Mayfair: This Week In The News — Roosevelt Boulevard Closures Coming, Hit And Run Fatality, Car Thieves Caught

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Roosevelt Boulevard Closures Coming, Hit And Run Fatality, Car Thieves Caught

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Roosevelt Boulevard construction schedule announced: The Roosevelt Boulevard outer lanes in both directions to be repaved from Cottman Avenue to 9th Street between Monday to Friday next week. (via PennDOT) Reddit user creates a Philly map: A […]

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Logan Square: Five Spots Being Revitalized With The Vine Street Expressway Project

Logan Square: Five Spots Being Revitalized With The Vine Street Expressway Project

Logan Square has experienced a recent construction boom, which has created many road closures and traffic detours, but also a hope of renewal for the city’s infrastructure. Many projects have been started in recent months, including the I-676 Vine Street Expressway project that expands through a great deal of tourist sites including The Franklin Institute, […]

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Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

 If last year is anything to go by, then 2016 is set to be a year full of disruption for commuters in Philadelphia, even without a visit from the Pope. And with 30 projects underway and 15 more set to begin this year, the upcoming Democratic National Convention will be the least of commuter’s concern. […]

 

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Down on Richmond Street, at the intersection of East Clearfield Street, traffic is sparse. An occasional 18-wheeler drives down the road and most of the stores, from the bakery to the bar to the bookstore, remain empty. Only a few blocks south, Richmond Street is closed underneath the I-95 underpass. The construction has caused slow […]

 

Port Richmond: 95 Revive, A Beneficial Long-term Project Causing Short-term Problems

Port Richmond: 95 Revive, A Beneficial Long-term Project Causing Short-term Problems

It’s called 95 Revive, a project currently being conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The plans involve improving and rebuilding I-95, its bridges and interchanges. A major sector of the project includes reconstructing and relocating Richmond Street, a main corridor through Port Richmond. “We’re widening Richmond Street about 60 feet to the east,” said […]

 By Diane Scafidi and Victoria Holmes

Northern Liberties: Need for More Parking, Less Barking for New Market

Northern Liberties: Need for More Parking, Less Barking for New Market

The 900 block of New Market Street typified what much of Northern Liberties looked like. On this one small block, there was a mixture of old row homes occupi0d by longtime residents of the area mixed in with newly constructed condominiums occupied by renters attracted by the gentrification of the neighborhood. During the day, this […]

 By Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie

Center City: Forum Focuses on City’s Future Options for I-95

Center City: Forum Focuses on City’s Future Options for I-95

Urban highways are changing around the world in order to meet 21st century needs. And now Philadelphia is joining in on the conversation. City planners, officials and residents attended a discussion forum titled, “Reimaging Urban Highways,” on Thursday night at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The forum centered on the question of […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Plans for the Riverfront Discussed Over Water Ice in the Park

Port Richmond: Plans for the Riverfront Discussed Over Water Ice in the Park

Once upon a time the ‘River’ was the favored destination for waterside relaxation. “Everyone remembers days on the river. We didn’t need to go to the Jersey shore, that was our beach,” Patty-Pat Kozlowski told a crowd of Port Richmond residents attending the recent River Rumors meeting focusing on redevelopment plans for the Delaware River […]