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    • Amoroso's bakery in Southwest Philadelphia, 2015

After Nabisco and Amoroso's leave, Councilman wants tax break for food manufacturers

Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill on Thursday that would give new bakeries and other food manufacturing facilities a ten-year break on their Use & Occupancy taxes as an incentive to…

    • K&T Trail segment in Lardner's Point Park, Tacony

Council authorizes acquisitions for Delaware River trails

At its last session of the year on Thursday, City Council adopted two bills authorizing the city to acquire property for recreational trails along the Delaware River waterfront. One bill would…

    • Vacant lots that are maintained by PHS feature an open wood fence with openings narrow enough to prevent unwanted dumping.

Philly Land Bank gets its first deposit

UPDATE, Dec. 9, 2015 The Philadelphia Land Bank is now officially a landholding agency. On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation had transferred 150 properties into…

    • 7777 State Road site context

UPDATED: Councilman delays vote on land purchase for prison replacement

UPDATED, Thurs., May 21:  On Thursday, Councilman Bobby Henon refrained from calling a vote on a bill he introduced that would authorize the city to negotiate for the purchase of a…

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Committee authorizes city to buy waterfront land for prison development, sell vacant lot on Kensington Ave.

Note: This article previously stated that the company that owns 7777-R State Road, the proposed site of a future prison facility to replace the House of Corrections in Northeast Philadelphia, purchased…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair pushes ahead with Business Improvement District

Business and civic leaders in Mayfair are doubling down on efforts to transform a two-mile stretch of Frankford Avenue into the commercial core of Northeast Philadelphia. A bill introduced in City…

    • City Councilman Bobby Henon, sponsor of the RCO bill

Councilman Henon asks Northeast residents to prioritize his next term

On Tuesday night, Councilman Bobby Henon held a meeting at the Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club to ask residents how recreation centers, parks, and other public spaces in his Northeast Philly…

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Council on the cusp of overhauling billboard regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon resurrected a years-old bill that would overhaul the zoning regulations for billboards on Thursday. The bill was amended substantially on Thursday, but because it already went through a…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair overlay would ban beauty parlors, laundromats, fortune tellers and more

Sixth-District Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill Thursday morning that would establish a new commercial zoning overlay in Mayfair prohibiting a range of businesses from setting up shop on the neighborhood’s…

    • Industrial sunset, South Philly. Photos by Philadelphia Photos

Councilman calls for hearing on preservation of industrial land

Councilman Bobby Henon will introduce a resolution Thursday morning calling for City Council to hold hearings on industrial land preservation in Philadelphia. “A public hearing on these issues will enable the…

    • Councilman Henon points to Fish & Boat parcel

With Dietz & Watson transaction, city looks to kickstart reindustrialization

Early last September, an 11-alarm fire destroyed a 300,000-square-foot meat-packing plant in Delanco, New Jersey, owned by Dietz & Watson, a 75-year-old company headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia. Firefighters fought the blaze…

    • Frankford Arsenal site

City courting industrial tenant for Frankford Arsenal site in Bridesburg

Councilman Bobby Henon, the Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation are in talks with a potential industrial user for the site of the former Frankford Arsenal on the North…

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No billboard overhaul this spring

City Council voted on Thursday to suspend a bill that would have created a new set of regulations for outdoor advertising in Philadelphia. The bill was introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon…

    • Divided Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Norris Square

Councilman Henon to float new changes to zoning rules for RCOs

When City Council adopted a new zoning code two years ago, after more than four years of work, the new system of Registered Community Organizations—which formalized the practice of meetings between…

    • City Council adopted a new zoning code in Dec., 2011

Debate over Registered Community Organizations in full bloom

City Council’s Committee on Rules heard half a day of testimony Tuesday on a bill that would amend some regulations related to Registered Community Organizations, neighborhood groups with a formal role…

    • Matt Ruben and Joe Schiavo of CDAG

Battle looming over Registered Community Organizations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval on Tuesday of a bill that its staff helped Councilman Bobby Henon draft and that would largely revert the zoning code’s rules governing Registered…

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New rules for RCOs and another stab at billboard regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon introduced two bills Thursday that would address major unfinished business of the city’s year-old zoning code. The first would largely restore the zoning code’s original Registered Community Organization…

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Billboard rules to be rewritten … again

The zoning law for outdoor advertising signs that was written over the past year will be scrapped and rewritten again, according Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office has taken the lead on…

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Henon solicits community input on rezoning of “Cokie” site in Bridesburg

Were you to drive north on Interstate 95 from the Navy Yard into Bucks County, pretty much every residential neighborhood you’d see would be on your left, except for Bridesburg. Bridesburg…

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…

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