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    • South District planning process discussion

Planning Commission hears about South District public feedback

City planner Nicole Ozdemir presented the Planning Commissioners with a detailed look at the DRAFT Philadelphia2035 South District Plan Tuesday afternoon. The PCPC hosted three public meetings in the district…

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New zoning maps to guide Fishtown development

Two bills updating the zoning maps in Fishtown are headed toward passage after being approved by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. The bills, introduced by Council members Mark Squilla and…

    • Drury Street

April 29: Kerkstra tax tips | Bus rapid transit in the Burgh | Malls and alleyways

If you're new to the Philly tax reform debates, or if you're looking for some good insights on the changing coalition politics around that issue, you can't do better than Patrick…

    • The line between Dilworth Park and City Hall's north apron.
Eyes on the Street

City Hall surroundings need a guiding design vision

“Once you get renewal started it spreads out like a fan and benefits much greater sections of the city…” Those words, from Mayor Richardson Dilworth in 1959, are etched into the…

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Ori Feibush's stalled project at 20th and Wharton gets green light from planners

Ori Feibush swears he’s going to sell the warehouse at 20th and Wharton, just as soon as he gets it through zoning approvals. Feibush, the Point Breeze developer who’s nearing the…

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SEPTA holds public hearing for 2016 Capital Budget

A panel of SEPTA officials listened as riders testified at a 2016 capital budget public hearing Tuesday at the authority’s headquarters, one of two SEPTA has planned today. The capital budget…

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April 28: Broad Street's pivotal knuckle | Ride-hailing and carbon | Microtransit and urban mobility

Mark Dent has a nice round-up of last night's Parks, Pedals, and Politics event, put on by the Spring Garden Street Greenway organizers. Anthony Williams wants some new faces on…

    • Indego station at 18th and Washington around 1 PM Monday

“Hey, where’s my ride?!” – Indego Bike Share rebalancing act

On Friday morning, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon and again this morning, the Indego bike share docking station outside my house was empty. And that’s a good thing (no, really). It means…

    • Commuting methods

Lessons for neighborhoods in the State of Center City report

You probably read the headline statistic from last week's State of Center City report that Center City has the second largest downtown population in the country, after midtown Manhattan.  That's exciting…

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April 27: The case for a Complete Streets Office | Kenney pulling ahead | SaksaCam

Two new polls, an internal from the Kenney campaign and one from a SuperPAC backing Kenney, both show Kenney as a narrow frontrunner in the race for Mayor. Don't drive under…

    • We Are Mantua Transformation Plan
Eyes on the Street

Homegrown Middle Class: How to design a milestone

To John Kromer the city's persistent poverty is best tackled at the neighborhood level. In a four-part series of commentaries Kromer, an urban housing and development consultant and former city housing…

    • And easier to get here!

Del. River Waterfront Corp. advances Race Street, Spruce Street connection projects

Just in time for summer, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is starting, re-starting, or advancing a handful of construction, infrastructure and transportation projects to help connect Penn’s Landing to the rest…

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Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Francisville NDC's Penelope Giles

When Penelope Giles grew up in Francisville it was a bustling, middle-class neighborhood. Since she moved home to Francisville 15 years ago Giles has worked to turn the neighborhood back into…

    • Indego Bikes on Eakins Oval

Philly Bike Share hits the streets and so does Jim Saksa's GoPro video

“Happy Bike Share Day!” That was the popular, improvised greeting at Thursday’s launch of Indego, Philadelphia’s Bike Share program. For most there, the event was a celebration, the culmination of…

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Squilla introduces stack of bills for Gallery redevelopment

Councilman Mark Squilla introduced 10 separate measures in City Council on Thursday meant to grease the wheels for the planned renovation of The Gallery on East Market Street. The biggest city…

    • Conrad St. demolition / Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

Blighted East Falls house, once the cause of protest, now being torn down

A deteriorating house in East Falls that sparked a protest last year — and many years of neighbors' discontent — is finally, if slowly, being razed by its owner. The house…

    • John Wanamaker Building

April 23: PlanPhilly Jane's Walks | Squilla introduces bag tax | Strange bedfellows for Levy-Sweeney tax reform

Ashley Hahn and PlanPhilly are hosting nine Jane's Walks this year.  Come out and meet other PlanPhilly readers, and share your observations about city planning and architecture. 1st District Councilman…

    • Phased improvements include plans to invigorate the land around Lovett Memorial Library and add new features to the library. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Mt. Airy community prepares for two-year closure of Lovett library

The mood was heavy as members of the Mt. Airy community gathered Monday evening for the Friends of Lovett Memorial Library's meeting. In January, the nearly 130-year-old library will be closing…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Commonwealth Court affirms Penn can demolish historic property at 40th & Pine

A panel of judges at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that the University of Pennsylvania has the right to tear down a historic building at 40th and Pine streets…

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