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Photo Slideshow: Bartram's Garden

Philadelphia is a city of many "oldests," hidden treasures, and historic green spaces.  Bartram's Garden is all of the above. America's oldest surviving botanical garden -- and one of the most…

    • Frank DiCicco at Wash Square West

The battle over Foxwoods' CED heats up

Washington Square West forum Complete coverage of casino forum in Chinatown Oct. 14By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday granted Foxwoods Casino's request that a special…

    • Chinatown anti-casino protest

Next up in casino siting process

Holy Redeemer protest Foxwoods process timelineOct. 10By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The public will have at least three more opportunities to comment on the proposed location of Foxwoods Casino…

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National casino vets: Philly heartburn familiar

Oct. 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly In the wake of another boisterous community gathering to protest a proposed casino development, Foxwoods’ new targeted site within a refurbished Gallery at…

    • Chinatown anti-casino protest

DiCicco gets earful at Foxwoods forum

Oct. 9 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Neighborhood residents and business owners crowded into the cafeteria at the Holy Redeemer School at 9th and Vine Streets Thursday for a raucous…

    • Peter Kelsen and zoning code

Outreach for new Zoning Code is on deck

ZCC member Peter Kelsen  Oct. 9 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Consultants hired by the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission on Wednesday morning laid out a plan for the…

NOPE, we have no BANANAs

Investors in the Foxwoods Philadelphia Casino, now planned for The Gallery on East Market Street, will meet with Chinatown residents and other citizens Thursday evening to discuss the impact of the…

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Philly wins two "great places" awards

Credit for all photos: Dick Gouldey, City of Philadelphia Department of Records Oct. 8 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The American Planning Association has awarded the city of…

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SugarHouse archaeological meeting on tap

Oct. 8By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly       The Army Corps of Engineers has called a second meeting with a group of community activists, historians, environmentalists and archaeologists who are…

    • The Gallery

CPDC: Casino will spur revival ...

PREIT's piece of the Foxwoods plan  Oct. 8 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Investors behind the Foxwoods Philadelphia Casino, clearly very comfortable with their new role as the designated…

    • Steinberg: How values, vision and dialogue can transform Market Street
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Groundbreaking for 100K house in Fishtown

The 100K House is an experiment in sustainable, affordable urban housing—with the emphasis on affordable. Simply put, the 100K House is an attempt to build a modern, Platinum LEED certified "green"…

    • SugarHouse site

Supreme Court says no to city

Oct. 7By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today denied the City's petition to reconsider an Aug. 22 decision that upheld the granting of a license SugarHouse…

    • Food Distribution Center site

Long-planned South Philly project narrowly avoids disaster

The vast flat expanses of the Pattison Avenue area in South Philly – enormous parking lots punctuated by odd-shaped buildings, populated by thousands of blue-collar workers –  was the scene of…

Grassroots campaigning against sprawl in Ohio (in black leather & jeans)

Few readers of this site would argue that there are rock stars among us. But who knew that part of that famous chip on Chrissy Hynde’s shoulder was reserved for fighting…

Obama and McCain campaigns discuss urban policy issues

Remember rejoicing when you read Inga Saffron's column during the Democratic Primary that called out how the candidates were ignoring urban issues?  Well, the remaining campaigns will make their best attempt…

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Nutter won't waver on SugarHouse

Oct. 3By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter still wants SugarHouse to move off of the Delaware River - despite the willingness of casino officials to redesign…

Penn Public Safety launches South Street Bridge Website

In an email circulated to all faculty and staff, Penn's Division of Public Safety announced that the South Street Bridge will close for reconstruction before the end of 2008. Since the…

Philly announces new bike and ped coordinator

Though not announced with much fanfare, Mayor Nutter’s Office of Transportation and Utilities hired Charles Carmalt for the position of Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator.  Here is a description of his background…

    • Development questions

What the credit crash means for Philly deals

Oct. 3By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Will Philadelphia development be affected by the national fiscal crisis? In a word, yes. We’re talking real estate, after all, the asset class…

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