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Draft of University/Southwest District Plan presented to PCPC

The draft of the University/Southwest district-level comprehensive plan – which calls for dense development near transit hubs, more transit, cycling and pedestrian amenities, and protecting single-family housing stock within neighborhoods –…

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PCPC receives prestigious award for comprehensive plan, zoning code and citizen outreach

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission received the American Planning Association's National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice at the APA's national conference in Chicago this week. The PCPC was recognized…

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PCPC: Pass Central Delaware zoning bill with additional river access streets

City council should pass the proposed Central Delaware Riverfront Overlay - legislation designed to shape future development in concert with the principles of the city's plan for the waterfront – the…

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Zoning bill designed to shape development of city's Delaware River master plan goals introduced

Note: An earlier version of this article said that CDAG had no issue with the elimination of Berks Street as a River Access Street. CDAG's position is actually that if Berks…

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SugarHouse submits new expansion plan to state, will seek $410m in financing

SugarHouse Casino hopes to borrow more than $410 million to expand the Delaware Avenue gambling venue and refinance debt. The casino recently submitted amended plans for expansion to the Pennsylvania Gaming…

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CDAG to Wynn: Put more Philly in your Philadelphia casino proposal

If you get to build a casino in Philadelphia, make it look like it belongs in Philadelphia, members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group told members of Steve Wynn's team this…

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DRWC names Hargreaves to design Penn's Landing re-do

The firm that designed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and Louisville's Waterfront Park, which links that city with the Ohio River, will soon begin design and engineering work on a…

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Proposed casinos to get report card from Design Advocacy Group

The six Philadelphia casino proposals are about to get a report card from an organization of Philadelphia architects, urban planners and other design professionals. According to an analysis by the Philadelphia…

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Deputy Mayor: Casinos haven't generated neighborhood development

Casinos have not stimulated economic development in their neighborhoods, said Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce Alan Greenberger. “Casinos are economic drivers in the sense that they…

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City gathers public perspective on casino options

The city won't pick a favorite from the six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license at April's gaming control board hearings. “We've got no intention of saying 'This is the one,'…

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320 apartments proposed for former S. Kensington Scrap Yard

On Thursday, April 11, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill rezoning a small portion of the vacant lot between 2nd, Master, Thompson, and American streets from I-2 to CMX-3 to…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Draft plan for Central District released

The draft comprehensive plan for Philadelphia's Central District calls for revitalizing civic spaces in Center City, encouraging more development along Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street in West Callowhill, and making…

City Planning seeks public input on casino proposals

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will gather public comment on the six proposals for Philadelphia's second casino license during three open-house sessions next week. Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger…

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Public art for Columbia Avenue Connector juxtaposes aspects of Old and New Worlds

Artist Donald Lipski's just revealed designs for public art on Columbia Avenue mix Lenni Lenape images and creation myth with modern light fixtures – a juxtaposition that to him evokes the…

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More details on Wynn proposal coming soon

Steve Wynn says the casino he hopes to build on Richmond Street in Fishtown would include a riverfront trail, a park, and other green space open to the public. The river…

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Finnegan's Wake proposal back before council

A bill related to the Finnegan's Wake plans to build balconies over Spring Garden Street and close a section of Bodine Street to vehicular traffic is back before City Council, and…

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Ethics Board: Grants given at the city's request are not lobbying

Awarding grants to a city-related agency that has requested or applied for the money is not lobbying, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics said Wednesday. And with that ruling, the William Penn…

    • 10th and Ridge as imagined

PCPC adopts Callowhill/Chinatown North plan for mixed use, green space.

Under a new strategic plan adopted by the city planning commission Tuesday, the Callowhill/Chinatown North of the future would include 21 new acres of parks and green space, development that mixes…

    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

Nutter: Grants requested by the city do not constitute lobbying

The William Penn Foundation recently suspended grants to city-related agencies after Philadelphia public school advocates filed a complaint alleging the foundation violated the city's lobbying ordinance when it paid a consultant…

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Transformation from pumping station to Philly Fringe home begins

The transformation of a 1903 riverfront pumping station into the future home of Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe has begun. The organization best-known for its annual festival began tearing…

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