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    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department

New water department grant program targeting stormwater management on commercial sites may create new type of Philly business

A rain garden. Photo courtesy PWD. As part of a continuing effort to convince commercial property owners to delay the rain that falls on their property from entering an overwhelmed sewer…

    • Dranoff's SLS International, Broad and Spruce. Rendering courtesy KPF Associates

590-foot hotel/condo tower for Broad and Spruce clears last hurdle

With the recent Civic Design Review Committee (CDR) hearing complete, Carl Dranoff is clear to begin construction of SLS International Hotel and Residences - a 47-story, 590-foot tower with 125 condos…

    • Pier 68

Studio Bryan Hanes to lead Pier 68 fishing focused team

Local landscape architecture and urban design firm Studio Bryan Hanes has been hired to lead the team creating a new fishing focused park at Pier 68, behind the Columbus Boulevard Walmart…

    • Philadelphia's alleys

Plan to change Pearl Street from dark alley to community, cultural connector

The Asian Arts Initiative hopes to transform tiny Pearl Street from a foreboding alley to a lively linkage between the Callowhill and Chinatown neighborhoods. Based on community input and his own…

    • After Sandy

Urban Land Institute report: Plan and build differently for climate change

Communities must change the way they plan and develop in response to our changing climate, says a new report by the The Urban Land Institute. After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term…

    • Trash in the inlet with the tide going out

Delaware Waterfront residents to city: Keep it clean

After seven years of looking at trash, old tires and the very same broken chair along Delaware/Columbus Avenue, Waterfront Square resident Joan Becker had enough. Becker, an artist who frequently walks…

    • Philadelphia trail priorities

New trail master plan ranks proposals by priority

Philadelphia has prioritized the 75 trails proposed within its city limits – a decision that could impact which projects receive state, federal or foundation grant money and city capital dollars. The…

    • This swinging bridge could become part of the trail

Schuylkill Banks eyes train bridge-trail connection, resumes riverboat tours

A silvery metal pier newly jutting into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Forgotten Bottom neighborhood offers open views of the water and the University Ave./34th St. Bridge. Glimpses of the Woodlands…

    • airport 2 13 2

Airport land zoning change OK with PCPC

A bill that would change the zoning of some land around the airport from multiple classifications to airport designation SP-AIR is headed to city council's Rules Committee with the approval of…

    • Eastwick residents protest at city council

U.S. Army Corps and City Water Department say study on Eastwick flooding solutions should be complete in October

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Philadelphia Water Department say a study to determine the solution or solutions for Eastwick's Cobbs Creek-related flooding problems will be finished in October. Among…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Trail gets OK from PCPC

The Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Trail got a nod from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday, which gave its approval to the overall concept of the trail and…

    • What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

The actual construction of an earthen berm to control flooding along Cobbs Creek in Eastwick would likely take only a couple of months. But it will take significantly longer for the…

    • Eastwick residents at the city council hearing on flooding in their community

City says feds need to build earthen berm to provide flooding relief in Eastwick, and 722 apartments won't make it worse

Flooding in Eastwick is a very real problem, but it would not be made worse by a proposed 722-unit apartment complex, the Philadelphia water commissioner and the deputy mayor who oversees…

    • The new GSK building, under construction.

On the brink of reaching a 10,000-jobs milestone, Navy Yard will soon release an updated Master Plan

The Philadelphia Navy Yard will soon be home to as many workers as the shipyard employed before it closed.At the end of this year, GlaxoSmithKline will finish construction on its…

    • A rendering of the proposed apartments

Korman not likely to soon get zoning needed for 722 apartment complex near airport, Heinz Refuge

A proposed zoning bill allowing a large multi-family development on 23 acres near the airport and John Heinz Wildlife Refuge was held in committee Tuesday - to the delight of Eastwick…

    • Heinz Refuge Manager Gary Stoltz standing on the end of Lindbergh Boulevard

Critics of planned Eastwick apartment complex say it would harm the John Heinz refuge and increase flood risk

Eastwick residents, advocates for the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network have coalesced to fight a 722-unit, 35-acre apartment complex proposed for city-owned land adjacent to the…

    • PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

To commemorate the 10th birthday of PennPraxis on Saturday, Executive Director Harris Steinberg and Penn School of Design Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor invited planning and design experts, alums, and Philadelphia residents…

    • The original Scoop The Poop poster

Old City residents launch Scoop the Poop campaign

It's one thing no one likes about the dog-friendly streets of Old City.But when dog waste was the big topic of conversation at a neighborhood dinner party this past summer,…

    • New First District Councilman Mark Squilla

Incoming First District Councilman Mark Squilla says East Market Street is his first priority

Today, Philadelphia's First Council District is represented by someone new: Whitman native Mark Squilla, 49, who takes over the job held by veteran councilman Frank DiCicco, who decided not to seek…

    • Donations specialist Dan Crawford at a pick-up in South Philadelphia

Something old begets something new: Habitat for Humanity store aims to recycle items, raise money for homes

A home store - which aims to build new homes for low-income people through its proceeds – has opened in Kensington.The former Lomax Carpet Warehouse on Jasper Street is now…

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