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August 4: Our new $70M budget hole | More parking variances from ZBA | Useless sharrows | PUC wants to curb rooftop solar

A new contract award for police has opened up a $70 million hole in the city budget. For context, Philadelphia's budget is about $4.5 billion, but only a small part of…

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City can be remapped in 3 years for $3 million, Planning Commission says

Out-of-date zoning maps are bad for everybody. On the one hand, they slow down the pace of development by forcing builders to get extra approvals for projects that are appropriate for…

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Lower Northwest meeting highlights waterfront improvements

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) held a public meeting on June 27 to generate ideas for new developments and improvements to the Lower Northwest district’s areas along the East Falls,…

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June 9-15: Planning, Historical commission meetings | Rocky | 30th St Craft Market | Lancaster Ave 2nd Friday | Vendys | Stars and Stripes | Wissahickon Fishing

Here's what's on tap this week: PLAN: Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday, June 10, 1-4pm. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. Among the issues the Planning Commission will discuss this month: the…

    • Bike, Lines and Bricks | Al BeFranke
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May 19-23: May Planning Commission meeting | Paseo Verde tour | Steven Holl | Ride of Silence

Here are our picks for what this week's got in store:  PLAN: May City Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, May 20, 1pm. 1515 Arch Street, 18th floor. This month’s City Planning Commission…

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Eyes on the Street

April 14-18: Rain Barrel workshop | City Planning Commission meeting | Lower Northwest District Plan kickoff | Roland Snooks | Grid at Farm Fest

In addition to the Philadelphia Book Festival and Eastern State Penitentiary’s Pop-Up Museum, this week to opportunities to learn about urban sustainability, attend planning meetings, and discuss behavioral approaches to…

    • SEPTA Spur, Photo by Ashley Hahn
    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission executive director's report

Philadelphia City Planning Commission approval of minutes of Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and Feb. 28 meetings. Executive Director  Gary Jastrzab  wins 2014 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence. See full video…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Bike lanes, angle parking, realignment coming to Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue today is hectic. It’s a major east-west corridor. It sees heavy traffic from delivery trucks that load and unload in the street or on the sidewalks. Cars park in…

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Comcast development bills breeze through Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend five bills aimed at smoothing the course for what will be Philadelphia’s tallest building, the new Comcast tower at 18th and Arch…

    • Merchants have sold fresh food on Ninth Street since the 1880s.
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February 14: Open data tension | PHL: Here for the Making | Supermarkets don't change behavior | Lower North transportation recommendations | TreePhilly giveaway | Building collapse court case update

Happy Valentine's Day, Streeters! The city may be snowed in for yet another day, but we'll still be tweeting about why we love Philadelphia as part of the #whyilovephilly campaign today.…

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Some on Council look to manage methadone clinics, not ban them

Next week, a City Council committee will consider a bill sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla which would change the zoning code to prohibit new medical and dental offices from being built…

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Planning Commission says no to medical office bans, yes to LOVE Park garage transfer

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose a bill that would amend the zoning code to prohibit all new medical and dental offices in the first Councilmanic…

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Community leaders discuss the power of planning at Philadelphia2035 update

A few weeks ago, feeling ruminative and tasked with summing up a year’s worth of zoning and development news, I took to these pages and described a specter haunting Philadelphia: reform…

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Why getting around Philly kept getting better in 2013

SEPTA’s funding predicament  SEPTA’s financial woes fit neatly into 2013. In January, we started the year with news that SEPTA would shrink without additional funding. SEPTA officials explained that with…

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Re-imagining Roosevelt Boulevard

A century ago, Northeast Philadelphia didn’t look anything like it does today. Before the mid-20th century, Northeast Philadelphia was all farmland and trailer parks that was home to small Dutch communities…

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Planning Commission approves billboard overhaul, opposes ads in schools

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission weighed in on nearly a dozen pieces of zoning legislation Tuesday, approving some, opposing some, and asking for more time to consider others. It’s worth remembering…

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Planning Commission to weigh a host of zoning code amendments

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has a packed agenda for its November meeting and is scheduled to consider dozens of amendments to the zoning code, among other items. Some of the…

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Discussing industrial land usage in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will hold a meeting later this week to discuss the future of industrial areas in Frankford, Bridesburg and Port Richmond. Scheduled for Nov. 14 at Edgemont…

    • City Council adopted a new zoning code in Dec., 2011

Debate over Registered Community Organizations in full bloom

City Council’s Committee on Rules heard half a day of testimony Tuesday on a bill that would amend some regulations related to Registered Community Organizations, neighborhood groups with a formal role…

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