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    • 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…

    • Nutter vetoes controversial wall wrap bill

Nutter vetoes controversial wall wrap bill

Mayor Michael Nutter has vetoed a controversial zoning bill that allowed large wall wrap advertising on buildings between Spring Garden, Willow, 6th and 7th streets.The bill, recently approved by city…

    • David Grasso explains venue at Fishtown meeting

Zoning needed for controversial Fishtown music venue stays in place

The developer of a proposed 3,000-patron music venue has not lost the zoning he needs to build on Richmond Street in Fishtown.It was outgoing First District Councilman Frank DiCicco who…

    • This dumpster sits near Finnegan's Wake on  Bodine Street

City Council considers abandoning part of Bodine Street, making way for bar expansion

City Council is considering whether to turn a block of Bodine Street into private property so Finnegan's Wake, a Northern Liberties bar and catering hall, can expand onto it.The legislation…

    • An example of a building wrap advertisement

Legal, planning continue to work on Market East sign bill

City planners and lawyers are re-tooling proposed legislation that would allow animated and electronic billboards and building wraps along a section of East Market Street, from 7th Street to 13th Street.…

    • Planners like the concept of flashier signs on Market Street East, but say the legislation needs work

Planners like the concept of flashier signs on Market Street East, but say the legislation needs work

The Philadelphia Planning Commission Tuesday voted to oppose a legislative proposal that would allow animated billboards and building wraps on a portion of East Market Street.The area has lagged behind…

    • 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…

    • Developer Robert Ambrosi fields more questions after the meeting

Hot debate over proposed Old City hotel project

To the Arc Properties team planning to develop a hotel at 401 Race Street, a billboard is a structure that can be leased to outside entities and generate revenue.But to…

    • photo credit Jenna Winegar, photo illustration PlanPhilly

How bill on I-95 condemnation corridor came to be

Pending city council legislation that would allow owners of the typical, one-dimensional billboards set to be removed for the I-95 expansion to replace them with flashier, double-sided, electronic signs was not…

    • Developer David Grasso and his Richmond Street plan

Fishtowners say no to Richmond Street music venue

Fishtown residents voted 57 to 38 against endorsing a live music venue proposed for 2055 Richmond Street. Developer David Grasso, president of Grasso holdings, told the crowd gathered at First Presbyterian…

    • Miami building wrap

Market East sign district bill likely on hold until fall

May 25, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe hot debate over whether to allow larger, flashier signage on East Market Street has been put on summer simmer.First District…

    • Civic Vision

Council OKs overlay, historic interiors bills

June 18 Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyCity Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at creating a multi-use riverfront trail, a dense retail/commercial corridor, and connections between neighborhoods and…

    • Strawbridge Building

Council passes Foxwoods CED

June 11 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly City Council unanimously approved zoning legislation that would allow Foxwoods Casino to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building.When the legislation…

    • Foxwoods site

Foxwoods: More time on South Philly option

UPDATED May 22, 2009By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyWith a casino operating license that's about to expire and no guarantee they can move forward at the Strawbridge site, Foxwoods…

    • CDAG meeting

A sense of urgency at CDAG

May 14, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyMembers of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group will next week urge the City Planning Commission to approve a zoning plan for the…

    • Strawbridge Building

Foxwoods CED woes continue

May 13 Previous coverageBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA real estate snag threatens to prevent Foxwoods Casino from getting the zoning it needs to open at the former Strawbridge…

    • Frank DiCicco

Foxwoods CED zoning on hold

May 7, 2009By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe zoning that Foxwoods Casino needs in order to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier site did not make it out…

    • Casino protest

DiCicco gives Foxwoods 8th and Market nod

April 15, 2009 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly First District City Councilman Frank DiCicco introduced legislation Thursday that would allow Foxwoods Casino to operate at the Strawbridge's site and would…

    • Pier 11

What's up with Central Delaware overlay?

Mar. 9By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyNeither the advocates for a long-range plan to reconnect the city to its river nor the owners of riverfront property are pleased with…

DAG to DiCicco: Postpone CED vote; change signage rules

The Design Advocacy Group sent a letter to Councilman Frank DiCicco Wednesday urging him to postpone Thursday's vote on legislation that would allow a casino to operate at The Gallery at…

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