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    • Areas certified for redevelopment

VIDEO: Planning Commission approves North Philadelphia remapping bills

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted to approve to zoning bills for parts of North Philadelphia on Tuesday. The bills, developed as part of the Philadelphia2035 citywide planning process, were introduced…

    • Lower North | Philadelphia2035

Planning Commission approves down-zoning in North Philadelphia

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of three bills on Tuesday that would implement portions of the Lower North District Plan, one of 18 neighborhood plans being undertaken as part…

    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Council President Clarke unveiled the newly renovated Amos Playground
Eyes on the Street

Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell Clarke came together to unveil something designed specifically for the…

    • lower north ridge ave focus

Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

    • Ridge Flats

Ridge Flats plan supported by Civic Design Review Committee

The proposed Ridge Flats project, a five-story, 146-unit, mixed-use apartment complex in East Falls, won the endorsement Tuesday of the Civic Design Review Committee, which is charged with evaluating the public…

    • Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

The brand-new Civic Design Review Committee of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its first meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the merits of a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development for senior…

University of Virginia student wins 2nd annual BLT Architects’ student design sketch competition

November 2, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA) – BLT Architects (BLTa), a Philadelphia-based architectural and interior design firm, announced today that Victor Hugo De Souza Azevedo from the University of Virginia is the…

    • Can apps and social media work as planning tools?

Can apps and social media work as planning tools?

Clint Randall, a planner with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, talks with PlanPhilly about the Commission's recent experiences with an innovative texting program created for the City by Code for America,…

    • Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Trust's annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since our first list in 1988, we have identified more than…

    • Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This year’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington’s streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through…

    • Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

PHA press releaseThe Philadelphia Housing Authority has taken another step into the future with the grand opening of its first high-performance, LEED-certified green development, the new Norris Apartments.This dedication…

    • Diane Isser and Margarita Padin

Protestors claim hiring discrimination at Temple University construction site

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyFor eleven weeks, protestors have been gathering at the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave. in North Philadelphia. Every Monday, the group distributes…

    • Will the Inquirer building become part of a hotel-casino complex?

Eyes on the Street poll: A casino on Callowhill?

Since the license for a Foxwoods casino is officially dead, we’ve been wondering where a second casino might go in Philly, if at all. City Council President Darrell Clarke’s pro-casino…

    • APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

Asociacíon Puertorriqueños en Marcha—the Association of Puerto Ricans on the March, or APM—broke ground Tuesday morning on a mixed-use, transit-oriented development project to be known as Paseo Verde at 9th and…

    • St. Boniface

Council zoning bill would stymie St. Boniface development

Note: This article contains a clarification. Councilwoman Sánchez's bill would affect hundreds of parcels in Norris Square; the original version of this article said it would only affect around thirty. PlanPhilly…

    • Small-scale development company wins Preservation Alliance awards

Small-scale development company wins Preservation Alliance awards

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Power House Development, Inc. began building on a vacant lot at 1824 Diamond St. the company had no idea the lot was part of the…

    • West Susquehanna project

Project update from Norris Square Civic Association

Press release from NSCA Director of Real Estate Development  Maria Camoratto Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission, among other goals, is to expand the supply of affordable…

    • Business partners Mike Ahmad and Walid Mustafa

Fresh food and "connectivity" coming soon to Front and Norris

A small grocery store and cafe with free wi-fi, take-out or eat-in American and Middle Eastern dishes and free community space is set to soon open at the corner of Front…

    • Blue Horizon, 2012

Blue Horizon's transformation into a hotel with spa, jazz club and restaurant gets planners' approval

Mosaic Development Partners came a step closer to turning a legendary North Broad Street boxing venue into a boutique hotel with restaurants and a jazz club. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission…

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