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    • Renaissance Plaza rendering. Alesker&Dundon Architects

More parking - none of it visible - for Renaissance Plaza

An additional 96 parking spaces have been added to the proposed Renaissance Plaza residential/retail complex at 400 N. Columbus Boulevard, bringing the total to nearly 600 spaces. None of the parking,…

    • PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets

PennDOT pleased to meet with waterfront advocates, but says I-95 widening is largely dictated by safety, efficiency standards

Image above shows PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets. Concerned that the scheduled widening of I-95 through the Central Delaware Waterfront area could exacerbate the separation of city and…

    • Lower Northwest: A different kind of vacancy. Courtesy PCPC

In Lower Northwest Philadelphia, a different kind of vacancy

In rural Shawmont Valley, the empty spaces aren't abandoned houses or factories, but former agricultural land. The Lower Northwest District Plan will look at preservation. Other issues in the district that…

    • Proposed site of AAA

Planning Commission rejects AAA's waterfront plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) has rejected AAA's plan to open a travel/insurance/car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Boulevard in Pennsport, with the majority agreeing the proposal is too…

    • CHOP's new rendering, facing the river. Pelli Clarke Pelli architects.

Civic Design Review to CHOP: Progress made, more work needed on Schuylkill Ave. proposal

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's proposed office and research complex on the east side of the Schuylkill River at South Street has been improved, members of city planning's Civic Design Review…

    • Aerial rendering of the new Penn's Landing, © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

Waterfront study says $250-million Penn's Landing investment would return $1.6 billion

Hargreaves also shows new images of how a new Penn's Landing Park and two new waterfront neighborhoods might look; The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation says fundraising starts immediately. Building a four-acre…

    • Lighting and art concept for underpass portion of the Spring Garden Connector project

Design unveiled for Spring Garden Connector

The well-used, but poorly lit space beneath the Spring Garden Street overpass – site of both a busy Market-Frankford El stop and bus stop – would become bright, colorful and floral…

    • Team Auto Civitas: The Auto Civitas team: Ida Qu (left) and Zhen Qin

Q-n-A with some Bacon student competition winners

Competitors in the Bacon Award's student design competition examined how autonomous cars would shape the future of a city or regional site. Their presentations had to address six areas of potential…

    • Auto Civitas Vision

Ed Bacon competition examines Philly with driver-less cars

Student winners include teams from Cornell, Penn and the University of Texas; Former Mayor and Governor Rendell gets Edmund N. Bacon Prize What would life in Philadelphia look like if cars,…

    • Hollywood Casino Philadelphia

Penn National makes its Hollywood pitch, faces questions on phasing, charity and market saturation

Penn National Gaming today told the state gaming board their proposed Hollywood Casino would siphon less of its revenue from existing regional casinos than the other four applicants pursuing the remaining…

    • Race Street at I95

Planning Commission questions safety of trail crossing on-ramp

The PCPC doesn't mind cyclists using what will essentially be the sidewalk on the north side of Race Street from 2nd to the river. But commissioners are worried about a caution-light…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Central Northeast District draft plan to be revealed in December

The draft recommendations for the Central Northeast District Plan include improving mass transit and making the major auto thoroughfare – Roosevelt Boulevard – safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Based on…

    • New American City

A two-day brainstorm on the future of cities

Mayors, urban planners and leaders in business, education and technology will converge in Philadelphia Wednesday and Thursday for the local edition of a traveling conversation on the future of cities. “There…

    • 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…

    • Chestnut Street at 30th Street facing West After

Drexel, Amtrak to study expanding university and other development over rail yard airspace

Could people live, work and study in structures built over the SEPTA and AMTRAK rail yards near 30th Street Station? Drexel University and Amtrak are launching a feasibility study to find…

    • pcpc millbourne

New - and reused - recommendations for West Market Street

A new Philadelphia City Planning Commission report finds that mixed-use development centered around transit stops, replacing large surface parking lots with more active uses and the relocation of some city services…

    • planning commission approves plan canal street entertainment complex conditions

Canal Street North developer meets with NLNA, hears concerns about noise, parking, traffic

Developer Michael Samschick spoke with the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association's zoning committee Monday about Canal Street North, the development he plans to build around Canal Street at Delaware and Frankford avenues,…

    • WR&A Vice President Jeffrey Riegner sums up the findings

Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study proposes more turn lanes, longer lights on weekends, and better-marked bike routes

A Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study recommends adding left-hand turn lanes onto the I-95 Northbound ramp and Washington Avenue, adjustments to the time it takes for traffic lights to cycle and…

    • A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

There's a new plan being designed to spur development along the Lower Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor, through parts of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods of…

    • Columbia Avenue connector

Neighborhood-to-waterfront connector street projects moving forward

Progress continues on three street improvement projects designed to better link Philadelphia neighborhoods with the Central Delaware Riverfront through improved pedestrian and bicycle access, lighting, landscaping and signage.Delaware River Waterfront…

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