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    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

The brand-new Civic Design Review Committee of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its first meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the merits of a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development for senior…

University of Virginia student wins 2nd annual BLT Architects’ student design sketch competition

November 2, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA) – BLT Architects (BLTa), a Philadelphia-based architectural and interior design firm, announced today that Victor Hugo De Souza Azevedo from the University of Virginia is the…

    • Can apps and social media work as planning tools?

Can apps and social media work as planning tools?

Clint Randall, a planner with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, talks with PlanPhilly about the Commission's recent experiences with an innovative texting program created for the City by Code for America,…

    • Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Trust's annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since our first list in 1988, we have identified more than…

    • Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

Eyes on the Street: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby celebrates human-powered transit

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This year’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington’s streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through…

    • Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

PHA press releaseThe Philadelphia Housing Authority has taken another step into the future with the grand opening of its first high-performance, LEED-certified green development, the new Norris Apartments.This dedication…

    • Diane Isser and Margarita Padin

Protestors claim hiring discrimination at Temple University construction site

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyFor eleven weeks, protestors have been gathering at the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave. in North Philadelphia. Every Monday, the group distributes…

    • Will the Inquirer building become part of a hotel-casino complex?

Eyes on the Street poll: A casino on Callowhill?

Since the license for a Foxwoods casino is officially dead, we’ve been wondering where a second casino might go in Philly, if at all. City Council President Darrell Clarke’s pro-casino…

    • APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

Asociacíon Puertorriqueños en Marcha—the Association of Puerto Ricans on the March, or APM—broke ground Tuesday morning on a mixed-use, transit-oriented development project to be known as Paseo Verde at 9th and…

    • St. Boniface

Council zoning bill would stymie St. Boniface development

Note: This article contains a clarification. Councilwoman Sánchez's bill would affect hundreds of parcels in Norris Square; the original version of this article said it would only affect around thirty. PlanPhilly…

    • Small-scale development company wins Preservation Alliance awards

Small-scale development company wins Preservation Alliance awards

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly When Power House Development, Inc. began building on a vacant lot at 1824 Diamond St. the company had no idea the lot was part of the…

    • West Susquehanna project

Project update from Norris Square Civic Association

Press release from NSCA Director of Real Estate Development  Maria Camoratto Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission, among other goals, is to expand the supply of affordable…

    • Business partners Mike Ahmad and Walid Mustafa

Fresh food and "connectivity" coming soon to Front and Norris

A small grocery store and cafe with free wi-fi, take-out or eat-in American and Middle Eastern dishes and free community space is set to soon open at the corner of Front…

    • The future of the Blue Horizon is unknown.

Blue Horizon's transformation into a hotel with spa, jazz club and restaurant gets planners' approval

Mosaic Development Partners came a step closer to turning a legendary North Broad Street boxing venue into a boutique hotel with restaurants and a jazz club. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission…

    • APM overhead / Neal Santos

Planning Commission accepts "quality of life" plan for Eastern North Philadelphia

The Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha – otherwise known as The Association of Puerto Ricans on the March or simply APM – has worked to improve Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods for…

    • Tarik Nasir, a TAPA member who opposes the NID

North Central landlords’ association formed Improvement District in response to Clarke legislation

In September of last year 5th District Councilman Darrell Clarke introduced a bill into City Council that would have banned student housing in the North Central Special Controls District, the area…

    • NID boundaries

UPDATED: Council's Committee on Rules makes 17 amendments to Clarke bill creating a Neighborhood Improvement District

After nearly four hours of public testimony Tuesday morning, City Council's Committee on Rules made 17 amendments to a bill introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke creating a Neighborhood Improvement District…

    • UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

The revitalization on North Broad Street is being held back by the Divine Lorraine’s blighting dead weight. But Mayor Nutter announced the city’s renewed commitment to “transform” the historic, but neglected,…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

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