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Music as neighborhood anchor | Mayor Blondell? | Gray's Ferry garden fight | Delaware waterfront development limbo | reviewing Economic Opportunity

Can music venues actually improve neighborhoods? They often face community opposition but Flying Kite considers the examples of Fishtown's Johnny Brenda’s, Union Transfer on Spring Garden, and planned rebirth of South…

    • PCPC tells Marina View Towers to improve plan for apartments near Ben Franklin Bridge

PCPC tells Marina View Towers to improve plan for apartments near Ben Franklin Bridge

The 180-unit apartment building planned for 230 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard is an important project, Planning Commissioners said after an information-only presentation Tuesday, but the plan should be improved before the…

Planning Commission hears schools' capital program for 2013

The Philadelphia School District’s Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 2013 carries a total budget of $187.6 million, most of which will be dedicated to improvements on existing school facilities. Danielle…

    • GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

GCC forms new committee to monitor Germantown zoning matters

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThere are a couple of important things to know about Ernie Freeman, who will chair Germantown Community Connection's new Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee…

    • Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyLower Lancaster Avenue neighbors have been collaborating on “Make Your Mark,” a collaborative community-driven planning process since 2011. People’s Emergency Center recently released the draft revitalization…

    • The Committee is charged with reviewing the effectiveness of Economic Opportunity Plan legislation

New Economic Opportunity Review Committee holds first meeting

City Council’s Economic Opportunity Review Committee held its first-ever hearing in Council’s Caucus Room Monday morning, outlining its mission and hearing testimony from members of the public. The Committee is charged…

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Be PlanPhilly's Membership Director

The rumors are true: PlanPhilly is seeking a Membership Director. This is a new position created to help PlanPhilly launch and develop several ventures we've got in the works, including…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Globe Dye Works gets attention - in the wrong neighborhood

Globe Dye Works is pretty cool. The coworking space on the 2100-block of Kinsey Street has become a work environment for everyone from glassblowers to bakers. One of those bakers is Lily…

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May 14-18: Le Grand Continental recruiting | Philadelphia's manufacturing future | PAFA After Dark: Real World | Logan in Full Bloom

Le Grand Continental Recruitment Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 7-9pm. Live Arts Studio, 919 North 5th. Be a part of a Live Arts Festival show this year as one…

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City Planning Commission to hold second Lower Northeast District meeting

Image/Philadelphia City Planning Commission The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has scheduled its second meeting for the Lower Northeast District. Stakeholders from FrankfordNorthwoodSummerdaleLawncrestOxford Circle…

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    • Construction continues at Bakers Centre site, opening slated for Fall 2013

Construction continues at Bakers Centre site, opening slated for Fall 2013

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With large trucks and earth-moving equipment busy, the Bakers Centre shopping plaza is beginning to come to life at the former Tastykake site. The retail…

Central Delaware Advocacy Group hopeful that Samschick's waterfront plans will be good fit for the Central Delaware

Members of CDAG are hopeful that the plans of a developer who owns a significant swath of the Central Delaware Riverfront will line up nicely with the city's goals.As detailed…

    • Rendering of Ensemble Real Estate's Delaware Avenue proposal. The architecture is not

Mid-rise apartment building planned for empty lot just north of Ben Franklin Bridge

Another new development is proposed for the Central Delaware Waterfront – an 11-story apartment building, just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Old City.Previously, the development proposed by Ensemble…

    • Be PlanPhilly’s Membership Director

Be PlanPhilly’s Membership Director

The rumors are true: PlanPhilly is seeking a Membership Director. This is a new position created to help PlanPhilly launch and develop several ventures we’ve got in the works, including…

    • PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

To commemorate the 10th birthday of PennPraxis on Saturday, Executive Director Harris Steinberg and Penn School of Design Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor invited planning and design experts, alums, and Philadelphia residents…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.
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Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

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More construction on the way as Jeanes Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center move forward with merger

Facebook photo/Jeanes Hospital Construction will last approximately two more years in Fox Chase as Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center merge their services. Work is already underway at the Cancer…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: Good2Go Insurance

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Good2Go Auto Insurance. Good2Go Insurance wants you to get the Philadelphia car insurance coverage you need to get on the road. Before you buy insurance…

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