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    • Central Roxborough NCO

Planning Commission hears about Central Roxborough conservation district

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the creation of the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay, just the second neighborhood in Philadelphia to have regulations protecting its small-town character. The ordinance…

    • Architect Cecil Baker shows Historical Commission members design details

Historical Commission calls for 500 Walnut design approval

The Scannapieco Development Corporation's concept for a 26-story, multi-family, uber-luxury residential tower on a currently vacant lot at 500-05 Walnut Street came before the full Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday with the applicants…

    • 2100 Hamilton Street would sit next to Rodin Museum

A Philadelphia problem at the Art Commission: It all makes sense until you get into the weeds

What's wrong with this picture? There's an ugly, vacant hole in the ground in a nice section of town. And there's a developer with a good track record of reasonably priced…

    • Cecil Baker describes 500 Walnut project

Art Commission conceptually approves 500 Walnut

Architect Cecil Baker and developer Tom Scannapieco went before the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday with their concepts for creating a 26-story residential tower at 5th and Walnut streets. They were granted conceptual…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

October 20: The week ahead: Big doings at Planning Commission; Take the Parks Alliance survey; Are you a friend of the Wissahickon?

Hey everyone, welcome to a new week. On Tuesday, look forward to a long day at the PCPC. PlanPhilly reporter Jared Brey and videographer Steve Metzger will be there for the…

    • Boardwalk on the Schuylkill

How the "boardwalk' creates new connectivity

It's a glorious fall day and you have a breakfast meeting at 15th and Walnut. But your office is in the University of Pennsylvania Health complex. You usually count on the…

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Oct. 13: Land bank hearing; CDAG awards; PCPC meeting coming up next week; trail opens!

Good morning 1492ers and those who wish they were! Here are some must-do event for the next couple weeks. Last chance to be heard folks! The Philadelphia Land Bank will hold…

    • 1100 Market Street

Oct. 6: What's up this week? CDR looks at Market St.; Out and about in PA; civil forfeiture panel

There are a couple of hot projects coming before Civic Design Review Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1 pm, Room 18-029, One Parkway Building,1515 Arch Street). National Real Estate Development and BLT Architects are presenting…

    • Delaware River cleanup at Pier 68

CDAG, United By Blue and citizens who believe in a better environment tackle Delaware River piers cleanup

On a powder blue skyed, perfect fall Saturday an army of 50 right-minded volunteers fell in behind the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the environmentally aware apparel company United By Blue…

    • Skyline from Belmont Plateau | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

PlanPhilly will focus intently on the politics that impact design, planning and development in Philadelphia

Since 2007, PlanPhilly, has informed and engaged citizens in the design, planning and development processes in Philadelphia. As a professionally-staffed, non-partisan news watchdog we have worked hard to create transparency around…

    • NEast Philly

Five years of NEast Philly archives are just a click away

In 2008, Shannon McDonald created a small hyper-local blog called NEastPhilly.com that had a daunting mission: become the go-to news source for 400,000 Philadelphians who live in Northeast Philly. McDonald succeeded…

    • bartram s mile south

Art Commission brings thorough review to handful of important built environment projects

The Philadelphia Art Commission heard details about significant ongoing built environment projects across a broad spectrum of subjects Wednesday including health care, nature and sustainability, safety and technology in public space,…

    • Reading Viaduct

Planning Commission accepts six-year fiscal plan, sends it on to Mayor Nutter

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously adopted the city’s new six-year capital program and budget in a special session on Friday, after an outline of the plan by Deputy Director Alan…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • iPic Boyd exterior

Complicated Boyd Theatre financial hardship hearing runs out of meeting minutes, will be continued

After hours of testimony from finance and construction experts explaining how they concluded that the hardship that would be incurred by the owners and operators of the Boyd Theatre in the…

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Historical Commission gives thumbs-up to Rittenhouse-Fitler project

The Philadelphia Historical Commission weighed in with decisions that registered on opposite ends of its decision making spectrum Friday. The 12 members in attendance granted unanimous final approval to a nine-townhouse…

    • Skyline from Drexel Park

Real to Reel, 2013

Here's a brief look back at 2013 as it to presented itself to PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street. You'll see work by professional photographers such as Neal Santos and Ed…

    • pa river map

Schuylkill leads River of Year balloting with five days remaining. So vote!

Last year, our favorite recreational river lost the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources annual (20 years running we might add) River of the Year competition to the Steel City's…

    • a sea of emergency responders filled 22nd street as seen from the jfk blvd bridge original

PlanPhilly Year in Review: 2013

The next 10 days will bring you PlanPhilly's Year in Review as it pertains to the the built environment in Philadelphia. As we did last year, we will head to the…

    • License to Inspect

Tacony CDC putting License to Inspect app to the test

PlanPhilly's License to Inspect application, a project of Azavea and the city, funded by the William Penn Foundation, is being put to a road test by the Tacony Community Development Corporation.…

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