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    • Part of Jewelers' Row to be demolished by Toll Bros., August 2016

August 15: Toll Brothers don't own Jewelers' Row buildings yet | MeterUp expands | Speed cushions for N. 5th

City records show Toll Brothers hasn't purchased any of the five buildings on Jewelers' Row it plans to demolish, despite filing a demolition permit, reports Jacob Adelman.  Malcolm Burnley profiles one-man…

    • This summer SEPTA will renew and repave portions of the Route 10 trolley tracks

June 22: PA House loosens PPA residency requirement | Trolley Tunnel Blitz | Bus map reform

Someone on the Philadelphia Parking Authority board doesn't want to live in Philadelphia anymore, reports Cassie Owens, and they persuaded Rep. Scott Petri in Harrisburg to introduce a bill exempting…

    • Auto showroom

June 20: Councilmembers pushing PPA audit | Eastwick homes sinking | State water usage fee

Councilmembers Helen Gym and David Oh introduced a motion asking Controller Alan Butkovitz to audit the PPA for the first time since 2009 in Council's last session, but a majority of…

    • Broad and Washington snow pile

January 28: PPA and taxi companies colluding to fight Uber | Mount Washington | Free transfers

William Bender at the Daily News obtained emails between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and taxi medallion owners showing substantial collusion between the industry and regulators in fighting the spread of ride-hailing…

    • PPA garage

December 14: State senator floats PPA privatization | Upgrading SEPTA trolleys | Rendell endorses energy hub

PA Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre County) wants to privatize the Philadelphia Parking Authority, reports Christine Baker. There are no specifics yet, but "[i]n an email sent to fellow…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Philly pols make cameos in PPA's new red light camera PSA videos

Wednesday’s Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Board meeting saw local politicians taking star turns for red light cameras and saw a few sparks over shifts in the authority’s position on ride-hailing companies.…

    • Parkade

September 22: Energy Improvement District for Parkside | Placemaking under elevated trains | Neighborhood Civics 101

This Washington Post chart of the most common housing types in different US cities shows Philadelphia absolutely blowing everybody else away in the rowhouse category, naturally. We also come in…

    • Accessible Taxi

Parking Authority hears dueling remarks on wheelchair accessibility rule

Yesterday morning's Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting was a pretty staid affair, with a few updates on issues we've been tracking. Earlier this year, the PPA proposed a rulemaking order (126-11)…

    • Zipcar at Park(ing) Day

As Zipcar passes the 400-car landmark, what's next for car-sharing in Philly?

Over at Citified, Malcolm Burnley has been building the case for turning more of Philadelphia's on-street and off-street parking spaces into dedicated spaces for short-rental vehicles like Zipcar and Enterprise. Burnley's…

    • Oil trains

May 5: Pay-by-phone parking app | Point Breeze pop-up beer garden | East Market proceeding

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to implement a new pay-by-phone app, one feature of which would allow people to rent more parking time remotely at a higher rate. The Nutter…

    • Edward Corner

April 6: Mayor's race dead heat | How to use bike share | The decline of walking to school

A PPP poll commissioned by Forward Philadelphia PAC, who are backing Jim Kenney, says the Mayoral race is a dead heat between Kenney and Anthony Williams. Take partisan polls with…

    • Taxi

Philly taxi medallion values still searching for the bottom

Monday, Tom MacDonald at Newsworks reported that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has radically reduced the minimum bid for new taxi medallions to just $50,000.  For those who need a refresher, at its first…

    • Bok School

March 2: Oil train danger zone | PPA's plan to save traditional cabs | $42M from school sales

An analysis from PublicSource in Pittsburgh says about 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are potentially in the blast zone in the event of a crude oil train derailment. The PPA has "no expectation…

    • City Hall subway concourse

January 30: City Council wants ride-hailing in Philly | City Hall SEPTA upgrades | Schuylkill River beer

City Council passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to include Philadelphia in any bill to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Currently the Philadelphia Parking Authority is the relevant…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

The top five Philly planning politics fights of 2014

2010 WHARTON (AND THE WHOLE SLEW OF OCF REALTY DEVELOPMENTS IN POINT BREEZE) Let’s take the most obvious one first. The 2nd District City Council primary contest between the incumbent Councilman…

    • George Matysik

City Council candidate: Give the PPA back to Philly

At-large City Council candidate George Matysik recently released one of the first issue white papers of the 2015 campaign, introducing some outside-the-box education ideas. Matysik, 33, is currently the government relations…

    • Italian Market

December 4: SEPTA 24/7 and equity | $2B state deficit | Open streets days

Tom Wolf is inheriting a huge budget mess from ousted Governor Tom Corbett next year, and will need to plug a nearly $2 billion structural deficit. In a big win for…

    • Richmond Generating Station

November 26: Happy Thanksgiving | Taxi medallion values drop | Open data legacy endangered

A Happy Thanksgiving and safe holiday travels to all the PlanPhilly readers! We'll be back in action on Monday. Since Uber X entered the local ride-for-hire market, taxi medallions (the rationed…

    • Philadelphia Taxi

PPA Deputy Director: Philly's taxi medallion system doesn't do what supporters say it does

One issue I wanted to understand better going into last Wednesday's meeting between Philadelphia Parking Authority regulators and bloggers covering the Uber X saga was whether Philadelphia's taxi medallion system is…

    • Delaware Power Station

October 31: Delaware Power Station's future | Road diets and safety | Philly ride-share carve-out | Street map wood cuts

The race for the PA Supreme Court vacancy is all set to heat up after Election Day on Tuesday, in the wake of Seamus McCaffrey's resignation. Nine judges are vying for…

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