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    • rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface church on Diamond Street
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface and Ruffin Nichols AME churches

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. In the course of one day I spotted two sets of rowhouses that replaced historic churches in Poplar and Norris Square.…

    • 2100 N FRONT STREET

East Kensington neighbors appeal Kensington Hospital methadone plan

Members of the East Kensington Neighbors Association have filed an appeal of the zoning board’s decision last month to allow Kensington Hospital to move its methadone-treatment operation into a vacant building…

    • 2100 N FRONT STREET

Methadone clinic approved for Front and Diamond streets

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal Wednesday to move Kensington Hospital’s methadone treatment program into a vacant building at the corner of Front and Diamond streets. The vote was…

    • In cooperation with Councilwoman, NSCA plans single-family homes for St. Boniface

In cooperation with Councilwoman, NSCA plans single-family homes for St. Boniface

The once acrimonious relationship between Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez and Patricia DeCarlo, executive director of Norris Square Civic Association, has given way to what appears to be—superficially, at least—a productive partnership. Last…

In between budget negotiations, Council passes bill requiring seals for vacant buildings

City Council continued to work toward a decision on the Mayor’s proposal to switch to a property tax system based on market values Thursday morning, but took time out to deal…

    • Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez said Thursday that she would amend her bill that rezones portions of Norris Square from R-10 to R-10A to make its effective date the same as that of…

    • The bell tower of Greater St. Matthew Church, (formerly St. Anthony of Padua) which a developer plans to adapt for housing.
    • After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez held a bill Thursday that would rezone portions of Norris Square from multi-family to single-family, saying some residents needed more time to obtain permits for already existing multi-unit…

    • Barging Through | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Norris Square zoning bill gets favorable recommendation from Council

Norris Square zoning bill gets favorable recommendation from Council

Despite impassioned testimony in opposition Wednesday morning, City Council’s Committee on Rules favorably recommended a bill that would change the zoning designations of some parcels in Norris Square from multi-family to…

    • Update: Councilwoman Sánchez suggests alternate plans for St. Boniface

Update: Councilwoman Sánchez suggests alternate plans for St. Boniface

Update: Councilwoman Sánchez's bill rezoning the St. Boniface site and other parcels in Norris Square will be the subject of a Rules Committee hearing in Room 400 of City Hall tomorrow,…

    • Worm's Eye View | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Norris Square protest

Divided Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Norris Square

By a split vote of 5-2, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday afternoon of a bill that would change the zoning designations of certain residential units in Norris Square.…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez talks rezoning and St. Bonfiace at a pitched community meeting on Monday night.
Eyes on the Street

High Noon at Norris Square: Dueling over St. Boniface and rezoning

Seventh District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez and the Norris Square Civic Association are dueling over the fate of a major development that NSCA has already put in motion: the redevelopment of the…

    • Front Street | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • St. Boniface Church, February 2012.
Eyes on the Street

St. Boniface is all but gone, Central United Methodist Church on its way down

These are trying times for Philadelphia's aging religious buildings. The Frankford Gazette reports that demolition work has started at Central United Methodist Church, a Hazlehurst and Huckel designed beauty dating…

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