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    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

North side of Race Street Connector project is back on the construction calendar

Walking or biking from Old City to Race Street Pier will become twice as nice later this year, as construction on improvements to the north side of Race Street are set…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

The reason for the delay on Race Street Connector's north side

Wondering why work hasn't begun on the north side of the Race Street Connector project that links Old City to the Race Street Pier? First, there was money, but no permit.…

    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

William Penn seeds $5 million more for waterfront access

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received a second $5 million gift from the William Penn Foundation, designated to pay for projects that increase public access to the Central Delaware Waterfront…

    • Rendering of the future Pier 53 Park

How-to Penn's Landing study underway

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Board of Directors also learned Friday that construction would soon begin on the north side of the Race Street connector, saw a new Pier 53 rendering…

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Planning Commission approves Old City 'bridge approach' zoning overlay

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Thursday to approve Councilman Mark Squilla’s bill that would add a small subset to the Old City zoning overlay, allowing for larger and denser projects…

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Many in Old City support 205 Race development, by any means

It may shock PlanPhilly readers, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t come right out and say it: for many people, the zoning process is secondary, at best, to the developments…

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Old City rezoning bill drafted to avoid ZBA opposition from adjacent billboard owner

Facing opposition from Old City Civic Association and Keystone Outdoor Advertising, which owns a towering, tri-face billboard across the street from the site of the proposed 205 Race Street project, the…

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Council bills would amend zoning for proposed 205 Race project, allow for larger curb cuts

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill in City Council Thursday morning that would amend the Center City zoning overlay to allow larger construction projects in the area surrounding the…

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Eyes on the Street

Do wishes come true? 2012 review

This year I’ve got a wish list of ten ideas for the city. But, do wishes come true? It is heartening to look back and see that progress has been made…

    • Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer Jeffrey Brown is hoping to transform the vacant lot he owns at 205 Race Street into a 16-story, 128-unit apartment building with commercial uses on the ground floor, he and…

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Eyes on the Street

May Day rallies | Route 34 track improvements | casino license auction | connector street plans | SRC budget hearing tonight

Today is May Day, the original Labor Day, so expect to see a few rallies/occupations around town. At noon a May Day Unity March will start at 52nd and Market,…

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Neighborhood-to-waterfront connector street projects moving forward

Progress continues on three street improvement projects designed to better link Philadelphia neighborhoods with the Central Delaware Riverfront through improved pedestrian and bicycle access, lighting, landscaping and signage.Delaware River Waterfront…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.
Eyes on the Street

Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side

Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

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Eyes on the Street

February 27-March 2: Enrique PeƱalosa, Pavilions, Race Street Connector Phase 2, Michael Katz, Germantown's Commercial Corridor, Carpenter Square at DAG

Enrique Peñalosa Monday, February 27, 6-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. As Mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa prioritized improvements that would have the most benefit to the most people.…

    • Sketch of a possible future Pier 9

DRWC talks about Pier 9's future and a parking lot's past

Pier 9 – the municipal space with a large building on it that sits next to Race Street Pier – could one day boast on open-air porch, cafe-seating overlooking the neighboring…

    • The south side of the Race Street Connector points toward the river.
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on Philly 2012

2011 was a big year for Philadelphia’s planning ambitions. After years of work Philly got its first comprehensive plan in 50 years, a waterfront master plan, and a new green…

    • Image shows the Penn Street trail segment in green, existing SugarHouse trail in blue

Design work on a new section of waterfront trail and a link between the waterfront and Fishtown begins

Design work is beginning on a new section of the Central Delaware multi-purpose trail – which will run along Delaware Avenue and Penn Street, from the foot of Spring Garden Street…

    • Pauline's Bridal Shoppe | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Race Street Connector opens, Manayunk Towpath closing, lost brewery, volunteers reopen West Philly school libraries

Pauline's Bridal Shoppe | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group It's another glorious fall day, Philly. The city is going to be busy today and over the weekend:…

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