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    • Center City Overlay

Cutting through the Zoning Code: "Base Zoning Districts"

Base zoning districts are pretty much exactly what you'd expect them to be. Chapter 14-300: Base Zoning Districts lay out the core set of zoning classifications that govern what can be…

    • In North Philadelphia, a lightly attended Zoning Code open house

In North Philadelphia, a lightly attended Zoning Code open house

This article was co-written by Taara El-Savage and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • Zoning Commission director Eva Gladstein facilitates one group

Prioritizing projects for the city's new master plan

Philadelphians who gathered at Moore College of Art Monday night got to tell city planners how to spend nearly $4 billion over the coming 25 years.The tricky parts: That's only…

Schuylkill River Heritage Area website receives top award

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area website,, has been recognized as a 2010 Top National Heritage Website by online reference resource for its access to historical information…

Bike Expo explodes in Ben's backyard

What happens when Founding Father of Philly bike-builders, the unstoppable idea man Stephen Bilenky and the artisan bike genies of Bilenky Cycle Works join forces with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater…

    • How a new transportation bill could help solve Philadelphia's transit woes

How a new transportation bill could help solve Philadelphia's transit woes

With President Obama signaling that he's ready to start the push for a new federal transportation bill, Mayor Michael Nutter went down to Washington last week to lend support.He…

    • A portion of property proposed for a sports complex in Upper Holmesburg

Sports complex proposed in Upper Holmesburg

In what would be the first of its kind in the nation, the Philadelphia Sports Zone, along with several local leaders and Italy's AC Milan, are proposing a sports…

    • Foxwoods overgrown South Philly site from river trail

Decision on Foxwoods' license could be made Wednesday

The fate of Foxwoods Casino's license could be decided at Wednesday's Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board meeting.The top attorney for the board's enforcement division asked the PGCB in April to revoke…

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Thanks for your feedback: here's how to make your NEast Philly experience better

We're continuing to review the results of a survey we asked you to take awhile back, which included questions about how you get your news and what you think of…

    • 11501 Roosevelt Blvd.

Cedar Shopping Centers purchases Boulevard property

A 15.3 acre piece of land on Roosevelt Boulevard was purchased recently by Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc. The New York State-based company paid $13.375 million for the property at 11501 Roosevelt…

    • Customers smile while waiting in line at the deli at Cousin's supermarket

Special Report: A new face on race relations

In the 1970s the city of Philadelphia was less a melting pot than a cauldron: a combustible mix of ethnic and racial tension, economic collapse and an aggressive police force that…

    • Cathedral San Fernando

A Top 10 Great Space almost south of the border

During the same week that Rittenhouse Square was named one of the top 10 Great Public Spaces in the country by the American Planning Association, PlanPhilly visited San Antonio, Texas and checked out…

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News Brief: Fire at Walmart, damage unknown

An overnight fire at the Walmart at Roosevelt Boulveard and Lott Street was quickly brought under control. There's no word yet on how much damage the fire, which broke out just…

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Three students arrested for injury of Frankford High officer

Three students at Frankford High School have been taken into custody in connection with injuries to an officer at the school. It started Tuesday morning when the officer attempted to arrest…

    • Members of the Lawncrest Community Association voice quality of life concerns to 2nd District Officer Mark Mroz.

Quality of life issues take precedence at Lawncrest meeting

A little more than 50 people turned out for last night's meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association -- about half the usual number. But the still-sizable group was as vocal as…

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez: fight absentee landlords with tax overhaul

Updated 10/20/10 @ 2:30 p.m. The shooting that left a 19-year-old in critical condition outside a former adult theater in Frankford brings to light the ever-present battle with irresponsible absentee landlords,…

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Robbery suspect shot at McNally's in Mayfair

A robbery suspect was shot last night in Mayfair at Rowland Avenue and Brighton Street. According to reports, a man ordered a drink at McNally's Tavern around 11 p.m.,…

Real NEastate: Neighbors walked away from house

Q: I live in the Northeast, but hope to move in the spring. I have neighbors who said their mortgage is higher than their home is worth. This week they decided…

    • Manatawna Farm

Council committee passes along bill that would prevent urban farming at Manatawna Farm

City council's rules committee today voted in favor of a zoning bill designed to prohibit commercial farming and the expansion of community gardens at Manatawna Farm in Roxborough, going against the…

SEPTA loses out on stimulus money for smart card

SEPTA finished out of the money in its latest effort to get federal stimulus funds to help cover the cost of implementing a new smart card system.The authority had applied…

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