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Blackwell on proposal at 43rd and Baltimore: "Go to the zoning board"

In her Inquirer column last week, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron took 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell to task for supposedly holding up a proposed development at 43rd Street and Baltimore…

    • Swooping | Steve Ives
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LENS: Dilworth Park

The keen-eyed members of our Flickr group seem captivated by the new Dilworth Park – from its swooping glassy transit entrances to the fountain’s effect on the smooth granite. Click through…

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    • 27th Street and Girard Ave.

Committee reviews projects on East Market and West Girard

On Tuesday, developers presented plans to the Civic Design Review committee for a mixed-use apartment and retail complex at the long-vacant corner of 27th Street and Girard Avenue. The project, which…

    • Fueling the machine, Photo by Melon Images

October 8: Bike survey tech | Grays Ferry Triangle life cycle | Affordable housing RFPs | Philly bubble? | Geography of opportunity

Happy Wednesday, Philly. Did you catch the blood moon early this morning? The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is doing its fall bike counts, with volunteers recording data using pencil and…

    • Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler named 2011 Public Works Leader of the Year /  PlanPhilly | EyesOnTheStreet
Eyes on the Street

Rina Cutler on transportation advocacy and 'evolution not revolution'

Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler was half of a panel about the future of transportation in the city and state on Monday evening at PennDesign. The conversation ranged…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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