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    • Ed Bacon exhibit

Bacon's Better Philadelphia, circa 1947

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Sixty years ago this month, a team of visionary planners, architects and civic activists presented Philadelphians with a high-tech glimpse of what their city could…

    • Penn's Landing surface parking/Brad Maule

How cars and people can co-exist

During recent public forums conducted from Port Richmond to South Philadelphia, a conceptual image that PennPraxis presented as part of its Central Delaware waterfront planning process consistently caused a stir among…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Zoning reform underway in Philadelphia

Aug. 3By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhillyThe panel of architects, community activists, attorneys and zoning experts charged with fixing Philadelphia’s zoning code will first investigate just how it’s broken. The…

    • Visioning

How will our waterfront develop?

July 23By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Suddenly the options are clear.  No longer is the waterfront’s fate a foggy future prospect. No longer is it just about casinos. Two starkly…

    • Riparian rights-fight details emerge

Riparian rights-fight details emerge

July 19By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly The plans Foxwoods Casino officials presented to the Philadelphia Planning Commission this week showed a small but significant modification: A promenade that once jutted…

    • PCPC meeting

Planning commission tables Foxwoods vote

July 17 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly For some it was a victory, to others a defeat, but to all sides it came as a shock: Despite a widespread assumption that…

    • Development guidelines

The condo slump: Is it a good thing?

July 16 By Matt Blanchard For PlanPhilly As she watches developers planning 23 new condominium towers on the Delaware riverfront, Janice Woodcock can’t help but ask herself a question: “Where are…

    • ULI river cruise

River cruising with development community

July 12By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhilly The Urban Land Institute sponsored an evening cruise on the Delaware River July 11 that while highlighting development, gave a strong nod to…

Foxwoods says casino site is worthless

June 7By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Foxwoods Casino went before a city tax panel today to explain why their 30-acre property on the Delaware riverfront, now assessed at $45 million,…

    • SugarHouse woos Fishtown fans

SugarHouse woos Fishtown fans

June 5By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Maggie O'Brien needed a crowd on Tuesday night. She needed a big one. As the founder of a pro-casino neighborhood group called…

    • Casino ballot

Breaking news: Mock casino voting underway

Volunteer Margaret Ullman explains the ballot to voter Shirley DiGironimoMay 15By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly When Francine Baiocco, 73, voted this morning in her Girard Estate neighborhood, a State…

    • Riparian

Riparian moratorium could be tested

April 25By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly The debate over who will get the right to build along Philadelphia’s riverfront has spun off a challenge about who controls access to those…

The hows and whys of the working port protest

By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly More than 200 fired-up longshoremen, many carrying anti-casino placards, staged a protest Tuesday night at the Penn Praxis civic engagement meeting at Furness High School…

South Philadelphia neighborhood values

By Kellie Patrick and Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Like the residents of other river ward neighborhoods who spoke of their hopes for the future of the Delaware Riverfront, South Philadelphians want…

    • Myriad traffic and development issues in South Philadelphia, Ed Hille photo

Updated: Traffic issues resonate in Pennsport

Close to 100 outspoken river ward residents from Philadelphia neighborhoods that are affected by development and sewage back-up issues turned out for a full-day symposium at Furness High School in South…

Trying to put casino question to the vote

Jan. 24Philadelphia WeeklyTrying to put casino question to the vote in May

DiCicco, council take aim at casinos

Jan. 24InquirerDiCicco, council take aim at casinos

    • Harris Steinberg chats with Mayor Street

Planning Philadelphia’s future

FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK, Jan. 15By Harris SteinbergExecutive Director of PennPraxisPlanning in Philadelphia is a time-honored affair.  William Penn’s and Thomas Holme’s iconic 1683 Portraiture of the city…

    • Looking ahead to 2007 planning

Looking ahead to 2007 planning

Jan. 15, 2007The Central Delaware River planning process in 2007 In early October, Mayor John F. Street authorized PennPraxis to work with the citizens of Philadelphia to create a civic…

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