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    • 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…

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Market8 team: We've got the best spot, and the best means to stimulate growth and help the community

Key players in the proposed Market8 casino say their site, the ability to stimulate growth along the lagging East Market Street corridor, and a commitment to the community make Market8 the…

    • Steve Wynn

Wynn seeking Philadelphia-based director of online gaming

Casino mogul Steve Wynn is  not finished with Philadelphia, afterall. He's looking to hire a director of online gaming products, to be based here. On-line gaming isn't legal anywhere in the…

    • About 40 people gave planners input at the final Central Northeast meeting

Suggestions, praise, criticism at final Central Northeast meeting

Highlights of a still-under-construction draft plan calling for strengthened commercial corridors in Fox Chase/Rockledge, Five Points and Rhawnhurst, better mass transit, and a safer Roosevelt Boulevard for all who use or…

    • The Canal Street side of The Ajax Metal Company building.

Squilla will now propose lifting the ban on waterfront nightclubs in a much smaller area

The ban on nightclubs and other assembly uses near the Delaware River would continue in all but a few blocks of Fishtown and Northern Liberties under the latest plan to amend…

    • Lower North Land Use

Lower North District draft plan to be revealed

The final large, public meeting on the the Lower North District Plan – which will serve as the city's guide to future development in North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde…

    • 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…

    • Renaissance Plaza

Plan for four residential towers and retail at Columbus and Callowhill gets PCPC approval

Waterfront Renaissance Associates' plan to build a four-tower, residential mixed-use development at Callowhill Street and Columbus Boulevard won Planning Commission approval Tuesday. WRA, an affiliate of Carl Marks Real Estate, hopes…

    • 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…

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Plant flowers at Race Street Pier, find other ways to LOVE Your Park this weekend

Love spring flowers? You can help them grow on Race Street Pier by assisting the Friends of Race Street Pier  plant 1,000 spring bulbs on Saturday. Tammy Leigh DeMent, the Pennsylvania…

    • Renaissance Plaza update

More changes to Renaissance Plaza proposal

There's been another revision to plans for Renaissance Plaza - the residential and retail complex Waterfront Renaissance Associaties - an affiliate of Carl Marks Real Estate - plans to build at…

    • Pier 53 from the shore

History and bird watching at Pier 53

Long before the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation thought to turn Pier 53 into a park, it was the place where many European immigrants first set foot on U.S. soil. Local historian…

    • 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…

    • Wynn Philadelphia

Wynn to withdraw Philadelphia casino application

Wynn Resorts says it will withdraw its application for a Philadelphia casino license, citing both the Philadelphia casino market performance over the past year and the increased competition expected with the…

    • 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…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

The reason for the delay on Race Street Connector's north side

Wondering why work hasn't begun on the north side of the Race Street Connector project that links Old City to the Race Street Pier? First, there was money, but no permit.…

    • Pier 53 from the shore

Work begins on new Pier 53 park

A bit less than a year from now, Pier 53 will open as a new waterfront park, a place where visitors can touch the water, take in views up and down…

    • Planner Laura Spina leads one of the small discussion groups

Lower North District Plan progresses, support for community pledged

Residents of Lower North Philadelphia have already told city planners the Lower North District-level Comprehensive Plan should support current homeowners. “We've heard what you said,” city planner and Lower North project…

    • world trade center site

Farnese calls for hearings on SLAPP legislation

First District State Senator Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, has requested a legislative hearing on a bill that aims to curb lawsuits filed with the intent of discouraging public participation. Farnese was inspired…

    • Free clothing and sneakers

A view of Lower North planning from a Stanley Street stoop

From the front stoop of the Strawberry Mansion home her mother bought in 1958, North Philadelphia community activist Judith Robinson can see the vacant ground where her neighbors' houses used to…

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