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    • David Feldman

David Feldman to helm builders' lobby Development Workshop

David Feldman, an architect and founder of the development outfit Right-Sized Homes, has been named the new director of the Development Workshop, a lobbying group and consortium of builders, designers, attorneys,…

    • Darrell Clarke

Committee delays vote on reorganization proposal, referendum pushed to November

City Council’s Committee on Law & Government amended a proposal Wednesday morning to restructure the local government and create a Department of Planning and Development responsible for coordinating permitting and review…

    • l and i

Civic groups ask Clarke to pull back charter change proposal

A group of civic associations from across the city has sent a letter to all members of City Council asking for a proposed charter change to be removed from Council’s agenda…

    • Contrary to concerns, riverfront overlay stands until new overlay or new zoning code takes effect.

Central Delaware Overlay passes city council

After more than two years of talks between First District Councilman Mark Squilla, planners, developers, landowners and waterfront advocates, City Council has passed a zoning ordinance designed to shape future development…

    • Master Plan from DRWC

Central Delaware Overlay on way to full Council

A zoning bill designed to marry future development along the Central Delaware to the city's long-range development plan for that riverfront is on its way to city council. The Central Delaware…

    • Central Delaware map

Zoning bill designed to shape development of city's Delaware River master plan goals introduced

Note: An earlier version of this article said that CDAG had no issue with the elimination of Berks Street as a River Access Street. CDAG's position is actually that if Berks…

    • Height limits DRWC Master Plan for Delaware

Central Delaware overlay nears introduction

Zoning legislation that would create rules for development along the Central Delaware waterfront could be introduced later this month. “That's the goal,” Central Delaware Advocacy Group Vice Chairman Joe Schiavo said…

    • Planning Commission recommends bill allowing for accelerated zoning review

Planning Commission recommends bill allowing for accelerated zoning review

Despite its stated desire to avoid making substantive changes to the new zoning code before a year has passed, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve a bill introduced…

    • Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

On Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules heard from architects and developers, designers and environmentalists. It heard from economists and city planners, from bicycle advocates, engineers, and district councilmembers. It considered…

    • Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday afternoon of City Council Bill No. 120654, which would adopt the Water Department’s hydrology map and enact a 50-foot buffer to new…

    • Council members huddle, finalizing amendments to zoning code bill

New zoning code will take effect without Commission’s finishing touches

Note: In an earlier version of this article, the 50-foot stream buffer was mistakenly identified as one of the Administration's amendments to the zoning code; it was in fact passed as…

    • Waterfront advocacy group members say Central Delaware Overlay still lacks adequate protection for the riverfront

Waterfront advocacy group members say Central Delaware Overlay still lacks adequate protection for the riverfront

With time to introduce and pass legislation creating a zoning overlay for the Central Delaware Riverfront dwindling, some Central Delaware Master Plan advocates are questioning the potential efficacy of the current…

    • Planning Commission introduces draft of Central Delaware zoning overlay

Planning Commission introduces draft of Central Delaware zoning overlay

In a meeting of the City Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon, the Commission’s Deputy Director, Eva Gladstein, laid out the foundations for what will become the Central Delaware Riverfront Zoning Overlay. The…

Eyes on the Street

Will new zoning on the waterfront deter or draw development?

We won’t know for many years if the Master Plan for the Central Delaware is a real life success story. But in an opinion piece in today’s Daily News, Matt…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

    • Anderson tract

Waterfront Corporation to get report on Master Plan from riverfront property owner Jim Anderson

Craig Schelter told the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation executive board at Thursday's meeting that they will soon be receiving a package with drawings and documents detailing how the plan to redevelop…

    • Development Workshop still pushing to eliminate design standards

Development Workshop still pushing to eliminate design standards

Craig Schelter of the Development Workshop has sent PlanPhilly his group's feedback on the referral draft of Philadelphia's new Zoning Code. Submitted on January 21, the last day for written feedback…

    • Michael Sklaroff and Craig Schelter

Zoning Feedback: Sitting down with Development Workshop's Craig Schelter

Craig Schelter's been around the Philadelphia city planning block. Trained as an architect, his first job out of graduate school at Harvard was working for Ed Bacon, and six months later…

    • Craig Schelter, right

Development Workshop reacts to ZCC's draft of zoning code

Check out the Development Workshop's 38-page analysis of the consolidated draft of the proposed zoning code - a process that has been in the works for nearly four years. The report,…

    • Master Plan Manager Sarah Thorp discusses the setback, other issues with CDAG

Size of riverfront setback could shrink considerably

The 100-foot buffer now required between development and the Delaware River in central Philadelphia may shrink significantly, perhaps to 35 feet. The larger swath is current law stipulated in the Central…

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