Morning Blend

Why Even The Temporary Privatization of Public Space Is Too Much

Why Even The Temporary Privatization of Public Space Is Too Much

April 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Preserving public space from the call of privatism, remembering the racial tensions of 1918, Independence National Historic Park sees increase in visitors and revenues, Land Bank moves its first parcels, and Councilman getting serious about Open Streets > more

More Time Needed For Zoning Board Consideration Of Blatstein’s Broad & Washington Proposal

More Time Needed For Zoning Board Consideration Of Blatstein’s Broad & Washington Proposal

April 28, 2016  |  Morning Blend

ZBA asks for two weeks to digest project’s “excessive information,” why the 30th Street Station rail yards might be (almost) completely capped after all, Mantua residents to consider rezoning and gentrification issues, and a call for selective painted bike lanes > more

Valet Parking Lot Imagined As Interim Use On Market

Valet Parking Lot Imagined As Interim Use On Market

April 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

More surface parking coming to Market Street, a look at the winning designs of the Play Space Competition, and baseball mural coming to MLB’s Urban Youth Academy > more

State And City Plan Ahead In Historic Preservation Efforts During Natural Disaster

State And City Plan Ahead In Historic Preservation Efforts During Natural Disaster

April 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Historic structures to be attended to in case of natural disaster, filming at Holmesburg prison, and Parks and Rec forgoes upkeep of Northwest golf course > more

Indego Starts Its Second Year

Indego Starts Its Second Year

April 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Indego to expand, more renderings of Broad & Washington’s eventual transformation, and the underselling of Philly’s real estate values > more

Touring The Divine Lorraine

Touring The Divine Lorraine

April 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A tour of the renovations inside the Divine Lorraine, bank building in Roxoborugh deemed historic, 900 trees being planted this weekend, RiverLink Ferry trades hands, and Temple breaks ground on new library > more

Mapping Land Value For 2017

Mapping Land Value For 2017

April 20, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A visualization of OPA’s land-based assessments, Planning Commission not keen on Clarke’s Brewerytown rezoning proposal, and Strawberry Mansion High community garden receives improvements > more

CDC To Celebrate Half Century Of Protecting And Enriching Chinatown

CDC To Celebrate Half Century Of Protecting And Enriching Chinatown

April 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Chinatown CDC turns 50, fire protection measure advances in Council, locally based restaurant chain supporting Philly’s creative scene, Ryan Howard’s name likely to grace new Urban Youth Academy, and the misguided development of Washington Ave > more

Programming A Dump

Programming A Dump

April 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Artists bring programming to a Holmesburg recycling center, home improvement assistance for Mantua residents, SEPTA begins work on concourses south of City Hall, and scenes from inside The Gallery in transition > more

Hwæt! Beowulf & Grendel Coming To Mount Moriah

Hwæt! Beowulf & Grendel Coming To Mount Moriah

April 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

First programming venture for Southwest Philly cemetery, Saffron’s predictions on Blatstein’s Broad & Washington tower, Spruce Hill residents not too keen on proposed replacement to burned-out building, panel to discuss poverty in North Philly, and Center City playground gets renovation funding > more

Woods Square Proposed For Frankford & Lehigh Avenues

Woods Square Proposed For Frankford & Lehigh Avenues

April 14, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Another mixed-use announced for East Kensington, Lincoln Square a hit at SOSNA meeting, Tiffany “Dream Garden” still safe, and Squilla will not relent on music venue license measure > more

The Good Planning & Bad Politics Of Parking Standards

The Good Planning & Bad Politics Of Parking Standards

April 13, 2016  |  Morning Blend

City Council still weary of reduced parking standards, endangered community garden safe for now, another Wawa for Center City, and looking back at a transformed 17th & Carpenter > more

DAG Digs Into Blatstein Proposals

DAG Digs Into Blatstein Proposals

April 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Design professionals urge Tower Investments to reconsider its two current proposals, St. Augustine paintings added to historic register, and another big build for Project HOME > more

Cars Losing Their Clout On South Street West

Cars Losing Their Clout On South Street West

April 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

How South Street West became a pedestrian’s haven, Smith Playground to get an adult jungle gym, planning begins on a safer Roosevelt Boulevard, work begins on pocket park on Ridge Avenue, and weekend security patrols augmented at Temple > more

Another Year of Growth At The Port Of Philadelphia

Another Year of Growth At The Port Of Philadelphia

April 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Port dealing with still more cargo, Point Breeze to start pilot street cleaning program, Henon introduces spot zoning bill for billboard, convention necessitates wireless upgrades, and 40th Street trolley portal receives approval > more

At 22nd & Market, Ground Broken On Memorial Park

At 22nd & Market, Ground Broken On Memorial Park

April 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Remembering the victims of the Salvation Army building collapse, the Broad Street Line as lifeline, study reveals healthcare disparity amongst Philly zips, and Indy Hall to move into bigger space, the Broad Street Line as lifeline > more

PMA Takes Collection Outdoors Again This Summer

PMA Takes Collection Outdoors Again This Summer

April 6, 2016  |  Morning Blend

PMA bringing its collection back to the streets, Microsoft to extend marketing arm to University City, gallery exhibit in North Philly tells new narratives, and mural next to Julian Abele Park no more > more

Saving Room For Arts & Culture

Saving Room For Arts & Culture

April 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Why Philly needs a culture plan, Chelten-Greene Plaza renovations coming next year, mining SEPTA’s capital budget for fiscal 2017, another 15 miles of trail in store for The Circuit, and a look at a Catholic pilgrimage site Germantown > more

A Pipeline For Economic Growth & Environmental Regression

A Pipeline For Economic Growth & Environmental Regression

April 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Advocates for Philly energy hub sketch action plan, Old City District Envisions 2026, and the end of the line for much of the Blue Horizon > more

Eschewing Responsibility At Lancaster Mews

Eschewing Responsibility At Lancaster Mews

April 1, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Powelton Village block in danger of facadectomy, the race to save Mount Moriah’s historic gatehouse, Henon tired of losing food plants to New Jersey, John Heinz gets substantial budget increase, and Marian Anderson Rec Center renovations nearing completion > more

Penn’s Skirkanich Hall, A “Masterpiece of Materiality”

Penn’s Skirkanich Hall, A “Masterpiece of Materiality”

March 31, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Appreciating Penn’s Skirkanich Hall, Walnut Lane Bridge to close until September, and talking taverns at the Philadelphia History Museum > more

Remaking South Kensington

Remaking South Kensington

March 30, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Blackstone proposing mixed-use at 2nd & Girard, north of Girard as “Philadelphia's poster boy for revitalization,” a look at what’s to come at Mt. Sinai site, and sketching Philly on napkins > more

Bartram's Garden Farmhouse To Reopen Friday

Bartram’s Garden Farmhouse To Reopen Friday

March 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

John Bartram’s farmhouse ready for reopening after renovations, Temple hires architects for stadium design, Garden Square renderings released, and infill mansions for South 3rd Street > more

Protected Bike Lane Network Gets A Helping Hand

Protected Bike Lane Network Gets A Helping Hand

March 28, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Federal grant money to support Transportation Alternative Program initiatives, an Art Safari to Callowhill and Chinatown, Kensington pats itself on the back with new mural, street art installed in NoLibs, and more street vendors for Democratic Convention > more

Philly Population Growth Remains Sluggish, New Report Shows

Philly Population Growth Remains Sluggish, New Report Shows

March 24, 2016  |  Morning Blend

DC metro area now more populous than Delaware Valley, comparing both Broad & Washington projects, group walks around Philly border, and more time this year at Spruce Street Park > more

Aramark Looking To Move Down Market Street

Aramark Looking To Move Down Market Street

March 23, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Food management firm’s lease to expire in 2018, South Kensington community garden fighting for its life, Bernie Sanders mural in Graduate Hospital to stay, and the best spots for skyline pics > more

New Exhibit Chronicles Philly’s Conventions

New Exhibit Chronicles Philly’s Conventions

March 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The Union League presents “Sweep the Nation,” the cartography of Philly photography, and 17 homes coming to Front & Race > more

Looking Ahead With John Grady At PIDC

Looking Ahead With John Grady At PIDC

March 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

PIDC head on future of urban planning, Sharswood church pastor on displacement and change, playground design competition winners announced, historic Fairmount warehouses nearly redeveloped, and HUD to help with Philly’s growing homelessness problem > more

Historic South Broad Street Bank To Be

Historic South Broad Street Bank To Be “Preserved” As A Wendy’s

March 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Wendy’s to fill historic bank building, repositioning expectations of innovation districts, Old City demolition goes awry, bill aims to ensure that commercial mixed-use is commercial, and gentrification protection measure approved > more

A Humanist Walks East Market

A Humanist Walks East Market

March 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Jan Gehl critiques Market Street, mixed-use planned at Berks El station, rezoning recommended on North Broad, of historic preservation and 1st Amendment rights, and Please Touch Museum settles debts > more

A Better Way To Incentivize Development

A Better Way To Incentivize Development

March 16, 2016  |  Morning Blend

How a state bill could incentivize transit-oriented development projects, students protest proposed Temple stadium, remembering Lawrence S. Williams, exploring abandoned subway tunnels, and a dragon to take flight on Market Street tonight > more

Embracing The Quirky Confines Of Trinity Homes

Embracing The Quirky Confines Of Trinity Homes

March 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A look inside Philly’s answer to the tiny home phenomenon, more residential planned for Broad & Washington, 43.3% of Philadelphians live in “distressed” areas, more student housing for Powelton Village, do-it-yourself block cleaning, and repair work begins on vandalized Andorra school grounds > more

Playing With Place Making

Playing With Place Making

March 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A design competition for public play spaces, praise for Chestnut Hill’s first new commercial development in 20 years, the continued neglect of an architecturally wonderful Center City alley, and Philly as green stormwater runoff standard bearer > more

East Park Discovery Center Receives Conceptual Approval

East Park Discovery Center Receives Conceptual Approval

March 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

East Park Reservoir Discovery Center design moves ahead, full Council to consider expanding LOOP tax breaks, rendering review for hotel coming to Broad & Locust, and development mentoring program remaking Germantown > more

Remembering The Civil War Philadelphia

Remembering The Civil War Philadelphia

March 9, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Talking Philly’s Civil War years, women underrepresented in Philly memorial art, and Vietnam Memorial vandalized > more

Comcast Growing Faster Than Its Second Skyscraper

Comcast Growing Faster Than Its Second Skyscraper

March 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Cable giant leases space in Two Logan Square, looking back at Philly’s female architects, prefab apartments dropped into place, the Schuylkill Center in need of sundries, and affordable housing project breaks ground in North Philadelphia > more

Planners To Preserve Wissahickon Neighborhood's Character With Rezoning

Planners To Preserve Wissahickon Neighborhood’s Character With Rezoning

March 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Wissahickon neighborhood being rezoned, more civility sought for civic meetings, Germantown church to reimagine itself to stay relevant to next generation, on one North Philadelphian’s effort to organize and inspire his community, an adult literacy center opens on East Market > more

PHA Aims To Discourage Displacement In Massive Sharswood Rebuild

PHA Aims To Discourage Displacement In Massive Sharswood Rebuild

March 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Anticipating urban renewal in North Philly, touring work-in-progress 1919 Market, Sports & Leisure at Eastern State, giddiness over development on North Front Street, and critiquing SEPTA’s preferred route for King of Prussia spur > more

Reviving The Swampoodle Brand

Reviving The Swampoodle Brand

March 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Inside one North Philadelphia community’s placemaking project, City officials still getting used to growth, and imagining the Philadelphia of 2076 > more

Final Curtain Call At 8th & South

Final Curtain Call At 8th & South

March 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Society Hill Playhouse nears its end, Blatstein’s Provençal village concept goes in front of Civic Design Review Committee, Drexel goes with Brandywine for Innovation Neighborhood, and North Philly school opens parent resource center > more

Hypersegregating Philadelphia

Hypersegregating Philadelphia

March 1, 2016  |  Morning Blend

On the eve of streamlined racism, Please Touch Museum to leave bankruptcy, and PennDOT expedites projects on Adams Avenue > more

Artist Leroy Johnson Preserves Heart Of West Philly

Artist Leroy Johnson Preserves Heart Of West Philly

February 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

An exhibit chronicles the West Philadelphia beneath the El, big boxes coming to deindustrialized Fairhill, and parking garage coming to Washington Avenue > more

The Bartram's Mile(stone)

The Bartram’s Mile(stone)

February 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Saffron at Bartram’s Mile, PMA receives large gift of 20th century art, and Forbes promotes Philly in preparation for DNC > more

Archdiocese Plans Affordable Senior Housing On South Broad

Archdiocese Plans Affordable Senior Housing On South Broad

February 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Catholic Health Services to build affordable senior housing on South Broad, nuisance clothing donation bins being removed, the next decade of changes for the Schuylkill, Butkovitz says City not too ambitious with selling of tax liens, and Frankford CDC to conduct market study > more

Philly's Recreational Centers Are Wrecked

Philly’s Recreational Centers Are Wrecked

February 24, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A call for reinvesting in our recreation centers, ground broken on North Broad development, International Pop on display at the PMA, and safety netting up on South Philly bridge > more

The Meridian Fire, 25 Years On

The Meridian Fire, 25 Years On

February 23, 2016  |  Morning Blend

25 years after One Meridian, urban renewal in Sharswood, Lea schoolyard improvements, and repurposed Furness church to get another tenant, > more

LOVE And The Purpose Of Public Art

LOVE And The Purpose Of Public Art

February 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Artist urges us back to the basics of public art, still waiting for Dilworth Park’s Pulse, honoring the unpretentious Philly dive bar, Alan Greenberger looks back and ahead, and a new mural installation in Fishtown > more

When Trump Didn’t Get His Philly Casino

When Trump Didn’t Get His Philly Casino

February 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A look at the mogul’s failed casino bid, on the “broverflow” from Fishtown’s transformation, Kenney’s vision for year one of vision zero, and Newbold civics to merge > more

Tower Proposal Underscores A Shifting Commercial District

Tower Proposal Underscores A Shifting Commercial District

February 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Developers continue the march to the Schuylkill, Penn’s staggering economic impact, how the Comcast Center got its crosswalk, and PHL to get a luxury lounge for frequent fliers > more

African American Museum Exhibits Unsung Cuban Arts Movement

African American Museum Exhibits Unsung Cuban Arts Movement

February 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Afro-Caribbean art exhibit on display, Democratic party to chip in on CHOP garden, a cautionary tale for Center City real estate, and Clarke’s Francisville affordable housing proposal delayed by Planning Commission > more

Home Of Crime Boss Nominated For Landmark Status

Home Of Crime Boss Nominated For Landmark Status

February 16, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Angelo Bruno house nominated for local historic designation, preserving the Penn Museum’s artifacts, another segment for the Schuylkill River Trail secured, and 7 decades after ENIAC > more

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