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    • On Thursday Night Market returns to Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy with more than 50 vendors.

Councilman aims to make business easier for food trucks

Councilman Mark Squilla is making a push to formalize—and liberalize—the city’s regulations on food trucks, an industry which has been growing in Philadelphia and around the country in recent years. Two…

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3-D billboard proposal presented to Planning Commission

The outdoor advertising company that wants to build three-dimensional digital billboards in a few corners of Center City presented its proposal to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. Because the bill…

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Bill could permit three-dimensional digital advertisements on Center City sidewalks

A bill introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla on Thursday would allow companies to construct digital, three-dimensional advertising structures in certain areas of Center City. The proposal was first reported by the…

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Mayfair and Washington Square West flirt with improvement districts

The last two attempts to create Neighborhood Improvement Districts in Philadelphia have crashed and burned, so two groups exploring the possibility of creating new improvement districts are moving slowly. “We don’t…

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A car dealership at Delaware and Fairmount?

Councilman Mark Squilla must have set some sort of record when he introduced fifteen (15) bills during City Council’s penultimate meeting of the year Thursday morning. Most of them were single-block…

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Committee recommends bill shrinking North Delaware overlay

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Tuesday that would reduce the size of the North Delaware Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Area Overlay, which was adopted more than a decade ago…

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Bill would remove some zoning controls in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill last week that would reduce the size of a special zoning overlay for North Delaware Avenue, which currently covers most of Northern Liberties…

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The cost of doing civics: Old City Civic Association disbands its zoning operation

The Philadelphia World Trade Center, a five-and-a-half acre complex of international commerce at Columbus Blvd. and Callowhill St., has had more impact on the development of the Central Delaware than any…

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Planning Commission approves Old City 'bridge approach' zoning overlay

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Thursday to approve Councilman Mark Squilla’s bill that would add a small subset to the Old City zoning overlay, allowing for larger and denser projects…

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Many in Old City support 205 Race development, by any means

It may shock PlanPhilly readers, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t come right out and say it: for many people, the zoning process is secondary, at best, to the developments…

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Old City rezoning bill drafted to avoid ZBA opposition from adjacent billboard owner

Facing opposition from Old City Civic Association and Keystone Outdoor Advertising, which owns a towering, tri-face billboard across the street from the site of the proposed 205 Race Street project, the…

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Old City objects to use of councilmanic privilege for 205 Race St. project

When you want to construct a building that’s bigger and denser than the property’s zoning allows, the old-fashioned way to do that is to apply for variances, meet with the local…

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Council bills would amend zoning for proposed 205 Race project, allow for larger curb cuts

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill in City Council Thursday morning that would amend the Center City zoning overlay to allow larger construction projects in the area surrounding the…

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