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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Conceptual plan for Lancaster Mews presented at Architectural Committee, May 2016

Lancaster Mews redevelopment gets architectural committee support

Lancaster Mews was designated historic in 2015 in response to a demolition threat. A developer was eyeing the block-sized lot, lined with late 19th century mixed-use buildings, and neighbors got wind…

    • Powelton Village

Landlords lose court challenge to Philadelphia's definition of 'family'

Eating all your meals together and living under the same roof doesn’t make you a family, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled. Late last month, the court delivered an opinion…

    • Edward Corner Building

West Philly and Fishtown properties added to historic register

A flush row of late-19th century buildings at the corner of 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village was added to Philadelphia’s register of historic places on Friday, but the…

    • 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue supports ground floor retail and apartments above
Eyes on the Street

Growing Pains in Powelton

As Lower Lancaster Avenue is surrounded with bigger, denser development the corridor itself is poised to become a stronger more vibrant place. But one of the most intact blocks, which supports…

    • University City High School

Deal reached on University City High School

Drexel University reached a deal with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s office and several community groups over the zoning of the 14-acre parcel housing the former University City High School Thursday morning. The…

    • Erica Hawthorne in Drexel Park
Eyes on the Street

Love Note #64: Erica Hawthorne watches over the city she loves from Drexel Park

Today Eyes on the Street continues our collaboration with Philly Love Notes, with a Powelton Village resident's appreciation of the city from Drexel Park. Love Note #64: Erica Hawthorne…

    • Detail of Drexel's historic main building | 'Drexel Univ.' | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Kenzo Renewal's first house | Paper Box coworking opens | Big Plans at Drexel | Pier 53 park work | mail slot break-ins

Kensington Renewal has finished work on its first rehab and will hold an open house on Saturday for 921 East Westmoreland, NewsWorks reports. Jamie Moffett, the filmmaker and neighbor behind Kensington…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

    • Art on the Avenue Gallery
Eyes on the Street

Second Friday Brings Eastern European Artist Series to Lancaster Ave

The May Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue will kick off with the opening of disTURBIA, an installation and drawings exhibit by Raluca Ungureanu at the Art on the Avenue Gallery at 3808…

    • The West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub will start selling groceries on the streets of West Philly this spring. | courtesy of Ryan Kuck
Eyes on the Street

West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub to launch this April

This April Preston’s Paradise and Greensgrow Farms plan to launch the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub, a mobile grocery store that will serve Lancaster Avenue and the surrounding communities. “Preston’s Paradise…

    • E.M. Stanton Elementary School's decorative cornice. | PlanPhilly

PEC announces Gloria Guard's departure, effective July 2010

People’s Emergency Center announced today that its longtime president, Gloria Guard, has resigned, effective July 1, 2010.   Guard’s letter of resignation was accepted by Sharmain Matlock-Turner, chair of the PEC…

    • Henry Lea

District tries out new tone at W. Philly facilities meeting

Again striking a new, more conciliatory tone, senior officials from the School District of Philadelphia last night presented their facilities master plan to an audience of about 100 parents and community…

    • Poor Clare's Monastery as demolition began in September 2011. | Alan Jaffe
Eyes on the Street

Poor Clare's facade reuse, Smart House gets nod, Royal Theater neglected, upcoming developments before Planning Commission

The demolition of Poor Clare’s Monastery on Girard Avenue is complete, and Naked Philly has renderings of Poor Clare’s replacement, showing the historic façade tacked-on the new building on Girard…

Eyes on the Street

Looking West: UPenn gets green energy program, Drexel's John Fry and bio-wall, Immigration office to West Philly

It's a crisp fall morning, and today promises nice weather for Occupy Philly's demonstrations outside City Hall, the unveiling of the Race Street Connector, and Night Market in Chinatown. Today,…

    • Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool
Eyes on the Street

Rolling rally, LOOK! on Lancaster, Claes in Philly, Brooklyn's 3rd Ward outpost in Kensington

Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Today's Phillies playoff pep rally will be on wheels, rolling up Broad Street and around Center City between…

    • The bold red brick and brownstone Poth Mansion was home to a 19th-century brewery and real estate mogul.

Look Up! The Poth dynasty on the Drexel campus

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

SEPTA in talks with contractor to settle Market-Frankford El lawsuit

A lawsuit over who is to blame for delays and cost overruns on the Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project may be inching toward settlement.Court documents show that SEPTA has begun…

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