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Ground Broken On Reuse Of Old Spring Garden School

Ground Broken On Reuse Of Old Spring Garden School

September 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

North Philadelphia eyesore being converted into 37 units of subsidized housing, Fishtown entertainment complex opens, and Kenney the pedestrian champion > more

Residential Towers To Connect Old City With Northern Liberties

Residential Towers To Connect Old City With Northern Liberties

September 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Apartment high-rises planned for East Callowhill, Little Pete’s replacement moves ahead, adverse possession in Fishtown, conserving INHP’s bronze statues, and Clarke defends low-density urban development > more

Planning Commission Scoffs At Bill To Increase Parking Minimums

Planning Commission Scoffs At Bill To Increase Parking Minimums

September 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Chilly reception for Blackwell’s parking proposal, Historical Commission committee supportive of designating three Baptist churches, Saint-Gobain gives $700K for LOVE Park, and the artistic filling of some South Philly potholes > more

A Look At Philly's Smallest (Official) Neighborhood

A Look At Philly’s Smallest (Official) Neighborhood

September 20, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Strolling through West Shore, when Philly was addicted to “artificial ice,” Snyder Plaza gets a colorful paint job, and expanded food options on Market > more

Solomonic Insight Needed In St. Laurentius Reuse

Solomonic Insight Needed In St. Laurentius Reuse

September 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Urbanist urges compromise on St. Laurentius, dreaming of a 24-hour city, public bidding process to be revamped, and raising awareness for an endangered community garden > more

In Pennsport, Another Test For Riverfront Zoning Overlay

In Pennsport, Another Test For Riverfront Zoning Overlay

September 16, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Developer moves for more height bonuses, Liberty Square underway, public art pops up on the Delaware, and Photo Arts Center presents Kensington introspective > more

North Broad Civil Rights Landmark Gets Historical Marker

North Broad Civil Rights Landmark Gets Historical Marker

September 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Sullivan Progress Center commemorated, Council moves quickly on KOZ applications, and a look at renovations at PAFA > more

Grant Awarded To Expand Tourists' Conception Of The

Grant Awarded To Expand Tourists’ Conception Of The “Original City”

September 13, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Tourism agency receives $2 million for marketing Old City, more Silverliner V woes for SEPTA, Kenney signs nuisance business bill, and revolutionary artillery on display on Chestnut Street > more

Pennovation On The Lower Schuylkill

Pennovation On The Lower Schuylkill

September 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Previewing the Pennovation Center, SEPTA to renovate two transit hubs, and Aramark to make “major announcement” on Center City headquarters > more

Philly Sports Museum Proposed For Stadium Complex

Philly Sports Museum Proposed For Stadium Complex

September 9, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Former Flyers VP wants to build $20M Philly sports museum, Italian Market BID receives City Council hearing, Water Department to host beer garden next week to celebrate five years of “Green City, Clean Waters,” and painting en plein air in Rittenhouse Square > more

City Loses Control Over East Market Street Billboards

City Loses Control Over East Market Street Billboards

September 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

PennDOT moves against City’s lax billboard regulation, PHA HQ blasted at Civic Design Review, mixed-use planned for East Girard, and Hidden City alum Lee Tusman talks “Room 21” > more

Restoration Begins On Franklin Institute's Steel Pioneer

Restoration Begins On Franklin Institute’s Steel Pioneer

September 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Franklin Institute removes displayed steel aircraft for maintenance, community-driven economic development in Kensington, al fresco dining continues to expand, and previewing the 20th Fringe Festival > more

200-Year-Old Torresdale School Nominated To Historic Register

200-Year-Old Torresdale School Nominated To Historic Register

September 6, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Lower Dublin Academy re-nominated to historic register, Philly parks and the New Deal, and Queen Village shopping center to get upgrade > more

The Quirky Resurgence Of Fishtown's Front Street

The Quirky Resurgence Of Fishtown’s Front Street

September 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Developer getting creative under the El tracks, refreshing anticipation with infill in Francisville, and a short list of Philly’s most beautiful streets > more

In The Schuylkill's Weeds

In The Schuylkill’s Weeds

September 1, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Clearing a famed rowing venue of impedimenta, Nimbyism threatens 92-year-old convent in Fishtown, city post offices downsizing, first set of recalled Silverliner train cars back to work, and a live-work opportunity in the Strawberry Mansion > more

Temple Digs Down To Alleviate Community's Concerns With Stadium

Temple Digs Down To Alleviate Community’s Concerns With Stadium

August 31, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Temple University study hopes to alleviate town-gown concerns with proposed football stadium, East Falls brewery honors the Ole Wiss’, Sharswood’s jazz days, and GHo school getting STEM playground > more

Philadelphia, Circus City

Philadelphia, Circus City

August 30, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Full-time circus school to further augment city’s artistic scene, exploring Kingsessing’s rec center, speaking Mormonism in Philly, and grant awarded for local GIS data preservation > more

Museum of American Revolution To Unveil Public Plaza Next Month

Museum of American Revolution To Unveil Public Plaza Next Month

August 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Old City museum to debut outdoor plaza prior to spring opening, lighting the Divine Lorraine signs, the economics and politics of changing a neighborhood’s name, fire destroys church in West Philly, and bike racks for Tasker-Morris > more

Another Apartment Tower Announced For East Market

Another Apartment Tower Announced For East Market

August 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

DC-based company envisions 21-story tower at 1199 Ludlow, Logan neighborhood plan approved, Philly’s love and hate relationship with Dîner en Blanc, and new law to make recreation spaces more inclusive > more

Community Meeting Reveals Widespread Indignation With Jewelers Row Demolition

Community Meeting Reveals Widespread Indignation With Jewelers Row Demolition

August 24, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Jewelers bemoan Toll Brothers plan, bowling lanes and movie screens coming to Canal Street entertainment district, ethnic masses sustaining several former Catholic parish churches, keeping libraries relevant, and an auto-garage conversion on North Broad > more

Don't Move Frank, Says Smerconish

Don’t Move Frank, Says Smerconish

August 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Smerconish defends Rizzo statue, gauging South Philadelphians’ opinion on South Broad median parking, and 23 units envisioned for St. Laurentius > more

Averting Demolition, First African Baptist Church Properties To Become Condos

Averting Demolition, First African Baptist Church Properties To Become Condos

August 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

GHo church building to be reused as condos, Dranoff property’s public art installed, Chinese Cultural Center prepped for resale and resuse, how to retain Philly millennials, and City Hall courtyard becomes beer garden > more

Zoning Misstep Buys Jewelers Row Preservationists More Time

Zoning Misstep Buys Jewelers Row Preservationists More Time

August 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

More time to fight Toll Bros. Jewelers Row demo, the settlement costs of deficient streets, looking back to Philly’s original firehouses, and more student housing for Mantua > more

Planning Commission Okays Airport Expansion

Planning Commission Okays Airport Expansion

August 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

PHL to get another 20-acres, ZBA digital sign approval questioned, more drinking fountains planned for installation, and renovations for Mantua playground > more

Redevelopment Authority To Move On Eastwick

Redevelopment Authority To Move On Eastwick

August 16, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Last of former Korman land to be developed, first phase of Centennial District plan to begin this fall, Northwest Philly art center will get new home, and connecting patients to the outdoors > more

The City Of Firsts, The City Of Homes

The City Of Firsts, The City Of Homes

August 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Contextualizing the Jewelers Row preservation battle, Redevelopment Authority to weigh social impact of proposed development projects, mapping out the sights of Fairmount Park, and a large and small meadow comes to Center City façade > more

Block Party Cartography

Block Party Cartography

August 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Mapping the Philly block party, Toll Bros. plan residential tower for Jewelers Row, and West Philly developers solicit preliminary feedback on mixed-use proposal > more

Previewing The City’s Updated Sustainability Plan

Previewing The City’s Updated Sustainability Plan

August 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Greenworks to be simplified and geared toward communities, high commercial vacancy rate along Frankford Ave, charter school changes hands, Free Library to highlight early Mormon history, and relocated garden center to open > more

Philly’s Love Affair With The Palladian Window

Philly’s Love Affair With The Palladian Window

August 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Renaissance architecture in Philly, no time or money for archaeological curiosities at Market Street development, new windows for Germantown apartment towers, School District to have property values reassessed, and ground broken for South Philly senior living facility > more

Programming American Naval History On The Delaware

Programming American Naval History On The Delaware

August 9, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Olympia stewards thinking ahead to reactivated museum ship, pre-fab apartments dropped in place, closed Nabisco plant changes hands, and looking back at the failed fight against digital signs on the Parkway > more

PHA Inks Deal For Grocery Store For Remade Sharswood

PHA Inks Deal For Grocery Store For Remade Sharswood

August 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Another food desert gets a grocery store, turning the page in Point Breeze, former Astor Theater to be demolished, and Penn’s Landing getting ramp > more

SS United States Too Costly To Return To Ocean, Study Concludes

SS United States Too Costly To Return To Ocean, Study Concludes

August 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Rethinking SS United States plans once more, select school buildings to receive additional lead testing, and Ridge Avenue’s revival in Francisville > more

Three Projects Leave Civic Design Review Stage

Three Projects Leave Civic Design Review Stage

August 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

CDR board approves with caveats, jobs growth fueling apartment growth, bike map updated, and Schuylkill’s duckweed raising eyebrows > more

Saffron Reviews The Block of Mormon

Saffron Reviews The Block of Mormon

August 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Logan Square house of worship does neoclassicism exceptionally well, Franklin Institute to gets its digital signs, Dean walks Philly, and Philly's top hospitals > more

Resurrecting Mount Moriah

Resurrecting Mount Moriah

August 1, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Mount Moriah reawakens, “Newbold" neighborhood rebranding wears thin, Kensington brewery buildings threatened by development, and Museum of American Revolution announces replica ship feature > more

Bringing Bus Passengers In From The Elements

Bringing Bus Passengers In From The Elements

July 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Brainstorming bus infrastructure, new tech to help City keep track of its thousands of trees, and Microsoft alters plans for Science Center innovation hub > more

Petition Calls For Permanent Enforcement Of South Broad Median Parking Ban

Petition Calls For Permanent Enforcement Of South Broad Median Parking Ban

July 28, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Vision Zero advocacy on South Broad, confusing street nomenclature in South Philly, more homes to fit into NoLibs project, presidential visits of the past, and Shakespeare comes to West Philly > more

The Integrative Power Of Spruce Street Harbor Park

The Integrative Power Of Spruce Street Harbor Park

July 27, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Nostalgia evoked on Spruce, a tale of two convention cities, and new street art pieces installed > more

Planning A More Pedestrian- And Stormwater-Friendly American Street

Planning A More Pedestrian- And Stormwater-Friendly American Street

July 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Another open house for Northern Liberties streetscape project, nonprofits filling the gap in playground design, and 5-story mixed use to rise from Triangle Park > more

Philadelphia Between The Conventions

Philadelphia Between The Conventions

July 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

How much has changed since the 2000 RNC, awaiting Temple’s digital-age library, and delegates help paint murals > more

Protesting Dilworth Park's Lack Of Protests

Protesting Dilworth Park’s Lack Of Protests

July 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Saffron critiques priorities for central civic space, gentrification concerns scuttle Point Breeze mixed-use grocery proposal, and 30th Street Station gets a patriotic light show > more

In The Belly Of Girard Theatre

In The Belly Of Girard Theatre

July 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Some dramatic urban exploration in bodega, smaller and targeted Target store opens on Chestnut, and South Broad median get mile-long mural > more

State Bill Would Bring Automatic Speed Cameras To Boulevard

State Bill Would Bring Automatic Speed Cameras To Boulevard

July 20, 2016  |  Morning Blend

PA Rep. John Taylor introduces speed enforcement bill for Boulevard, Planning Commission OKs three projects, and crews cleaning up for DNC > more

After 16-Year Hiatus, Mid-century Public Art To Return To Public View

After 16-Year Hiatus, Mid-century Public Art To Return To Public View

July 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The “Free Interpretation of Plant Forms” coming to Chestnut Hill, Point Breeze assents to partial residential conversion of Walter Smith School, neighbor wants to save tree from development in Pennsport, and public schools to double as community centers > more

Redevelopment Authority To Request Proposals For Germantown Y Reuse

Redevelopment Authority To Request Proposals For Germantown Y Reuse

July 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Gutted building finally to be redeveloped, South Philly warehouse on its way to becoming self-storage center, group touts Tacony waterfront park as national model, and checking in on Manayunk’s Isle Apartments project > more

Touring Honeygrow's New Fishtown Offices

Touring Honeygrow’s New Fishtown Offices

July 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Inside eatery’s new Fishtown office, suspended performance art over the Schuylkill, a closer look at the ongoing construction of the next Comcast tower, and state money to provide nearly 500 subsidized homes throughout city > more

Art Commission OKs 5th Street/Independence Hall Station Redesign

Art Commission OKs 5th Street/Independence Hall Station Redesign

July 14, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Market-Frankford Line station to get first upgrade in four decades, additional beds for the homeless during the DNC, Eakins Oval gets another mural, and Comcast getting generous with WiFi for some commuters > more

Bartram’s Garden Reasserts Itself With $2.7 Million Renovation

Bartram’s Garden Reasserts Itself With $2.7 Million Renovation

July 13, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A ribbon cutting ceremony for tomorrow on the Schuylkill, appeals filed against Blatstein's South Broad tower, more than 50 homes planned on South Kensington block, meerkats amaze with maze, and repositioning old nonprofits for New Philadelphia > more

For Mural's Sake, L&I Halts Renovations To Curtis Center

For Mural’s Sake, L&I Halts Renovations To Curtis Center

July 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

L&I wants Washington Square mural preserved, sidewalk furniture removed for DNC, and ghost sign back in full view at Broad & Locust > more

Preserving Fairmount Avenue Before Development Surge

Preserving Fairmount Avenue Before Development Surge

July 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The state of preservation and identity formation on Fairmount Ave, American political art on display at PAFA, speculating in one pre-postindustrial section of Kensington, and Water Dept reverses lead testing methods > more

LOVE Park Renovations Hit Small Snag

LOVE Park Renovations Hit Small Snag

June 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

LOVE Park renovations halted temporarily, DNC protestors not to limit themselves to FDR Park, mismatched styles on Ridge Ave, and applying the metric of hipness to Philly’s neighborhoods > more

Upscaling The Italian Market

Upscaling The Italian Market

June 28, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Squilla introduces legislation for Italian Market BID, PMC to pay up, church building coming down at 12th & Fitzwater, painting with light on Laurel Hill, and an illuminated mural on Percy Street > more

At The Navy Yard, A Spectacular Speculative Office

At The Navy Yard, A Spectacular Speculative Office

June 24, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels takes Saffron through 1200 Intrepid Avenue, state donkeys coming to Philadelphia for convention month, SEPTA cameras a money saver, and public pools start opening > more

Latest Conceptual Design For St Rita's Parcel Well Received

Latest Conceptual Design For St Rita’s Parcel Well Received

June 23, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Renderings presented of proposed senior housing at St. Rita’s of Cascia, using murals to fill the Spring Arts District donut hole, and an end of delays to Cianfrani Park's renovation > more

City Readies Holmesburg For Convention Protestors

City Readies Holmesburg For Convention Protestors

June 22, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Holmesburg Prison ready for convention protestors, sanctioned urban exploration in Brewerytown, DRPA to decide on 9/11 memorial, and Trolley Tunnel Blitz comes early this year > more

Sprucing Up Center City For Hillary & Co.

Sprucing Up Center City For Hillary & Co.

June 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Getting ready for the DNC, a new proposal for One Water Street, newish CDC hopes to empower Southwest Philly, a look at Philly’s latest batch of recommendations for historic designation, and apartment building coming to 42nd & Chestnut > more

A Mental Health

A Mental Health “Moat” On Pine Street

June 20, 2016  |  Morning Blend

An audio tour of Pennsylvania Hospital, prepping Wells Fargo for the DNC, and a photo tour of PHMC’s Centre Square office > more

30th Street Station Envisioned As Centerpiece Of Second Downtown

30th Street Station Envisioned As Centerpiece Of Second Downtown

June 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Officials announce plans for area surrounding 30th Street Station, Museum of the American Revolution opening 10 months away, Philadelphia Zoo gets new app, and The Oval to get musical this summer > more

On Pine Street, The Crossroads Of Preservation And Sustainability

On Pine Street, The Crossroads Of Preservation And Sustainability

June 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Architect couple “pushes boundaries” at Historical Commission hearing, 41 million visitors came to Philly region last year, and GHo school to get outdoor STEM classroom > more

Construction Starts Today On Drexel's $16M Korman Center Expansion

Construction Starts Today On Drexel’s $16M Korman Center Expansion

June 14, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Drexel to start on Korman Center expansion, measuring Philly’s WalkUPs, and city’s reputation for inclusiveness attracts conference > more

Main Street Modernism In Oxford Circle

Main Street Modernism In Oxford Circle

June 13, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Appreciating a camera-shaped camera shop, protecting Fishtown’s PECO station, Inky board backs economic diversity, and Philly’s most photogenic locales on Instagram > more

Art Commission OKs Maplewood Mall, Waits On Holocaust Memorial

Art Commission OKs Maplewood Mall, Waits On Holocaust Memorial

June 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The imperative of consensus in plaza redesigns, Temple to break ground on health facility, and Kenney talks recreational space at K&T trail ground breaking > more

Community College Looks To Attract International Students With Housing  Accommodations

Community College Looks To Attract International Students With Housing Accommodations

June 9, 2016  |  Morning Blend

CCP to build residential towers, protected bike lane for Mayfair, performance art in a Northeast Philly dump, and PPA 8th Street garage now less awful > more

Mantua Residents Push For Rezoning

Mantua Residents Push For Rezoning

June 8, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Mantua groups anxious for rezoning legislation, ground broken for Cambria Hotel on South Broad, Queen Street Tunnel to get wheat pasted, and industrial chic at Morris Arboretum > more

Philadelphia’s Legacy Of Planning Exclusively

Philadelphia’s Legacy Of Planning Exclusively

June 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Woodward Celebration pays tribute to exclusive urban planning, L&I holds PMC Property Group accountable, and Northwest zoning code alteration in question > more

With Exhibition, Isaiah Zagar Writes

With Exhibition, Isaiah Zagar Writes “Visual Love Letter” To Wife

June 6, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Visual tribute to wife of magic gardener, Independence Visitor Center to get $15 million in upgrades, Project HOME approved for Willard Elementary reuse, and a new mural beneath the El in Fishtown > more

PMC Backtracks On Affordable Housing Stipulation

PMC Backtracks On Affordable Housing Stipulation

June 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Impressive bait and switch on the waterfront, month-long exhibit honors past life of Bok Technical, a look at the most expensive residential sale in Philly history, and sheriff’s office fees likely to see hike > more

Land Bank Sends Out First RFP

Land Bank Sends Out First RFP

June 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Land Bank approaches raison d’être, celebrating a quarter center of First Fridays in Old City, MLK Drive trail rebuild project gets more money, and fundraiser aims to maintain East Passyunk community space > more

Back To The Basics At Schmidt's

Back To The Basics At Schmidt’s

June 1, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Piazza gets a new name, Archdiocese readies for sale of historic African American church, and a look at didactic deconstruction > more

Reawakening The Colorful And Ornate Horn & Hardart

Reawakening The Colorful And Ornate Horn & Hardart

May 31, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Inga Saffron considers another Center City gem, historic protection sought for possible 19th century burial ground, the past and future of the Woodmere, and reaffirming the spatial context of war memorials > more

Blumenfeld To Add To Abbotts Square

Blumenfeld To Add To Abbotts Square

May 27, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Society Hill mixed-use set for expansion, Mt Sinai as demolition and construction site, Hershey’s signs on for Pennovation Center, and mapping Philly regional commuter patterns > more

Planning Commission Signs Off On New Penn Medical Facility

Planning Commission Signs Off On New Penn Medical Facility

May 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Penn Tower replacement approved by planning commission, two West Philly community gardens safe from sheriff’s sale for now, South Philly school to get $100K for playground improvements, anti-gentrification graffiti in West Philly, and Habitat for Humanity begins work on 21 homes near Temple > more

PhillyU Students Rethink East Falls Station

PhillyU Students Rethink East Falls Station

May 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Imagining a rebuilt SEPTA station, recalling the fire of 1897, Pennsport residents want dog parks, five more homes for South Kensington, and operator selected for Parks on Tap summer series > more

Reading The Economic Tea Leaves As The Delaware Deepens

Reading The Economic Tea Leaves As The Delaware Deepens

May 23, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Some caveats for the port boosters, Shurs Lane factory unveiled as rental units, and Philly to slip in population ranking > more

Excavating The American Revolution

Excavating The American Revolution

May 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Sifting through colonial privies, Planning Commission okays Sharswood PHA HQ plans, $30 million in upgrades coming to PHL, talking the history of Chinatown, and breaking the rules of historic house museum presentation > more

Some Love For Washington Square's Mid-Century

Some Love For Washington Square’s Mid-Century “Cheese Grater”

May 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Lauding a modernist classic in Washington Square, UArts students plan for a green future, the rebirth of Front & Master, and 25K flock to Franklin Square’s light festival > more

Tacony Storefront To Become Hub Of Literary Respite And Artistic Collaboration

Tacony Storefront To Become Hub Of Literary Respite And Artistic Collaboration

May 16, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Tacony Library and Arts Building almost ready, African art on display at the PMA, Philly recovers previous high in home values, and former Please Touch Museum location to be demolished > more

The Unlikely Urbanism Of John Fry

The Unlikely Urbanism Of John Fry

May 13, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A look back at the Drexel president’s redevelopment project at Franklin & Marshall, Council members talk councilmanic prerogative, and Clarke floats $100 million for home repair loans > more

On Parkway, $4.5 Million Plaza To Showcase Holocaust Memorial Statue

On Parkway, $4.5 Million Plaza To Showcase Holocaust Memorial Statue

May 12, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Monument to be re-contextualized, apartment complex proposed in Cedar Park, Feibush wins federal suit against Johnson, and ground broken on Drexel apartment project > more

Stock Exchange To Move To University City

Stock Exchange To Move To University City

May 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Nation’s oldest stock exchange to move into FMC Tower, Penn statute to get a late-summer bath, new plans for North Broad reuse, and City outlines DNC security grant spending plan > more

Combined Health, Literacy, And Rec Center Opens On South Broad

Combined Health, Literacy, And Rec Center Opens On South Broad

May 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Innovative synthesis of public-private services unveiled in South Philly, Inky urges Indego forward, medium-term concerns for the Reading Viaduct, Kensington school planning ADA-accessible playground, and Adams Avenue bridge closed for repairs > more

As Sediment Builds, Rowing Less Safe In The Schuylkill

As Sediment Builds, Rowing Less Safe In The Schuylkill

May 9, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Dredging sought for Schuylkill River, Boathouse Row through the decades, Feibush-Johnson civil trial begins, and 17 new homes coming to South Kensington > more

Councilman Seeks One-Year Moratorium On Controversial Blatstein Proposal

Councilman Seeks One-Year Moratorium On Controversial Blatstein Proposal

May 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Johnson moves against universally derided design for Broad & Washington, two separate protests take to City Hall in as many days, and Roxborough gets a new pocket park > more

Kenney Talks Tech

Kenney Talks Tech

May 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

What the City is doing to retain and expand N3rd Street, reviewing the CDR’s docket from yesterday, Mayfair residents concerned about sinkholes, and latest Project HOME facility opens on Arch Street > more

PMA Enters The Tablet Age

PMA Enters The Tablet Age

May 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Touring the PMA with its new tablet app, grant money to illuminate Manayunk Bridge Trail, HUD to dole out $43 million to combat homelessness around Philly, and a new rendering shows off the top of Temple’s next library > more

The Circuit To Make Big Connections In 2016

The Circuit To Make Big Connections In 2016

May 2, 2016  |  Morning Blend

A look at the latest extensions to The Circuit, a walk-and-talk through Mt Airy, Boathouse Row to get LED lighting replaced, Divine Lorraine apartments now pre-leasing, and Penn Treaty Tower parcel up for sale > more

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