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    • PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

Earlier this week, PennDOT representatives reported back to folks who live along the I-95 corridor, near the area between Shackamaxon and Palmer streets, with some mock-ups of what their ideas for…

    • 3rd and Delancey cheek wall

Historic review of ADA sidewalk ramp project has begun

It is not possible to bring sidewalks up to ADA accessibility standards without using any of the short, foundation-hugging structures called cheek walls that critics worry could detract from the historic…

    • New Photos: Race Street Pier opens Thursday

New Photos: Race Street Pier opens Thursday

Race Street Pier officially opens to the public today, but some folks got a good look at the just-finished park at last night's pre-opening gala, which raised about $75,000 for performing…

    • Project manager Mark Rhoades talks to participants about underpasses

Public wants well-lit underpasses and under-highway recreation and dog parks

I-95 underpasses should be flooded with light . Fancier lighting, defining the passageway that connects a neighborhood with the waterfront, would be even better. Walls should be camouflaged with plants, where…

    • The L&I order. Photo courtesy of Matt Karp

A stop work order has been posted at the Cash for Gold jewelry story across from SugarHouse

A new display has been added to the window of the jewelry store with the neon “cash for gold” signs across from SugarHouse Casino: A candy-striped stop work order from L&I.…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor talks planning with city leaders at the Mayor's Institute on City Design

Thursday and today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and about 50 other mayors, as well as design professionals, are in Chicago for the National Mayor's Summit on City Design, sponsored by…

PennDOT hosts two-day design workshop on I-95 reconstruction from Frankford to Allegheny

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and representatives from neighborhoods and organizations along the I-95 corridor are holding a public, two-night design workshop  to finalize design ideas for the rebuilding of the…

    • Church wall

ADA sidewalk ramp project raises historic preservation concerns in Society Hill

A city transportation official says work has been stopped on portions of a sidewalk improvement project that critics say threatens the historic fabric of Society Hill.The work in question relates…

More options - sustainable ones - for city sidewalks

If you need a new or replacement sidewalk in front of your home or business, you no longer have to use concrete. City Council Thursday passed an ordinance that allows the…

Citizens Planning Institute accepting applications for spring session

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is now accepting applications for the new and expanded Spring 2011 series of classes for aspiring “citizen planners”. The spring series builds…

    • New proposed development at 19th and Arch

Here we go again: Residential, restaurant, office space proposed for Arch

Talk about moving on. A couple years ago, the Planning Commission was being wooed by developers who wanted to plop a monolith called the American Commerce Center, a mixed-use tower which…

    • Beth Miller

Community Design Collaborative director named to city planning commission

Community Design Collaborative Executive Director Elizabeth Kay Miller has been named to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. “I am very pleased to appoint someone with the qualifications, the imagination and the…

    • A display of arrowheads and an amulet found in I-95 archaeology

Drexel professor imagines enhancing Philadelphia with cell phone tour of history, culture

Drexel University digital media professor Glen Muschio and his students want to create a virtual tour of Philadelphia that would allow anyone walking through a Philadelphia neighborhood with a smart phone…

    • PCPC gives OK to bills for reuse of classic pumping station; demo of historic high school

PCPC gives OK to bills for reuse of classic pumping station; demo of historic high school

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday gave its approval to one development project that would re-use a historic city building, and another that would tear one down.The commission gave its…

    • Aerial of competition site

Student competition topic is also the goal of a new non-profit

The teams competing for this year's Ed Bacon Student Design Competition took on a subject that event organizers say Philadelphia must soon tackle if the city where the nation was born…

    • Bill that would allow condemned I-95 billboards to be rebuilt without zoning oversight is on hold

Bill that would allow condemned I-95 billboards to be rebuilt without zoning oversight is on hold

A bill that would allow the owners of standard billboards - condemned to make way for I-95 - to replace them with flashier, digital models has stalled.And it might not…

    • Image courtesy JKR Partners

Controversial hotel proposal heads to City Council

A proposed Old City hotel with up to 35,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and live entertainment and a 1,200 square foot digital sign came one step closer to reality Monday…

Annual Ed Bacon design competition and soiree set for Dec. 7

This year's Bacon Awards - the annual soiree which honors the winning team in a student design competition and a professional for his or her career-long contributions, will be held Tuesday,…

    • Central Delaware Advocacy Group

CDAG will weigh in on waterfront development compatibility with the Civic Vision, Master Plan

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group wants to weigh in on whether proposed developments do – or do not – fit in with the city's vision for the future of the waterfront.…

    • PennDOT committee continues I-95 design talks

PennDOT committee continues I-95 design talks

I-95 overpasses should be well-lit with white lights. The bridges themselves should be painted blue or green, as should the bike lanes.This was some of the input given to PennDOT…

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