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    • Marina View

CDAG concerned Planning Commission isn't protecting Master Plan for Central Delaware

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group worry that the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's recent acceptance of the development plan for a 180-unit, 11-story apartment building near the Ben Franklin Bridge…

    • PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

To commemorate the 10th birthday of PennPraxis on Saturday, Executive Director Harris Steinberg and Penn School of Design Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor invited planning and design experts, alums, and Philadelphia residents…

    • Image shows the Penn Street trail segment in green, existing SugarHouse trail in blue

Design work on a new section of waterfront trail and a link between the waterfront and Fishtown begins

Design work is beginning on a new section of the Central Delaware multi-purpose trail – which will run along Delaware Avenue and Penn Street, from the foot of Spring Garden Street…

Architect who did Penn Treaty master plan selected for Columbia Avenue improvement project

Studio Bryan Hanes, the same landscape architecture firm that developed the master plan for Penn Treaty Park, has been selected to design the Columbia Avenue Connector – a project that…

Waterfront development group hires designer for multi-purpose trail

The RBA Group, a firm of architects, engineers and planners with offices in Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere, was hired to design a multi-purpose trail along the length of the…

SugarHouse to discuss expansion plan changes with planning commission

SugarHouse Casino executives want to modify plans for the next phase of the Delaware Avenue casino.  They will give an information-only presentation on the desired changes to the Philadelphia City Planning…

    • UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

UPDATED: Society Hill, city, reach sidewalk construction agreement

Society Hill Civic Association and the city have reached an agreement that the association says will allow new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and related work to be completed without detracting from the…

    • Washington Ave. after

A self-supported boardwalk could allow the public onto Pier 53

In about a year and a half, Washington Avenue Green park may extend out onto Pier 53.Washington Avenue Green opened in October 2010 as a quick-hit “early action item” of…

    • Commissioners take a look at the model of the AAA building proposal

Planning Commission favors zoning changes that would allow former AAA building to become apartments, retail

City Planning Commissioners said Tuesday that the Zoning Board of Adjustment should grant the changes needed for a mixed-use residential and retail development to rise from the former AAA building at…

    • Race Street Pier railing gap issue resolved; all punch list items to be finished by fall

Race Street Pier railing gap issue resolved; all punch list items to be finished by fall

Attention parents: The railing around Race Street Pier has been fixed so that no portion of its lowest rung is more than four inches above the decking.This is one of…

Kimmel Center restaurant, studio project may proceed, says city council

The Kimmel Center can make changes to its 200 South Broad Street building that center representatives say are needed to open a new restaurant and relocate the Innovation Studio.The restaurant,…

    • PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

Earlier this week, PennDOT representatives reported back to folks who live along the I-95 corridor, near the area between Shackamaxon and Palmer streets, with some mock-ups of what their ideas for…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • The L&I order. Photo courtesy of Matt Karp

A stop work order has been posted at the Cash for Gold jewelry story across from SugarHouse

A new display has been added to the window of the jewelry store with the neon “cash for gold” signs across from SugarHouse Casino: A candy-striped stop work order from L&I.…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor talks planning with city leaders at the Mayor's Institute on City Design

Thursday and today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and about 50 other mayors, as well as design professionals, are in Chicago for the National Mayor's Summit on City Design, sponsored by…

PennDOT hosts two-day design workshop on I-95 reconstruction from Frankford to Allegheny

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and representatives from neighborhoods and organizations along the I-95 corridor are holding a public, two-night design workshop  to finalize design ideas for the rebuilding of the…

    • Church wall

ADA sidewalk ramp project raises historic preservation concerns in Society Hill

A city transportation official says work has been stopped on portions of a sidewalk improvement project that critics say threatens the historic fabric of Society Hill.The work in question relates…

More options - sustainable ones - for city sidewalks

If you need a new or replacement sidewalk in front of your home or business, you no longer have to use concrete. City Council Thursday passed an ordinance that allows the…

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