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    • John Westrum

John Westrum

JOHN WESTRUMAge: 43Education: B.A. in Ecomonics from Bucknell University. 1986 graduate.Professional: CEO of Westrum Development Co. Westrum is building more than 400 townhomes and condos…

    • Civic Vision

Finding ways to play on our rivers

By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The Schuylkill is known for its sculls. The Delaware is known for its scows. But the industrial traffic on Philadelphia’s eastern river isn’t its…

    • Praxis meeting with developers

Developers hear about Praxis progress

Aug. 7  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly About fifty developers, property owners and real estate attorneys jammed a conference room at the Penn’s Landing Corp. offices on Tuesday to hear…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Zoning reform underway in Philadelphia

Aug. 3By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhillyThe panel of architects, community activists, attorneys and zoning experts charged with fixing Philadelphia’s zoning code will first investigate just how it’s broken. The…

    • Citizen engagement in Northern Liberties

Planning feedback South Philadelphia style

Aug. 2By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Fear of casinos and condos brought many of the 100 people to the civic feedback session at the Settlement Music School in South Philadelphia…

    • Citizen engagement in Northern Liberties

Rendell, Fumo talk casinos with river wards

Aug. 2By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Ed Rendell and Vince Fumo wanted to talk to members of the Delaware River Neighborhood Alliance about ways to mitigate any harm the casinos…

    • Zoning map

Zoning Code Commission nearly complete

Aug. 1 By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhillyWith the inaugural meeting of the committee charged with revamping Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code one day away, five members of the Zoning Code Commission have…

    • Harris Sokoloff

A reflection of waterfront values

Aug. 1 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly A diverse group of about 150 city residents and workers received a progress report on the plan to redevelop the seven-mile Central Delaware riverfront…

    • Casino protest

Rendell to weigh in on casino fracas

July 28By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Residents opposed to casinos in Fishtown and South Philadelphia say they’ve finally been granted a face-to-face meeting with Governor Rendell, to be held in…

    • Foxwoods

Casinos ask for relief from $50-million fee

July 27By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia’s two proposed casinos received an extension on big bills that were due to the state Friday – $50 million licensing fees. Developers for…

    • PICA report

State oversight agency has casino concerns

July 26 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia government should take a second look at the costs of casino gambling; it's likely to bring expensive social impacts, and it just might…

    • Visioning

How will our waterfront develop?

July 23By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Suddenly the options are clear.  No longer is the waterfront’s fate a foggy future prospect. No longer is it just about casinos. Two starkly…

    • Paul Levy

Heavy dose of planning reality on waterfront

July 23By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The Central Delaware Advisory Group got a bird's-eye-view of what the 2030 Delaware Riverfront could look like Monday morning as Praxis Director Harris Steinberg and…

    • Riparian rights-fight details emerge

Riparian rights-fight details emerge

July 19By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly The plans Foxwoods Casino officials presented to the Philadelphia Planning Commission this week showed a small but significant modification: A promenade that once jutted…

July 17 PCPC video: Parts 1 and 2

July 17Philadelphia City Planning Commission meeting Part 1

    • PCPC meeting

Planning commission tables Foxwoods vote

July 17 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly For some it was a victory, to others a defeat, but to all sides it came as a shock: Despite a widespread assumption that…

Daily News: Fireworks on the Delaware?

July 16Daily News EditorialFireworks on the Delaware? 

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