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    • The project area, from the RFP

Design firm hired for Spring Garden Street improvement project that will better link NoLibs with the Delaware River

The RBA Group, the same firm designing and building the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware multipurpose trail, will design the Spring Garden Connector project. The Spring Garden Connector will…

    • RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

An RFP went out this week seeking a designer for the Spring Garden Connector project -  improvements with the goal of making walking or biking from Northern Liberties to the waterfront…

    • Developer offers Pier 40 to city.  But does the city want it?

Developer offers Pier 40 to city. But does the city want it?

The developer hoping to build a 215-foot tall, 200-unit residential development on the land at the foot of Pier 40 would be happy to give the pier to the city. “We're…

    • Finnegan's balcony plan

City Council says Finnegan's Wake can build two-story balcony over Spring Garden sidewalk

Finnegan's Wake can build a two-story balcony hanging over most of the Spring Garden Street sidewalk, an outdoor dining patio on Bodine Street, and a second catering entrance, thanks to ordinances…

    • Planning recommends striking part of Bodine Street to add Finnegan's Wake patio, but says no to balconies over Spring Garden

Planning recommends striking part of Bodine Street to add Finnegan's Wake patio, but says no to balconies over Spring Garden

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday endorsed proposed legislation that would close a portion of tiny Bodine Street to motorized vehicles, making way for Finnegan's Wake to build an outdoor dining…

    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

Confab with waterfront developer could shed light on hotel mystery

Fishtown and Northern Liberties community leaders hope to find out next week what plans Michael Samschick has for his Delaware Avenue properties – and whether or not he is working with…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • This dumpster sits near Finnegan's Wake on Bodine Street

Finnegan's Wake growth dead for now

Proposed legislation that would have abandoned a section of Bodine Street to allow for the expansion of Finnegan's Wake, a Northern Liberties bar/catering hall, has died without a City Council vote.The bill…

    • This dumpster sits near Finnegan's Wake on  Bodine Street

City Council considers abandoning part of Bodine Street, making way for bar expansion

City Council is considering whether to turn a block of Bodine Street into private property so Finnegan's Wake, a Northern Liberties bar and catering hall, can expand onto it.The legislation…

    • What Festival Pier site could eventually look like

"Pre-development" work to begin at Festival Pier incinerator site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will soon begin preliminary work necessary to prepare the former incinerator site at Festival Pier for residential and other development. And a national architectural organization has…

    • Priorities

Riverfront vision comes to life

The evolution of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront will spread outward from four areas containing pockets of land already in the city's control, those assembling the document that will guide the changes…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

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…

    • Delaware Powerplant

DRWC outlines public realm improvement plans

More details about the plans for public space along the Central Delaware Waterfront emerged at Friday morning's meet up of the  Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.The revocation of Foxwoods Casino's license…

    • 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…

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