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Kensington: By cleaning vacant lots, neighbors help redefine a troubled community

Article originally posted to Philadelphia Neighborhoods on April 16th 2011 by John Paul TitlowIf Juan Marrero had his way, the City of Philadelphia would tear down the fence in front…

SugarHouse Casino announces successful refinancing

From a press release: Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, L.P. announced today that its parent company, Sugarhouse HSP Gaming Prop. Mezz, L.P. (the “Issuer”), and one of the Issuer’s subsidiaries, Sugarhouse HSP…

    • Photos by Torben Jenk

Cramp Shipyard demo proceeds on

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – continued in earnest Monday.The building will be torn down…

    • Delaware Powerplant

DRWC outlines public realm improvement plans

More details about the plans for public space along the Central Delaware Waterfront emerged at Friday morning's meet up of the  Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.The revocation of Foxwoods Casino's license…

    • Cramp Machine & Turret, Courtesy of Torben Jenk

"Shoppers" removing scrap metal from Cramp building site

There has been some unauthorized shopping at the Cramp Shipyard building. Since Monday, crews have been dismantling the building to make way for the new Girard Avenue Interchange. But after the…

    • Cramp machine shop

Crews to begin Cramp Machine Shop dismantling on Monday

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – begins Monday.The building will be torn down to make…

    • Zoning Feedback: Community Development Corporations weigh in

Zoning Feedback: Community Development Corporations weigh in

In Philadelphia's neighborhoods, community development corporations (CDCs) do much of the heavy lifting of redevelopment, and play a major role in stabilizing teetering neighborhoods while laying the groundwork for private growth.…

    • Macro Sea’s Glassphemy!

Macro Sea’s Glassphemy!

by InLiquid and the Community Design Collaborative in partnership with the Kensington South Neighborhood Advisory Council (KSNAC) and theNew Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC). Part game, part art installation,…

    • photo credit Jenna Winegar, photo illustration PlanPhilly

How bill on I-95 condemnation corridor came to be

Pending city council legislation that would allow owners of the typical, one-dimensional billboards set to be removed for the I-95 expansion to replace them with flashier, double-sided, electronic signs was not…

    • River deck

Looking at SugarHouse in an architectural context

Good for what it is.

Yes, parking dominates; yes, the prow-shaped building has a bit of a Best Buy about it; and yes, there's no ground floor retail, as so many…

    • SugarHouse views

A SugarHouse test run - including protests - in preparation for Thursday's opening

Inside SugarHouse Casino Monday, thousands of invited guests played craps and slots, ate, drank and generally made merry as they helped the casino and inspectors from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board…

    • Cramps Machine Shop at sunrise / photo courtesy of Torben Jenk

Complex saga of Cramp Machine Shop is coming to an end

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company constructed the industrial cathedral at 2050 Richmond Street nearly 100 years ago as a machine shop where enormous hydraulic turbines dwarfed the…

    • Huge space / photo courtesy of Jeffrey Totaro

How one shipbuilder impacted Philadelphia and the world

Local historians Torben Jenk and Kenneth Milano say the Cramp Machine Shop, then Turret Shop, was part of a business whose impact on Kensington, Fishtown and the city as whole was…

    • Central Delaware Advocacy Group

CDAG will weigh in on waterfront development compatibility with the Civic Vision, Master Plan

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group wants to weigh in on whether proposed developments do – or do not – fit in with the city's vision for the future of the waterfront.…

    • Lombardo and Schelter

PCPC gives blessing to waterfront overlay

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday approved plan of development guidelines for projects proposed along the seven-mile stretch of the Central Delaware Waterfront – from Oregon to Allegheny Avenues, between I-95…

    • CDAG issues waterfront progress report

CDAG issues waterfront progress report

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group has issued a progress report on Philadelphia's efforts toward creating a world-class waterfront. CDAG Chairman Steve Weixler said the report is not meant to remark on…

    • Promenade in back of SugarHouse

SugarHouse neighborhood has become one huge work zone

The area around the SugarHouse Casino site, from Delaware Avenue to the Delaware River, is a beehive of new construction, sewer remediation and street closures as about 500 workers who have…

    • Fishtown street work

Fishtown residents get project updates

June 18, 2010 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyThe Fishtown Neighborhood Association got updates on Water Department and SEPTA projects in their neighborhood Thursday night.Water Department engineer Bill Dobbins described…

    • SugarHouse hearing

SugarHouse pushing for table games

SugarHouse Casino has made its pitch to offer table games to the state's gaming control board.General Manager Wendy Hamilton said the poker, blackjack, craps and roulette SugarHouse plans to offer would…

Discussion of water department work, casino traffic at Thursday FNA meeting

May 18, 2010 A discussion of the Philadelphia Water Department's ongoing work around Delaware and Frankford avenues, as well as the future traffic flow into SugarHouse Casino, will be held at…

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