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    • Bridge Line, Photo by phillytrax

Pennsylvania House votes to give Governor Wolf veto over Port Authority board

In a rare move of bipartisanship in Harrisburg, the state House voted unanimously to empower Governor Tom Wolf with a new veto power. Okay, it is just a veto power over…

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Toll Brothers to demolish Society Hill Playhouse

Toll Brothers seems to be done trying to negotiate with Washington Square West. The Horsham-based developers have abandoned their plans for a 51-foot-tall condominium project to replace Society Hill Playhouse, on…

    • Goldtex

January 27: Philly rental vacancies at 2.8% | Creative engagement in Germantown | New Councilmembers taking city cars

Alan Heavens reports city apartment vacancy rates fell from 5.7 percent in December 2014 to 2.8 percent in December 2015, despite all the new apartment construction, according to data from…

    • Spaces, Photo by David Swift Photography

Parking Authority Director wants higher fines for parking in snow routes

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Executive Director had some choice words Tuesday for the 200 or so Philadelphians who left their cars parked on emergency snow routes as winter storm Jonas dumped…

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Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia names Sarah Clark Stuart its new Executive Director

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia announced today Sarah Clark Stuart can drop the "acting" from her current title, "acting executive director." Stuart is now the bicyclist advocacy group's executive director,…

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January 26: Schuylkill River oil spill | Blatstein's Foxwoods site plan | Callowhill businesses await the Rail Park

Environmental cleanup crews are hard at work remediating the site of a 4,200-gallon heating oil spill, 200-250 gallons of which began leaking into the Schuylkill River as of Saturday night, reports…

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January 25: Maria Quiñones-Sánchez the insurgent | 12 state transpo reforms | Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership

PlanPhilly is conducting a 2016 Reader Survey for the next couple weeks, and we need your help to better understand what you value about our work, and how we can better…

    • No Savesies

January 22: SEPTA energy capture program expanding | Paying for sidewalks at point-of-sale | Castor Ave traffic calming

A new public-private partnership will expand SEPTA's 2012 pilot program that captures the energy created when subway trains hit the brakes, reports Andrew Maykuth. "Constellation Energy Resources...will pay for and install…

    • PennDOT plowing Interstate 81, 2010 | (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

What's been plowed? Now you can know

With winter storm Jonas threatening to dump more than a foot of snow on the region, drivers who can’t heed “just stay home” advice from public officials will want to know:…

    • Comcast Headquarters | Steve Ives, Eyes on the Street Flickr Pool

Bill would require Philly businesses to disclose tax breaks, track jobs created

Philadelphia could get a better understanding of the impact of various tax breaks and subsidies it hands out to private businesses if a bill introduced in City Council on Thursday becomes…

    • The $100 million City Hall Station overhaul is on SEPTA's list of deferred capital projects

SEPTA begins scheduling system improvements with next year’s capital budget

SEPTA kicked off the capital budget season Wednesday afternoon with a pair of open houses on the Fiscal Year 2017 capital budget and 12-year capital program. SEPTA’s estimated capital budget for…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.
    • The Family Court Building at 1801 Vine could become a boutique hotel.

Why there are 11 new hotels in the pipeline for Philly

SLS International recently  proposed a new Hyde Hotel on South Broad Street at Pine, just down the street from another SLS hotel currently under construction at Broad and Spruce. These are…

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Proposed Rittenhouse apartment tower design assumes a number of approvals

The sky’s the limit at 1911 Walnut Street, at least according to Southern Land Company. The development group presented preliminary plans for the vacant lot, which sits across the street from…

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DRPA Dispatch: CEO Hanson to get a pay raise; union wants one, too

On the day Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) CEO John Hanson was supposed to receive a raise, a union official asked for the same for his workers at this morning’s meeting…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter, 2011 | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly

Mayoral Mobility: How Philly got around, got along, and got by under Nutter

PlanPhilly is taking a look back at Philadelphia during the Nutter Years and down the road at what to expect from the Kenney administration. Jim Saksa offers the next installment in…

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January 20: Last call for Southport plans | L+I wants sidewalk fining powers | Development plans for Spring Garden lot

Linda Loyd reports the Port Authority board is requesting final proposals for the redevelopment of Southport on the eastern end of the Navy Yard. Among the competing proposals are "a traditional…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

Planning Commission called racist after voting to support Point Breeze housing development

Two members of Concerned Citizens of Point Breeze, a small community organization that has fought for years to stop high-end housing developments and residential rezonings in the South Philadelphia neighborhood, accused…

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January 19: North Broad Street's retail future | Hard shoulders and first responders | Bicentennial shenanigans

Jason Laughlin talks to some experts about PennDOT's idea to open the shoulders on I-76 to traffic during certain times of the day. Michael Noda, author of the Sic Transit Philadelphia…

    • Bok School

January 15: PennDOT considers turning I-76 shoulder into drive lane | Bok's first floor leased | Domb, hoverboarder

PennDOT is considering turning the shoulder of I-76 into a temporary drive lane, reports Joe Hernandez. The idea is just one of many PennDOT is looking at for a study…

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