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    • 22nd & South | Steve Ives on Flickr

Council adopts zoning changes allowing more density in Center City

City Council voted on Thursday to approve a bill that allows slightly taller and denser buildings at key corner properties in Center City. The bill has been in the works for…

    • A pedestrian walks by a gated lot located along Washington Ave. in Southwest Center City. | Photo: Neal Santos

Planners endorse temporary zoning overlay for Washington Ave.

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to recommend a new zoning overlay for Washington Avenue west of Broad Street. The measure is intended as a temporary bulwark to keep…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

Darrell Clarke wants to restructure the government. Does anybody else?

It wasn’t hostility that filled the Council Chambers last month, when the committee on law and government held a hearing to consider a proposal to restructure the local government and create…

    • Lower North | Philadelphia2035

Planning Commission approves down-zoning in North Philadelphia

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of three bills on Tuesday that would implement portions of the Lower North District Plan, one of 18 neighborhood plans being undertaken as part…

    • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, whose parking bill was delayed in the Rules Committee

Blackwell on proposal at 43rd and Baltimore: "Go to the zoning board"

In her Inquirer column last week, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron took 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell to task for supposedly holding up a proposed development at 43rd Street and Baltimore…

    • The current condition of the Festival Pier site

Northern Liberties to be remapped

Last week, City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill that would update the zoning maps for the area bounded roughly by Spring Garden Street, Girard Avenue, Front Street, and Third Street,…

    • Skateboarders gathered near the Love statue on The Top part of the park

Planning Commission says no to medical office bans, yes to LOVE Park garage transfer

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose a bill that would amend the zoning code to prohibit all new medical and dental offices in the first Councilmanic…

    • Fall 2013 CPI Graduates

Community leaders discuss the power of planning at Philadelphia2035 update

A few weeks ago, feeling ruminative and tasked with summing up a year’s worth of zoning and development news, I took to these pages and described a specter haunting Philadelphia: reform…

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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…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly

Nutter administration announces reuse plan for closed schools

The Nutter Administration announced in a press release Thursday morning that, in cooperation with the School District and the School Reform Commission, it has developed a plan to sell and reuse…

    • North Philly Skyline

City needs remapping before impacts of new code are felt, builders say

There’s a lot in Philadelphia’s reformed zoning code, now nearly a year old, that developers, architects and other code users seem to like. It’s shorter, for one. Easier to understand. Better…

    • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, whose parking bill was delayed in the Rules Committee

City Council committee of one holds hearing on Philadelphia2035

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell—who represents the 3rd Councilmanic District, covering parts of West and Southwest Philadelphia—sat alone at a committee table in Council chambers Friday morning for the duration of a hearing…

    • Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday afternoon of City Council Bill No. 120654, which would adopt the Water Department’s hydrology map and enact a 50-foot buffer to new…

Planning Commission approves redevelopment proposal including 17 acquisitions for Mantua

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal for the “eventual development” of a food market in the Mantua Urban Renewal Area in West Philadelphia at its monthly meeting…

    • New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

If you’re looking to build a small deck on the roof of your house, you should wait until tomorrow, when you can legally do so, under certain guidelines, without clearing your…

    • Jeff Rush in May 2011, the day before the ribbon-cutting at the Race Street Pier. Photo credit: Rene Goodwin

Jeff Rush, zoning and planning advocate and Queen Village champion, dies

Waterfront planners, casino protestors, and especially Queen Villagers lost one of their most consistent advocates last Tuesday when Jeff Rush, a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments and former president…

    • Neighbors preview highlights of Lower Northeast plan

Neighbors preview highlights of Lower Northeast plan

Residents of Lower Northeast Philadelphia got a preview of the district plan they helped city planners create for their district Tuesday evening during an open-house presentation at Globe Dye Works in…

Planning Commission holds hearing on new regulations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to gather testimony on its proposed new regulations for implementing the zoning code. The hearing was requested by several members…

    • Planning Commission approves Plan of Development for Marina View apartments

Planning Commission approves Plan of Development for Marina View apartments

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission met for more than four hours Tuesday afternoon to review plans for new waterfront developments, weigh in on rezoning bills, and recommend conveyance of various properties…

Planning Commission hears schools' capital program for 2013

The Philadelphia School District’s Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 2013 carries a total budget of $187.6 million, most of which will be dedicated to improvements on existing school facilities. Danielle…

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