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    • pa gaming board

Schedule for casino candidates' presentations set

The six applicants vying for Philadelphia's second casino license will get 45 minutes to present their ideas to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Feb. 12. Three teams of operator-hopefuls will…

    • New schedule changes go into effect Feb. 10

SEPTA removes “limited” from schedules, makes other adjustments

As you run to catch your regional rail train, you may notice the voice announcements on the platform have changed. Hopefully you will notice the difference, get the info you need…

Bill would require construction and demolition crews to recycle waste

A new bill introduced into City Council would require contractors to recycle a substantial portion of waste and debris at construction and demolition sites in Philadelphia. The bill, which was introduced…

    • Green Line Parklet
Eyes on the Street

Call for Parklets

Lowly in-street parking spaces across the city are slowly being put to a higher purpose as public spaces. These parklets - featuring seating areas on raised platforms blocked off from traffic…

    • startracks
Eyes on the Street

Jan 31: BIA fights O'Neill's commercial zoning changes | Manayunk's drinking problem | no veto override for Electric Factory ad | Cira South update | uphill battle for Actual Value Initiative

Good morning and happy Thursday. After last night’s storm the temperature is expected to drop 40° by 5pm, so don't be fooled by the warm morning. Here’s what’s making news…

    • Penn Street Trail, looking south

Construction of Penn Street Trail starts next month

Construction will begin next month on the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware River trail, which will stretch from the end of Spring Garden Street, along Columbus Boulevard to Penn…

    • A bike share bike like Denver has
    • King of Prussia rail project area map

SEPTA hosts public meetings on King of Prussia Rail Project

Traffic on the way to Tuesday night’s King of Prussia Rail Project public information session should have been a reminder why an alternative form of transportation could benefit the area. Rush…

    • commercial corridors

BIA to City Council: don't overlimit residential units above commercial storefronts

Anne Fadullon, a developer at Dale Corporation and president of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, sent the following memo to members of City Council on Wednesday. The BIA is opposed…

    • rowhouses
Eyes on the Street

Vote on artwork for PWD rain barrel wraps

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is giving its rain barrels a makeover and it wants our help picking the new designs. Students from Laura W. Waring School and YESPHilly worked…

    • oneamongmany
Eyes on the Street

Jan 30: Methadone siting hearing | neighbors vs. scrap yard | SEPTA trains get wrapped | engineering Penn's Landing Park | DOT funds Penn-Carnegie Mellon transpo research | Matt Golas on impact

Good morning, Streeters! It’s going to be a wild Wednesday weather-wise: It could hit 60° today, but overnight a big storm system will blow in overnight. Here’s what's making…

    • Penns Landing master plan rendering

Engineering work soon to begin for 8-acre park atop I-95, Columbus Boulevard

The search is on for engineers and designers to figure out how to redevelop Penn's Landing and connect it to the city – largely with an eight-acre park that would fully…

    • Matt Golas at SS United States

Q&A about the impact of public interest news with Matt Golas, Managing Editor, PlanPhilly

As part of our ongoing series examining how to measure and evaluate impact in public interest news, CPIJ met with Matt Golas, Managing Editor of PlanPhilly, to discuss his…

    • thegame
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia2035: Game On

Who says city planning can't be fun and games? On Monday the Planning Commisison launched Philadelphia2035: The Game, introducing a new way to participate in the city’s district planning process. …

    • OnAndOn
Eyes on the Street

Jan 29: NIMBYs off South | inside St. Bonaventure | Kenzo redevelopment goes plush | Forum demo coming | Beth Miller Q&A | talk voter problems

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this Tuesday morning: In this reminder that NIMBYs like transactional zoning as much as developers, Naked Philly brings us details of a NIMBY feud…

    • thecorner
Eyes on the Street

Jan 28-Feb 1: Andrew Altman, Enrique Norten, William Hite

This week we've got three talks as our picks: Talk: Andrew Altman: From Germantown to London: The Journey of a Planner to Transform Cities Monday, January 28, 6-7:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall,…

    • Noam Chomsky Mural, 19th Street & Fairmount Ave
Eyes on the Street

New construction covers Chomsky mural, fills long-vacant lot

At 19th and Fairmount Ave new construction is underway to bring retail and residential space to a long-vacant lot. The project will extend the bustle of Fairmount between 20th Street and…

    • route52
Eyes on the Street

Jan 28: Farnham defends Historical Commission | PA transportation-funding plan update | Route 52 route change | ad-wrap veto | love for The Woodlands, the old days in Swampoodle

Good morning and welcome to the working week. Hope you enjoyed Friday’s frosting of snow and had a cozy weekend. Today promises to be a bit messy so be careful out…

    • John Farnham, Laura Spina and John Gallery

The Executive Director of the Historical Commission defends the city’s record on protecting historic buildings and explains the challenges of the city agency.

PlanPhilly sat down on Jan. 23 with Jonathan Farnham, executive director of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, to discuss challenges facing the Commission and to discuss recent concerns and comments from the…

    • city
Eyes on the Street

Do wishes come true? 2012 review

This year I’ve got a wish list of ten ideas for the city. But, do wishes come true? It is heartening to look back and see that progress has been made…

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