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    • Boyd interior

Boyd Theatre gets historic nod

Boyd interior, courtesy Rob BenderJuly 16 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Boyd Theatre, the shuttered, Art Deco movie palace near Rittenhouse Square that has long been a concern…

    • Planning Commission says state law extends zoning relief for the 1,500-foot American Commerce Center

Behemoth tower draws crowd, media, Fumo

Massing model / Isaac Steinberg July 15By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly During the last few months, the terms “overflow crowds” and “Planning Commission” have been regularly used in the…

    • PCPC Foxwoods meeting

UPDATE: No invite for Fishtown Action, other civics

July 18By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly       A group of Fishtown residents who want SugarHouse to build in their neighborhood have asked Gov. Ed Rendell and other elected officials…

    • Unisys signage

New feature: In The Zone

Graphic courtesy of www.phillyskyline.com In The Zone is a periodically updated listing of large or significant zoning changes, developments, building additions or demolitions to come before the Zoning Board of Adjustment.…

    • South Street Bridge

South Street Bridge saga

July 14By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhillyOld age, alterations, and neglect have left the South Street Bridge a shadow of its once-elegant self. Its four watch towers have been lopped…

    • American Commerce Center

American Commerce Center has twist

Images courtesy of www.phillyskyline.com July 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The American Commerce Center, a mixed-use tower proposed for 18th and Arch Streets, which would be among a handful of…

    • N. Penn Street on SugarHouse site

New SugarHouse archaeological report

  July 10By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse Casino's latest archaeology report (see attached PDFs below) says much of the property that is now dry land was once beneath…

    • Petr Kelsen and the zoning code

Zoning Code Commission cancels again

ZCC member Peter Kelsen July 9 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Wednesday’s scheduled meeting of the Zoning Code Commission was the second monthly meeting in a row to be cancelled,…

    • Craig Schelter

Planning, development disparity

Craig Schelter addresses Planning Commission in OctoberJuly 8By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly There have been several short-term effects from the Nutter administration’s changes to city agencies, actions such…

    • SugarHouse signage

Rendell will ask casinos to move

Photo by Isaac SteinbergJuly 9By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Governor Ed Rendell hopes to convince developers of Philadelphia's two proposed waterfront casinos to relocate, his spokesman said Monday.…

    • 11th Street

New feature: In The Zone

117 N. 11th Street / photo by Isaac SteinbergJuly 7Editor’s note: “In The Zone” will be a periodically updated listing of large or significant zoning changes, developments, building additions or…

Fumo, Evans push casino re-siting

July 3By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly     On the eve of the fourth anniversary of legislation that brought casinos to Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's legislators had a message for Foxwoods…

    • Harris Steinberg

Breaking news roundup

Harris Steinberg / Daily News photo July 7Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia Daily News reports today on the status of Pier 11 on the Delaware River, which has been identified…

    • River trail

Levy's trail gets nod from mayor

June 27By Isaac SteinbergFor PlanPhilly   The developing vision for a trail that would allow Philadelphians to jog, bike and walk along the central Delaware Riverfront was given a…

    • Michael Nutter

Nutter calls for waterfront action

Photos by Ed HilleJune 26Action Plan for Central Delaware Waterfront By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Thursday night Mayor Michael Nutter whipped up the riverfront faithful with the news…

    • William Penn and Lenape

Feds recommend more SugarHouse work

June 26Previous coverageBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    The federal agency charged with protecting the nation's historic resources wants SugarHouse to keep looking for the remains of a…

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