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    • Uncle Sam wants you to vote

End of business today is voter registration deadline

PennFuture reminds us that participating in the political process is important to our state, the issues we care about, and our future. Just a reminder: Monday, October 6, is the last…

    • 1100 Market Street

Oct. 6: What's up this week? CDR looks at Market St.; Out and about in PA; civil forfeiture panel

There are a couple of hot projects coming before Civic Design Review Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1 pm, Room 18-029, One Parkway Building,1515 Arch Street). National Real Estate Development and BLT Architects are presenting…

    • Franklin Square station

October 3: Franklin Square PATCO station movement | Washington Ave restriping hits a wall | Old City infill

Some official business before the morning links - I'm flying out on vacation this evening for a few weeks (a good friend is getting married in Spain, so my wife and…

    • Frank DiCicco and Steve Weixler

CDAG to honor Frank DiCicco and Steve Weixler

An important message from CDAG! "Please join us for the inaugural Central Delaware Advocacy Group Award Ceremony at the Independence Seaport Museum on October 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. "We invite…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair overlay would ban beauty parlors, laundromats, fortune tellers and more

Sixth-District Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill Thursday morning that would establish a new commercial zoning overlay in Mayfair prohibiting a range of businesses from setting up shop on the neighborhood’s…

    • Class Shares

Philly's affordability disadvantage: high transportation costs and low wages

The Martin Prosperity Institute (Richard Florida, et al.) is out with a new report looking at the class geography of several major U.S. cities, which finds more affluent professionals are populating…

    • Sidecar

Kenney introduces bill calling for hearings on legalizing ride-sharing apps in Philly

As the debate in Harrisburg proceeds as to whether Pennsylvania should legalize smartphone-based "transportation network company" platforms like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, and whether Philadelphia should be the only county in…

    • Petty Island

October 2: New Love Park priorities | Petty Island redesign | Schuylkill River boardwalk opens | Primary primers

PennPraxis created a wordcloud of the features most important to people who volunteered ideas for the new Love park. Huge transit news for the mega-region: to repair the damage from Hurricane…

    • Industrial sunset, South Philly. Photos by Philadelphia Photos

Councilman calls for hearing on preservation of industrial land

Councilman Bobby Henon will introduce a resolution Thursday morning calling for City Council to hold hearings on industrial land preservation in Philadelphia. “A public hearing on these issues will enable the…

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October 1: Market East construction starting | Clark Park zoning fight | Driving trending down

Construction kicks off on the 1100 block of Market East tomorrow morning, reports Natalie Kostelni. "The 4.3-acre site takes up an entire city block bound by Market, Chestnut, 11th and 12th…

    • Andrew Langsam's three-story, 19th-century twins represent the flash point between the owner and the local civic group. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Roxborough curb-cut controversy riles community group

It all comes down to a curb cut and a paved-over yard, but this story is really about how things get done in the city of Philadelphia. On a steep block…

    • north 9th 3

Philadelphia Land Bank releases plan to tackle vacancy

The Philadelphia Land Bank, a nascent agency organized to streamline the redevelopment of thousands of Philadelphia’s vacant and tax-delinquent properties, released a draft of a strategic plan on Wednesday recommending a…

    • St Laurentius Church

September 30: Economists on Uber | Millennials and the housing market | Lombard station infill | St. Laurentius decertified

For those following the policy debate over "transportation network companies, " the IGM Economic Experts Panel, a regular poll of 40 well-known academic economists from across the political spectrum, found that…

    • 22nd St now
    • DVRPC roads, rails and region

DVRPC okays trail, bike plans for Montco

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.…

    • Schuylkill River boardwalk

September 29: Metro Philly's carbon emissions fall | Market East LED signage | Looking back on Eraserhood | Effective bike junket

Big win for mixed-use development at the PA Supreme Court last week. Supremes upheld the state's planned residential development (PRD) law, which allows mixed-use development in municipalities, and rejected National Realty Corp's…

    • Center City transit concourse

Not all those who wander are lost ... but most are: A wayfinding tour of City Hall

It didn’t take long for it to happen. If you spend any amount of time wandering around City Hall, it’ll happen. “Hi, do you need help finding something?” City Hall is…

    • Delaware River cleanup at Pier 68

CDAG, United By Blue and citizens who believe in a better environment tackle Delaware River piers cleanup

On a powder blue skyed, perfect fall Saturday an army of 50 right-minded volunteers fell in behind the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the environmentally aware apparel company United By Blue…

    • Montreal bike lane

September 26: PUC vs Uber | Cedar Park business district | 22nd St bike lane pilot | P3s at PennDOT

Two administrative law judges advised the state Public Utility Commission against granting Uber X a license to operate in Pennsylvania. The matter now goes to the five-member PUC for a vote,…

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