Articles http://planphilly.com/articles Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:48:00 -0500 en <![CDATA[Zoning board approves redevelopment of Orinoka Mills in Kensington]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15998 The Philadelphia zoning board voted on Tuesday to approve a 51-unit, mixed-use redevelopment of a former industrial property at the corner of East Somerset and Ruth streets in Kensington.

The property…

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:48:00 -0500
<![CDATA[November 25: Ride-sharing and paratransit | Delivery vehicles and street design | #blackfridayparking]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15997 Can the kinds of analytics advances gleaned from e-hailing apps like Uber be used to improve transit service? A new start-up called Bridj, run by ex-Chicago and Washington, DC transportation…

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:27:36 -0500
<![CDATA[November 24: Who parks on the City Hall apron | Neighborhood Index | Target goes urban]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15982 Who's parking on the City Hall apron and undercutting those expensive aesthetic upgrades to Dilworth Park? That would be Michael Nutter, Darrell Clarke, some other Council members, and a bunch…

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:50:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Family bikers want "no-drop" street designs, representation on Nutter's Bicycle Advocacy Board]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15965 This open letter to Michael Nutter from cyclist moms Dena Driscoll and Marni Duffy asking him to appoint a family biking advocate to the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board provides an…

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:55:28 -0500
<![CDATA[Commuter Tunnel at 30: Legacy and Potential]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15979 Community Contributors Richard Voith and Peter Angelides of Econsult Solutions consider the legacy of the Commuter Rail Tunnel, which turned 30 this month, and the importance of capitalizing on its potential.…

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:38:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Zoning board denies appeal for AAA on Columbus Boulevard]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15980 A proposal to build a AAA car repair and insurance office on a vacant lot on Columbus Boulevard is in trouble following a decision of the zoning board earlier this month.…

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:57 -0500
<![CDATA[November 21: Evans 2015? | SEPTA and PATCO fare integration | Bike-share locations]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15978 Powerful state representative and 2007 Mayoral candidate Dwight Evans is contemplating a 2015 Mayoral bid.

Huge transit news: SEPTA and PATCO are making the first step toward integrating their payment systems.…

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Council adopts bill amending daycare regulations]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15972 City Council adopted a bill on Thursday that will modify the regulations for opening new group daycare centers in certain areas of the city. The bill, which was introduced by Councilman…

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:56:00 -0500
<![CDATA[November 20: Team Tony | Underpriced curb parking | How PGH builds bike lanes faster]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15971 Anthony Williams officially joined the 2015 campaign for Philadelphia Mayor, with the backing of US Congressman and Democratic City Committee head Bob Brady. Former DA Lynne Abraham also announced her candidacy…

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:47:00 -0500
<![CDATA[$1.1 million state grant aims to better connect Northwest Philly]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15970 Mt. Airy USA, a local community development corporation dedicated to neighborhood revitalization projects, is in the early stages of what it is calling the Connecting & Building Philadelphia's Safest Corridors project,…

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:01:00 -0500
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Planning Commission considers more zoning code tweaks]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15969 The Philadelphia City Planning Commission considered four bills that would tweak certain provisions of the zoning code on Tuesday. The Commission: 

  • Recommended a bill that would limit the size of accessory…
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:16:59 -0500
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Planning Commission approves North Philadelphia remapping bills]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15968 The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted to approve to zoning bills for parts of North Philadelphia on Tuesday. The bills, developed as part of the Philadelphia2035 citywide planning process, were introduced…

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:57:19 -0500
<![CDATA[As digital signs encroach, public realm sold short]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15966

Imagine a three-dimensional globe of animated lunchmeat mixed with local news and weather displayed across from Reading Terminal Market or digital ads for H&M and Unclaimed Diamonds marching down Market Street…

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:50:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Hudson Hotel proposal advances]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15967 The Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend a bill that would allow a Hudson Hotel to be built at 17th and Chancellor streets in Center City. The hotel would…

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:48:45 -0500
<![CDATA[November 19: Casino reactions | #PHL2015 round-up | Rent your car at the airport | Bike moms' open letter]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15964 Appreciate PlanPhilly's reporting and want to help us win nice awards? Why not take a moment to vote for Jared Brey for Reporter of the Year and Jon Geeting for Community…

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:14:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Planning Commission hears about Central Roxborough conservation district]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15963 On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the creation of the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay, just the second neighborhood in Philadelphia to have regulations protecting its small-town character. The ordinance…]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:50:00 -0500 <![CDATA[Planning Commission seeks more time to consider Royal Theater rezoning]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15962 Saying that developers and nearby residents could use more time to hash out potential issues with the proposed redevelopment of the historic Royal Theater on South Street, the City Planning Commission…

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:22:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Breaking: South Philly to get city's second casino]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15960 After a week of speculation, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has confirmed it will award Philadelphia's second casino license to Live! Casino and Hotel, for their proposal at 10th and Packer…

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:18:00 -0500
<![CDATA[November 18: Butkovitz out | Blatstein's Washington Ave superblock | New LOVE Park]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15959 Controller Alan Butkovitz says he won't run for Mayor in 2015. Former Nutter spokesman Doug Oliver is forming an exploratory committee for a Mayoral run, possibly as a Republican.

We now…

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:08:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Rare neighborhood-development overlay proposed for Roxborough]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15958 Legislation that would make Central Roxborough just the second neighborhood in Philadelphia to have regulations protecting its small-town character will be introduced in City Council on Dec. 2.

While not as…

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:50:00 -0500