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Architectural Committee votes unanimously for Campus Inn

The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee voted unanimously to approve 400 S 40th St. at its monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 25th.In the committee’s motion to approve, it stipulated that Campus…

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Libraries at risk

Haddington branch Nov. 25 New series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyWhen Mayor Nutter announced…

Gonzales appointed to ZBA

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Peter J. Gonzales as his new appointee to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). Mr. Gonzales will fill the seat formerly held by Joe Manko, who stepped…

Check out the Zoning Code Commission online survey

The Zoning Code Commission public outreach online survey is posted on the ZCC website, www.ZoningMatters.org. It is located on the homepage in the features section. Please feel free to take…

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Pennypack on the Delaware Park is open

Nov. 22By John DavidsonFor PlanPhillyIcy winds and near-freezing temperatures couldn't keep dozens of waterfront trail enthusiasts, including Mayor Michael Nutter, from the opening of the new riverfront nature…

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Exclusive: Finding Reverend Gloucester

The church with Rev. Gloucester's burial marker.  No one knows what has become of that. Nov. 22By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Born a slave in Tennessee, Stephen H. Gloucester…

Updated: Disagreement over origins of foundation discovered at SugarHouse continues

SugarHouse Casino archaeologists A.D. Marble on Friday turned in their official report on the foundation they unearthed earlier this month on the proposed casino site, and they still say it's nothing…

Preservation Alliance Calls for Award Nominations: 2009 Preservation Achievement Awards and 2009 Homeowner Awards

(November 17, 2008) – The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is seeking nominations for its two 2009 award programs. The Preservation Achievement Awards are geared to projects involving the preservation or…

Casino gets community benefits agreement

Photo courtesy Brad Maule/phillyskyline Nov. 20By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse Casino has reached a benefits agreement with two neighborhood groups outlining the money and other contributions it will…

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response Check out this report just released by The Brookings Institution that analyzes immigration trends in the Philadelphia region. Among its peers, metropolitan Philadelphia…

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‘Station Square’ design unveiled

Nov. 19 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The American Commerce Center wasn’t the only planned new icon for the Quaker City talked about at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Philadelphia…

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Archaeologists unearth Aramingo Canal

You can see the brick foundation of the Cramp Shipyard building in the photo.  Also attached is the official press release, and a brief summary of investigations to date by…

Inga Saffron: planning starts for downtown casino

Nov. 14From Inga Saffron's Changing Skyline blog The Nutter Administration isn't wasting any time in laying the planning groundwork for a Center City casino. No sooner did City Council approve…

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ACC height, density right for PCPC

Nov. 18By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The 20-somethings at the door didn’t seem as if they were being paid, but one couldn’t help but do a double-take. It’s not…

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Update: Garrett-Dunn House hearing set for Dec. 3

A rule hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Common Pleas Court for the owner of the 19th-century Garrett-Dunn House. Germantown Avenue Holding etal was sued last month by…

Nutter announces public meetings around City Budget cuts

Heard in the Hall: Nutter schedules "town hall" meetings on budget cuts Mayor Nutter has announced a series of eight "town hall" meetings to explain the city's fiscal problem.  The…

Bacon Awards update

John O. Norquist, President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism and former mayor of Milwaukee, will speak at this year's Ed Bacon Foundation design awards ceremony on Dec.…

Tomorrow: Center City Greenway Public Meeting

Tomorrow (November 18) marks the first of two public meetings sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council about the planning for a "Center City Greenway." This Greenway is being designed to connect…

AP: Pittsburgh's $435 million commuter rail tunnel

Associated Press: Digging deep in Pittsburgh for rail line AP's Dan Nephin reports on a 1.2-mile extension of Pittsburgh's commuter light rail system under the Allegheny River.  The $435 million…

AAU statement following Mayor Nutter's decision to sign CED legislation

Asian Americans United is disappointed but not surprised by the Mayor's decision. It has been clear from the start that there has been no intent to engage in an inclusive process…

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