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    • Kenney delivers budget address | Screen shot from Channel 64 public access

PlanPhilly budget reader's digest

On Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney released his budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which begins July 1. Here’s what’s in store for transportation, planning, preservation, commercial corridors and more. $300 million…

    • LOVE Park groundbreaking, February 2016: Shovels ready

LOVE Park renovation breaks ground, skateboarding ban temporarily lifted

LOVE Park’s long-anticipated renovation was celebrated Wednesday morning with a ceremonial groundbreaking, and an announcement that the city would lift the park’s skateboarding ban through Presidents’ Day. “Between now and February…

    • Jim Kenney, January 13, 2016

Kenney strikes note of continuity at annual Planning Commission gathering

“The cynics will say that people don’t care about their neighborhoods or what’s going on in their neighborhoods, and they’re wrong, because look around this room,” said Mayor Jim Kenney,  speaking…

    • Allegheny Avenue | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

Kenney to focus development on commercial corridors beyond Center City

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said on Wednesday morning that the focus of his administration’s economic development policy will be on neighborhood commercial corridors outside of Center City. “It’s a simple fact that…

    • Not a parking space

Councilmanic Prerogative, Broad Street median parking, and planning politics in the Kenney era

Dylan Purcell and Michelle Tranquilli have an excellent data visualization of the newly-released city parking ticket data at Philly.com, looking at which blocks get the most tickets.  Ticketing was flat citywide…

    • Councilman Jim Kenney
Eyes on the Street

How will Kenney adopt and adapt Nutter's unfinished work? Six questions:

That sound you heard from City Hall Thursday was mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Mayor Michael Nutter mending fences. Though relations between the St. Joe’s prep classmates and former council…

    • Court of Common Pleas reverses L&I Review Board decision on Church of the Assumption

Councilman proposes funding committee to register more historic buildings

Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at stepping up the city’s efforts at historic preservation. The measure would create a “Special Committee for Consideration of National Register of…

    • Sidecar

Kenney introduces bill calling for hearings on legalizing ride-sharing apps in Philly

As the debate in Harrisburg proceeds as to whether Pennsylvania should legalize smartphone-based "transportation network company" platforms like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, and whether Philadelphia should be the only county in…

    • Where the 2015 candidates live

Map: Where the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral candidates live

Since Ryan Debold is still cranking out geospatial data maps for PennPraxis for a few more days, we asked him for a map of where all the 2015 Mayoral candidates and…

    • Planning's man for all seasons

City can be remapped in 3 years for $3 million, Planning Commission says

Out-of-date zoning maps are bad for everybody. On the one hand, they slow down the pace of development by forcing builders to get extra approvals for projects that are appropriate for…

    • urbanrange
Eyes on the Street

Feb 28: Phase-in AVI? | East Park Leadership and Conservation Center | redevelopment at 27th and Girard | PWD's rain barrel wraps

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news on this last day of February: In City Council today First District Councilman Mark Squilla will introduce legislation to phase-in the Actual Value Initiative…

    • phpbzgtru

Green and Kenney want to eliminate AVI homestead exemption

Councilmen Bill Green and Jim Kenney co-sponsored a bill in City Council Thursday morning that would eliminate the $30,000 homestead exemption the Nutter administration has offered as part of its shift…

    • Easwick residents at City Council hearing on flooding in their neighborhood. | PlanPhilly
    • Evening: Roberto Clemente Park | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Ironwork | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • Council passes ordinances increasing fees for valet spaces, requiring receipts

Council passes ordinances increasing fees for valet spaces, requiring receipts

City Council Thursday passed two ordinances that boost the cost for valet parking zone permits and renewals and aim to prevent valet parking customers from getting tickets because their cars were…

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Hundreds volunteer to honor Tacony police officer

The people of Philadelphia’s Tacony neighborhood have started a movement to honor “Goople.” Joseph C. “Goople” McCloskey (1920-1990), was one of the original Philadelphia Police Athletic League officers, dating back to the formation…

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