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    • PCPC South District planning area

South Philadelphia District Planning starts this week

The South District Plan is a 10-month process to focus attention on South Philadelphia as part of the wider Philadelphia Comprehensive Plan. It includes publid input, discussions with city agencies, presentation to elected…

    • Proposed Land Bank strategic plan

Philadelphia land bank board approves proposed strategic plan

Plan to be submitted to City Council for consideration The Philadelphia Land Bank Board today approved the Land Bank’s Proposed Strategic Plan. The Plan is a blueprint for returning vacant and…

    • Lower Northwest district plan

The draft Lower Northwest District Plan public review period has started

The DRAFT Lower Northwest District Plan is now available for public review.  It can be accessed hereIt is a large file, so please have patience.   The Planning Commission…

    • Uncle Sam wants you to vote

End of business today is voter registration deadline

PennFuture reminds us that participating in the political process is important to our state, the issues we care about, and our future. Just a reminder: Monday, October 6, is the last…

    • Frank DiCicco and Steve Weixler

CDAG to honor Frank DiCicco and Steve Weixler

An important message from CDAG! "Please join us for the inaugural Central Delaware Advocacy Group Award Ceremony at the Independence Seaport Museum on October 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. "We invite…

    • DVRPC roads, rails and region

DVRPC okays trail, bike plans for Montco

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.…

    • Upper Merion, King of Prussia mixed use district

Zoning changes allow for mixed-use development in King of Prussia business park

New zone protects existing property owners while promoting high-quality redevelopment for underperforming assets With a 5-0 vote, the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance to permit mixed-use development…

    • CDAG Volunteer Delaware River Waterfront Cleanup

CDAG volunteer Delaware River waterfront cleanup

Saturday, September 27 , 2014: 10 am to 2 pm: Pier 70 to Pier 53 Meet at the back of WalMart accessed via Pier 70 Boulevard off Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Parking at…

    • Citizens Planning Institute

Citizens Planning Institute is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 course series NOW until September 25.

Now in its fourth year, the Philadelphia CPI is the education and outreach arm of the City Planning Commission. Its mission is to empower citizens to take a more active role…

    • Warner Brothers presentation

Historical Commission approves Warner Bros. building redo; 205 Race St. construction and 801 Market signage

At its August meeting, the Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval for the construction of an addition on the former Warner Brothers Film Distribution Center building  at 228-38 N. 13th Street as…

    • Manayunk and Green Lane from Harry Olson trail

Contract awarded, construction on Manayunk Bridge Trail to start summer 2014

Lower Merion Township news release CONTACT: Thomas J. Walsh, Public Information Officer, (610) 645-6199 twalsh@lowermerion.org The much-anticipated contract to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail over the Manayunk Bridge was awarded this…

    • Lifelines

HUD names PennDesign/OLIN’S “Hunts Point | Lifelines” winner in Rebuild by Design competition

WASHINGTON, DC--The Hunts Point | Lifelines proposal has been selected as one of six competition winners for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild By Design Competition. The…

    • New Waterfront Corporation Design Review Committee will evaluate development proposals for the Central Delaware

Tune in to Radio Times to hear about Center City's redevelopment boom

Hour 1 ­   Guests: Alan Greenberger, Kevin Gillen and Jared Brey   Center City Philadelphia is seeing a redevelopment boom.  But instead of fancy condos, investors are churning out rental…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
    • The new skatepark is tucked under the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge

Grays Ferry Crescent Skate Park grows roots with help from FedEx, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Friday, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) will lead a volunteer day featuring FedEx team members working to complete landscaping around the Grays Ferry Crescent Skate Park in preparation for the…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly

FORUMS POSTPONED: What is the future for Philly’s closed school buildings? An invitation to have input in the process

SCHOOL FORUMS FOR MAY 6 and MAY 12 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED   The Philadelphia School District will continue to repurpose closed buildings for new uses to prevent vacant, outdated buildings from…

    • Race Street Pier Credit: Matt Stanley

DRWC announces summer season on the Central Delaware Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) announced the full 2014 season of events along the Central Delaware Waterfront. The summer season includes dozens of FREE events ranging from a weekly movie…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park map

Spruce Street Harbor Park debuts this summer on the Delaware

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has announced the creation of the Spruce Street Harbor Park at the Penn’s Landing Marina.   This two-month summer program throughout July and August will bring…

    • Reinventing Older Communities

Federal Reserve 2014 Reinventing Older Communities Conference

From start to finish, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities conference, Bridging Growth & Opportunity, will be held Monday, May 12,…

    • Parks Alliance photo collage

Take the Parks Alliance program survey

The Parks Alliance is excited to announce that, with support from the William Penn Foundation, we are researching park and public open space programming in Philadelphia and programming best practices from…

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