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High court clears way for casinos

Dec. 4Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the city of Philadelphia to green light approvals necessary for the SugarHouse Casino concern to begin construction. See Daily News and Inquirer coverage.   

    • Zoning Code Commission tackles Module 2

Working on something comprehensive

Planning Commission neighborhood outreachDec. 4By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia's comprehensive plan - the document that theoretically serves as the blueprint for future growth - has not been…

A Prayer for Philadelphia

    • Observing Civic Vision presentation

Philadelphians say: "make it over city wide"

Dec. 2  By Kellie Patrick Gates and Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia should make revamping the documents and procedures that guide development city-wide a bigger priority than redeveloping any one…

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Nutter turns up the heat and volume

Dec. 2By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly On the second level of the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Sunday, there was a regional gathering and competition of teenage cheerleaders. On…

Public invited to plan Philadelphia's future

Nov. 30By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Want a say in how Philadelphia looks and functions in the future?The Planning Commission wants to hear from you.Philadelphia has entered…

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Some Girard Warehouse rehab done

Nov. 29Check out slideshow at top right for original photos of condition of structures. By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe floors have been stabilized and the front windows have been…

    • Zoning 101

How red tape has also wrapped up L&I

Nov. 28  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly How do you spell frustrating bureaucracy? If you’re a developer trying to build in Philadelphia, you might be tempted to spell it L&I.…

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City Commerce Dept. rules for SugarHouse

Nov. 27By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly     Philadelphia Commerce Director Stephanie Naidoff Tuesday gave SugarHouse Casino the right to build on submerged land within the Delaware River’s bed.   …

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Great Expectations: The Citizens Convention

Nov. 27For the last year, the Great Expecations project has invited people to dream about how they and their leaders can work together to make Philadelphia the Next Great City.…

    • Bryn Mawr Station

How SEPTA funding works

Old and new tracks and ties at Bryn Mawr (This is the third in a series of PlanPhilly stories examining the infrastructure projects that would accompany a re-visioning of the Central Delaware…

    • Philadelphia skyline

Wednesday update: waterfront; casino news

Nov. 21Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia Daily News and Jeff Shields of The Inquirer report out the Supreme Court decision rejecting the Foxwoods Casino request to begin on-site construction with…

    • Harris Sokoloff

Blending citizen and professional expertise

Nov. 21 By Chris SatulloPhiladelphia Inquirer columnistHarris Sokoloff, who as head of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, has designed and led the civic dialogues for Great Expectations and…

    • CCD lighting

Public input sought on Terra Hall illumination

Nov. 19 CENTER CITY DISTRICT For Immediate Release          Contact: Elise Vider, 215-440-5546  Permanent Broad Street Lighting Uses Subdued Colors with Vibrant “Shows” Every 30 Minutes as CCD Seeks Public Comment …

Civic Vision for the Central Delaware

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