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    • Schuylkill, skyline | August 2016

Updated Greenworks plan for city sustainability targets coming this fall

The city’s sustainability work will take a slightly different approach when the updated Greenworks plan debuts this fall. At an open house Tuesday afternoon, Director of Sustainability Christine Knapp said that…

    • Glass headhouses provide an airy transition from transit to the plaza above

Philadelphia only county in Southeast PA seeing growth in prime working-age population

new analysis by Governing Magazine finds that Philadelphia and New Castle were the only two counties in the Philadelphia region to experience growth in their prime working-age populations between 2010…

    • Ridge Flats, from Kelly Drive and Calumet | May 2016

Philadelphia University rezoning, Ridge Flats development approved by Planning Commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) unanimously approved a zoning change supporting Philadelphia University’s master plan for expansion at its meeting on Tuesday. The Civic Design Review committee narrowly approved the…

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Planning Commission updated on Upper North District Plan, accepts Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) Matt Wysong, a district planner for the Upper Northwest and Lower Northwest, gave an update on the Upper North District planning…

    • Window washers in York, PA | Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY

Keystone Crossroads: Wolf directs state planning board to consider policies to help older cities

At the Keystone Crossroads conference in May, Governor Tom Wolf called out a long list of state policies he believes put Pennsylvania's older cities at a disadvantage, along with some potential…

    • One Water Street, June 2016

Kenney administration considering enforcement change in response to One Water Street

Last week on WHYY’s Radio Times, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed the recent controversy over One Water Street, where PMC Property Group backed away from including 25 reduced-rate units in their…

    • Mixed-use infill on North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties, January 2016

Abatements, assessments, and unanswered questions from land value shift in 2017 property taxes

Ever since the Office of Property Assessment (OPA) released the new 2017 property assessments, unanswered questions have lingered regarding whose tax liabilities increased and why. The 2017 assessments shifted more value…

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Keystone Crossroads: Fixing federal financing for Main Street buildings

Back in March, we covered a report from the Regional Plan Association entitled "The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance," which makes the case that federal housing finance rules are…

    • Elmwood Park

Lower Southwest District Plan adopted by commission

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt the Lower Southwest District Plan--the 12th of 18 District Plans to be completed as part of the city’s Philadelphia 2035…

    • Brian O'Neill zoning

O'Neill bill would codify councilmanic prerogative in subdivision process

A new bill from 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill could write councilmanic prerogative into the city’s routine planning procedures first time, by shifting power over property subdivisions that the city charter…

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Philly home prices hit a post-Recession high

The value of the average Philadelphia home has reached a new all-time high, says economist Kevin Gillen of Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. The first quarter housing report from Lindy…

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2017 property tax assessments shift more value to land

This month property owners began receiving their 2017 assessments. For some the new assessments were bewildering, particularly because the city has changed its approach to assessing land value. PlanPhilly got a…

    • New mixed-use building on North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties

Keystone Crossroads: The federal rule holding back neighborhood-scale mixed-use buildings

A new paper from the Regional Plan Association“The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance,” sheds some light on the ways federal financing rules discriminate against mixed-use infill development at a…

    • Pervious surface at Paseo Verde

The economic benefits of Green City, Clean Waters

Philadelphia Water’s big investments in green stormwater infrastructure during the Nutter years have earned major plaudits from sustainability advocates, and captured the attention of national and international civic leaders…

    • Andrew Stober

Q&A: Council candidate Andrew Stober on bike share politics, Councilmanic prerogative, and the vacant land problem nobody's talking about

Back in June we reported that Andrew Stober, former chief of staff at the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, would be making an independent run for an At-Large City Council…

    • Fairhill Colors

Single-use residential properties make up 79% of Philly properties, and other things we learned from the new OPA data

The Office of Innovation and Technology has been upping the city's data visualization game for a while now, and the latest release of Office of Property Assessment data is everything a…

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Six ways to get more out of PlanPhilly, off of PlanPhilly

Philadelphia's planning and built environment community is an incredible resource for us as journalists, providing us with the news and ideas that keep this place ticking, and we want to make access…

    • Helen Gym

Q&A: Helen Gym on Vision Zero, Council politics, and how the school funding debate ties into planning

Continuing our Agenda 2015 series, PlanPhilly will be publishing Q&A's with potential City Council newcomers talking about their views on a range of city planning and built environment topics. For the…

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