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    • South Broad Sidepath

City one step closer to South Broad Sidepath, Oregon Ave. to the Navy Yard

Thanks to a plan released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the city is one step closer to building the South Broad Sidepath -  a 1.1-mile bicycle and pedestrian…

    • The church at 1253 S. 19th St. is an outstanding example of Furness & Hewitt design, with a distinctive serpentine façade.

Landmark Furness church on the road to salvation

It has survived decades of urban upheaval, deferred maintenance and, in just the past year, two hurricanes and one small earthquake. Now it looks like the stubbornly standing 19th Street Baptist…

    • Boathouse View, FDR Park | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November 2-4: Mutt Strut, Dia de los Muertos, Literature & the City

6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut Saturday, November 3, check in at 9am, walk at 11am. FDR Park. Help the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society save lives by participating in the 6th…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

    • Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Philadelphians got a first look at a still-in-development plan to restore 4,100 acres of industrial land along the Lower Schuylkill to its former role as an economic engine, while simultaneously adding…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Exploring the Lower Schuylkill's gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It's a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • Keystone Outdoor Advertising Co. contacted the Zoning Board of Adjustments to obtain a variance for a billboard

Packer Park: Billboard case garners city’s attention

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter Local residents, community organizers and outdoor advertisers are…

    • XFINITY Live! is scheduled to open on March 30 and is located in the Wells Fargo Center Complex.

Packer Park: Debut of XFINITY Live! to generate more growth in Lower South

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter XFINITY Live! is scheduled to open on March…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

Philadelphia Planning Commission adopts first two district-level portions of the comprehensive plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, which will guide future development, use of public facilities, development of green space and…

    • A rock salt dome is located on the Philadelphia Streets Department Facility's 2.5-acre lot.

West Parkside: District plan to revitalize Parkside Avenue

This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is expected to…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

Time running out to comment on first two Philadephia2035 district-level comprehensive plans

The public can still comment on drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, but time runs out March 1. The plans for Lower South -…

    • Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, will likely become apartments

Reusing Greater St Matthew Baptist Church

Developer Ben Weintraub, of Vintage Residential Management, recently purchased the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Fitzwater and Grays Ferry Ave, with a residential conversion in mind. Flying Kite reports Weintraub…

    • Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, will likely become apartments

Reusing Greater St Matthew Baptist Church

After a short time on the market, Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church on Grays Ferry and Fitzwater was sold to a developer who hopes to convert the church and its rectory…

Eyes on the Street

Draft district plans for Lower South and West Park draft plans introduced

Center City: Philadelphia2035 Releases First Two Draft Plans from Philadelphia Neighborhoods on Vimeo. As PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates reported, the district plans for Lower South [pdf] and West Park…

    • District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

City planners Tuesday unveiled drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, outlining future goals for neighborhoods near Fairmount Park and in southernmost Philadelphia.“This is…

Eyes on the Street

Lower South and West Park district plan presentations

Devoted PlanPhilly readers know that the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) has been hard at work developing the city's first district plans as part of the comprehensive planning process. Tonight, PCPC will…

    • A future light rail line could link Centennial Park attractions with Center City

Public gets another shot at district comprehensive plans for Lower South and West Park

City planners say they hope more Philadelphians will become interested in the plans that will shape major projects, zoning changes, and potential government funding for neighborhoods in Lower South Philadelphia and…

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