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    • The Thursday farmers' market returned to Clark Park this week
Eyes on the Street

New, simplified rules for farmers' markets

Philadelphia has 65 farmers' markets, and the city wants to encourage even more. New changes to the City’s Code could do just that. Last week City Council approved changes that eliminate…

    • St. Bonaventure | Photo by Bradley Maule

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

Editor’s note: This story is a collaborative effort between PlanPhilly and Hidden City Philadelphia. With common interests and a natural allegiance, we pooled our resources to see what—if anything—gets salvaged…

    • Proposed AAA auto entity

AAA ponders options in Pennsport

AAA is considering its next step regarding the permits it needs to build a car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd that L&I issued over-the-counter, but now intends to revoke.…

    • Proposed AAA auto entity

L&I intends to revoke permit for AAA garage in Pennsport

Philadelphia's Department of Licenses & Inspections intends to revoke the the over-the-counter zoning and building permits it issued allowing AAA to open a car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd.…

    • 1800 block of N. Marston where GLC Group owns 15 properties and was photographed February 22, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

City blight unit lauded, decimated

Since 2011, an innovative new anti-blight unit in the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has used data and strategic enforcement to prop up property values and speed redevelopment in transitional…

    • 1601 Columbus

UPDATE: Permits issued for non-permitted use in Central Delaware Overlay

Update: L&I Spokeswoman Rebecca Swanson tells PlanPhilly that the application for the vehicle-related use permit was submitted on June 4, 2013, one day prior to when City Council’s Rules Committee voted…

    • Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME  | Ashley Hahn

Breaking: L&I releases new permit requirements for contractors

Merry Christmas, contractors. Starting next week, you’ll need to submit a tax clearance form and certificate of insurance to the Department of Licenses and Inspections before receiving a permit for any…

    • The source of ongoing neighborhood friction, the city just spruced 5357 Knox St. up for what it hopes is the last time. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

L&I cleans up Germantown spite-blight property for the 11th time

For the neighbors in Germantown — and in the spirit of the season — this is the ongoing story of the "Nightmare on Knox Street." Earlier this month, a crew from the Department…

    • honorable
    • Urban Demo, Francisville
Eyes on the Street

Time to set explicit, minimum site safety requirements

As the dust settled after the fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market on June 5, we were left with a lot of questions about how the city inspects and permits…

    • Rise and Shine | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Zoning code prep | Aker's shipbuilding comeback | Frankford Chocolate factory fate | PGW privatization update

Rise and Shine | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupThe new zoning code goes into effect tomorrow: What have city departments been doing to prepare? PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey explains…

    • Mapping L&I violations.
Eyes on the Street

L&I data goes public, catches up

Using the old L&I website was like time-traveling back to the Internet circa 1993- it was very static and not particularly useful. But this week, thanks to a massive overhaul, L&I's web…

    • Maura Kennedy demonstrates new L&I site at press conference

L&I releases new apps in website upgrade

The Department of Licenses and Inspections has completely overhauled its website, liberating a vast amount of data that was previously relegated to hard-to-find corners of the web or altogether unavailable…

    • License to Inspect

This just in from Technically Philly: City Licenses and Inspections department to launch web app this summer, another dubbed ‘License to Inspect’ to follow

By Christopher WinkFor Technically Philly For those of you keeping track of city-sanctioned, good government web apps, you may have noticed a prominent one that still hasn’t landed. Last fall,…

    • L&I cleans up its act

L&I cleans up its act

Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing L&I commissioner Fran Burns announced Thursday that the Department will implement a “Professional Attire” policy requiring inspectors to wear clothing bearing the L&I ensign. “The use…

    • Mayor Nutter names Streets Dept. deputy commissioner Carlton Williams to lead L&I

Mayor Nutter names Streets Dept. deputy commissioner Carlton Williams to lead L&I

During a press conference in City Hall Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter announced that Carlton Williams will become the next commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the agency charged…

    • Still smoldering: the remains of Buck Hosiery late Monday afternoon as seen from the El platform.
Eyes on the Street

Still Smoldering: Preventing the next Buck

When I stood looking at the still smoldering wreckage that was the Buck factory on Monday evening, a Jasper Street resident was looking at "The White Elephant" across the street from…

    • Will PGW be privatized? | Philadelphia Gas Works 02 | Flickr user wavingatyou, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Privatizing PGW, NoLibs parking scuffle, SEPTA police could strike, emergency repairs along Lincoln Drive

Will PGW be privatized? | Philadelphia Gas Works 02 | Flickr user wavingatyou, Creative Commons Mayor Nutter said the Philadelphia Gas Works could be for sale, during his speech to…

    • No door at the Divine Lorraine | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • A screenshot of a draft of the License to Inspect tool, built by Azavea for PlanPhilly using the new L&I app

License to Inspect: City of Philadelphia L&I API will drive PlanPhilly transparency app

A Technically Philly exclusive: If the deadlines of today are worth more than the deadlines of the past, the City of Philadelphia is due to release before the end of the…

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