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    • License to Inspect

‘License to Inspect’ enables easy monitoring of L&I data

Today, PlanPhilly and Azavea released a new online tool that makes it easy to monitor construction, demolition, and code violations in targeted areas of the city. The tool, called License to…

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Nutter encourages restraint on zoning code during Phila2035 update

A standing-room-only crowd at the Center for Architecture burst into applause, interrupting surprise guest Michael Nutter as he explained the importance of being patient with the new zoning code that his…

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Franklin Mills drug arrests net men from Pa., NY

Men from Luzerne County, Pa., and New York state have been arrested and charged for selling drugs to undercover officers at Franklin Mills Mall. It happened Thursday around 10 p.m., according…

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

SEPTA to shrink without additional funding

SEPTA’s list of deferred state of good repair projects is going to become a list of closed infrastructure if transportation funding at the state level is not increased soon. The Media-Elwyn,…

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Eyes on the Street

Jan 11-13: Built Environment Photography | Portraits of Brewerytown | 40th Street Artists-in-Residence invitational | Edible Architecture

Here's what's on tap this weekend: Opening: Rob Lybeck: Built Environment Photography Friday, January 11, 5-8pm. Giant Steps Framing & Gallery, 229 South 20th Street. Frequent Eyes on the Street photography…

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Central Delaware overlay nears introduction

Zoning legislation that would create rules for development along the Central Delaware waterfront could be introduced later this month. “That's the goal,” Central Delaware Advocacy Group Vice Chairman Joe Schiavo said…

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Historical Commission says demo permit for Church of the Assumption is valid

The Historical Commission announced Friday morning that its members unanimously affirmed the validity of a permit to demolish the historic Church of the Assumption issued to the building’s owner last fall.…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC puts Olney in the Northeast

Seriously, NBC, there is an entire creek designating the Northeast Philly boundary; how hard can this be? "School bus vs. SEPTA bus in NE Philly," read the headline on the evening…

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Navy Yard to release 2013 Master Plan update Wednesday

UPDATED: On Friday, PIDC announced the The Navy Yard event has been rescheduled for Feb. 1. An earlier version of this story had the original date. The Philadelphia Navy Yard will…

    • North Lawrence Street's 'log cabin' was built by artist Jeff Thomas.
Eyes on the Street

Love Note #135: Colleen Davis discovers a log cabin in Northern Liberties

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of a quiet corner in Northern Liberties Love Note #135: Colleen Davis discovers a log cabin in…

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Ex-police commissioner's son charged in 'stolen houses' case [updated]

Two men from Northeast Philadelphia are among those charged with stealing houses around the city. Forty-eight-year-old Elhadi Ibrahim of the 9500-block of Hoff Street in Bustleton, and 49-year-old Steven Johnson of the…

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Mayfair begins Third Thursday Arts Initiative

Another of many efforts to create a more lively neighborhood, Mayfair has announced plans to explore Third Thursdays opportunities. The first will be Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Headquarters, 7213…

    • People's Emergency Center on Lancaster Avenue.

Philadelphia’s Interface Studio receives prestigious national planning award

 Washington, D.C. – Interface Studio, a full-service planning and urban design practice based in Philadelphia, will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning and Design Firm from the American…

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Art Commission reviews Lincoln Financial Field improvements

The Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed an extensive proposal for planned revisions to Lincoln Financial Field at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. The Commission also granted final approval to two relatively minor…

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Philadelphia’s planning and zoning process receives 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association

Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process will receive the 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice from the American Planning Association for its innovative approach at leveraging the synergy…

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Eyes on the Street

Colin Powell: Voice of Philadelphia's first talking pedestrian signal

PlanPhilly recently reported on the new automated-voice pedestrian crossing signals at the intersection of 30th and Market and 30th and Chestnut streets. The new signals tell pedestrians which street has the…

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