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    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.

A new plan for Chinatown

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a mere 0.3 square miles, a postage stamp community that nonetheless enjoys an impressive purchase on the city’s psyche. As Center City booms around it, this little ethnic…

    • Buildings where Stateside and Black 'N Brew are located saw property tax assessments more than double for 2018. | Jared Brey for PlanPhilly

Property-tax hikes stir worries in East Passyunk, Chinatown, South Street District

Ever since the 2015 campaign, Mayor Jim Kenney has said that supporting commercial corridors is key to his vision for revitalizing the city’s neighborhoods. And while it hasn’t necessarily rolled out…

    • 8th and Race parking lot

Competing visions for ‘social impact’ development at 8th and Race

On Monday night, the battle lines formed around the last large undeveloped lot in Chinatown. The oceanic parking lot at 8th and Race, which also hosts a little used subway stop…

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Hispanic and Asian communities frustrated by city's fair housing assessment process

This summer Philadelphia’s housing agencies began collecting data for a forthcoming plan to address segregation and fair housing in the city. The results of the federally-required initiative are not yet available,…

    • Chinatown's plaza over the Vine Street Expressway

Residents discuss capping Vine Street Expressway, other remedies at U.S. DOT forum

Barrier. Obstacle. Divider. Nobody at last week’s Every Place Counts meeting had anything nice to say about the Vine Street Expressway when asked for one-word descriptions of the submerged highway. But…

    • Confucius Plaza bridging Vine Street Expressway

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation at 50

There’s a vacant cultural center — but it faces a lively parklet. There’s plenty of dim sum — yet it’s possible to enjoy craft cocktails at a not-so-hidden location that’s been…

    • Groundbreaking for PCDC & Project Home development at 810 Arch St
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Addressing displacement: The business of community development

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation's John Chin and Sarah Yeung make the case for devleopment without displacement in this op-ed. Chinatown and neigborhoods like it, they argue, should welcome private development while…

    • New Norman Foster designed Comcast tower currently under construction pursued a

2014: A healthy year for public-aided development in Philadelphia

We’re always being reminded, this time of year, that what we give is more important than what we receive. And while it’s good to be grateful for the many unearned privileges…

    • PATCO trains to New Jersey, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

February 20: Second highest tax burden | Feibush campaign fundraising | Eastern Tower financing plan | PATCO construction schedule | Port Richmond water-main break

Hello Streeters! We hope you catch some sunshine this morning, since the forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow looks cloudy with a mix of rain showers.  Philadelphia has the second-highest tax…

    • Boardwalk Construction on Schuylkill Banks

Looking back at planning, waterfronts, and casino news

In 2013, Philadelphia developed and adopted plans outlining future goals for swaths of city neighborhoods. Public waterfront development of trails and parks ramped up on both rivers, plans were refined for…

    • Eastern Tower rendering

Developers say Eastern Tower project will be underway by year’s end

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation says it will pull building permits and begin construction on the Eastern Tower, a 23-story mixed-use apartment complex and community center at 10th and Vine streets,…

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    • Another view of the proposed tower. Rendering courtesy PCDC

Chinatown: New community center enters the financing stage

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. plans to create a 23-story, multipurpose tower located at the northwest corner of 10th and Vine streets. The first two…

    • The no-parking zone to the left (on 10th just north of Cherry Street) will host a parklet this summer. (Image via Google Street View)
Eyes on the Street

Mini-Park to Run Along 10th Street

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach,  Philadelphia Neighborhoods The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilitieshas started a parklet pilot program. The parklets are designed to look like mini parks.…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.
Eyes on the Street

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multi-modal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • School bus in Chinatown, Philadelphia | Flickr user flodigrip | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

January 20-22: Philadelphia Dance Party, Space Savers Project, Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

Art after 5: Philadelphia Dance Party Friday, January 20, 5pm. Philadelphia Musuem of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Yes, the dance party kicking off the exhibition Zoe Strauss: Ten Years sold…

    • Will the new Family Court Building at 15th and Arch get taller? Almost happened. | EwingCole
Eyes on the Street

Family Court maneuvers, Flower Market in Chinatown, MLK Day of Service plans, 7th and Girard time machine, catchment bets

Philadelphia’s new Family Court Building almost got a surprise 15-foot height increase yesterday, as the Art Commission moved in favor the increase then tabled the proposal after neighbors protested, reports…

    • Mummers Parade | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Mayor Nutter's 2nd term priorities, zoning reform vs. councilmanic fiat, considering Callowhill NID's failure, Mummery and the economy, 2011's best street art

Mummers Parade | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group Happy New Year, Philadelphia. Hope you had festive holidays and got to spend some time off. If you’re planning…

Chinatown development corporation gets planning's blessing for a 23-story tower at 10th and Vine

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Tuesday came a step closer to building a 23-story, 265-foot-high residential and office tower, with a community center on the ground floor, on two parcels at…

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