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September 16-18: Festival Season - Art in Rittenhouse | Ecology at Washington Avenue Green | Music and Vendors in Clark Park | Latino Arts and Culture in Centro de Oro

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show and 18th Street Outdoor Cafe Rittenhouse Square, Friday, September 16-Sunday, September 18. Yes, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show will run all weekend with more than…

    • Construction on the Barnes is coming along, and is set to open May 19, 2012.
Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Fightin' Phils Mural | NID Drama | Barnes | Dilworth | City Data | The Atlantic Cities

The Mural Arts Program unveiled a Phillies themed mural that will be facing Schuylkill Banks at 24th and Walnut streets. The mural commemorating Phillies history will be created by David McShane…

    • How Philadelphia is failing to proceed on taxes owed

How Philadelphia is failing to proceed on taxes owed

Sometime in the next three months, state lawmakers will begin formally considering a bill that would make Philadelphia finally deal with its 100,000-plus backlog of tax-delinquent properties. It will not be…

Center City District hires construction company for Dilworth Plaza project

The Center City District has retained Gilbane to serve as the owner’s representative for the $50 million transformation of Dilworth Plaza and to assist immediately with the evaluation of construction bids,…

    • A screenshot of a draft of the License to Inspect tool, built by Azavea for PlanPhilly using the new L&I app

License to Inspect: City of Philadelphia L&I API will drive PlanPhilly transparency app

A Technically Philly exclusive: If the deadlines of today are worth more than the deadlines of the past, the City of Philadelphia is due to release before the end of the…

    • Credit: Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.

30th Street gets new pedestrian approach

A major highway project has given the University City District a chance to make the south side of 30th Street Station a little bit more friendly to pedestrians.The group is…

A salute to Labor Day with patriotic lighting

The Center City District (CCD) will join the late-summer homage to the nation’s 153 million workers by casting a patriotic red, white and blue glow on a dozen historic buildings along…

    • Stamper Square core drilling / Ashley Hahn

Condominiums proposed for Stamper Square site

Toll Brothers wants to build a 70-unit, low-rise condominium on the site of the failed NewMarket development in Society Hill.The location, between Pine and Lombard streets, near Head House Square,…

    • Video: Venice Island Rec Center building gets torn down

Video: Venice Island Rec Center building gets torn down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyDemolition crews began taking down the old Venice Island Recreation Center at about 7 a.m. Tuesday, pulling apart the overhang, cracking through the roof and…

    • Construction on Manayunk's Venice Island is scheduled to begin (Max Matza/for NewsWorks)

How would the new Venice Island water basin have fared in Hurricane Irene?

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWhile much of the neighborhood around it was left underwater by Irene's floods, the old rec center building on Manayunk's Venice Island was spared --…

    •  The Bradford Alley

Is Philadelphia suffering from mural fatigue?

During the past few weekends, a dozen or so budding artists have taken glue in hand to painstakingly apply bits of shattered mirrors and smashed plates to the side wall of…

    • Construction on Manayunk's Venice Island is scheduled to begin next week (Max Matza/for NewsWorks)

Venice Island construction to begin next week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe days are numbered for the old Venice Island Recreation Center, as the long-in-the-works, $46-million overhaul of the landmark Manayunk site gets underway next week.…

    • The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part I: Protecting access to light & air

In the next few weeks, both City Council and the Zoning Code Commission will reconvene. Council will begin holding public hearings on the commission’s proposals, and the ZCC will continue to…

    • UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

Society Hill Civic Association and the city have reached an agreement that the association says will allow new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and related work to be completed without detracting from the…

    • A tax delinquent and unsafe eyesore at the exclusive intersection of 18th and Delancey. (Clem Murray/Inquirer)

Many delinquent properties have real market value

How much are delinquent properties in Philadelphia actually worth? Some, like the Foxwoods casino site, are worth plenty. But there are many others — vacant lots and abandoned shells in some…

    • Youth Study Center on Henry Avenue will likely stick around for another two years, but community wants a say in what's next

Youth Study Center plan raises questions about site's next purpose

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a plan underway for the Youth Study Center to remain in East Falls another two years, neighbors are now looking for guarantees about what…

    • 3232 Henry Ave

City seeks variance extension at Youth Study Center in East Falls

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly  Construction delays and a change in general contractor on the new site of the city's Youth Study Center in West Philadelphia could mean up…

    • John Collins

John Collins, a landscape architect and urban planner

John Collins, whose work touched the city in so many ways over his long career, and whose social conscience led him to teach gardening to prisoners and to involve the jobless…

    • Photo courtesy of Dan Pelligrine of the Temple School of Journalism and Jacquelyne Ricen

Fire ravages old Edison High

A fast moving fire Wednesday destroyed the old Thomas Edison High School, which was scheduled for demolition to make way for mixed-use development. The fire at the building at 7th Street…

Lancaster Ave. arts open call!

 We are accepting proposals for art in and on vacant storefronts along Lancaster Avenue for display from September 30th to November 30th. Think creatively! Proposals will be judged on artistic merit,…

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