April 16: AAA waterfront building resumes | Fishtown LiveNation venues | Council 2.0

AAA appears to be moving forward with construction of the non-conforming building on the waterfront that is currently tied up in appeals. L&I issued an over-the-counter permit for the building, which does not conform to the Central Delaware Overlay, a day before the overlay went into effect. 

There was a heated meeting last night in Passyunk Square over the lack of parking in the proposal to develop the empty lot near Pat's and Geno's with an 18-unit mixed-use building.

Geoff Thompson makes the case that prioritizing cheap parking over housing in these situations is hurting our school tax base.

The Ajax Metal Company building in Fishtown across from Sugarhouse will become two large LiveNation music venues.

Rep. John Taylor on how he defends SEPTA in Harrisburg: "Some members of my caucus complain about 'those Democrats who control SEPTA,' and I have to remind them that Republicans control SEPTA and always have."

New York City Council is launching Council 2.0 to make the local law-making process more accessible to residents.

The East Passyunk gateway project at Broad and E. Passyunk broke ground yesterday.


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Jon Geeting

Jon Geeting was Engagement Editor at Plan Philly from 2014-2016. He has also covered city and state politics, land use, transportation, and economic policy for Next City, Keystone Politics, This Old City, Philadelphia Magazine, and City Paper. Jon grew up in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Philadelphia in 2013 after an 11-year detour to New York City. Follow him on Twitter @jongeeting.

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