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Germantown residents say they have enough dollar stores and oppose a zoning change that would allow another

A group of Germantown residents say what their neighborhood doesn't need is another dollar store, and they don't really want a discount grocery, either.Their councilwoman, Donna Reed Miller, has introduced…

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SugarHouse gets planning commission support for revised expansion plan, related ordinances

SugarHouse Casino Tuesday received the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's blessing for a revised expansion plan and support for three related zoning and streets bills.The revisions for the next phase of…

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Shane, a Philadelphia candy institution dating back to 1863, reopens this month

The candy maker squeezes drops of poinsettia-red food coloring into a copper pot full of molten sugar and corn syrup. When the thermometer hits 310 degrees, she carries the mixture to…

    • Wrongful death suit says SEPTA should have done more to help a possibly drunk passenger

Wrongful death suit says SEPTA should have done more to help a possibly drunk passenger

The estate of a Delaware County man is suing SEPTA, claiming the transit agency should have done more to prevent his death, possibly related to alcohol, on a SEPTA vehicle last…

City ready to go to work on Plaza

Philadelphia, November 16, 2011 – The City of Philadelphia today posted an Official Notice advising the public that the $50 million Dilworth Plaza construction project is imminent. The notice was issued…

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Dranoff "transit-oriented development" for South and Broad clears first planning commission hurdle

Developer Carl Dranoff wants to build up to 80 residential units with retail that might include restaurants, coffee shops, a grocery or a deli – and nearly as many spots to…

    • Viddler Customer Spotlight: PlanPhilly

Viddler Customer Spotlight: PlanPhilly

Viddler, our platform for video publishing, recently visited Philadelphia to watch PlanPhilly at work and feature us in a "Customer Spotlight" video. It's Viddler's way of sharing our story and experience using…

Rules Committee OKs three bills SugarHouse Casino needs to procede with its revised expansion plan

City Council's Rules Committee gave its approval to three proposed ordinances SugarHouse Casino needs in order to proceed with its revised plans for expansion.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended the…

    • Planning Commission recommends use of 'alternate vehicle' to pass new zoning code

Planning Commission recommends use of 'alternate vehicle' to pass new zoning code

Under the direction of its Chairman Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the use of Council Bill No. 110766, with provisos, to pass a new zoning code for…

Chinatown development corporation gets planning's blessing for a 23-story tower at 10th and Vine

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Tuesday came a step closer to building a 23-story, 265-foot-high residential and office tower, with a community center on the ground floor, on two parcels at…

    • The second AIA Philadelphia bookstore opened at 7th and Sansom in October.
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AIA Philadelphia opens another bookstore

While big book stores struggle to stay open, Philly scored another independent. At the corner of 7th and Sansom Streets, AIA Philadelphia opened a second bookstore in October, expanding its operations…

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Zoning Matters: City Council should see through zoning reform process, not subvert it

In a sharp opinion piece in Monday’s Daily News, Architect Kiki Bolender takes City Council to task for introducing its own version of the zoning code, and in so doing,…

    • Whitney is a young female calico who needs a home. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Photos: Cats for adoption at ACCT [slideshow]

Whitney is a young female calico who needs a home. Photo by Stephen Schultz Every week, the Animal Care & Control Team brings pets to animal care stores around the weekend…

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This Just In: Public Meetings, PHA auctions, Shane's Candy

PlanPhilly reporters are following lots of stories this week: including rezonings on Delaware and Germantown avenues, SugarHouse expansion plans, and the Housing Authority's surplus vacant property auctions. PlanPhilly’s got you covered…

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Financial Perspectives: How well are you covered?

Life insurance is something we hope we never need, but really need to have. The number of families that have little or no life insurance is startling. I see it every…

    • The former Strawbridge's, the future home of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
    • The proposed music venue, as of last fall

Fishtown music venue could lose the zoning it needs to open on Richmond Street

The controversial 7,600 square-foot, 3,000-patron music venue developer David Grasso hopes to build on Richmond Street in Fishtown appears to be in jeopardy.First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, who sponsored the…

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Historical Commission's Architectural Committee tackles residential issues

In reviewing a quartet of projects that raised questions about exterior restorations and attendant roof replacements, and in one case, additions, today's relatively brief Architectural Committee meeting once again showcased how…

    • PCPC considers rezoning 8200 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill.

Philadelphia Planning Commission to review two key Northwest projects

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyTuesday could be a key day in a pair of Northwest developments, as the city Planning Commission considers the next phase of a development in…

    • Princeton Avenue was to become a two-way street between Torresdale Avenue and State Road as of 3 p.m. today.

Princeton Avenue in Tacony to be a two-way street as of 3 p.m.

Princeton Avenue was to become a two-way street between Torresdale Avenue and State Road as of 3 p.m. today.From PennDOT: A seven-block section of Princeton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia that…

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