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    • AAA elevations left and right

AAA says its plan for S. Columbus fits with the city's riverfront vision; critics say no such car-centered business could

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the auto service/travel agency/retail store it plans for 1601 S. Columbus Boulevard would fit within the city's plans for a pedestrian- and bike-friendly Central Delaware waterfront -- especially…

    • Proposed AAA auto entity

AAA to pitch riverfront repair and service center to planning commission Tuesday

Pennsport and Central Delaware advocates will argue that such an auto-centric use is clearly counter to the city's long-term waterfront goals. It wouldn't be allowed under current zoning, but AAA…

    • 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…

    • SCHUYLKILL AVENUE  PHASE 1  THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Design review committee tells CHOP to make better connections to river and neighborhoods, and be less auto-centric

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's proposed research and office complex on the Schuylkill River at South Street should be better connected to the river and the city and be less “auto-centric,”…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Bike lanes, angle parking, realignment coming to Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue today is hectic. It’s a major east-west corridor. It sees heavy traffic from delivery trucks that load and unload in the street or on the sidewalks. Cars park in…

    • Proposed AAA auto entity

AAA will take Pennsport auto service center idea to planning commission

AAA hopes to convince the Philadelphia City Planning Commission that its plans for an auto service/repair shop are a good fit for South Columbus Boulevard, even though the city's long-range plans…

    • Proposed Desimone site

Indoor car dealership/apartments/cafe moves forward with PCPC blessing of asphalt plant sale

Desimone Cadillac got a step closer to building an indoor auto showroom with a ground-floor cafe and 10 apartments on the corner of Delaware and Fairmount avenues this week, when the…

    • hanover north broad

PCPC supports apartments at Broad and Callowhill, demands better response to design committee

Developers Hanover North Broad and Parkway Corporation got the support of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for the 12 zoning variances they will need to build 339 apartments in two buildings…

    • Development site at 59th and Market as seen from the 60th Street El stop.
Eyes on the Street

Transit-oriented development opportunity at 59th and Market

Less than 200 feet from the 60th Street station on the Market-Frankford line is a vacant parcel filled with cars and a fenced-off former service station, but soon enough it could…

    • 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…

    • Skateboarders gathered near the Love statue on The Top part of the park

Planning Commission says no to medical office bans, yes to LOVE Park garage transfer

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose a bill that would amend the zoning code to prohibit all new medical and dental offices in the first Councilmanic…

    • Free clothing and sneakers

Philadelphia's challenge: Planning for equity in the midst of growth

On December 30th, Council President Darrell Clarke tweeted an article entitled “Is the Creative Class the Enemy of Urban Equity?” The article is the latest critique of the Creative…

    • zcc final vote original

Two words sum up zoning and development coverage in 2013: Reform fatigue

One benefit of carving time into uniform chunks is the opportunity it provides to retroactively define the characteristics of a given chunk, and, by delimiting the past, expand our understanding thereof.…

    • 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…

    • Divided Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Norris Square

Councilman Henon to float new changes to zoning rules for RCOs

When City Council adopted a new zoning code two years ago, after more than four years of work, the new system of Registered Community Organizations—which formalized the practice of meetings between…

    • 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…

    • The Canal Street side of The Ajax Metal Company building.

Squilla will now propose lifting the ban on waterfront nightclubs in a much smaller area

The ban on nightclubs and other assembly uses near the Delaware River would continue in all but a few blocks of Fishtown and Northern Liberties under the latest plan to amend…

    • Lower North Land Use

Lower North District draft plan to be revealed

The final large, public meeting on the the Lower North District Plan – which will serve as the city's guide to future development in North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde…

    • Race Street at I95

Planning Commission questions safety of trail crossing on-ramp

The PCPC doesn't mind cyclists using what will essentially be the sidewalk on the north side of Race Street from 2nd to the river. But commissioners are worried about a caution-light…

    • Renaissance Plaza

Plan for four residential towers and retail at Columbus and Callowhill gets PCPC approval

Waterfront Renaissance Associates' plan to build a four-tower, residential mixed-use development at Callowhill Street and Columbus Boulevard won Planning Commission approval Tuesday. WRA, an affiliate of Carl Marks Real Estate, hopes…

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