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    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

Lower Schuylkill Master Plan meetings in April

Take a look at recent press coverage on the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan! A recap of the April 2012 public presentation and feedback meetings (PlanPhilly) An in-depth tour and…

    • Demo Days at Toll’s 2400 South

Demo Days at Toll’s 2400 South

Eyes on the Street Demolition watch: Wrecking crews are reducing a former parking garage at 24th and South to rubble, making way for a big residential development by Toll Brothers.

    • Planning Commission introduces draft of Central Delaware zoning overlay

Planning Commission introduces draft of Central Delaware zoning overlay

In a meeting of the City Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon, the Commission’s Deputy Director, Eva Gladstein, laid out the foundations for what will become the Central Delaware Riverfront Zoning Overlay. The…

    • Just a piece of work? City Planning still deciding whether to endorse adoption of entire waterfront plan

Just a piece of work? City Planning still deciding whether to endorse adoption of entire waterfront plan

Philadelphia City Planning Commission staff is deciding whether to recommend that commissioners adopt just a portion of the long-range plan for improving the Central Delaware Waterfront – a possibility that has…

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and…

    • SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty’s Point Breeze Ave development

SPHINC has no vote tally for OCF Realty’s Point Breeze Ave development

Ten days after a rough Point Breeze zoning meeting OCF Realty is still waiting for South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. to release the vote tally for or against OCF’s proposed mixed-use development on…

    • District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

City planners Tuesday unveiled drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, outlining future goals for neighborhoods near Fairmount Park and in southernmost Philadelphia.“This is…

    • Vacant lots on Point Breeze Avenue that OCF Realty wants to develop. | GoogleMaps

Point Breeze development rumbles? Blame the process.

Monday night’s South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. (SPHINC) zoning meeting was not about zoning. Of the projects on the agenda, the only one heard was OCF Realty’s proposed mixed-use development at the corner…

Eyes on the Street

January 30-February 3: Preservation economics, Megaprojects forum, Janette Sadik-Khan, Ed Bacon student design competition, South Philly street design, political gridlock and transportation

Donovan Rypkema on Economics of Historic Preservation, Home and Abroad Monday, January 30, 8-9pm. The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. Donovan Rypkema comes to the Ethical Society to…

    • One design concept for a typical South Philly block. | Community Design Collaborative
Eyes on the Street

Rethinking space on South Philly's narrow streets

South Philly's narrow streets can't accomodate bike lanes. So what are the design alternatives to make small streets safer and more bike-friendly? That's the question the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia…

West Passyunk Revitalization Kickoff Event this Thursday 1/19/12

Hello everyone, This week, we are having a huge event to let the community about changes that will be happening in West Passyunk with two major projects that are taking place…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

    • New First District Councilman Mark Squilla

Incoming First District Councilman Mark Squilla says East Market Street is his first priority

Today, Philadelphia's First Council District is represented by someone new: Whitman native Mark Squilla, 49, who takes over the job held by veteran councilman Frank DiCicco, who decided not to seek…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

Inquirer Editorial: Leaving Las Vegas

Inquirer Editorial: Leaving Las Vegas Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is being touted as the latest savior for the foundering Foxwoods casino. But Wynn's vision for the Foxwoods site is…

Wynn now will make pitch to PGCB

Casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn announced this week that he's planning to become Foxwoods Casino's new partner - and source of much-needed revenue.You can hear more about his plans for the…

Inquirer: How Foxwoods got a leg up

Inquirer: How Foxwoods got a leg up Autumn was make-or-break time for the Foxwoods Casino in Philadelphia. Opposition in neighborhoods and City Hall had stalled the project. Lenders had grown…

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