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    • Pier 25

Pier 25 plan before Army Corps

Dec. 20 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly A development partnership is seeking US Army Corps of Engineers approval to build a 38-story tower with townhouses and parking atop Pier 25 North,…

    • Kensington map

Revolutionary find at SugarHouse site?

Dec. 18By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The British troops who occupied Philadelphia during the Revolution defended a fort that appears to have sat where SugarHouse plans to build its…

    • Anti casino rally

Fallout from high court's casino decision

Updated with city council appeal to Supreme Court;documents: HSP1, HSP2, Foxwoods 1 Dec. 17By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly     While SugarHouse Casino developers celebrate a Pennsylvania…

    • Zoning for smart growth

West Philadelphians "imagine future"

Dec. 13By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Last week they met on South Broad Street, and then North Broad. Tuesday night they met in the Northeast. Tonight they met in West…

Foxwoods again appeals to state supreme court

Dec. 13By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Based on the recent success of Philadelphia's other proposed casino, Foxwoods has asked the state Supreme Court to declare that its Delaware River…

    • Darrell Clarke

City Council passes affordable housing bill

Dec. 13 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Councilman Darrell Clarke had two ambitious but controversial pieces of legislation scheduled for a final vote before City Council Thursday: One bill would mandate affordable…

    • Rep. Mike O'Brien

House invokes AG on riparian decision

Dec. 11Earlier story By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday urged the state's Department of General Services to ask Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett to…

What's riding on dig at SugarHouse site?

Maps courtesy of Kensington historian Kenneth Milano.Phase I SugarHouse site report courtesy of Hallwatch Dec. 11By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Some modern-day activists hope the traces of a…

    • Anti casino rally

Dry run for anti-casino activists at SugarHouse site

Dec. 8 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly The first glimpse of what could play out at SugarHouse Casino’s Delaware Avenue site in the coming weeks appeared Saturday afternoon, as Casino-Free Philadelphia…

    • Castleway aerial view

Development news or demolition blues?

Dec. 6By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly An Irish development group has striking new plans for the former Parking Authority site on the northwest corner of Rittenhouse Square. Castleway Properties is…

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PCCA reports challenged

Dec. 6By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Despite signing an agreement to preserve two historic buildings on North Broad Street as part of its expansion, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority recently…

    • Values session for Central Delaware

Imagine Philadelphia forums continue

Dec. 5By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Neighborhood pride, neighborhood identity, and neighborhood preservation. Those were among the recurring themes at the second night of community meetings in the…

    • Zoning work group

PCPC starting to "Imagine Philadelphia"

Dec. 4By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The city is in a planning phase.  PennPraxis unveiled its Civic Vision for the Central Delaware last month. Great Expectations, a year-long…

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…

    • Michael Nutter

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…

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