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State Senator drafting anti-SLAPP legislation after civic group's demise

State Senator Larry Farnese says he'll introduce legislation in Harrisburg making it easier for groups subject to intimidating SLAPP lawsuits to have the cases dismissed or recover legal costs after the…

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Old City Civic Association, 1973-2013

Old City Civic Association, one of the longest-running formal neighborhood groups in Philadelphia, succumbed to the elements earlier this week. At a meeting on Monday, May 6th, the organization’s board…

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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…

    • Planning Commission supports zoning relief for 205 Race proposal

Planning Commission supports zoning relief for 205 Race proposal

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission lent its support Tuesday afternoon to the developer of a proposed 16-story apartment building at 2nd and Race streets, despite opposition from some community groups. The…

    • Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer revives proposal for 16-story apartment building at 205 Race Street

Developer Jeffrey Brown is hoping to transform the vacant lot he owns at 205 Race Street into a 16-story, 128-unit apartment building with commercial uses on the ground floor, he and…

    • Civic groups hope for changes to sign-control bill before City Council

Civic groups hope for changes to sign-control bill before City Council

In preparing its final report to City Council last fall, the now-disbanded Zoning Code Commission decided to punt an especially intricate and bungled section of the current code—sign regulations—to a later…

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