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    • PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets

PennDOT pleased to meet with waterfront advocates, but says I-95 widening is largely dictated by safety, efficiency standards

Image above shows PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets. Concerned that the scheduled widening of I-95 through the Central Delaware Waterfront area could exacerbate the separation of city and…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

North side of Race Street Connector project is back on the construction calendar

Walking or biking from Old City to Race Street Pier will become twice as nice later this year, as construction on improvements to the north side of Race Street are set…

    • Lighting and art concept for underpass portion of the Spring Garden Connector project

Design unveiled for Spring Garden Connector

The well-used, but poorly lit space beneath the Spring Garden Street overpass – site of both a busy Market-Frankford El stop and bus stop – would become bright, colorful and floral…

    • Team Auto Civitas: The Auto Civitas team: Ida Qu (left) and Zhen Qin

Q-n-A with some Bacon student competition winners

Competitors in the Bacon Award's student design competition examined how autonomous cars would shape the future of a city or regional site. Their presentations had to address six areas of potential…

    • Auto Civitas Vision

Ed Bacon competition examines Philly with driver-less cars

Student winners include teams from Cornell, Penn and the University of Texas; Former Mayor and Governor Rendell gets Edmund N. Bacon Prize What would life in Philadelphia look like if cars,…

    • The proposed Hollywood Casino

Penn National: We'd bring the Hollywood experience, improvements to the best location, and creative philanthropy

Penn National Gaming should get Philadelphia's remaining casino license, a spokeswoman said, because its established Hollywood brand would attract many customers, a promised improvement to I-76 would make its Stadium District…

    • Race Street at I95

Planning Commission questions safety of trail crossing on-ramp

The PCPC doesn't mind cyclists using what will essentially be the sidewalk on the north side of Race Street from 2nd to the river. But commissioners are worried about a caution-light…

    • New American City

A two-day brainstorm on the future of cities

Mayors, urban planners and leaders in business, education and technology will converge in Philadelphia Wednesday and Thursday for the local edition of a traveling conversation on the future of cities. “There…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase

Pedestrian, traffic and commercial center improvements in emerging Central Northeast plan

The Central Northeast District-level Comprehensive Plan will focus on improving three key areas: Foxchase Town Center, Five Points, and the area around Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. Residents, community and business…

    • Chestnut Street at 30th Street facing West After

Drexel, Amtrak to study expanding university and other development over rail yard airspace

Could people live, work and study in structures built over the SEPTA and AMTRAK rail yards near 30th Street Station? Drexel University and Amtrak are launching a feasibility study to find…

    • Columbia Connector West of I-95, showing wolf and turkey

Work on Columbia Avenue sculptures gets go-ahead, other waterfront projects progress

Light-bearing bronze sculptures of turtles, and a lit-up fiberglass turkey and wolf, are on their way to Columbia Avenue, as part of an effort to better connect the waterfront to Fishtown.…

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Draft of University/Southwest District Plan presented to PCPC

The draft of the University/Southwest district-level comprehensive plan – which calls for dense development near transit hubs, more transit, cycling and pedestrian amenities, and protecting single-family housing stock within neighborhoods –…

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Airport land zoning change OK with PCPC

A bill that would change the zoning of some land around the airport from multiple classifications to airport designation SP-AIR is headed to city council's Rules Committee with the approval of…

    • Philadelphia Trail Master Plan Draft Priority Map

City to rank trail network. There are now 75 proposed city-wide.

Philadelphia planners are developing a rating system to prioritize proposed trails. There are now 75 trails proposed city-wide. The idea is to focus the city's limited resources – financial and otherwise…

    • Iroko

Navy Yard to release 2013 Master Plan update Wednesday

UPDATED: On Friday, PIDC announced the The Navy Yard event has been rescheduled for Feb. 1. An earlier version of this story had the original date. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will…

    • WR&A Vice President Jeffrey Riegner sums up the findings

Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study proposes more turn lanes, longer lights on weekends, and better-marked bike routes

A Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study recommends adding left-hand turn lanes onto the I-95 Northbound ramp and Washington Avenue, adjustments to the time it takes for traffic lights to cycle and…

    • A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

There's a new plan being designed to spur development along the Lower Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor, through parts of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods of…

    • Columbia Avenue connector

Neighborhood-to-waterfront connector street projects moving forward

Progress continues on three street improvement projects designed to better link Philadelphia neighborhoods with the Central Delaware Riverfront through improved pedestrian and bicycle access, lighting, landscaping and signage.Delaware River Waterfront…

    • The study focused on major intersections, like this one at Columbia and Delaware.

Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic plan won't hugely impact congestion, says city transportation official

The recommendations made in a draft of the Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study “won't be hugely impactful” on roadway congestion, Philadelphia Deputy Commissioner for Transportation Steve Buckley told the Delaware River…

    • Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

The second half of Philadelphia's first plan to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians was presented to the city planning commission Tuesday. The first half of the plan, covering Northwest…

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