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    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing  the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas: The Innovation District. These 500 acres nearest University City…

    • Bartram's Farm One Year Mark
Eyes on the Street

Bartram's Farm hits one-year mark, brings food sovereignty to Southwest Philadelphia

In its first year alone, Bartram’s Farm has built a crop field, greenhouse, community garden and orchard, grown 6,500 pounds of produce and held 21 weekly farmers markets. But more importantly,…

    • Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning the future of the University City/Southwest District calls for a bit of a balancing act, said West Philadelphia planner and project manager Andrew Meloney at the first public input session…

    • UCD unveiled its initial plans for the 40th Street Trolley Portal, Photo courtesy of UCD

University City District will make 40th Street Trolley Portal pedestrian friendly

Riding the 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolleys west from Center City, riders leave the darkness of the underground tunnel and, as their eyes adjust to the natural light, meet an…

Eyes on the Street

University City / Southwest District Plan kickoff meeting tonight

The Planning Commission continues its march through district planning as part of Phialdelphia 2035, and will hold the first public meeting for the University City / Southwest District Plan tonight, November…

    • Parks & Recreation and PennPraxis led tours of the future

Parks & Recreation Department holds preview tour of "Bartram's Mile"

This past weekend bicycle and walking tour participants held back fences, skirted around concrete barriers and accessed places along the Schuylkill River that, previously, only the brave might have attempted to…

    • The west side of the building, which once received mail truck deliveries, now has terraces for the building’s employees.

Look Up! 30th Street Post Office will receive preservation award

The $252 million restoration of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Main Post Office will receive a Preservation Honor Award on Friday from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The building was designed in…

    • DRWC is seeking designers for the Spring Garden Connector street.
Eyes on the Street

Spring Garden Connector RFP | Sen. Casey visits Kenzo Renewal | Annunciation BVM School conversion | Woodland Ave. water main break | Point Breeze house collapse

Good morning, Streeters! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are feeling ready for some real fall weather. Today’s high? A crisp 55°. Today is Columbus Day, which means that government offices,…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

    • The Philadelphia History Museum fully, finally reopened this past weekend.
    • SEPTA's Route 34 trolley resumed regular service early this month

SEPTA completes Route 34 trolley project on time

Septa’s Route 34 trolley service is on track and on time. After derailing the Route 34 trolleys from the 40th Street Portal to the 61st Street Loop in order to overhaul 7,500 feet…

    • Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones on Chestnut Street

Historical Commission OKs demolition of Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday approved the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral''s hardship application, granting it permission to demolish two historically designated rowhouses on its campus at 38th and Chestnut streets in order to…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

    • Building is designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.

Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

    • Kale seedlings for the garden

Bartram's Garden opens this weekend, shows off new community gardens, education space and nursery

Bartram's Garden is unveiling a a new orchard, community gardens, plant nursery and education center at its start-of-the-season celebration this weekend.Last year, workers cleared invasive shrubs and removed unused tennis…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview

South Street Bridge illumination preview

I was recently informed by the Streets Department that we shouldn’t expect to see the South Street Bridge’s light towers illuminated until late summer. But today the electricians must have been…

    • Ashley Hahn's hotrod Schwinn Collegiate.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about, Part 1

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We’ll…

    • 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…

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

Exploring 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…

    • A sign in Mariposa tells customers which produce came from Common Market and where that food was sourced from.

Mariposa and Common Market work to meet fresh, local food demand

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Common Market started in 2008 as a way to provide a direct link between regional farmers and urban food providers, it had just five customers.…

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