 30th Street Station into 7 million…

    • detailed window framing | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

Philly Fed: Homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods suffer tax delinquency but not displacement

With gentrification comes an increased risk of delinquency on homeowners’ tax bills, but in Philadelphia, the phenomenon hasn't resulted in a significant increase in displacement of owners, not even among those…

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Inspired by Philly's neighborhoods, landscape architect Walter Hood is changing how cities design public spaces

For a non-archaeologist, Walter Hood has a prodigious habit of exhuming history. He shakes the dust off old blueprints. He revives images and recollections embedded in the collective memory of places…

    • Jason’s Cozyday is one of Olney’s most popular hang out spots for young people. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

The hottest Philly neighborhood no one is talking about

No one could argue that Olney, in upper North Philadelphia, is gentrifying. But that doesn’t mean the neighborhood isn’t revitalizing. In the afternoon when schools let out, kids weighed down with…

    • Tonetta Graham in front of her Strawberry Mansion home.

'We want to see growth' too: Why Tonetta Graham isn’t worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood

If Strawberry Mansion gentrifies, Tonetta Graham knows her block is bound to change. She owns a house on 30th Street, right around the corner from her childhood home. It cuts a…

    • Old construction abuts new in East Kensington (Emma Lee/WHYY)

3 maps that explain gentrification in Philadelphia

“Gentrification” is a word that gets tossed around a lot, especially in Philadelphia, a city where some neighborhoods are experiencing rapid demographic shifts. (See our series here) The changes mean…

    • Society Hill

From slums to sleek towers: How Philly became cleaner, safer, and more unequal

Harry Schwartz, 84, remembers when his neighborhood, Society Hill, was one of the poorest parts of Philadelphia. But by the time he moved there as a young lawyer in 1969, things…

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Philadelphia's disappearing low-cost rental housing revealed in Fed gentrification study

“Gentrification” is a perennial topic in Philadelphia. Community groups fear rising costs and displacement. Academics debate the extent to which we need to be concerned. Regional leaders wish for a bit…

    • Mormon Temple

August 2: Home sales boosting city budget | First look at Mormon Temple | Dean on Philly walkability

City revenues came in higher than expected this year, reports Claudia Vargas, with the biggest jump coming from the realty transfer tax. "The realty transfer collection went up 16 percent…

    • Cecil B. Moore Avenue just west of Broad Street by Temple University (file) | Lindsay Lazarski / WHYY

Parsing income-based definitions of gentrification

What is the opposite of gentrification? By one definition, it might be happening in a small rectangular census tract in North Philadelphia, which runs from Broad to 19th streets from Montgomery…

    • The view from Bok

July 8: DNC Fence | Silencing Thunder Road | Bok is Back | Loose Booze Blues | Hugs!

The United States Secret Service released a map of road closures for the DNC, and Katie Colaneri has the details. It’s no Pope Fence, but may still be a bit…

    • Third Street in Northern Liberties. | Emma Lee/WHYY

Pew: Four percent of Philadelphia census tracts gentrified from 2000-2014

How much gentrification is really taking place in Philadelphia, and how much are residents worrying about this? In neighborhoods surrounding Center City and University City, the sense of rapid change is…

    • Imperial Theater, 60th Street | Steve Ives

January 29: Gas rate hike approved | Revitalizing 60th Street | University City superblock

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved PGW’s proposal to raise its rates in order to replace old gas mains more quickly, Andrew Maykuth reports. At the current rate, PGW is…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

November 2: Voter guides galore | Brandywine Jenga tower | Philly-powered exercise

Tomorrow is election day! For those doing a last-minute cram session, read up on the candidates for the various offices on the Newsworks 2015 Voters Guide, Citified's No B.S. Voter…

    • Amira Mohamed mural on the Friends Center

October 16: Philly Fed study on displacement | Saffron slams light masts | Protected intersections

Inga Saffron hates the new North Broad Street light masts, writing that they "could easily be mistaken for highway lighting." Aesthetic preferences aside, Linda Richardson of the Uptown Entertainment and Development…

    • Historic Places

September 14: Jim Kenney's tour lessons | Historic Places map | Urban river islands

What Jim Kenney learned on his learning tour to Pittsburgh and Boston. The Historical Commission released a new interactive map of the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on Friday. It's still…

    • Le Bok Fin

August 7: Demo watch for Broad and Locust garage | Snap Kitchen expanding in Philly | Cutting trash imports

Inga Saffron says for Point Breeze to manage growth with affordability, the neighborhood needs some clearer thinking on the relationship between density, parking, home prices, and the market for neighborhood services.…

    • Speak Easy event at WHYY | Ifanyi Bell

Neighborhoods in Flux: A Resource Kit

On Tuesday night, WHYY hosted a public conversation about Philadelphia's changing neighborhoods: how to improve them, how to stay in them, and how to treat your neighbors, whether they’re new to…

    • Green Line Parklet

February 6: GO-TIME | Philly's parklet strategy | Expanding SEPTA |

Governor Tom Wolf renamed the state's Innovation office GO-TIME, which stands for Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization, and Efficiency. Wolf wants to use the office to promote open data and…

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