PlanPhilly

Articles

You are viewing all articles

    • City Hall Parking Lot

Councilman Jim Kenney's new resolution could bring the #cityhallparkinglot party to an end

Update: The resolution passed, but more interestingly, Kenney went at the City Hall parking lot more directly by introducing a bill to ban the practice outright. Read it hereCenter City…

    • Frankford Arsenal rezoning

Frankford Arsenal receives amended zoning for 86-acre tract

A City Council bill introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon on Nov. 14, 2014, that would change the zoning designation of a section of the former Frankford Arsenal property that is currently…

    • Piazza Garage proposal | Tim Haahs & Associates

PCPC approves Piazza garage in NoLibs

A four-story, 300-car parking garage will be built behind the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties after the proposal was approved on Tuesday by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The PCPC…

    • Temple library and quad rendering
    • Traffic on DRPA toll bridges is down 13% since 2007.

DRPA Board approves 2015 Budget, delays toll increase

At its last meeting of the year, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board voted to postpone a bridge toll increase scheduled for January 1st, 2015 until 2017. Chief Financial Officer…

    • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Buidling, 2014

Block that will host new cop shop, morgue and ME office gets zoning go-ahead

The wheels continue to roll along toward turning the imposing former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 4601 Market St. into the new city police headquarters, which will also involve moving the…

    • Tourist Center
Eyes on the Street

Speaking for the Saucer

Community Contributor Libbie Hawes, a preservationist and steering committee member of the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance, makes the case for repurposing LOVE Park's flying saucer building as part…

    • Economic development, Mummers style

December 10: Evans not running | Street drinking and economic development | Post-PNB skyline

#PHL2015 round-up: Dwight Evans won't run for Mayor, Tom Wyatt will run for an at-large City Council seat, and Mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo is skipping the second day of PA Society…

    • SEPTA 24/7

College students who explore Philly are more likely to stay. Could free* transit help?

Would better public transit connectivity and nightlife choices keep more college students in Philadelphia after graduation? The latest report from Campus Philly suggests they would, and contains some other interesting takeaways…

    • daycare bill pcpc dec 9 2014

Planning Commission opposes bid to limit home occupations, supports waiving fees for daycares

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to oppose a bill introduced by Councilman Brian O’Neill that would restrict business activity in certain residential areas. Since the bill already had…

    • City Council starts the year with a handful of revenue- and job-generation bills

Committee approves plan to restructure local government amid pleas for more time

City Council’s Committee on Law and Government recommended approval on Tuesday of a proposal introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke that would amend the city charter to create a cabinet-level Department…

    • Old Willard's 14-foot wide hallways offer opportunities for
Eyes on the Street

Reimagining vacant schools as vibrant community spaces

A vacant school is more than a silent, empty building. It’s a public promise waiting to be renewed. Since closing 27 schools in 2013, Philly is ripe with these promises. As…

    • Paper transfer

December 9: Paid transfers forever | The Great Reorganization | Unremarkable Danish intersection

SEPTA key - our new contactless fare system - should be a big improvement in many ways, but Duncan Black has some concerns. "It appears transfers still won't be free.…

    • Germantown Charter School SRC hearing

Germantown makes its pitch for community charter school at former GHS site

In Kelly green T-shirts, they linked hands and prayed for a neighborhood. "Germantown is a place with many seeds that are ready to swell," said Rev. Lorelei Toombs, senior pastor of…

    • NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

Hearing scheduled on consolidation of planning and development agencies

Tomorrow, City Council’s Committee on Law and Government will hold a hearing on a proposal from Council President Darrell Clarke to create a cabinet-level Department of Planning and Development. The proposal…

    • Bandit signs

December 8: Reading Terminal Market GM for Council | E-hailing regular taxis | Bandit sign crackdown

Paul Steinke, the general manager of Reading Terminal Market, is stepping down to run for one of the five Democratic at-large City Council seats. Juliana Reyes, fresh off vanquishing me for…

    • New PennPraxis executive director Randy Mason

Randy Mason takes the lead at PennPraxis

The new executive director of PennPraxis, Randall Mason, was announced Dec. 2 by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Mason, an associate professor…

    • LOVE Park, June 2013  | (c) Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved.
Eyes on the Street

LOVE Park's enduring magnetism

Community Contributor Bob Bruhin sees LOVE Park as Philly's funky common ground - a perspective he's especially come to appreciate photographing LOVE Park. LOVE Park is a nexus. While Vincent Kling's…

    • Broad and Callowhill

December 5: PGW sale dead | Parking magnates' 2015 plans | Millennials driving mixed-use

With City Council President Darrell Clarke resolute in his refusal to hold hearings or a vote on selling Philadelphia Gas Works, UIL is withdrawing its bid to purchase the nation's largest…

    • billboard2

Council on the cusp of overhauling billboard regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon resurrected a years-old bill that would overhaul the zoning regulations for billboards on Thursday. The bill was amended substantially on Thursday, but because it already went through a…

1, 2, 3, 420406080100120140160180200220240260280300320340360380400420440460480500519

You are viewing all posts



Neighborhoods


People


Organizations




Browse by




Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to the PlanPhilly Mailing List