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    • The Painted Bride

Painted Bride denied historic status, removing roadblock to iconic building’s sale

Philadelphia’s Historical Commission heard hours of testimony Friday on the fate of the Painted Bride, an iconic art space in Old City that is covered in a distinctive mural celebrating…

    • The Historic Preservation Task Force meets in Philadelphia University‚Äôs Kanbar Center

At its 3rd meeting, Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force looks at the good and bad of Philly’s historic preservation ordinance

When it was launched back in April, Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force was intended to help ensure that historic preservation was as much a part of the discussion around urban growth…

    • Jewelers' Row, November 2016

Small increase in Historical Commission staff size precedes “big changes” in preservation

The Philadelphia Historical Commission (PHC) will soon expand its office staff by two, the first increase in the size of the regulatory agency in 13 years, and one of several signs…

    • James Turrell's proposed Skyspace, situated directly in front of the Art Museum's columns

Art Critics: Proposed “Skyspace” behind Art Museum provokes controversy at Historical Commission

For a moment Friday morning, it looked as though the Historical Commission might have a problem with world-renowned artist James Turrell and his plans to grace Philadelphia with one of his…

    • The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has fought the proposed demolition of a portion Jeweler's Row by the Toll Brothers

Historical Commission punts again on Jewelers Row

Once again, Philadelphia’s Historical Commission decided to punt on the contentious Jewelers’ Row case. On Friday, the commission tabled their decision on the historic significance of 704 and 706-08 Sansom Street…

    • Rendering of the new entrance to reopened tunnel between 30th Street Station and SEPTA's subway and trolley station

June 16: 30th Street Station plan finalized | Historic nominations galore | The Oslo standard

Ashley Hahn wrote about the PECO building's historic nomination yesterday, and there were a few other nominations of interest that will now be considered by the full Historical Commission: The Mutual…

    • Kenney delivers budget address | Screen shot from Channel 64 public access

PlanPhilly budget reader's digest

On Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney released his budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which begins July 1. Here’s what’s in store for transportation, planning, preservation, commercial corridors and more. $300 million…

    • Passyunk Square by J. Fusco

November 10: Sam Sherman resigning from PARC | Another major mixed-use project for Washington Ave | First look at Cira Green

In a major shake-up for South Philly's most written-about restaurant row, Alex Tewfik at Eater reports Sam Sherman announced his resignation from the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation yesterday. These days, it's…

    • market my frankford el

June 22: Kenney floats voluntary street-sweeping | The case for upzoning around parks | Vision Zero gift cards

Jim Kenney confirms to Ryan Briggs he wants to bring back citywide street-sweeping, except he wants to keep it voluntary and "maybe just clean the streets where people are willing to…

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