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    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

Board approves apartment complex at 43rd and Baltimore

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a 132-unit, mixed-use apartment complex at 43rd and Baltimore, across the street from Clark Park, according to a number of sources. U3 Ventures and…

    • Darrell Clarke

Council approves plan to restructure planning and development agencies

City Council voted on Thursday to approve Council President Darrell Clarke’s plan to create a Department of Planning and Development within the Mayor’s office, charged with coordinating various boards and commissions…

    • A publicly subsidized W Hotel is proposed for 15th and Chestnut streets in Center City

Plans to allow more density in Center City hit a roadblock

A bill meant to increase residential and commercial and density in Center City appears to be stalled after getting initial approval from a City Council committee last week. The Planning Commission…

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Board approves 113 apartments and shops at 24th and Washington

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a handful of zoning variances for a mixed-use apartment complex at 2401 Washington Avenue, an irregular polygon of a property that’s been sitting vacant…

    • Skyline from Drexel Park

Committee approves zoning changes in Center City

A City Council committee has approved a bill that would allow taller and denser commercial buildings in select areas of Center City and permit residential development on smaller lots than is…

    • Zoning reformers react to Councilman Green's proposed changes to the draft code

Clarke drafting new zoning rules for community groups

Registered Community Organizations could soon be required to operate under the city’s official Standards of Conduct and Ethics, if a draft ordinance circulating around City Hall becomes law. The bill, prepared…

    • philadelphia zoning map

Council introduces end-of-session zoning code changes

Last week, City Council members introduced a slate of ordinances that make various changes to the zoning code and the zoning maps, some of which clarify regulations citywide, and others that…

    • Finnegan's Wake

Offices planned for Finnigan's Wake building at 3rd and Spring Garden

Once ranked among the top 25 douchiest bars in Philadelphia, Finnigan’s Wake, at 3rd and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties, is set to be converted into offices. On Thursday, Councilman…

    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

Future still uncertain for apartment project at 43rd and Baltimore

This isn’t really a news story, because on Wednesday night, after a 90-minute hearing at the Zoning Board of Adjustment, which was scheduled to start at 4 p.m. but which didn’t…

    • 3201 Race St. site plan / Erdy McHenry

Apartment tower approved for 32nd and Race, near Drexel University

A new apartment tower is scheduled to rise at 32nd and Race streets near the campus of Drexel University after receiving approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday. The…

    • thecityofphiladelphia

New zoning maps to guide Fishtown development

Two bills updating the zoning maps in Fishtown are headed toward passage after being approved by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. The bills, introduced by Council members Mark Squilla and…

    • 2010 Wharton | OCF Realty

Ori Feibush's stalled project at 20th and Wharton gets green light from planners

Ori Feibush swears he’s going to sell the warehouse at 20th and Wharton, just as soon as he gets it through zoning approvals. Feibush, the Point Breeze developer who’s nearing the…

    • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Pennsport | PhillyTrax on Flickr

Mt. Sinai hospital and Bok School, South Philly landmarks, to be rezoned

Two of the biggest properties in South Philadelphia are set to be rezoned by City Council in anticipation of major redevelopment projects. Earlier this month, First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced…

    • Airdancer | Wikimedia Commons

Philly zoning code may soon contain the phrase "wacky-waving, inflatable arm-flailing tube persons"

This is going to be a short post. In City Council yesterday, 6th-District Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill amending the zoning code to provide regulations for “wacky-waving, inflatable arm-flailing tube…

    • Fillmore unveiling, Ajax, 1000 Frankford Avenue

Fishtown music venue moving forward despite legal appeals

It’s been an up-and-down week for Michael Samschick. On Tuesday night, the developer saw his plans for 200 new apartments on North Delaware Avenue rejected by the Fishtown Neighbors Association by…

    • Edward Corner

Fishtown group rejects two development proposals on Delaware Ave.

The Fishtown Neighbors Association voted on Tuesday night to oppose two development projects proposed for North Delaware Avenue near Penn Treaty Park. Developer Michael Samschick of Core Realty is proposing to…

    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

Design committee hears strong support for development at 43rd and Baltimore

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell is now supporting the development of an apartment building at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philly, across the street from Clark Park. Blackwell had previously declined…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

City Council approves 3-D billboards in Center City

Philadelphia City Council voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would allow two animated, digital, three-dimensional billboards to be placed at key corners in Center City. Under the legislation, which was…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

Letters supporting 3D billboards are identical, linked to Catalyst petition

They do exist, the hundreds of letters Councilman Mark Squilla said he had received from constituents supporting his bill to allow 3-D billboards in Center City. But they carry identical text,…

    • IRMX zoning classification

PCPC approves IRMX revisions

On Tuesday, the Planning Commission voted to approve changes to the IRMX zoning category, which is meant to encourage the mixed-use redevelopment of former industrial properties. The category is new…

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