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

On Sleepy Richmond Street, A Spark Of Renewal Catches Wind

On Sleepy Richmond Street, A Spark Of Renewal Catches Wind

September 16, 2016  |  News

After years of gradual decline, efforts to reenergize historic Richmond Street in Port Richmond are putting down roots. Michael Bixler takes a look > 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

Requiem For A Moderne Gem, William Penn Annex Post Office

Requiem For A Moderne Gem, William Penn Annex Post Office

September 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Contributor Ann de Forest delivers a eulogy for the decline of civic architecture and the closing of an iconic post office on East Market Street. > more

In Germantown, The Work Of Henry Houston Lives On

In Germantown, The Work Of Henry Houston Lives On

September 14, 2016  |  Vantage

Community planner and developer Henry Houston is best known for his 19th century suburban expansion in Chestnut Hill and Wissahickon Heights, but his significant influence in Germantown remains largely unsung. Contributor Joshua Bevan takes a trip to Tulpehocken Station where the origins of Houston's legacy surrounds all > more

The Spark And Influence of City Visions 30 Years Later

The Spark And Influence of City Visions 30 Years Later

September 2, 2016  |  Vantage

In 1986, design competition City Visions challenged contestants to build a better Philadelphia. No idea was too big or too small and all was encouraged to enter. On the competition's anniversary Contributor Ann de Forest takes a look back and finds a spirit of innovation akin to the city's current approach to urban design solutions > more

On Jewelers Row, Tracing The Origins Of 702-710 Sansom Street

On Jewelers Row, Tracing The Origins Of 702-710 Sansom Street

August 31, 2016  |  Vantage

On the 700 block of Jewelers Row, Helen Gassman and Karly Kessler bring the history of the five buildings currently threatened by demolition into view > more

Unlisted Philadelphia: Substation #7

Unlisted Philadelphia: Substation #7

August 23, 2016  |  Vantage

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. With this installment, an electrical substation in Art Deco disguise > more