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    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • #TreePhilly:
Eyes on the Street

TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for another month. Philly trees are also thinking spring, spreading "arborly…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • About 40 people gave planners input at the final Central Northeast meeting

Suggestions, praise, criticism at final Central Northeast meeting

Highlights of a still-under-construction draft plan calling for strengthened commercial corridors in Fox Chase/Rockledge, Five Points and Rhawnhurst, better mass transit, and a safer Roosevelt Boulevard for all who use or…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Central Northeast District draft plan to be revealed in December

The draft recommendations for the Central Northeast District Plan include improving mass transit and making the major auto thoroughfare – Roosevelt Boulevard – safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Based on…

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Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

    • 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…

    • Central Northeast plan

Central Northeast: Lots of immigrants, transportation needs

The neighborhoods of Central Northeast Philadelphia have a growing population and twice as many immigrants as the city average, planner Michael Thompson told the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday during a…

    • A vision for Penn's Landing from 'Float Your Boat,' the winning design entry from this year's Ed Bacon Student Competition, rethinking the city's I-95 corridor. | designed by Clara
Eyes on the Street

Remediate I-95, Society Hill sidewalks, nature and design at Washington Avenue Green, reprieve for six Catholic elementary schools

In her column today Inga Saffron revisits the topic of removing part of I-95 along the Delaware River. Even if large-scale removal is not feasible - due to scarce federal funding…

    • 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…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

    • Image courtesy JKR Partners

Controversial hotel proposal heads to City Council

A proposed Old City hotel with up to 35,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and live entertainment and a 1,200 square foot digital sign came one step closer to reality Monday…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Perhaps one of the most notable characteristics of the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia is its train station and its relationship with the businesses dotted throughout the thriving neighborhood. The…

    • The Knowlton mansion sits on a 12-acre site at 8001 Verree Rd.

Look Up! 19th Century rural retreats in Northeast Philly

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • This describes how zoning fits in with the City Planning Commission's overall vision.

In the Northeast, some residents oppose zoning reform that would allow more renters

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

Inky: Fox Chase loses appeal to use Burholme Park

Fox Chase loses appeal to use Burholme ParkBy Linda Loyd Fox Chase Cancer Center yesterday lost its appeal to use 19.4 acres of neighboring Burholme Park for a $1 billion…

    • The Circle Theatre in Frankford

When atlases and GIS mapping collide

(Photo above) The field check found that the 1920s façade of The Circle Theatre can still be seen on floors above street level. Slidewhow at upper right: (Map Collection, Free Library…

    • Some values from Queen Village

Values consolidation under way

In January, there will be a consolidation of citizens' core neighborhood and waterfront values identified in three public sessions in December. The values from the forums are listed below. They will…

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