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    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Stuck in a LOOP: Councilman calls for killing 10-year cap on real estate tax exemption

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson proposed an amendment to the city’s Longtime Owner Occupant of Program (LOOP) tax exemption program on Thursday. The proposal would eliminate the ten-year limit on the program for…

    • Rittenhouse Coffee Shop

August 8: Councilman Johnson's no-bid city land sales | Plan B for S.S. United States | 1900 block of Sansom spared

William Bender has an important piece on some of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's no-bid land sales in Point Breeze. There's a lot more to it, but the gist is that city-owned properties…

    • Rendering of Lincoln Square | Alterra

Mixed-use proposals for Washington Avenue west advance at City Council amid mixed community support

A pair of large, mixed-use developments proposed for the western half of Washington Avenue stepped a bit closer to reality yesterday as a city council committee advanced legislative rezoning for the…

    • 601 Christian

Developers discovering underused zoning bonus for fresh food markets

When we last left the triangle lot at 601 Christian Street in January, the Zoning Board of Adjustment had rejected a variance request from developers Dan Rosin and Rafi Licht for…

    • Point Breeze and Lacona

May 16: Roy Gothie's change agenda for PennDOT | No end for Councilmanic prerogative | BNY Mellon roof deck

Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator Roy Gothie is working for policy change and culture change at PennDOT, reports Ryan Deto at Pittsburgh City Paper. Gothie says bike and pedestrian infrastructure is too often an afterthought…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responds to report on racial disparities in Philadelphia home loans. Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman wants a code of conduct for Registered Community Organizations

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill on Thursday that could establish “standards of conduct” for the many Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) that host neighborhood meetings and negotiate with developers over construction…

    • Pennsylvania municipalities

February 24: The sad state of Philly rec centers | Municipal fragmentation in DelCo | Streets for all

Mike Newall pens a column on the deplorable state of so many Philadelphia recreation centers, and calls for action from the new administration. "[D]espite Center City's undeniable momentum, and Philly's…

    • 1400 block of South Taylor Street, Google Street View

Vacant properties in Point Breeze transferred for affordable housing

The Women’s Community Revitalization Project announced on Tuesday that it has secured two publicly-owned vacant properties in Point Breeze and is planning to build around 30 affordable houses in the neighborhood,…

    • Vernon Park

November 9: World Heritage City | Taubenberger bests O'Brien | Vernon Park as catalyst for Germantown Ave shopping

Philadelphia was officially selected as the first World Heritage City in the U.S., reports Tricia Nadolny. Philly joins cities like Paris, Florence, Jerusalem, St. Petersburg, and Prague who are recognized for…

    • 2010 Wharton | OCF Realty

Councilman listed as plaintiff on appeal of Point Breeze project, swears it's a mistake

A handful of Point Breeze community groups have filed a notice of appeal of a zoning board decision allowing Ori Feibush to build a 22-unit housing project at 20th and Wharton…

    • Le Bok Fin

August 7: Demo watch for Broad and Locust garage | Snap Kitchen expanding in Philly | Cutting trash imports

Inga Saffron says for Point Breeze to manage growth with affordability, the neighborhood needs some clearer thinking on the relationship between density, parking, home prices, and the market for neighborhood services.…

    • 2010 Wharton Zoning Hearing

New update: ZBA approves Feibush project at 2010 Wharton

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 On Tuesday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal to build 22 homes at 20th and Wharton streets in Point Breeze, according to multiple sources.…

    • Play Space

July 28: Neighborhood Transformation Initiative endgame | Three traits of walkable neighborhoods | Point Breeze pop-up back again

What we know about the endgame for the unspent NTI money. Should we have a local neighborhood exchange program for the Pope visit? The House of Correction is falling apart in…

    • Boardwalk on the Schuylkill

July 17: Senate saves TIGER | Pension funds for infrastructure | Eminent domain down the shore

Smart Growth America is asking the FHWA to adopt complete streets as the standard for National Highway System streets running through walkable urban areas. Advocates succeeded in saving the popular TIGER…

    • Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

June 1: RACP winners and losers | PHS on pop-up designs | Parking neutrality vs. bikeability

The winners and losers in the latest round of state RACP grants: Comcast got less than they asked for, but apparently we're getting some new carpets and equipment here at the…

    • 2010 Wharton | OCF Realty

Ori Feibush's stalled project at 20th and Wharton gets green light from planners

Ori Feibush swears he’s going to sell the warehouse at 20th and Wharton, just as soon as he gets it through zoning approvals. Feibush, the Point Breeze developer who’s nearing the…

    • George W. Childs Elementary School, vacated and locked tight since June 2010.

Apartments coming to shuttered school building in Point Breeze

A closed elementary school at 17th and Tasker streets in Point Breeze will be converted into an apartment complex and community space following approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment last…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson joined project leaders at the ground breaking ceremony

On the record with Kenyatta Johnson: Development, politics, planning, and more

Last Wednesday, PlanPhilly sat down with 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to talk about development in his district, his upcoming reelection campaign, and accusations of cronyism lodged by his opponent, developer…

    • 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street - New OCF homes on left

Fate uncertain for tangled housing project in Point Breeze

Either Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is blocking a construction project proposed by developer Ori Feibush, who plans to challenge Johnson in next year’s City Council race, or Ori Feibush is refusing to…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

Major market-rate housing proposal concerns residents of Point Breeze

The future of Philadelphia is being negotiated in Point Breeze. On Tuesday, tensions were reportedly high in the South Philadelphia neighborhood, where voters were deciding the outcomes of dozens of contested…

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