Posts Tagged ‘Chestnut Hill’

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

June 5, 2014  |  Vantage

Like so many cities, Philadelphia had such grand postwar visions for urban renewal that only a fraction of them were built—thankfully. Among the unbuilt visions was a grand boulevard that would have linked the Main Line and Chestnut Hill—across new bridges over the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon. Brad Maule explores what might have been on Cathedral Road > more

Fresh From “Doomsday” Prognosticating, SEPTA Unveils Proposed Five-Year Plan

Fresh From “Doomsday” Prognosticating, SEPTA Unveils Proposed Five-Year Plan

May 21, 2014  |  Morning Blend

The quest for more and happier passengers, Chestnut Hillers anxious about municipal advertising contracts, rethinking the Moyamensing Avenue streetscape, warehouse conversion approved in NoLibs, and City Hall’s falcon chicks to be tracked > more

Advocacy Group To Urge Lawmakers To End “Lingering” Zoning Variances

Advocacy Group To Urge Lawmakers To End “Lingering” Zoning Variances

April 15, 2014  |  Morning Blend

CDAG to work towards “reasonable sunset provisions” on waterfront development proposals, the promise of the Mantua Promise Zone, Charles Willson Peale and the revolutionary museum imperative, SEPTA to test all-night subway service this summer, and cherries blossoming in Chestnut Hill > more

Incident On Wissahickon White Trail, Or, An Open Letter To Dog People

Incident On Wissahickon White Trail, Or, An Open Letter To Dog People

April 10, 2014  |  Soapbox

While hiking alone yesterday in the Wissahickon, Brad Maule encountered two dogs running off-leash, and they didn't respond well to his trash grabbing apparatus > more

The Best Yet From Dranoff

The Best Yet From Dranoff

February 7, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Why the "long-legged" Spruce Street building gets it right, shuttered Alexander Wilson Elementary to go residential, Black History Month exhibition in Chestnut Hill, and tax help sites open across the city > more