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Archdiocese Reaches Agreement Of Sale For Historic Fishtown Church

Archdiocese Reaches Agreement Of Sale For Historic Fishtown Church

February 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Apartments coming to St. Laurentius, to previewing the NCC’s latest exhibit, watch group to patrol Schuylkill River Trail, a Navy Yard jobs update, and exploring an abandoned warehouse in the Northeast > more

Parks & Rec To Activate Spaces With Mobile Bar & Garden Program

Parks & Rec To Activate Spaces With Mobile Bar & Garden Program

February 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Parks & Rec to get in the beer garden game, Mt. Airy residents to miss Lovett Memorial Library during renovations, Tacony-Disston nominated to National Historic Register, and the School District finds temporary space for Science Leadership Academy in Drexel building > more

Fabric Row Clothed In Light

Fabric Row Clothed In Light

February 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Fabric Row gets new street lighting, affordable housing set for Point Breeze, North Philly museum provides setting for short film, and Dranoff gets an assist from Squilla > more

Water Taxiing To The Navy Yard?

Water Taxiing To The Navy Yard?

February 9, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A plan for water taxing to the Navy Yard, The Gallery redevelopment delayed once more, PennDOT to reconfigure Franklin Institute’s Winter Street, SEPTA looking to increase El capacity, and more scenes of Philly in the snow > more

In South Philly, Rethinking Urban Agricultural

In South Philly, Rethinking Urban Agricultural

February 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

“Farm to folk” in South Philadelphia, Philly’s newest poetess, celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Reading Terminal, West Philly High redevelopment moving along, and the last month of the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s latest exhibit > more

Report: Philly Lead Exposure Greater Than Flint

Report: Philly Lead Exposure Greater Than Flint

February 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Contextualizing the Philly lead exposure numbers, L&I moves to make demolition permit process more efficient, building a stealth tower by-right, and 20 units for starving artists coming to West Philadelphia > more

After Trade, Bourse Business Model To Tempt Techies

After Trade, Bourse Business Model To Tempt Techies

February 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

New owners to position Bourse building as tech start-up magnet, the PR game that Temple needs to play for its stadium, Mt. Airy USA’s Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub to launch tonight, and a post-storm sneckdown breakdown > more

CDR Blasts

CDR Blasts “Amateurish” Design For Callowhill Mixed-Use

February 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Civic Design Review committee dismisses Callowhill mixed-use proposal, work on The Beacon begins at 16th & Walnut, Richard Allen memorialized on USPS stamp, and NextFab’s open studio sessions winding down > more

Restoring The Hale Building — Patina And All

Restoring The Hale Building — Patina And All

February 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Hale Building update, Bethel Burying Ground added to National Register of Historic Places, and Spring Garden warehouse to receive addition > more

Mutually Assured Destruction At Reading Terminal Market

Mutually Assured Destruction At Reading Terminal Market

February 1, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Philly in the Cold War, previewing the economic impact of Philly’s innovative stormwater management plan, and the old Nabisco factory traded > more

Previewing Another Rebirth For The Black Bottom

Previewing Another Rebirth For The Black Bottom

January 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

West Philly superblock to be broken up, state grant to develop and improve nine local recreation projects, DNC Committee and Kenney provide economic update, and Butkovitz enjoins agencies to consider drone usage > more

Toll Brothers Scale Back Plans For Society Hill Playhouse Replacement

Toll Brothers Scale Back Plans For Society Hill Playhouse Replacement

January 28, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Toll Brothers changes plans for Society Hill Playhouse replacement, Squilla’s music venue scheme elicits backlash, half a million dollars to help returning citizens and spruce up vacant lots, and connecting South Philly neighborhoods through practical playgrounds > more

Central Business District Is Headed West, Says Real Estate Analyst

Central Business District Is Headed West, Says Real Estate Analyst

January 27, 2016  |  Morning Blend

UCity as the office district of the next generation, grant to redefine “civic engagement” in Germantown, architect talks Temple library design inspiration and challenges, and some residents still await for the plowing of their streets > more

Snøhetta Releases Renderings Of New Temple Library

Snøhetta Releases Renderings Of New Temple Library

January 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Snøhetta releases plans for Temple’s state-of-the-art library, Blatstein eyes mixed-use complex for Foxwoods parcel, Historic Fair Hill burial ground to expand programming, and how one civic is cracking down on illegal trash dumping > more

Last Wild Winter On The Viaduct

Last Wild Winter On The Viaduct

January 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Neighbors ready for Viaduct Rail Park, Temple to introduce cultural exchange program with Chinese university, Philly meets Winter Storm Jonas, and Mormons announce Temple dedication date > more

Energy Deal To Save SEPTA $26 Million Each Year

Energy Deal To Save SEPTA $26 Million Each Year

January 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

SEPTA announces private-public energy partnership, SRC agrees to three charter conversions, a look at LaSalle’s newly opened business school, and reviewing the urbanism of the Nutter Years > more

West Powelton Apartment Complex To Inspire Next Generation Of Foodies

West Powelton Apartment Complex To Inspire Next Generation Of Foodies

January 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A look at Cross Properties’ plans at 40th & Baring, another interfaith paint day to bring North Philadelphians together, a Trolley Car restaurant planned for 40th Trolley Portal redesign, and 5-year plan for Ridge Avenue launches > more

Planning Commission Meeting Elicits Fears Of Displacement In Point Breeze

Planning Commission Meeting Elicits Fears Of Displacement In Point Breeze

January 20, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Inside a rather tense Planning Commission meeting, how the Manufacturers’ Clubhouse was once even more stunning, flexible residential planned for Callowhill, and feedback needed for new bus shelter placement > more

Basketball And Youth Development Planned For Logan Triangle

Basketball And Youth Development Planned For Logan Triangle

January 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Phase one announced of Logan Triangle redevelopment, two mixed-uses to replace parking lots, Girl Scouts mural to be replaced, and DNC already has majority of volunteers > more

Contextualizing 60th Street

Contextualizing 60th Street

January 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The urban realities behind last week’s “ISIS attack” in West Philly, and preserving the hillside charms of Manayunk-Roxborough > more

Kenney Pledges Support To Planning Community

Kenney Pledges Support To Planning Community

January 14, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Kenney discusses planning, the therapeutic and spiritual benefits to preservation, and renovations coming to Saxbys 30th Street Station > more

Another Kind Of School Reform Commission

Another Kind Of School Reform Commission

January 13, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Fairhill Elementary makes it return, First African Baptist to become offices, Goldtex is certified gold, touring Camden’s ghost station, and Old City coworking space to close > more

Yards Looking For Bigger Yard

Yards Looking For Bigger Yard

January 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Philly’s largest brewery trying to get larger, an art deco transitional on North Broad, and development afoot at 5th & Master > more

A Louis Kahn Classic Renovated

A Louis Kahn Classic Renovated

January 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Phase one of Richards Medical Research Labs considered, visualizing populistic history in Chinatown, and a church in the Northeast gets a new steeple > more

The People’s Square

The People’s Square

January 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Revisting Rittenhouse history, events space and hotel planned for the old Delaware power station, creatively masking vacancies on Head House Square, and 1700 Market trades again > more

Uncertainty Follows Cobbs Creek Golf Clubhouse Fire

Uncertainty Follows Cobbs Creek Golf Clubhouse Fire

January 6, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Restoration efforts to be invigorated or derailed by flames, an unofficial bus route map for SEPTA, Squilla to introduce anti-littering measure, and ESPO at work in Old City > more

Kenney's First Day Populism

Kenney’s First Day Populism

January 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Philly once again a sanctuary city, Center City parking by the numbers, Mormon Temple capped, and “tweeting cop” laments West Philly shootings > more

Nostalgia For “Atomic Age Ambition”

Nostalgia For “Atomic Age Ambition”

January 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Interest in PA’s Midcentury Moderns growing, Streets Department to replace wooden pavers on Camac, and previewed the Kenney administration’s development agenda > more

Thomas Jefferson To Subsume Philadelphia University

Thomas Jefferson To Subsume Philadelphia University

December 18, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Schools in Center City and East Falls to merge, our neighbors to the north take note of Philly’s apartment market, piloting new lights in Center City, and a third Target for Center City > more

A Preview To A Preview Of Capped Railyards

A Preview To A Preview Of Capped Railyards

December 15, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Draft plan to be released tomorrow for Innovation neighborhood, billboard regulation now state’s prerogative, a proposed block rebuild for Callowhill, and some marvelous views from atop the new University City > more

The Mansion That Locomotives Built

The Mansion That Locomotives Built

December 14, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Appreciating North Broad’s Baird, Rendell talks port expansion, Philly’s most economically diverse neighborhoods, and West Philly block now honors pastor > more

Council Broaches Eminent Domain For Delaware River Trail

Council Broaches Eminent Domain For Delaware River Trail

December 11, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Council okays riverfront trail acquisition, neighbors still not thrilled with mixed-use by Pat’s Steaks, renderings unveiled for potential reuse on North Broad, a look at Centennial Village’s groundbreaking > more

Kenney Talks Commercial Development

Kenney Talks Commercial Development

December 10, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Mayor-elect previews economic development policy, honoring South Philly paratroopers on Columbus Boulevard, unsanitary conditions throughout school district facilities, and a land bank FAQ > more

Met With Protest, Temple Dithers On Stadium Question

Met With Protest, Temple Dithers On Stadium Question

December 9, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Board of Trustees takes no action on football stadium; Center City retail by the numbers; Planning Commissioners considers eight bills, their future; and scaling Fergie’s Tower with Fergie’s Pub > more

Old City's Last Friday Angst

Old City’s Last Friday Angst

December 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Tracking the boom-and-bush of the art gallery scene, PHL expansion process moving along, and righting school district resource allocation > more

Envisioning Better, Safer Streets

Envisioning Better, Safer Streets

December 7, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at traffic accident stats, safety concerns in Wissahickon, park deers to be culled, Penn to increase tuition again, and another build for East Kensington > more

Small Steps To Energize West Market Street

Small Steps To Energize West Market Street

December 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

How to energize Philly’s “most boring street,” first set of vacant properties likely to be deposited in Land Bank, reviewing Nutter’s record on sustainability, and a century of gratuitous literature in Overbrook > more

Anti-Student Housing Bill Stripped Of Most Restrictions

Anti-Student Housing Bill Stripped Of Most Restrictions

December 3, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Town and gown brouhaha in Rittenhouse, the universality of the Prometheus story, and variances sought for old Sound of Market building, and bemoaning underused downtown space > more

Mummers To Introduce

Mummers To Introduce “Philadelphia Division”

December 2, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Mummers to pursue more diversity this year, possibility of mixed-use on South Broad, and fewer charter management organizations showing interest this year > more

A Peek At Phase 2 Of Shurs Lane Mills Reuse

A Peek At Phase 2 Of Shurs Lane Mills Reuse

December 1, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Reuse in Manayunk, Aker opts for the Philly brand, City Council to consider towing regulations, and SEPTA to reiterate plans for 40th Street Station > more

Becoming Penn

Becoming Penn

November 30, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A transformative half-century for University City, conference to envision zero traffic fatalities, new eyes for L&I Inspectors, and Pope mural to be dedicated > more

Chestnut Hill To Include Modernist Buildings In Historical District

Chestnut Hill To Include Modernist Buildings In Historical District

November 25, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A more inclusive history in Chestnut Hill, more time bought for Pennsport oceanliner, Temple architect shares landscape thinking, and a mixed-use for NoLibs > more

Ground Broken For Next Mile Of Schuylkill River Trail

Ground Broken For Next Mile Of Schuylkill River Trail

November 24, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A ceremonial groundbreaking in Southwest Philly, traffic concerns for Italian Market project, and the impact of a transformed 40th Street Trolley Portal > more

Bridging National Divides In Northeast Philadelphia

Bridging National Divides In Northeast Philadelphia

November 23, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Selling the Northeast to tourists, discerning a Richardsonian beneath billboards on North Broad, and trading parking spots for flower beds on Bainbridge > more

L&I, Help Us Help You

L&I, Help Us Help You

November 20, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The City’s lack of transparency with L&I, what PHA envisages for Sharswood, half a decade of the Jewish history on the Mall, The Inky really wants its sign, and the 40-mile view from atop Liberty One > more

Concerned Southwest Philly Residents Organize Against Energy Hub Plans

Concerned Southwest Philly Residents Organize Against Energy Hub Plans

November 18, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The first meeting of Action United outlines a looming fight, PHA happy with Wissahickon playground suit result, the men behind North Philly’s next hyperlocal, and Two Liberty Place to be traded > more

Remaking The Parkway

Remaking The Parkway

November 17, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Philly closer to the cultural boulevard it deserves, committee okays South Philly casino, rebranding the Art Museum, and the subway extension blame game > more

Officials To Present Economic Impact Study For Broad Street Line Extension

Officials To Present Economic Impact Study For Broad Street Line Extension

November 16, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Economic Impact Study to be presented by government and labor officials, pondering the reuse potential of the old warehouse at 9th & Poplar, and Philadelphie en solidarité > more

Creative Reciprocity On Display On Lancaster Ave

Creative Reciprocity On Display On Lancaster Ave

November 13, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Neighborhood Time Exchange exhibit opening today, more turning opportunities off Columbus, the 6th annual Philly Photo Day, stormwater management in Bustleton, and Live! Casino announces agreements with community > more

Drexel Expands Poplar Health Center

Drexel Expands Poplar Health Center

November 12, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center, keeping up appearances in Spruce Hill, blighted lots cleaned up in Old City, subtractor sues over non-starter Francis Fields, and appreciating Philly's war memorials > more

Open Streets, 1971

Open Streets, 1971

November 11, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Walking without cars on Walnut, considering a business improvement district in South Philly, and construction aplenty on North 3rd Street > more

Building Momentum, Temple’s President Wants To Build A Stadium

Building Momentum, Temple’s President Wants To Build A Stadium

November 10, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Temple President argues for campus football stadium, former candy factory in Graduate Hospital purchased, the Commerce Department boosting consumer confidence with security cameras, and work to begin on Walnut Lane Bridge > more

Unblurring The Fine Line Between Civic & Commercial Spaces

Unblurring The Fine Line Between Civic & Commercial Spaces

November 9, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Preserving the South Street Bridge's kaleidoscopic civic character, remembering "Automobile Row" building, and Philly the World Heritage City > more

Two Mixed-Uses Planned Along 2nd Street

Two Mixed-Uses Planned Along 2nd Street

November 6, 2015  |  Morning Blend

How Properties buys half-acre in NoLibs, a peek at a new mixed use in Old City, brainstorming safety measures for Schuylkill Trail, and lighting Franklin Square > more

Wolf Pledges 3.7K Jobs For Port Of Philadelphia

Wolf Pledges 3.7K Jobs For Port Of Philadelphia

November 5, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Governor wants the port to stay internationally competitive, critics umimpressed at Land Bank's short-to-medium term goals, and inside the new Rodeph Shalom > more

Plans For Next Police HQ Go In Front Of Civic Design Review Committee

Plans For Next Police HQ Go In Front Of Civic Design Review Committee

November 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at the future of 46th & Market, Temple Master Plan’s thoughts on landscaping, millennials flocking to Philly, and remembering the city’s many early movie theaters > more

Still Waiting On East Falls’ Ridge Flats

Still Waiting On East Falls’ Ridge Flats

November 3, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Another community update before seeking zoning relief, Penn Museum celebrates the Day of the Dead, proposed Temple football stadium drawing ire of area residents, and the setting up of a Philly music commission entertained > more

New Study Reconsiders Effects Of Gentrification In Philly

New Study Reconsiders Effects Of Gentrification In Philly

October 30, 2015  |  Morning Blend

New study counters claims of gentrification’s tendency to displace Philly residents, water fountains coming to Kelly Drive, and sliding through the Nutter years > more

Lessons In Alley Placemaking

Lessons In Alley Placemaking

October 29, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Ridding promising alleys of dumpsters, SEPTA now ahead of schedule on rail safety improvements, councilwoman wants to raise water main liability cap, and Penn’s campus ranked among world’s most beautiful > more

With $10 Million, Federal Government To Help Philly Make Reconnections

With $10 Million, Federal Government To Help Philly Make Reconnections

October 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Department of Transportation to give Philly TIGER grants, a restored Vernon Park, when green space is controversial, and another end for J.C. Dobbs > more

Plans Revealed For $16.5 Million LOVE Park Redesign

Plans Revealed For $16.5 Million LOVE Park Redesign

October 27, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Proposal to go to Art Commission on November 4, The Roots and several other artists honored on South Broad, getting the word out on Indego’s benefits, and volunteers resist displacement in North Philly > more

Is A Good Season Enough Reason For A Temple Football Stadium?

Is A Good Season Enough Reason For A Temple Football Stadium?

October 26, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Questions for Temple officials to mull over, Germantown senior center running out of money, Philly’s coolest offices, and a look at Fleisher’s Callowhill Street orphanage > more

Free Library To Cluster, Coordinate Branches

Free Library To Cluster, Coordinate Branches

October 23, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A new operating scheme for the Free Library of Philadelphia, free wifi service launches tomorrow along N3rd Street, PECO five-year infrastructure plan approved, and a look at Mount Sinai’s last days > more

Millennials Mortgaging Kensington

Millennials Mortgaging Kensington

October 22, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Kensington home prices on the rise, state recommends traffic interventions on Frankford’s Castor Ave, grants in West Philly, and 30th Street IRS building may be sold > more

City Mandates Stabilization Work For Historic Black Church

City Mandates Stabilization Work For Historic Black Church

October 21, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Rehab for FAB, St. John’s in Manayunk seeking $1 million for repairs, parking in South Broad’s median, and freemasons reveal Gettysburg painting > more

Cleaning The Estuary, One Bottle Cap At A Time

Cleaning The Estuary, One Bottle Cap At A Time

October 20, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at the Water Department’s two trash boats, Redevelopment Authority eyes another try at Eastwick, and what’s keeping the SEPTA Key > more

Ethnic German Church In Manayunk To Meet Its End

Ethnic German Church In Manayunk To Meet Its End

October 19, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Contributing church to St. John the Baptist parish to be shuttered, a permanent Grays Ferry Triangle design selected, and the Film Society in its new HQ > more

Over-Sold & Over-Lit On North Broad

Over-Sold & Over-Lit On North Broad

October 16, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Reviewing $14 million in misspent plans for North Broad, placemaking under the El, a million visitors to the Barnes, and exploring West Philly’s artist studios > more

Our Polluted City

Our Polluted City

October 15, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The lead filled soil in Kensington, campaigning for a more environmentally responsible energy policy for Philly, and PennDOT finds crack in Chestnut Street Bridge > more

You Can Breathe Easier With Open Streets

You Can Breathe Easier With Open Streets

October 14, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A drop in pollutants noticed during pope visit, work on Mt. Airy’s Pipers Glen to start, defining a family, , and ground broken for Phillies youth baseball facility > more

Temple Dedicates The Lewis Katz School Of Medicine

Temple Dedicates The Lewis Katz School Of Medicine

October 13, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Alumnus and philanthropist honored, pics from the second annual Old City Fest, West Laurel Hill gets a new entranceway, anti-deportation activists paint on Callowhill, and appealing for an end of public commemoration of Columbus > more

PHA Accepts Applications, Schedules Opening, For New Queen Lane Apartments

PHA Accepts Applications, Schedules Opening, For New Queen Lane Apartments

October 12, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Ribbon cutting set for December 9, Jim Kenney hedging his bets on fossil fuels, Council to consider higher density measures, and less headache anticipated for DNC in South Philly > more

Alley Re-Making As Place Making

Alley Re-Making As Place Making

October 9, 2015  |  Morning Blend

How the lowly service alley is shifting the focus in urban place making, on the wooden 400 block of Reed Street, and revamping the Market Street Bridge before its redecking > more

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A “Last SOS” For The S.S. United States

October 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A strong funding deadline for ship rusting in Pennsport, Toll Bros looks to demolish Society Hill Playhouse, Penn marks high in global ranking, neuroscience and art combine at the Mütter, and describing Philly through the years > more

Necessary Changes Made To 2nd Casino’s Master Plan

Necessary Changes Made To 2nd Casino’s Master Plan

October 7, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Planning Commission gives Live! the go-ahead, what Wister Elementary parents think of charters, improving the city’s mortgage-diversion program, Jefferson and Aria considering merger, and microbrewery envisioned next to Granary > more

Divine Lorraine Gets Its Neighbor

Divine Lorraine Gets Its Neighbor

October 6, 2015  |  Morning Blend

1300 Fairmount approved last week, parking war brews in Fishtown, and previewing Centennial Commons’ proposed play spaces > more

Debunking Open Streets Naysayers

Debunking Open Streets Naysayers

October 5, 2015  |  Morning Blend

What a Drexel professor gets wrong on Open Streets predictions, behind the Broad Street Line’s success last weekend, correcting the Kensington narrative one block at a time, and revolutionary Germantown on display > more

In Thomas Paine Plaza, A Sampling Of Mass Incarceration

In Thomas Paine Plaza, A Sampling Of Mass Incarceration

October 2, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at Sam Durant’s Open Source piece across from City Hall, ribbons and fishing lines cast at Pier 68, and Hite’s annual school reshuffling proposals > more

Co-Living In South Kensington

Co-Living In South Kensington

October 1, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Indy Hall co-founder working on K’House, sign Open Streets PHL petition, birdwatching group to gaze Philadelphia’s skies, and mansions aplenty for Old City > more

Dreaming For More (P)open Center City

Dreaming For More (P)open Center City

September 30, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Engineer considers the impact and possibilities of this weekend’s open streets, Goldenberg selected for Logan Triangle redo, Rendell says city felt like “police state” over the weekend, a new homeless shelter, and Strawberry Mansion gets large mural > more

New Woodmere Exhibit Explores A Half-Century Of African-American Art

New Woodmere Exhibit Explores A Half-Century Of African-American Art

September 29, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Seventy objects on display in Chestnut Hill, what (most) Center City eateries got wrong this weekend, measures underway to control city’s increasing population of feral cats, the future of the papal altar relics, and a stunning tour of “Philly Without Cars” > more

LOOP Participation Highest In South Philly & Northern Liberties

LOOP Participation Highest In South Philly & Northern Liberties

September 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Report studies AVI relief program, Philly boosting in the LA Times, a call for a post-pope security review, and a sense of the multitude on the Parkway > more

$1 Billion Redevelopment Of Camden Waterfront Proposed

$1 Billion Redevelopment Of Camden Waterfront Proposed

September 25, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Liberty Property Trust interested in remaking Camden’s riverfront, dispatches from Popeadelphia, City and nonprofits plan for the Parkway’s homeless, and rent in Philly now relatively less expensive > more

Living The Philadelphia Dream

Living The Philadelphia Dream

September 24, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look back in the “city of [row]homes,” the state of tactile urbanism, cooperative living in West Philly, and how to get a tree or two from the City > more

Reuse Of Orinoka Mills To Begin Next Month

Reuse Of Orinoka Mills To Begin Next Month

September 22, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Update of the “game-changing” Kensington project, Pope Francis already leaving his mark on Philly, East Falls school becomes 32 units, and hotels finally happy with papal bookings > more

Rezoning Measure Introduced For West University City

Rezoning Measure Introduced For West University City

September 21, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Zoning changes in West Philly, Philly up and down in annual urban bicycle stats, Lit Bros’ digital display to celebrate the papal weekend, and parks pop up in South Philly > more

Riverfront Trail Inches Closer In Pennsport

Riverfront Trail Inches Closer In Pennsport

September 18, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Big purchase of land needed for Delaware River trail, remembering the last Philly pope visit, “Eternally Rome” playing in the Comcast Center, and Miller Lite pays for your subway ride > more

Convention Center Upgrades & Pre-Pope Jitters

Convention Center Upgrades & Pre-Pope Jitters

September 17, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Overlay for East Callowhill taking shape, City Controller calls for L&I head’s sacking, and debriefing SEPTA’s Casey > more

New Barnes Exhibit Surveys The World's Best Work In Iron

New Barnes Exhibit Surveys The World’s Best Work In Iron

September 16, 2015  |  Morning Blend

“Strength and Splendor” opening Saturday, Planning Commission okays nine digital billboards, Streets Department gets traffic center, and historic preservation advocacy in West Philadelphia > more

Ground To Be Broken On Divine Lorraine Redevelopment Tomorrow

Ground To Be Broken On Divine Lorraine Redevelopment Tomorrow

September 15, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Eric Blumenfeld to launch lynchpin project for North Broad, Columbus Square redesign now fully funded, Bike Share gets more money, and a new mural for Mt. Airy > more

The Return Of Smokin’ Joe

The Return Of Smokin’ Joe

September 14, 2015  |  Morning Blend

400lb statue unveiled at Sports Complex, the break down of zoned land by use, the “two Philadelphias” by the numbers, and commercial redevelopment trickles up Front Street > more

Still Waiting For The Land Bank To Get Off The Ground

Still Waiting For The Land Bank To Get Off The Ground

September 11, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Why the Land Bank has done nothing in its two years, artists out of their studios after code violations discovered, and the definitive Philly Pope Map > more

Axalta To Build $70 Million Headquarters At Navy Yard

Axalta To Build $70 Million Headquarters At Navy Yard

September 10, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Another win for the Navy Yard office park, a look at urban beekeeping, redevelopment of Manayunk church secures community support, and Philly as wedding backdrop > more

A New School Year At Germantown's Reused St. Peter's Episcopal

A New School Year At Germantown’s Reused St. Peter’s Episcopal

September 9, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Germantown developer saves endangered church building, OCF in the Fishtown market, considering the role of the Catholic Church in promoting the arts, and camping out for Pope Francis > more

Two Decades Of Stephen Starr

Two Decades Of Stephen Starr

September 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The Continental’s continued success, City Hall west portal gate to be unveiled, no Cathedral Village in Andorra, Streets Dept clarifies on Washington Ave restriping, and SEPTA adds to West Philly trolley schedule > more

Oxford Circle School “Crumbling,” Says District Spokesman

Oxford Circle School “Crumbling,” Says District Spokesman

September 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Some students to be redirected to Wilson Middle School, Cathedral receives temporary public art installation, and papal visit week bookings through PHL less than hoped for > more

New Report Considers Rise Of Outdoor Seating

New Report Considers Rise Of Outdoor Seating

September 3, 2015  |  Morning Blend

5,266 places to sit in Center City, Civic Design Review Committee praises Temple’s library design, Germantown United hires corridor manager, and a big First Friday planned at Indy Hall > more

La Salle To Host, Nutter To Lead, International Mayors Forum

La Salle To Host, Nutter To Lead, International Mayors Forum

September 2, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Mayors’ forum to explore the importance of the urban family, Philly’s “Fin-de-siècle Firehouse Boom,” Habitat for Humanity building in North Philly, and demo work looms for Mt. Sinai hospital > more

Pearl Is Indeed Thinking Big For 16th & Walnut

Pearl Is Indeed Thinking Big For 16th & Walnut

September 1, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A 12-story mixed use planned for demolished Lululemon location, Washington Post opines on what the Pope visit means for Philly’s rep, Fairmount Park Conservancy gets federal arts grant, and some needed development in Southwest Philly > more

Come Swing Away On The Porch

Come Swing Away On The Porch

August 31, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Leisure swings at 30th Street Station’s Porch, why it is Philly's duty to stay in town and welcome the Pope madness, a festival seeks to make the Schuylkill a community gathering space, and City of Brotherly Love rated 3rd best host to tourists > more