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    • One Riverside

One Riverside zoning hearing rescheduled

The fight over One Riverside Tower, Carl Dranoff’s proposed 21-story apartment complex at 25th and Locust, won’t be resolved for at least a month, after the zoning board scheduled a special…

    • Planning Commission approves plan for Canal Street entertainment complex, with conditions

Planning Commission approves plan for Canal Street entertainment complex, with conditions

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to approve—with a handful of key conditions—the Plan of Development for “Canal Street North,” the proposed complex at Delaware and Frankford avenues which…

    • Proposed stream buffer exemptions would apply to 40-45 percent of riverfront parcels

Proposed stream buffer exemptions would apply to 40-45 percent of riverfront parcels

UPDATED: An analysis completed by the Philadelphia Water Department shows that around 29 percent of all waterfront properties in Philadelphia have buildings located within the proposed 50-foot stream buffer. Furthermore, between…

    • Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

On Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules heard from architects and developers, designers and environmentalists. It heard from economists and city planners, from bicycle advocates, engineers, and district councilmembers. It considered…

    • Julie Slavet admires the day's work

Watershed partnership plants riparian buffer at Abington Junior High

“It starts, like, over there,” said Julie Slavet, pointing toward a soccer field on the campus of Abington Junior High School, six or so miles north of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County.…

    • 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…

    • Frankford Creek empties into the Delaware River

Council consensus on 50-foot stream buffer in jeopardy

A few weeks ago, a bill was introduced into City Council which would amend various technical errors in the new zoning code and approve the Water Department’s hydrology map. The…

    • Council to introduce waterfront setback ordinance at first meeting

Council to introduce waterfront setback ordinance at first meeting

On Thursday morning, when City Council reconvenes for its fall session, the Administration is expected to introduce an ordinance in cooperation with the Planning Commission which will bring to bear a…

    • No citywide stream buffer in place, Council to consider Water Dept. hydrology map

No citywide stream buffer in place, Council to consider Water Dept. hydrology map

Philadelphia’s new zoning code went live late last month, but a key environmental provision—providing a 50-foot buffer to development for the city’s rivers and streams—won’t take effect until City Council approves,…

    • 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…

    • David Ertz of Cope Linder Architects and Ron Patterson of law firm Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg present plans to CDAG

Developer presents updated plans for Piers 34 and 35 to CDAG

Representatives of Ensemble Real Estate, the developer proposing to build several new residential projects on the Central Delaware, presented updated plans for an apartment building on Piers 34 and 35 to…

    • Planning Commission introduces draft of Central Delaware zoning overlay

Planning Commission introduces draft of Central Delaware zoning overlay

In a meeting of the City Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon, the Commission’s Deputy Director, Eva Gladstein, laid out the foundations for what will become the Central Delaware Riverfront Zoning Overlay. The…

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