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    • Image of Festival Pier site from Google Maps

Festival Pier building site likely to shrink

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will likely need to shrink the footprint of planned future development for the city-owned Festival Pier site at the foot of Spring Garden Street – a…

    • World Trade Center site / Photo by Neal Santos

Farnese introduces bill targeting SLAPP lawsuits

First District State Sen. Larry Farnese today introduced state legislation aimed at increasing protection against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – or SLAPP suits. "SLAPPs are used to deter critics from…

    • Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier gets a soundtrack

The Race Street Pier is getting its own soundtrack. On Oct. 1, Philadelphia musician and sound designer Michael Kiley and his ensemble, The Mural and the Mint, will release Animina: A…

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Dyottville Glassworks artifacts may be below Wynn Philadelphia site.

Wynn Philadelphia says artifacts from Dyottville Glass Works may lie beneath two small sections of its proposed 60-acre casino site. But the president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, who led a…

    • Dan Keating in front of Keating's casino comparison chart

Wynn Philadelphia project manager: Here's why we're the best bet

The differences between Wynn Philadelphia and the five other groups jousting for Philadelphia's remaining casino license boils down to where their customers would come from, how they would get to the…

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Bill designed to prevent SLAPP legal action nearly finished

Legislation aimed at preventing lawsuits that are filed to discourage groups or organizations from voicing their opinions will be introduced by 1st District State Sen. Larry Farnese early this coming session,…

    • 1143 North Delaware Ave.

Is it time for the sun to set on waterfront development gamesmanship?

Members of a group that advocates for the Central Delaware riverfront say developers have too often received zoning variances for projects that never materialize, starting a spiral that depresses waterfront development.…

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Gaming Board seeks city's opinion on casino applicants

City officials will next month tell the state gaming control board what they think of each of the six potential casinos vying for the city's second license. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control…

    • Proposed Casino Revolution, with tower under construction

PHL Local Gaming: We'd be quickest to open

The team hoping to help produce CEO Joe Procacci produce a casino says its ability to quickly turn the Plant 5 Warehouse into a casino is one big reason why the…

    • Trash in the inlet with the tide going out

Delaware Waterfront residents to city: Keep it clean

After seven years of looking at trash, old tires and the very same broken chair along Delaware/Columbus Avenue, Waterfront Square resident Joan Becker had enough. Becker, an artist who frequently walks…

DRWC passes operating budget

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Board of Directors recently adopted a $7.57 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The budget is about $205,000 larger than that of the fiscal year…

    • Steve Wynn's latest rendering, at the waterfront

Olde Richmond Civic supports Wynn casino

The state gaming board is now expected to award its endorsement to one of the six casino applicants - in the form of an operating license - early next year. The…

    • Rendering of the future Pier 53 Park

How-to Penn's Landing study underway

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Board of Directors also learned Friday that construction would soon begin on the north side of the Race Street connector, saw a new Pier 53 rendering…

    • Lower North Crowd

Lower North residents want safety, code enforcement and more community-oriented business

The beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, porch and lawn big enough for plenty of flowers made Robin Aluko fall in love with the Strawberry Mansion home she bought in 2008. Near her…

    • Mantua transformation plan

Designing a community improvement plan brings Mantua residents together

It took two years to complete the Mantua Transformation plan, but much less time for the planning effort to start changing that community. It began when non-profit Mt. Vernon Manor Inc.,…

    • 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…

    • Ridge Flats rendering

Residents of proposed apartments could see their energy usage in art

The 146-unit apartment building Onion Flats hopes to build on Ridge Avenue in East Falls crossed another hurdle this week, when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended that the Zoning Board…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • Central Northeast plan

Central Northeast: Lots of immigrants, transportation needs

The neighborhoods of Central Northeast Philadelphia have a growing population and twice as many immigrants as the city average, planner Michael Thompson told the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday during a…

    • Renaissance Plaza

New Renaissance Plaza: Shorter, greener

A new plan for Renaissance Plaza – the residential and retail complex Carl Marks Real Estate plans to build at the former World Trade Center site on the Delaware River waterfront…

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