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    • Compromise in Council sets 50-foot stream buffer citywide

Compromise in Council sets 50-foot stream buffer citywide

In a Rules Committee hearing on Wednesday morning, 6th-District Councilman Bobby Henon put forward an amendment to Bill No. 120654 reflecting a compromise worked out between his office and a coalition…

    • 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…

    • Finnegan's Wake

City Council returns with a veto override, a code overhaul, and a push for 'tax fairness'

In its first meeting of the fall legislative session, City Council unanimously voted to override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of a bill introduced by First-District Councilman Mark Squilla allowing Finnigan’s Wake,…

    • 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…

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