PlanPhilly

Articles

You are viewing all articles

    • Developer Ori Feibush in a city owned lot across from town homes he built on the 1700 block of Manton (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

On the record with Ori Feibush: Conflicts of interest, pay to play, rezoning and more

Last Friday, PlanPhilly sat down with Ori Feibush, the young developer behind OCF Realty who is running to unseat Kenyatta Johnson as 2nd District Councilman. We wanted to ask him about…

    • Market East

November 10: South Philly casino | Cops may arrest Uber X drivers | Cheaper Amtrak improvements

Rumors: the second casino license will be awarded to Live! down near the stadiums. John McNesby, head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, and a PPA board member, said…

    • Taxi regulation
    • Paul Steinke

November 7: Transportation after the midterms | Paul Steinke for Council? | Dynamic parking pricing | Bike salmon

Streetsblog says the top Democrat on the House Transportation Committee, West Virginia's Nick Rahall, lost his seat on Tuesday, and now bike-ped advocate Pete DeFazio is next in line for the…

    • The Porch

Nine key findings from the State of University City District report

Following the planning and development news, it's hard not to get the sense that University City is the locus of some of the most interesting changes happening in Philadelphia, and this…

    • 2100 Hamilton Street would sit next to Rodin Museum

A Philadelphia problem at the Art Commission: It all makes sense until you get into the weeds

What's wrong with this picture? There's an ugly, vacant hole in the ground in a nice section of town. And there's a developer with a good track record of reasonably priced…

    • Cecil Baker describes 500 Walnut project

Art Commission conceptually approves 500 Walnut

Architect Cecil Baker and developer Tom Scannapieco went before the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday with their concepts for creating a 26-story residential tower at 5th and Walnut streets. They were granted conceptual…

    • Winterfest

November 6: Wolf's mandate | Winterfest | Bike Advocacy Board | Ardmore TOD fight

Let the tussling over the scope of Tom Wolf's mandate begin. Congressman Chaka Fattah says he expects to spend another decade in his House seat, but a second member of his…

    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze
Eyes on the Street

Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation

For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation. The…

    • Tom Wolf

November 5: Governor Wolf | 2015 campaign begins | Sustainability office saved

There were few bright spots for the Democratic Party in yesterday's midterm elections, but the Pennsylvania Governor's race was an important exception, with Democrat Tom Wolf beating out Governor Tom Corbett…

    • Civic groups from the area surrounding the EPPI site did not want to see the mid-century monolith turned into another social-services institution.(Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Agreement signed for state's $2M sale of EPPI site to NewCourtland

The next phase for the imposing building that had been Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in East Falls is underway — and it is not what the surrounding communities had in mind. A…

    • I Voted

November 4: Choice election | Ballot questions explained | Maker Jawn | Vacant School Redesign

It's Election Day! We probably don't have to tell PlanPhilly's highly informed readership to get out and vote today, but we will anyway. Here's today's news. Dave Davies points out that…

    • Greenworks logo
Eyes on the Street

Three reasons to vote for the Office of Sustainability

On Tuesday Philly voters will get to decide if the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability should become permanent under the City Charter. It is the first ballot question.  Here is why…

    • Little Pete's

November 3: No SEPTA strike | Remapping politics in 2nd District Council race | City Branch and equity

There will be no SEPTA strike, at least for two years. TWU Local 234 and SEPTA management struck a deal that largely punted the hard choices over pensions and health care…

    • The Royal

New zoning introduced for Royal Theater redo

The redevelopment of the Royal Theater on South Street is moving forward after a bill was introduced in City Council on Thursday that would permit developer Carl Dranoff to build a…

    • MOTU installed a new bike corral outside of the market on Filbert Street.

The economics of bike corrals could have us singing "yippie ki-yay"

“Bob and Barbara’s really needs this,” says Marcus Ferreria of the South Street West Business Association. What’s the “this” in that sentence? A discount of PBR? New bathroom facilities? No. Like…

    • Delaware Power Station

October 31: Delaware Power Station's future | Road diets and safety | Philly ride-share carve-out | Street map wood cuts

The race for the PA Supreme Court vacancy is all set to heat up after Election Day on Tuesday, in the wake of Seamus McCaffrey's resignation. Nine judges are vying for…

    • Hudson Philadelphia Concept Rendering | DAS Architects

Updated: Center City diner to be torn down, replaced by luxury hotel

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday that would rezone a narrow block in Center City to allow for the development of a boutique 12-story Hudson Hotel. The block is…

    • Proposed Land Bank strategic plan

Philadelphia land bank board approves proposed strategic plan

Plan to be submitted to City Council for consideration The Philadelphia Land Bank Board today approved the Land Bank’s Proposed Strategic Plan. The Plan is a blueprint for returning vacant and…

    • Looking south from 56th Street, Bartram's Mile offers sweeping views
Eyes on the Street

$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s Mile and the bridge that will…

1, 2, 3, 4, 520406080100120140160180200220240260280300320340360380400420440460480500516

You are viewing all posts



Neighborhoods


People


Organizations




Browse by




Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to the PlanPhilly Mailing List