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    • Stephen Girard Building

Demolition Alert: Stephen Girard Building

March 7By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyDemolition Alert:  The Stephen Girard Office Building19-25 South 12th Street Built:                     1896Architect:              John Hamilton WindrimThreat level:       …

    • Stamper Square model

Politics, development and reform

March 6 Previous coverageBy Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly They may never run an “After School Special” dealing with real estate development in Philadelphia, but at least we have a working…

    • Blocking the Box

Center City District weighs in on congestion

March 5 By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhilly     The good news: Center City is booming, with more businesses, residences and restaurants than ever before. The growth shows no sign of…

    • SugarHouse site

Public comment period set for SugarHouse

March 4By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly If you've got anything you want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider while it ponders giving SugarHouse Casino permission to build…

    • Sustainability Award winners

Sustainability Award winners

Wissahickon Charter SchoolMarch 4 By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhillyA Philadelphia charter school that aims to educate the next generation of “environmental stewards,” a New Jersey city transforming an abandoned…

    • SugarHouse site

Delaware tribe steps in at SugarHouse

Feb. 29 Video interview with Delaware Nation president Kerry HoltonBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    Present-day leaders of the native people who signed a treaty with William Penn flew…

    • Stamper Square courtyard

DiCicco: spot zone Stamper Square

Feb. 29 Previous coverage  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyTwo days after a bitterly divided Society Hill rejected the 15-story Stamper Square proposal, Councilman Frank DiCicco is stepping into the…

    • Stamper Square issues

Society Hill kills Stamper Square

Feb. 27Previous coverage  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Society Hill's civic association has rejected the 15-story hotel and condominium project called Stamper Square. The vote was incredibly contentious and…

    • SmartCode expert Sandy Sorlien

ZCC gets "smart" about new way to zone

Feb. 27 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillySelling the SmartCode to Philadelphia is a little like selling ice water to the Eskimos. Except that in this story, the Eskimos might be…

    • Casino-Free seeks audience with Rendell

Rendell gets homework from casino activists

Feb. 27Armed with calculators, magnifying glasses and consultant reports, members of Casino-Free Philadelphia kicked off a six-week campaign that challenges Gov. Rendell to identify, cost out, and debate the worth…

    • Foxwoods council hearing

Foxwoods finally gets in front of council

Feb. 25 Fourteen months after receiving their license to operate a category 2 slot machine facility from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners, L.P., got in front…

    • Penn Treaty Tower

Riparian rights for Trump, Penn Treaty Tower

Penn Treaty TowerVTE Trump TowerLow-down on high-rise hopes Feb. 22By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly With the governor's signature Friday afternoon, two developers received the right to build…

    • Society Hill forum at Gloria Dei

Deluxe ruckus over boutique digs

Inga Saffron's take on high-rise hopes  Feb. 21 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Call it a deluxe ruckus: Bitterly divided residents of tony Society Hill look poised to reject a luxury…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 2-06-08

2-06-2008Dear PlanPhilly member, This week in Philadelphia design and planning: 1. SugarHouse pulls workers from site The proposed casino site in Fishtown was silent Tuesday morning, as SugarHouse pulled idle…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 11-01-2007

Nov. 1, 2007Dear PlanPhilly member, The presentation of the civic vision for the central Delaware is approaching.  Join PennPraxis and the Central Delaware Advisory Group on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-24-08

1-24-08Dear PlanPhilly member, This week’s update includes breaking news on zoning for Foxwoods Casino and the revoking of SugarHouse's riparian rights license, as well as news on the continued demolition…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 10-25-2007

Oct. 25, 2007Dear PlanPhilly member, In the press this week: The 6abc mayoral debate between Michael Nutter and Al Taubenberger included references to the Central Delaware Waterfront visioning process, as…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-17-08

1-17-08Dear PlanPhilly member, Another week of developments concerning SugarHouse casino permits, historic preservation, and the potential for bike sharing. Stay tuned to PlanPhilly for breaking news on an upcoming Army…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 10-18-2007

Oct. 18, 2007 Dear PlanPhilly member, This week in planning and design news: Praxis Presents to Planning Commission On Tuesday, PennPraxis presented to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission the developing vision…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-10-08

1-10-08Dear PlanPhilly member, This week brought breaking news about casino permits and archaeology, historic preservation, and infrastructure costs: 1. Nutter Calls for Casino Review In light of the Street administration’s…

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