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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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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 weighs in on remapping bills

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of five remapping bills at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The bills make the following changes to the city’s zoning maps: One bill changes a…

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A new zoning dictionary just for Philadelphia

For the first time in my life I am watching tennis and, I think, beginning to understand it. Each game follows a fairly simple game logic: first to four points, win…

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Supreme Court provides more protection for property rights

Earlier this year, City Council approved a plan for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to acquire 17 privately owned parcels in Point Breeze for the future development of affordable housing. The plan…

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Planning Commission hires Eleanor Sharpe to help implement Philadelphia2035

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission hired Eleanor Sharpe, a former member of the Zoning Code Commission, to serve as its director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs. Sharpe, who…

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Citizens Planning Institute graduates toss their caps at Philadelphia2035 presentation

At a ceremony Monday night at the Center for Architecture, the sixth class of planners graduated from the Citizens Planning Institute, the education arm of the City Planning Commission’s long-term planning…

    • The proposed location for the East Park  Leadership and Conservation Center—the  west basin of the East Park Reservoir and  surrounding grounds next to the Strawberry  Mansion neighborhood

Planning Commission approves property lease for East Park conservation center

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended a bill Tuesday that would authorize the city to lease a 50-acre property surrounding the East Park West Basin in Strawberry Mansion to the Philadelphia…

    • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, whose parking bill was delayed in the Rules Committee

City Council committee of one holds hearing on Philadelphia2035

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell—who represents the 3rd Councilmanic District, covering parts of West and Southwest Philadelphia—sat alone at a committee table in Council chambers Friday morning for the duration of a hearing…

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PennDesign students develop a model for managing closed school buildings

This June, 23 Philadelphia public schools will be closed for good, adding around 65 acres to the city’s already heavy burden of vacant land. For the city, dealing with these soon-to-be-empty…

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Blackwell calls for hearings on Philadelphia2035

Last week, City Council adopted a resolution introduced by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell calling for hearings on the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project, the city’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood comprehensive plan. The first phase…

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Exit interview with zoning reform defender Eva Gladstein

Next Friday, February 8th, Eva Gladstein will work her last day as deputy director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. She was appointed to the position about a year ago, after…

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Nutter encourages restraint on zoning code during Phila2035 update

A standing-room-only crowd at the Center for Architecture burst into applause, interrupting surprise guest Michael Nutter as he explained the importance of being patient with the new zoning code that his…

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2012 Year in Review: Zoning

This post is a brief look back at some of the biggest stories on the zoning/policy/development beat of 2012. It’s determined in part by which stories were clicked most by PlanPhilly…

    • Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday afternoon of City Council Bill No. 120654, which would adopt the Water Department’s hydrology map and enact a 50-foot buffer to new…

    • New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

If you’re looking to build a small deck on the roof of your house, you should wait until tomorrow, when you can legally do so, under certain guidelines, without clearing your…

Planning Commission approves redevelopment proposal including 17 acquisitions for Mantua

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal for the “eventual development” of a food market in the Mantua Urban Renewal Area in West Philadelphia at its monthly meeting…

    • Jeff Rush in May 2011, the day before the ribbon-cutting at the Race Street Pier. Photo credit: Rene Goodwin

Jeff Rush, zoning and planning advocate and Queen Village champion, dies

Waterfront planners, casino protestors, and especially Queen Villagers lost one of their most consistent advocates last Tuesday when Jeff Rush, a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments and former president…

    • Neighbors preview highlights of Lower Northeast plan

Neighbors preview highlights of Lower Northeast plan

Residents of Lower Northeast Philadelphia got a preview of the district plan they helped city planners create for their district Tuesday evening during an open-house presentation at Globe Dye Works in…

Planning Commission holds hearing on new regulations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to gather testimony on its proposed new regulations for implementing the zoning code. The hearing was requested by several members…

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