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    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • Cushman & Wakefield listing

Land where residential portion of Race Street hotel development was set to go is now up for sale.

A .67-acre slice of the Old City property where developer Robert Ambrosi of Arc Properties plans to build a hotel/entertainment/retail complex is up for sale, as part of a refinancing agreement.…

Planned hotel/entertainment/residential complex at foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge didn't fit area urban renewal plan

In April 2011, City Council approved zoning legislation that allows developer Robert Ambrosi of Arc Properties to build a hotel, residential, retail and entertainment development at 4th and Race Streets.But…

    • New mascot Buk (rhymes with Duke)

UPDATED: Old City Scoop The Poop campaign gets city blessing for pilot program, chooses new mascot

The volunteers running a campaign to rid Old City's streets of dog waste have received the city's blessing to continue their program as a year-long pilot.Program co-chair Janet Kalter said…

Old City dog poop scoopers meet with reps from city transportation and utilities, streets

The Old City residents who organized the Scoop The Poop campaign to combat a neighborhood problem with dog waste met with city officials this week to talk about the future of…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • Shane Market St. entrance

Shane, a Philadelphia candy institution dating back to 1863, reopens this month

The candy maker squeezes drops of poinsettia-red food coloring into a copper pot full of molten sugar and corn syrup. When the thermometer hits 310 degrees, she carries the mixture to…

    • The section of the under-the-overpass sign pointing toward the river

Progress on Race Street Connector project

The Race Street Connector project – the streetscape and lighting improvements meant to make the linkage between the riverfront at Race Street Pier and Old City more obvious and pleasant –…

    • What Festival Pier site could eventually look like

"Pre-development" work to begin at Festival Pier incinerator site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will soon begin preliminary work necessary to prepare the former incinerator site at Festival Pier for residential and other development. And a national architectural organization has…

    • Courtesy WRT and Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans whet DRWC appetites

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans to bring its headquarters, a theater, and a gastro-pub to the interesting-but-empty red brick building across Delaware Avenue from Race Street Pier.And on…

Bill allowing flashier signs on East Market in exchange for investment passes city council

East Market Street could get glitzy.City Council Thursday unanimously passed a zoning bill creating a Commercial Advertising District between 7th and 13th Streets. In that district, developers get the…

    • 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…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has lost its leaves. Note the healthy leaves in the foreground

Some Race Street Pier trees are losing leaves

Some of the trees on the new Race Street Pier park are dropping leaves.The majority of the 37 large, white swamp oak trees - surplus from those grown for the…

    • 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…

    • The view along the in-progress Race Street Pier park, toward the city

A peek at the progress on Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier now bears a strong resemblance to the park it will be less than a month from now, when it opens to the public. The large lawn is still…

    • The site of the proposed hotel, from the Ben Franklin Bridge

City Council approves zoning for Old City hotel honky tonk

City Council has made wayfor a hotel with a controversial restaurant and entertainment venue — reportedly a Toby Keith bar, grill and honky tonk — to be built in Old City.…

Get an early view of Race Street Pier and help raise money for the arts

Want to be among the first to experience the new Race Street Pier? The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is hosting a preview event featuring local fare and a fireworks display the…

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