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    • Keystone Crossroads Special Report: Pa's Urban Waterfronts

A Keystone Crossroads Special Report: Pa.’s urban waterfronts; with industry gone, cities are cleaning up and inviting people in

The Keystone Crossroads staff wants to know what you see along the waterfront in your city or town. What changes have you noticed over the years? And what changes do you…

    • Martina White

March 25: GOP wins NE special election | Waterfront tax credit bill | A revolution in public safety

26-year-old Republican Martina White won the special election last night to fill Congressman Brendan Boyle's 170th district house seat, doubling Philly Republicans' reprentation in the General Assembly. 27 City Council candidates…

    • Lower Northwest PCPC meeting

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,…

    • Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing, Photo by Matt Stanley
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront Winterfest brings ice rink, lodge, shopping, dining and more to Penn's Landing

The Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing, opening Nov. 29, had me at "homemade Thanksgiving leftover 'Hot Pockets'" and "caramelized pumpkin donuts," but that's just the beginning of the treats that…

    • One Riverside

One Riverside zoning hearing rescheduled

The fight over One Riverside Tower, Carl Dranoff’s proposed 21-story apartment complex at 25th and Locust, won’t be resolved for at least a month, after the zoning board scheduled a special…

Central Delaware Riverfront goers may finally get an important amenity

Those who spend time on or near Race Street Pier may soon have an easier answer to what can be an extremely urgent question: Where's the bathroom? The Delaware River Waterfront…

    • Planning Commission approves plan for Canal Street entertainment complex, with conditions

Planning Commission approves plan for Canal Street entertainment complex, with conditions

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to approve—with a handful of key conditions—the Plan of Development for “Canal Street North,” the proposed complex at Delaware and Frankford avenues which…

    • The project area, from the RFP

Design firm hired for Spring Garden Street improvement project that will better link NoLibs with the Delaware River

The RBA Group, the same firm designing and building the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware multipurpose trail, will design the Spring Garden Connector project. The Spring Garden Connector will…

    • Legislation creating new Central Delaware overlay is introduced, but can't get through council before summer recess

Bill creating zoning regs for Central Delaware Waterfront not likely to be introduced until 2013

It looks like legislation aimed at translating the principles of the Central Delaware Master Plan into zoning code won't be introduced until the new year, First District Councilman Mark Squilla said…

    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail / Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart

Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions. This…

    • Meeting participants posted their thoughts on this arbor idea

The art of turning Pier 53 into a park

The work of turning what was once Philadelphia's Ellis Island into the gateway of a Delaware River wetlands park has begun. About 50 people attended the first public input session on…

Thursday evening program presents artifacts, stories of Native American life in Philadelphia

Native American artifacts found during archaeological digs held in conjunction with the I-95 improvements project will be on display – and the topic of discussion – at The Independence Seaport Museum…

    • CDAG, other stream buffer advocates concerned about proposed amendments to 50-foot setback legislation

CDAG, other stream buffer advocates concerned about proposed amendments to 50-foot setback legislation

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group and other concerned groups hope to convince Philadelphia Councilman Bobby Henon to change his proposed amendments to stream buffer legislation.Several CDAG members have been representing…

    • Proposed stream buffer exemptions would apply to 40-45 percent of riverfront parcels

Proposed stream buffer exemptions would apply to 40-45 percent of riverfront parcels

UPDATED: An analysis completed by the Philadelphia Water Department shows that around 29 percent of all waterfront properties in Philadelphia have buildings located within the proposed 50-foot stream buffer. Furthermore, between…

    • Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

On Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules heard from architects and developers, designers and environmentalists. It heard from economists and city planners, from bicycle advocates, engineers, and district councilmembers. It considered…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation planners unveiled renderings of the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Waterfront Trail at Friday's board meeting.This section of the trail will connect a greenway…

    • A rendering of a section of waterfront trail from the Central Delaware Master Plan

UPDATED: Waterfront stakeholders talk about ways to entice developers to provide access and build the proposed trail

Owners of property along the Central Delaware waterfront would be encouraged, but not forced, to allow public access to the river if current language under consideration for a zoning overlay is…

    • A DRWC map of the riverfront

Squilla hopes to finalize waterfront overlay legislation in mid-November

A zoning bill that would shape future development along the Central Delaware Waterfront could be finalized by mid-November, said First District City Councilman Mark Squilla.Squilla has held meetings to discuss…

    • Regional Trail Updates: CSX Bridge complete, Port Richmond Trail in the works

Regional Trail Updates: CSX Bridge complete, Port Richmond Trail in the works

In a busy few days for the city’s regional trail network, the Schuylkill River Park Connector Bridge opened to the public and partners broke ground on the Port Richmond Trail in…

    • Julie Slavet admires the day's work

Watershed partnership plants riparian buffer at Abington Junior High

“It starts, like, over there,” said Julie Slavet, pointing toward a soccer field on the campus of Abington Junior High School, six or so miles north of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County.…

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