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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/insurance 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 --…

    • Part of the proposed Wynn site

Waterfront advocates taking aim at zoning changes that linger without the development that inspired them

If a development isn't built, any zoning changes that were granted for it should expire, say members of an advocacy group that defends the city's goals for the Central Delaware Waterfront.…

    • 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…

    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

Councilman Henon will pay for appeal against Holmesburg methadone clinic

Councilman Bobby Henon announced that he will personally finance the “initial phase” of a legal appeal of a Commonwealth Court decision that would allow a methadone clinic operated by The Healing…

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No billboard overhaul this spring

City Council voted on Thursday to suspend a bill that would have created a new set of regulations for outdoor advertising in Philadelphia. The bill was introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon…

    • The uniform cornice lines of South 15th Street.

Blackwell drops height-limit bill; Council rezones for Comcast and Dranoff Hotel

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell said on Thursday that she won’t move forward with a bill that would prevent developers from building above two stories on blocks that are dominated by two-story buildings.…

    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Planning Commission recommends remapping in Spring Garden, Northern Liberties

Earlier this year, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill that would create a new zoning overlay in the area bounded by Broad and 18th, Spring Garden and Callowhill streets. The…

    • 2100 N FRONT STREET

East Kensington neighbors appeal Kensington Hospital methadone plan

Members of the East Kensington Neighbors Association have filed an appeal of the zoning board’s decision last month to allow Kensington Hospital to move its methadone-treatment operation into a vacant building…

    • The current condition of the Festival Pier site

Northern Liberties to be remapped

Last week, City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill that would update the zoning maps for the area bounded roughly by Spring Garden Street, Girard Avenue, Front Street, and Third Street,…

    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

Court upholds permit for methadone clinic in Holmesburg

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled against a group of Holmesburg residents who have been fighting to keep a methadone clinic from opening on Frankford Avenue. Three Commonwealth judges overruled…

    • Proposed AAA auto entity

AAA ponders options in Pennsport

AAA is considering its next step regarding the permits it needs to build a car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd that L&I issued over-the-counter, but now intends to revoke.…

    • Proposed AAA auto entity

L&I intends to revoke permit for AAA garage in Pennsport

Philadelphia's Department of Licenses & Inspections intends to revoke the the over-the-counter zoning and building permits it issued allowing AAA to open a car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd.…

    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

Rezoning for Comcast approved by Council committee

Less than six weeks after Comcast announced it would build a second tower in Center City, in what the company is calling the largest private investment in the history of Pennsylvania…

    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Council bill: No more quick cash in Spring Garden

Last week, a bill was introduced into City Council which would create a new Neighborhood Commercial Area (/NCA) zoning overlay in Spring Garden for the purposes of banning new pawn shops,…

    • The proposed Delaware Ave. site for a Piazza Group car dealership

Waterfront advocates, planners red light two car-related projects

A third gets green because it fits well with the waterfront, they say Three proposed businesses are taking zoning laws that ban certain auto-related uses from the Central Delaware Waterfront on…

    • 2100 N FRONT STREET

Methadone clinic approved for Front and Diamond streets

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal Wednesday to move Kensington Hospital’s methadone treatment program into a vacant building at the corner of Front and Diamond streets. The vote was…

    • 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…

    • Height limits

Commission wants more time to consider Blackwell's two-story building limit

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission requested an additional 45 days to consider a bill, introduced earlier this month by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, that would limit the height of new buildings on…

    • S. Broad tower model

Video: Architect Gene Kohn talks about design for Dranoff hotel on South Broad

On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission approved a bill that changes the zoning for a property at Broad and Spruce streets to make way for developer Carl Dranoff’s proposed SLS International…

    • 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…

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