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    • Proposed waterfront development

O'Brien bill seeks riparian rights for Trump

May 18By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly State Rep. Michael O’Brien this week submitted legislation challenging the governor’s moratorium on the granting of development rights along Philadelphia’s rivers. He’s also initiated…

    • CNU event

Zoning reform approved

May 15By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Voters in Philadelphia endorsed a total overhaul of Philadelphia's zoning code on Tuesday, with a landslide 79 percent saying "yes" on referendum question six.…

    • Casino ballot

Breaking news: Mock casino voting underway

Volunteer Margaret Ullman explains the ballot to voter Shirley DiGironimoMay 15By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly When Francine Baiocco, 73, voted this morning in her Girard Estate neighborhood, a State…

Taking a dip in the Delaware?

May 13 By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Philadelphians may once again swim in the rivers that flank their city.An engineering firm hired by the non-profit Schuylkill River National and State…

    • Watershed

Rivercast tracks Schuylkill River quality

May 13By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Thinking of playing on the Schuylkill?Thanks to a Philadelphia Water Department website, you can find out how safe the water is before you…

Q&A: Planning, politics and power in Philadelphia

Three planners share their views in the inaugural issue of AIA Philadelphia's CONTEXT journal. Richard Bartholomew advocates the Planning Commission must be re-established. Barbara Kaplan says the players should play by…

Steinberg: Context is everything

Opening essay in inaugural issue of CONTEXT, a journal of Philadelphia AIA  By Harris M. SteinbergALL THAT WE DO, THINK AND FEEL IS RELATED IN SOME WAY — connected if you…

News from the director's desk

May 10Dear PlanPhilly member, As Philadelphians prepare to cast their votes this coming Tuesday (May 15), citizens will have an opportunity to weigh in on modernizing the zoning code.  Ballot…

Council rezones Foxwoods site

May 10 By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Council Thursday overturned the mayor’s veto on a zoning change designed to block the Foxwoods Casino from its proposed Delaware Avenue site.…

Evans endorses Praxis' work

May 10InquirerEvans endorses Praxis

    • ZCC member Peter Kelsen and the code

No. 6: a crucial ballot question

Philadelphia's arcane zoning code keeps attorneys like Peter Kelson (photo, above) of Blank Rome in business. But even he is now pushing for its reform. By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly On May…

News from the Director's desk, May 3

May 3 Dear PlanPhilly member, This coming Monday morning, Penn Praxis will update the Central Delaware Advisory Group on progress in the planning process.  We will present ideas developing around an evolving…

    • Southeastern Pa. watershed

How we manage our stormwater

May 3By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Homes topped with green roofs, parking lots paved with surfaces that let water soak through, and other techniques that reduce storm water runoff are…

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