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    • The Gallery

City set to see Foxwoods design

Sept. 25By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly       City officials expect to soon receive plans detailing what Foxwoods Casino would look like if it moves to The Gallery at Market…

DiCicco takes aim at high-decibel motorcycles

DiCicco's motorcyle bill     Philadelphia City Councilman Frank DiCicco wants to outlaw extra-loud motorcycles.    DiCicco plans to introduce legislation at Thursday's council meeting that would make it illegal to operate…

    • Casino billboard by Alliance

PNA unveils slots related billboard

Photo courtesy KYW-1060     On Thursday, the Philadelphia  Neighborhood Alliance unveiled a billboard designed to garner more support for moving Philadelphia's two planned casinos off of the Delaware Riverfront.   The…

Rendell and Nutter still want to talk to SugarHouse about moving

   More than two months after Gov. Ed Rendell announced that he would ask the city's two proposed casinos to move off the waterfront, no meeting with SugarHouse has taken place.…

Newly expanded roadway closure alert system

Commuters will now be able to receive real-time notifications of major roadway closures in the Philadelphia region by subscribing to a new emergency text messaging service called ReadyNotifyPA. See press release…

    • SugarHouse site

Bill would void casino's riparian license

The 22.6514-acre parcel impacted by House Bill 2775 Sept. 23House Bill 2775 SugarHouse webcam By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly     A bill that would repeal the 1907 law that allowed the…

    • View from South Street Bridge

South Street Bridge redo moving forward

Sept. 23By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhillyDuring the past year, the South Street Bridge Coalition has been negotiating with the Philadelphia Streets Department and PennDOT to revise the replacement…

Sustainability Advisory Board members

Most of you probably saw the announcement for the Sustainability Advisory Board earlier in the month, but many mainstream news outlets did not list the Board membership.  This Board will serve…

    • Garrett-Dunn House

No work being done at Garrett-Dunn House

Sept. 22By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The huge banner that announced the imminent rise of “luxury residences” has been taken down. The website that described plans for the 19 condos…

    • Mark Alan Hughes

The Mark Alan Hughes Challenge

Sept. 22 By Seth BudickFor PlanPhilly Between glances at the deluge of e-mails on his Blackberry, Mark Alan Hughes spends a lot of his time these days thinking about the…

PARK(ing) Day video

Miniature parks sprung up in parking spaces around Center City on Friday as more than two dozen groups participated in National PARK(ing) Day, an annual event that transforms metered parking space in…

    • PARKing Day

Updated: Taking back the streets in style

7th and SansomSept. 19 PARK(ing) Day blog: more photos By Julie ThompsonFor PlanPhilly Students lounged in lawn chairs at 34th and Walnut Streets, surrounded by sculptures made from recycled…

    • Postcard from China

Postcard from China!

Across the river in Shanghai (photo above), the Pudong district is an ever-growing financial center that hosts many new skyscrapers, namely the Shanghai World Financial Center. Sept. 4 By Fred KundaFor…

Mural Sighting: 4040 Market Street

  The latest project by the Mural Arts Program takes us to West Philadelphia. Titled "Transformation," this mural can be found on the northwest corner of the Elwyn building at 4040 Market…

New housing report from Center City District

Center City’s residential development boom has changed the demographic profile of Center City Philadelphia, as well as helped to insulate it against the current national economic downturn, according to a new…

Philadelphia Forward: A sign of progress

The Reformers’ Roundtable, a group within Philadelphia Forward, the citizens' organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement and tax and ethics reform, has a column in today’s Metro that addresses the Unisys…

Updated: Strange streets of blue glazed brick and wooden block

  Just before Waverly Street dead-ends into South Carlisle Street, a block from Broad and Lombard, the pavement gets your attention, changing from monochromatic asphalt to several hues of bright blue…

    • Garrett-Dunn House

Concern over Garrett-Dunn House demolition

Aug. 30 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Modern market conditions are threatening a historic, architecturally prized estate in West Mount Airy. The mid-19th-century Garrett-Dunn House, at 7048 Germantown Ave., its adjacent…

    • APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

SugarHouse gets all clear from Army Corps

Aug. 29By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says SugarHouse has done all the archaeological work necessary prior to receiving the federal permit it needs…

David Brownlee: Design review in Philadelphia during first half of 20th Century

DAG SPACE – NEW WEBSITE FEATURE To advance DAG's goal of promoting good design by encouraging thoughtful public discussion of design matters, DAG is initiating a monthly opinion piece.  The second…

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