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    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

    • lower north ridge ave focus

Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

    • Business partners Mike Ahmad and Walid Mustafa

Fresh food and "connectivity" coming soon to Front and Norris

A small grocery store and cafe with free wi-fi, take-out or eat-in American and Middle Eastern dishes and free community space is set to soon open at the corner of Front…

    • Blue Horizon, 2012

Blue Horizon's transformation into a hotel with spa, jazz club and restaurant gets planners' approval

Mosaic Development Partners came a step closer to turning a legendary North Broad Street boxing venue into a boutique hotel with restaurants and a jazz club. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission…

    • APM overhead / Neal Santos

Planning Commission accepts "quality of life" plan for Eastern North Philadelphia

The Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha – otherwise known as The Association of Puerto Ricans on the March or simply APM – has worked to improve Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods for…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • 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…

    • Washington Ave. vision

Grants allow city planners to study transportation on Washington Ave., transit-oriented development in East Kensington

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will next year study the future of transportation along major corridors in two changing neighborhoods.Two Transportation and Community Development Initiative grants awarded to the PCPC…

    • Central Delaware Master Plan priority sites

Full riverfront master plan soon to be released. Can the decades-long schedule be halved?

Two weeks from Monday, the full draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront will be published on the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation website. It will be ready for…

    • Sidewalk encroachments for two restaurant projects get planning commission nod, but spur philosophical discussion

Sidewalk encroachments for two restaurant projects get planning commission nod, but spur philosophical discussion

Wolfgang Puck wants to open a restaurant at the Kimmel Center.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission gave its approval to zoning legislation that Kimmel Center reps say paves the way for…

    • Priorities

Riverfront vision comes to life

The evolution of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront will spread outward from four areas containing pockets of land already in the city's control, those assembling the document that will guide the changes…

    • 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…

PennDOT design workshop participants to talk about river connections, new uses for embankment land and viaduct space

At Tuesday's PennDOT workshop on the reconstruction of I-95 from Shackamaxon to Palmer streets, participants will discuss the future of the three underpasses and the walls and embankments, all part of…

    • A rendering of the Parkside mixed-use development

In North and West Philadelphia, two urban renewal plans move forward

Update, 4/22/11, 2:49 p.m.: Duplicate videos have been removed and updated and are now correct. Community organizations in North and West Philadelphia came a step closer this week to turning blocks…

Yorktown Master Plan calls for community preservation, revitalized green space and spruced-up gateways

A master plan to maintain and improve Yorktown – a small neighborhood near Temple University - has been approved by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.Yorktown is “One of the most…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Planning wants more time to consider billboard legislation

Planning wants more time to consider billboard legislation

Philadelphia City Planning Commission members said Tuesday they still need more time to assess the impact of a zoning bill that would allow owners of typical, one-dimensional billboards - condemned for…

    • Nov. 11 CDAG meeting

Some concern about Central Delaware plan on North and South ends

People who live on the north and south ends of the 6-mile stretch of riverfront the city is working to revitalize are not satisfied that the in-the-works guide to redevelopment does…

CDAG to seek more information on the Central Delaware Master Plan at a special meeting next week

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group will hold a special meeting Thursday to get more information about proposals for the Central Delaware Master Plan – the in-progress guide to redeveloping the waterfront…

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