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    • Backyards, Rand Street. Jamie Moffett photo

Kensington community activist hopes to become a one-man CDC

It sounds so simple: Raise money to buy vacant homes, enlist a small crew of volunteers to fix them up and sell them at reasonable prices to responsible long-term renters.Then,…

    • 205 Race Street

Three development proposals run into controversy at Planning Commission meeting

Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting featured three information-only presentations of proposed developments that all face either community opposition or serious questions from commission members about each project's suitability.205 Race St.Jeff…

Opponents line up against waterfront billboard

A zoning hearing to place three flatwall billboards on a vacant property along Columbus Boulevard was put off so the developer could continue negotiations with SCRUB, the blight advocacy group, and…

    • City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

Though most people's attention at Thursday's City Council meeting was focused on the contentious issues of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and School District funding, Council moved on a raft of…

    • Sam Little of LSNA and Crosstown Coalition

Neighborhood groups want more input in 2035 comprehensive plan

As Planning Commission staffers get ready to present a 25-year vision of the city’s future to the Planning Commissioners for a vote next month, they’re sitting down with neighborhood groups to…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association says Siloam hasn't done enough to save historic church

Callowhill Neighborhood Association says Siloam hasn't done enough to save historic church

It was the Callowhill Neighborhood Association's turn before the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review Monday to try to stop the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption.In a…

    • Illustration courtesy of SCRUB

DiCicco nixes electronic sign for Old City hotel

The Old City Civic Association and an anti-blight advocacy group won a victory in City Council Thursday, when Councilman Frank DiCicco amended a bill designed to allow construction of a hotel…

    • Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

A developer hoping to build a parking garage across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center got an earful last night, as he tried to sell his controversial plan to a…

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