PlanPhilly

Articles

You are viewing 410 articles with the tag Government

Live chat with Patrick Kerkstra at 1 p.m.

Patrick Kerkstra will chat today starting at 1 p.m. about Philadelphia properties that are exempt from real-estate taxes and the burden that causes as officials try to reform the city's tax…

    • Developer Waterfront Renaissance Associates has plans for a 1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex

Fiscal reform in Philadelphia faces a taxing problem

Powered by Tableau Jobs behind the push to cut taxes The competitive advantages of lower wage and business taxes are well documented. A half century ago, when Philadelphia’s economy was still…

    • Will a 197-foot tall mixed-use building rise at this vacant corner of 2nd and Race streets?
Eyes on the Street

Defending 205 Race Street plan | Council overrides veto, proposes code updates | OCF v. PRA: vacant lot cleanup | Route 34 trolley returns

Old City Civic Association is again fighting a tower proposal, this time a 197-foot tall residential building (with ground floor retail) at the corner of 2nd and Race, designed by Peter…

    • Kenny Scharf's mural on 13th Street on a Goldman Property.
Eyes on the Street

Mt. Airy Weaver's Way reborn | Council resumes | Whither 1200 Chestnut | Loss: Tony Goldman, Bob Phillips | message in Goldtex peace

Weavers Way Co-Op in Mt. Airy reopened Sunday after weeks of renovation. The Inquirer’s Karen Heller was on hand, watching returning members react to the co-op’s updated, “astonishingly nice” space.…

    • Finnegan's Wake

City Council returns with a veto override, a code overhaul, and a push for 'tax fairness'

In its first meeting of the fall legislative session, City Council unanimously voted to override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of a bill introduced by First-District Councilman Mark Squilla allowing Finnigan’s Wake,…

    • Balconies proposed for Finnegan's Wake's Spring Garden Street facade, approved by City Council, were nixed by Mayor Nutter.
    • The ongoing (if behind schedule) conversion of the former Goldtex factory into lofts.
Eyes on the Street

John Gallery exit interview | 'spite blight' in Germantown | SEPTA's promising energy recapture | Brady brokered Goldtex peace

Today we get another glorious glimpse of fall, with clear skies and highs in the mid 70s. Enjoy what promises to be a beautiful day. John Andrew Gallery will leave…

    • Enjoy the beautiful start to the week by getting outside.
Eyes on the Street

Goldtex protest cooling | PhillyRising in Swampoodle | Le Grand Continental | sculpture at Globe Dye | St. Joe's buying cardinal's mansion

Is the union protest at the Golden loft conversion over? On Friday Hidden City Daily reported that the unions had pulled most protesters after a conversation with the developers, Post Brothers.…

    • Billboards encroach on a garage, cheek by jowl

Scenic Philadelphia looks beyond billboards

For the last three years, Mary Tracy has been wearing two hats, one as president of Scenic America and one as executive director of Philadelphia-based SCRUB, the Society Created to Reduce…

    • Joe Boruchow post box art: 'Bell Jar' and 'A Closed System'.
    • Will the former Samuel Machinery Company building at 137 N. 3rd Street finally be redeveloped.
    • Bainbridge Beauties | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Handy AVI refresher

Bainbridge Beauties | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Tax assessors are back walking the city streets this month, finalizing field inspections to set the “actual value” of each property…

    • Patrick Kerkstra and wife Kaitlin Gurney

Nerd street cred: Kerkstra wins Geek Award

PlanPhilly investigative reporter Patrick Kerkstra took home top honors in the “Geek Headline of the Year" journalism category of the Philadelphia Geek Awards Friday Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences.…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
    • Finnegan's Wake: The owners and neighbors are still at odds over balconies the bar has permission to build.
    • Maura Kennedy demonstrates new L&I site at press conference

L&I releases new apps in website upgrade

The Department of Licenses and Inspections has completely overhauled its website, liberating a vast amount of data that was previously relegated to hard-to-find corners of the web or altogether unavailable…

    • Dancing Water | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • The City of Philadelphia | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group 
    • Subway Runway | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • NoLibs Streetscape | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Philly jobs 80% transit accessible | City plans $120 million IT overhaul | St. Christopher's Hospital expanding | NoLibs v. BroLibs | Ralph's v. Dante & Luigi's

NoLibs Streetscape | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group According to a report by the Brookings Institution, 80% of jobs in the Philadelphia region are accessible by public transit.…

1, 2, 3, 4, 51020, 21

You are viewing 410 posts with the tag Government



Neighborhoods



Organizations




Browse by




Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Which weekly emails would you like to receive?