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Proposals would dismantle enforcement agency, centralize planning and development

City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill on Thursday that would make sweeping changes to the structure of the municipal government by creating a new cabinet-level Office of Planning and…

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Site of fatal building collapse will become public memorial park

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Thursday that a property at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Center City will become a memorial park to honor the six people killed…

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How Council plans to create 1,500 new affordable housing units

Council President Darrell Clarke held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce a new plan to construct and rehabilitate 1,500 new affordable housing units in gentrifying areas across the city over…

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Committee approves zoning changes for new Dranoff hotel on Broad

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Wednesday that would amend portions of  the zoning code to allow developer Carl Dranoff’s SLS International Hotel proposal on South Broad Street to…

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Some on Council look to manage methadone clinics, not ban them

Next week, a City Council committee will consider a bill sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla which would change the zoning code to prohibit new medical and dental offices from being built…

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Making way for Comcast, Council to tweak zoning regulations

During its first meeting of 2014, City Council began making preparations for the tallest building in Philadelphia, the proposed 59-story, 1,121-foot Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, unveiled last week. Councilman Bill…

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On City Council, who will replace Bill Green?

Governor Tom Corbett announced Friday morning that he would appoint At-Large Councilman Bill Green to the top seat at the School Reform Commission, a move that will require Green to leave…

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Philadelphia gets a Land Bank, W Hotel gets $33 million subsidy

Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved the formation of a land bank on Thursday, inching toward the goal of finding productive, community-building, and tax-paying uses for the city’s 40,000 vacant properties. After…

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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…

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Zoning restrictions on medical offices are spreading

Sixteen members of City Council voted on Thursday to override a mayoral veto of a bill that will restrict the development of new medical offices in Northeast Philadelphia’s 6th and 10th…

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Council Committee approves advertising on school property

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Tuesday morning that would allow advertisements to be placed on public school property. The bill, which was sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown and…

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TIF districts generate less property tax revenue than expected

When city officials decided to create a $5 million tax-increment financing (TIF) district for Bart Blatstein’s Avenue North project near Temple University, in 2005, they had a few figures in mind.…

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Council Committee approves $33 million subsidy for W Hotel

City Council’s Committee on Finance recommended a bill Thursday that would create a tax-increment financing district (TIF) at 15th and Chestnut streets to support the development of a 700-room hotel. The…

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Council Committee approves Land Bank, with amendments

City Council’s Committee on Public Property and Public Works recommended approval on Monday of a bill that would create a Land Bank, a central agency that could acquire and dispose of…

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Council amends bill promoting sale of property tax liens

A bill that would authorize the city to sell real estate tax liens to private collectors was amended on the floor of City Council Thursday to provide some protections against abusive…

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Council Committee approves sales of property tax liens

City Council’s Committee on Finance recommended a bill Friday afternoon that would authorize the city to sell property tax liens to private collectors. The practice, which is common in some other…

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Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

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City Council has its own plans for selling closed schools

Less than two weeks after the Nutter Administration announced a comprehensive plan for selling and reusing closed school buildings, City Council held a press conference to describe its own plan, which…

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City Council to receive report on new zoning code

This Thursday, August 22nd, marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation of Philadelphia’s first new zoning code in half a century. In compliance with the requirements of the legislation that enacted…

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Council committee begins probe of demolition procedures

A City Council committee appointed to investigate the city’s standards on public safety and demolitions held the first in a planned series of hearings Wednesday, following the fatal botched demolition of…

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