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    • What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

The actual construction of an earthen berm to control flooding along Cobbs Creek in Eastwick would likely take only a couple of months. But it will take significantly longer for the…

    • Billboard industry attorneys testified at a recent Rules Committee hearing

Council geographically expands ordinance allowing for the relocation of billboards, other structures condemned for I-95 expansion

Owners of billboards and other structures condemned to make way for the expansion of I-95 from Allegheny Avenue north to Rhawn Street can now relocate them with an over-the-counter permit.Those…

    • From left: PennDOT's Chuck Davies, Harris Steinberg of PennPraxis and URS planner Doug Robbins discuss presentations

Penn planning students study the removal of expressways in six North American cities

A group of 19 city planning graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania spent the semester studying six North American cities with expressways passing through them, and concluded each locale would…

    • Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Mid-point report on Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Philadelphians got a first look at a still-in-development plan to restore 4,100 acres of industrial land along the Lower Schuylkill to its former role as an economic engine, while simultaneously adding…

    • Workers regrade State Road at Princeton Avenue in Tacony. PennDOT photo

An I-95 construction update

Preliminary work has begun on the Port Richmond portion of the I-95 renewal project. Trolley service on Richmond Street is now expected to be temporarily replaced by buses sometime in 2011,…

    • An example of clear sound walls.

Sound wall options given to property owners along I-95 construction corridor

On a mild night, Port Richmond resident Kathleen Briglio has a choice to make: Close the windows, or miss Jay Leno's punchlines.I-95 hovers over the edge of Briglio's Salmon Street…

    • Riverfront Corp. gets feedback on new Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study

Riverfront Corp. gets feedback on new Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study

The Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study kicking off next month will determine current vehicle counts and problem areas, but should also create projections based on potential development.Exactly how far into…

    • Improved mass transit and shipping routes, more public access to waterfront, likely components of PCPC's Lower South plan

Improved mass transit and shipping routes, more public access to waterfront, likely components of PCPC's Lower South plan

The district-level comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia is beginning to take shape.There are some residential neighborhoods in Lower South. A new development, Sienna Place, calls for…

    • 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…

    • Courtesy WRT and Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans whet DRWC appetites

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans to bring its headquarters, a theater, and a gastro-pub to the interesting-but-empty red brick building across Delaware Avenue from Race Street Pier.And on…

Society Hill sidewalk dispute nearing a resolution

The Society Hill sidewalk project that stopped this spring when Society Hill Civic raised concerns the work was detracting from the historic fabric of their neighborhood may soon gear up again.…

    • Whitman resident Bootsie Cullen says Lower South needs more manufacturing

A focus on jobs and transportation at public meeting on the future of Lower South Philadelphia

Public discussion began Tuesday night on a long-range comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia – a section of the city dominated by industrial and entertainment uses including the…

    • One of the Charmin restrooms in New York City. Photo courtesy of Charmin

UPDATED: DRWC says a very basic amenity would help bring more people to the waterfront

The Central Delaware's new and improved parks and events have proven popular, but to bring more people to the river, say DRWC board members, a more basic amenity is also necessary:…

PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the citywide vision portion of a new comprehensive plan - the first such plan the city has had in decades - at a special meeting…

PennDOT to hold series of meetings about I-95 sound walls

PennDOT is holding a series of public meetings about sound walls, aimed at helping those who live near the I-95 / Girard Avenue Interchange project determine whether or not they want…

    • 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…

Bill that would allow medical offices to rise from 8th and Walnut garage passes out of committee

Zoning legislation that allows a 12-story, 153,000 square foot medical office tower to be constructed atop an existing parking garage at 8th and Walnut streets was today moved out of City…

    • 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…

    • If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If Philadelphia wants to extend the subway line to the Navy Yard, as called for in the city-wide portion of the Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan, residential development needs to be part of…

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…

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