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    • Dranoff's SLS International, Broad and Spruce. Rendering courtesy KPF Associates

590-foot hotel/condo tower for Broad and Spruce clears last hurdle

With the recent Civic Design Review Committee (CDR) hearing complete, Carl Dranoff is clear to begin construction of SLS International Hotel and Residences - a 47-story, 590-foot tower with 125 condos…

    • One Riverside floodplain situation

Zoning board hears arguments about 'underground' parking at Dranoff tower

You all know the old yarn: when is an underground parking garage not an underground parking garage? When it’s in the floodplain. On Wednesday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment heard that…

    • Schuylkill River from South Street Bridge

Dranoff billboard atop Locust on the Park predates Dranoff

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project, a proposed 21-story tower at 25th and Locust Streets, adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail, would make a prominent addition to the Center City skyline. Dranoff…

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Supreme Court provides more protection for property rights

Earlier this year, City Council approved a plan for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to acquire 17 privately owned parcels in Point Breeze for the future development of affordable housing. The plan…

    • The Zoning Code Commission sent its final report to City Council last fall

A swell of protest over proposed zoning code amendments

During public hearings on the new zoning code in City Council last fall, a few witnesses sought to quell some Councilmembers’ misgivings about the new code by reminding them that, should…

    • Photograph taken April 17, 2011, courtesy of Elliott Jolley

Mormon church to build mixed-use development across the street from temple

It's not just a temple that the Mormon Church plans to build on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is aiming to put a mixed…

    • Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

The American Commerce Center's developer still has the zoning relief needed to build the city's tallest skyscraper, Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Gary Jastrzab told commissioners Tuesday.Passed by City…

    • Once controversial parking garage proposal passes PCPC with no fuss

Once controversial parking garage proposal passes PCPC with no fuss

What had been a controversial proposal to build a parking garage next door to historic Arch Street United Methodist Church got planning commission approval Tuesday - and the blessing of the…

    • Project sign

Checking in on the ACC development

A proposed 1,500-foot skyscraper that would be the city's tallest remains a ground-level parking lot. But the American Commerce Center project “is not scrapped,” the developer's attorney said.“We're still looking…

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