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Philadelphiaa��s Downtown Population is now the 2nd Largest

May 12, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

It is no secret for many Philadelphians that our city has steadily grown in recent years. The Citya��s Walk Score ranks 4th in the nation; this year Philadelphia ranks 3rd on The New York Times list of places to visit in 2015 and recently, Conde Nast Traveler declared Philadelphia the 2nd best shopping city in More »

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Roofs in Bloom

May 5, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

The views from The Philadelphian were never its best selling points. You would look across out into the Ben Franklin Parkway and see black roofs studded with ac units. That is all in the past, workers have begun to spread dirt atop those black studded roofs, and planting greenery that will bloom pink in June, More »

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Indego–Philly’s Bike Share Program kicksoff..

April 21, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

On Thursday April 23rd! Check out their site at http://www.rideindego.com/ if you would like more information on all that the bike sharing program with offer. Over 6oo bikes and 30 different bike ports will be available through Center City and several boarding neighborhoods. More »

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Civic Landscapes Initiative:

April 14, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has identify seven areas throughout of the city where its Civic Landscape Initiative would work to transform the landscape and create memorable public art spaces. Although the PHS group is well known for curating events such as the Philadelphia Flower Show and Pop-Up Gardens, they actually have a long history of More »

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Vernon Park

April 3, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

A $1.2 million upgrade is coming to Germantown’s Vernon Park, which should be completed by this summer. This Spring, representatives from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy will break ground on the renovations. The ceremonial ground breaking was held on March, 20th at the park with all the More »

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Parklet Initiative:

March 17, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

Parklets are those little temporary spots that re-purpose curb parking spaces for street seating or other miniature public spaces. These parklets have flourished in University City in recent years because of strong support from local businesses and the University City District. UCD acknowledges that replacing parking spaces in other neighborhoods can be a tough sell More »

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40th Street Trolley

March 10, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

The new 40th Street trolley portal is set to break ground in 2015. The University City district has successfully raised $1.4 million towards the transformation of the 40th street Trolley portal. The plain concrete slab will now turn into a vibrant, safer transit hub for daily commuters. Although $1.4 Million has been raised, the 40th More »

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New School, Familiar Location

March 6, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

St. Anne’s school was founded in 1845 and was a place where many older Olde Richmond, Flat Iron, and Fishtown residents sent their kids to Catholic school. Since its closing, there have been many proposed plans for what would replace the school. Plans included new condos, apartments or a mix of housing and offices like More »

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Things are Changing!

February 2, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

  CITYSPACE is now SPACE & COMPANY and we couldn’t be more excited!!! Same team, same location, same great company! More »

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Tracking Philadelphia’s major developments in 2015

January 28, 2015 | by Brooke Willmes

Few major developments we are tracking in 2015 that will involve more green space here in Philadelphia. Rivers in Motion We have seen a surge in riverfront projects that have sprouted along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers and it looks that it will continue into 2015. On the Schuykill side, the new boardwalk will slowly More »

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