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The Buzz: Extended-Stay hotel | 1700 Market sells | Tax hikes for some | Collaborative garden at Temple | Elevated rail parks

The surface parking lot at 12th and Arch streets will become a Hilton extended-stay hotel, reports the Inquirer. The parking lot is owned by Parkway Corporation, which will also be…

    • Public sessions on zoning proposals are reopened, then closed

Public sessions on zoning proposals are reopened, then closed

In City Council’s last session of public testimony on the zoning code proposals of the Zoning Code Commission Tuesday, about a dozen witnesses on five panels gave about two hours of…

    • The section of the under-the-overpass sign pointing toward the river

Progress on Race Street Connector project

The Race Street Connector project – the streetscape and lighting improvements meant to make the linkage between the riverfront at Race Street Pier and Old City more obvious and pleasant –…

Central Delaware Waterfront Corp. starting design process for Delaware River Trail

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is starting the design phase of the multi-purpose Delaware River Trail.The multi-purpose trail is a key component of the Central Delaware Master Plan – the…

    • Riverfront Corp. gets feedback on new Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study

Riverfront Corp. gets feedback on new Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study

The Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study kicking off next month will determine current vehicle counts and problem areas, but should also create projections based on potential development.Exactly how far into…

City Council hears two hours of public testimony, closes hearings on ZCC proposals

Council heard from five panels consisting of about a dozen witnesses. Most spoke in favor of passing the draft, though several made specific recommendations for amendments. A coalition of Southwest Philadelphia…

    • Marvin Bullock's home on Wyalusing Ave. is a main route for construction equipment at the 41st Street bridge construction site.

Eyes on the Street: Parkside bridge reconstruction begins; neighborhood hopes for revitalization

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia NeighborhoodsTen, 15, 20 — the exact number of years since they could drive across the 40th and 41st street bridges is beyond memory for Parkside…

    • An afternoon car crash on Roosevelt Boulevard left a woman dead and an infant injured. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Woman killed, child injured in Boulevard crash

An afternoon car crash on Roosevelt Boulevard left a woman dead and an infant injured. Photo by Stephen Schultz Police are investigating the details of a fatal crash on Roosevelt Boulevard…

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DAGspace: Zoning Reform Myth Busting

Zoning Reform Myth Busting by Timothy Kerner Philadelphia’s Zoning Reform process has officially moved from the Zoning Code Commission to City Council, and council members are now attempting to understand the…

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Flood clean-up tips from Fox Chase's The Carpet Shop

The Carpet Shop in Fox Chase offers tips for dealing with flood water. The Carpet Shop in Fox Chase has received many calls for help since the record rain fall in…

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September 26-30: Preservation Power | Zoning at City Council | Weatherization Workshop | LOOK! on Lancaster

Jean Carroon Monday, September 26, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Jean Carroon, a principal at Goody Clancy, comes to Penn to discuss the power of adaptive reuse,…

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Weekend News Briefs: 9/23 - 9/25

Friday -- A man was pronounced dead at Aria Health-Torresdale after his body was dumped from a car near a Tacony cemetery Friday. The 41-year-old may have died of a drug…

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The Buzz: Clean and Green on Germantown Ave | Chinatown Tower | President's House Mess | Zoning Debate

Newsworks reports that the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District has been hard at work keeping it's piece of Germantown Avenue clean, green, and well-lit, but the city has been slower to…

    • Donna Carney from the City Planning Commission recorded a group's conversation about housing.

Parkside: West Park residents voice opinions at Philadelphia 2035 planning meeting

By Kara Savidge and Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This week marked an initial but important step in the City Planning Commission’s redevelopment of the West Parkside neighborhood. Sonia Laron discussed the…

    • UPDATED: SugarHouse talks expansion with planning commission

UPDATED: SugarHouse talks expansion with planning commission

SugarHouse Casino representatives hope to: build a parking garage 40 feet shorter than what was originally approved for their next phase of development, retain the option of building outward instead of…

DAGspace: Zoning Reform Myth Busting Timothy Kerner

By Tim KernerPhiladelphia’s Zoning Reform process has officially moved from the Zoning Code Commission to City Council, and council members are now attempting to understand the myriad consequences, both intended…

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Burglary alert from the 8th District

The 8th Police District sent the following burglary alert at 3:30 p.m. Friday: "Residents of the 8th Police District, this alert is to make you aware of an increase in residential…

    • Name This Plaza | Rendering by Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.
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Name Game

As PlanPhilly reported earlier this month, the south side of 30th Street Station is getting a new public space created from a former parking lane on Market Street. The space is currently being…

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Frankford man arrested for April police-involved shooting

Police have arrested the Frankford man shot by an off-duty officer in April, and charged the man with attempted murder and assault. Joshua Taylor, 23, was shot on the 4600-block of…

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Photos: Rally against proposed Holmesburg methadone clinic

The Mayfair and Holmesburg civic associations, state and local politicians and neighbors gathered against yesterday to protest the methadone clinic proposed on the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue at Decatur Street. Neighbors…

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