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    • Postcard from China

Postcard from China!

Across the river in Shanghai (photo above), the Pudong district is an ever-growing financial center that hosts many new skyscrapers, namely the Shanghai World Financial Center. Sept. 4 By Fred KundaFor…

Mural Sighting: 4040 Market Street

  The latest project by the Mural Arts Program takes us to West Philadelphia. Titled "Transformation," this mural can be found on the northwest corner of the Elwyn building at 4040 Market…

New housing report from Center City District

Center City’s residential development boom has changed the demographic profile of Center City Philadelphia, as well as helped to insulate it against the current national economic downturn, according to a new…

Philadelphia Forward: A sign of progress

The Reformers’ Roundtable, a group within Philadelphia Forward, the citizens' organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement and tax and ethics reform, has a column in today’s Metro that addresses the Unisys…

Updated: Strange streets of blue glazed brick and wooden block

  Just before Waverly Street dead-ends into South Carlisle Street, a block from Broad and Lombard, the pavement gets your attention, changing from monochromatic asphalt to several hues of bright blue…

    • Garrett-Dunn House

Concern over Garrett-Dunn House demolition

Aug. 30 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Modern market conditions are threatening a historic, architecturally prized estate in West Mount Airy. The mid-19th-century Garrett-Dunn House, at 7048 Germantown Ave., its adjacent…

    • APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

SugarHouse gets all clear from Army Corps

Aug. 29By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says SugarHouse has done all the archaeological work necessary prior to receiving the federal permit it needs…

David Brownlee: Design review in Philadelphia during first half of 20th Century

DAG SPACE – NEW WEBSITE FEATURE To advance DAG's goal of promoting good design by encouraging thoughtful public discussion of design matters, DAG is initiating a monthly opinion piece.  The second…

City ready to discuss Foxwoods re-siting; keeping eye on SugarHouse work

    Terry Gillen, senior advisor to Mayor Michael Nutter for economic development, skipped the big Democratic National Convention to work on casino issues.   "I've been here all week, ready…

    • 9th Ave. greenway in NYC

Advice from NYC's bike and pedestrian czar

Transformation: Ninth Ave. and 14th Street Aug. 28By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The man in charge of making New York City a better place for bicyclists and pedestrians came…

Updated: Philadelphia Signs and Billboards

I'm guessing by now that everyone has noticed that the Zoning Board of Adjustment rejected the zoning variance that would allow Unisys to construct its logo two-thirds of the way up…

    • Mess of transit in South Philadelphia

How rail plays infrastructure role

Aug. 27 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly (This is the seventh in a series of stories examining the infrastructure projects proposed in the Civic Vision and Action Plan for the Central…

A Walk Across the River: UCity Summer Update

If you're a resident who has not been west of the Schuylkill in the last few months, or if you're a Penn or Drexel student who retreated to your home suburb after classes…

    • SugarHouse site

Looking ahead after high court ruling

Aug. 25 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly      A group of state legislators said Monday they will seek federal court review of last week's Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that upheld…

Supreme Court rules for SugarHouse

Breaking News Aug. 22 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse Casino has the right to build on state-owned land beneath the Delaware River, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled late Friday.…

    • Casino-Free message to Rendell

Foxwoods considers re-siting

Aug. 21By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Foxwoods Casino officials are considering building their slots complex somewhere other than their chosen Columbus Boulevard site. "They are actively exploring other sites…

    • Delaware power plant

Demolition at Delaware Power Plant

Delaware power plant / photos courtesy of Hilary Regan Aug. 21, 2009By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhilly Every time she drives past it, Shanta Schachter of the New Kensington Community Development…

    • Schmidt's Brewery development

PCPC gets updates on 2 major sites

Old Schmidt's Brewery siteAug. 20Grasso's 1601 Vine site By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Despite the worldwide credit market meltdown that has affected loans on everything from studio apartments…

    • Boyd Theatre

Planning Commission OK with interiors bill

Boyd Theatre / Howard Haas photoAug. 20 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly At Tuesday’s special meeting, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission gave its OK to a bill that would…

    • Stamper Square model

Stamper Square (sort of) gets final approval

August 19By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly A re-worked “plan of development approval” for the controversial Stamper Square development, to be built on the site of the old NewMarket in…

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