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    • 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…

State gaming control board says SugarHouse can add more table games

SugarHouse Casino officials announced today that their request to add more table games has been approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Three of the 10 additional tables are blackjack, four …

Rules committee hearing on large Fishtown music venue postponed

The City Council Rules committee hearing on proposed  zoning legislation that would allow developer David Grasso to transform a 7,600 square foot warehouse into a live music venue/performance space at Richmond…

    • 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.…

    • The front of the store, at Delaware Avenue and Cooper Street

Across from SugarHouse casino: Is it a jewelry store or a pawn shop?

NOTE: When PlanPhilly first posted the YouTube video about this property, it was public. It has since been made private. You can still see the first frame in the video below,…

    • Grasso's proposal, as of last fall

Proposal for 3,000-patron live music venue in Fishtown heads to City Council

Zoning legislation that would allow developer David Grasso to transform a 7,600 square foot warehouse into a live music venue/performance space at Richmond and Beach streets in Fishtown is headed for…

It's not just Shad Fest - it's Shad Week!

Organizers of the successful Shad Fest festival decided to have a whole week of activities this year. Things start off at 8 am Saturday with  a fishing derby at Penn Treaty…

Local author tells tales of historic Fishtown and Kensington cemeteries

Dead people generally keep pretty quiet. But in his latest book, local historian Kenneth Milano tells tales of long-gone fishermen, shipbuilders, soldiers, ancestors of a great baseball family, community leaders and…

Deputy Mayor Greenberger to discuss how the comprehensive plan will impact Fishtown, river wards

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Commerce Alan Greenberger is guest speaker at the Feb. 17 Fishtown Neighbors Association meeting. Greenberger, who is also the chairman of the planning commission, will review…

    • Photos by Torben Jenk

Cramp Shipyard demo proceeds on

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – continued in earnest Monday.The building will be torn down…

    • Cramp Machine & Turret, Courtesy of Torben Jenk

"Shoppers" removing scrap metal from Cramp building site

There has been some unauthorized shopping at the Cramp Shipyard building. Since Monday, crews have been dismantling the building to make way for the new Girard Avenue Interchange. But after the…

    • Cramp machine shop

Crews to begin Cramp Machine Shop dismantling on Monday

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – begins Monday.The building will be torn down to make…

    • Shad swim along a new Penn Treaty Park mural

A chance to see new Penn Treaty Park inspired art, and artifacts, too

Back in the 1680s, William Penn and the Lenni Lenape Native Americans are believed to have signed a treaty of peace and friendship beneath a grand elm tree that grew in…

    • photo credit Jenna Winegar, photo illustration PlanPhilly

How bill on I-95 condemnation corridor came to be

Pending city council legislation that would allow owners of the typical, one-dimensional billboards set to be removed for the I-95 expansion to replace them with flashier, double-sided, electronic signs was not…

    • SugarHouse views

A SugarHouse test run - including protests - in preparation for Thursday's opening

Inside SugarHouse Casino Monday, thousands of invited guests played craps and slots, ate, drank and generally made merry as they helped the casino and inspectors from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board…

    • Cramps Machine Shop at sunrise / photo courtesy of Torben Jenk

Complex saga of Cramp Machine Shop is coming to an end

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company constructed the industrial cathedral at 2050 Richmond Street nearly 100 years ago as a machine shop where enormous hydraulic turbines dwarfed the…

    • Huge space / photo courtesy of Jeffrey Totaro

How one shipbuilder impacted Philadelphia and the world

Local historians Torben Jenk and Kenneth Milano say the Cramp Machine Shop, then Turret Shop, was part of a business whose impact on Kensington, Fishtown and the city as whole was…

    • Central Delaware Advocacy Group

CDAG will weigh in on waterfront development compatibility with the Civic Vision, Master Plan

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group wants to weigh in on whether proposed developments do – or do not – fit in with the city's vision for the future of the waterfront.…

    • Developer David Grasso and his Richmond Street plan

Fishtowners say no to Richmond Street music venue

Fishtown residents voted 57 to 38 against endorsing a live music venue proposed for 2055 Richmond Street. Developer David Grasso, president of Grasso holdings, told the crowd gathered at First Presbyterian…

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