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    • Wilson Goode Jr.

After 16 years on City Council, Wilson Goode looks forward to moving on

“Tuesday was Election Day,” announced Wilson Goode, Jr., from his seat in Council Chambers just a few days after the primary election in May. “I lost the race for the first…

    • The SS United States: Until the first blows fall

November 25: S.S. United States | Driving costs | Helmet safety | Construction industry labor shortage

A short reprieve has been granted for the S.S. United States, which is docked on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. The ship’s cycle of crisis and salvation gets shorter…

    • 601 Christian, Nov. 2015, looking northwest on Christian Street | Atkin Olshin Schade

5-story apartment building and restaurant proposed for vacant triangle property at 6th and Christian

Developers are hoping to build a 5-story apartment building with a ground-floor restaurant on a vacant, triangular property at the intersection of East Passyunk Avenue, 6th and Christian streets in Bella…

    • SEPTA Route 23 and old trolley tracks.

November 24: Longest bus route splits Sunday | Zoning and Inequality | Old City Marriott | 40th St. Trolley

Bus route 23, which runs from the bottom of South Philly to the crest of Chestnut Hill, will be split as of this Sunday, Philadelphia Magazine reports. The route is…

    • Single family houses with ground floor garages on 200 block of Arch

Council to vote on major zoning code amendments

Earlier this week, City Council’s Committee on Rules and the City Planning Commission both gave their approval to a 30-page bill making a host of changes to the zoning code. The…

    • Norman Blumberg Apartments | Nathaniel Hamilton for NewsWorks

Housing Authority discusses Sharswood renewal project at Planning Commission

The Philadelphia Housing Authority plans to replace every unit of housing that will be lost in the demolition of the Blumberg project towers in North Philadelphia, a representative told the Planning…

    • Green roof

Council approves density bonuses for green roofs, pumps brakes on student-housing ban

City Council’s Committee on Rules voted on Monday to approve a bill that would allow developers to build extra apartment units in certain zoning districts if they install qualifying green roofs…

    • Independence Hall

Officials toast World Heritage City designation

City officials, business leaders, and local and foreign dignitaries gathered at the Independence Visitor Center Wednesday night to celebrate Philadelphia’s designation as a World Heritage City. Such designations are made by…

    • Demolition of the Boyd Theater, TargetExpress, 1900 block of Chestnut

Out with the old, in with the old: Will Mayor Kenney take a new approach to preservation?

Between now and the end of 2015 PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what we might expect from the Kenney…

    • Manayunk | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

Housing trust funds bolstered at local, state levels

City Council’s committee on appropriations voted on Tuesday to approve a $2 million increase to the local Housing Trust Fund. As PlanPhilly reported earlier this year, the additional money is…

    • Love Each Other. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group

Advocates still want clear targets in Land Bank plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank should set clear, specific goals for how many properties it will transfer for urban gardens, side yards, affordable housing, market-rate development, and other uses in its next…

    • Rendering of Welcome Center seating terrace | Kieran Timberlake

Art Commission wants drinking fountains in LOVE Park

Philadelphia’s Art Commission voted to approve the plans for the redesigned LOVE Park on Tuesday while adding a requirement that two drinking fountains be installed at the park. A brief pause…

    • Public Safety Services Campus | Ballinger

City commissioning new public art at 46th and Market

The long-anticipated conversion of the huge the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building will also recast the relationship of the 13-acre site to the neighborhood. Designers showed plans for the historic building…

    • Festival Pier

550 apartments, acres of public space planned for Festival Pier site

At its quarterly board meeting Friday morning, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation officially selected Jefferson Apartment Group and Haverford Properties to develop an empty waterfront site at the end of Spring…

    • municipal waffle | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Proposal to coordinate planning and development on Tuesday's ballot

Next week, Philadelphia voters will be asked to elect a new mayor, new state Supreme Court judges, and at least a few new members of City Council. Turnout is expected to…

    • Gretz Brewery complex after the corner building's demolition | November 6, 2013

Judge questions city's 'Doors and Windows' ordinance

Philadelphia has recently received a round of plaudits in the national press for its efforts to force landowners to keep vacant properties in decent shape. Among those efforts is the “Doors…

    • An access trail leads from Orthodox Street to the Delaware River through the former Coke Company site. | Bradley Maule

Recommendations made for key North Delaware brownfields sites

The former Philadelphia Coke Co. site in Bridesburg should be redeveloped as a mix of industrial, commercial, residential, and open-space uses, a new report concludes. The site, a 67-acre parcel that’s…

    • callowhill2

Commission approves new zoning maps for Chinatown North, west Market Street, Roxborough

The area surrounding the Reading Viaduct, which is slowly being converted into an elevated park, is preparing for an influx of development interest. On Tuesday, the Planning Commission recommended approval of…

    • Rendering of Midwood proposal for 9th and Washington

Planning Commission approves rezoning for Italian Market apartment project

The Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to recommend a bill that would allow a 70-unit apartment complex to rise at 9th Street and Washington Avenue in the Italian Market. The project,…

    • First African Baptist

First African Baptist church fined, City to brace dangerous wall

Municipal Court Judge David Shuter has fined First African Baptist Church $10,000 for failing to comply with a previous court order to brace an “imminently dangerous” parapet wall on the east…

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