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    • Long-time city planner Richard Redding on his Chestnut Hill porch

Reflections on 40 years of Philadelphia City planning

Newly retired Richard Redding reflects on Northeast Philadelphia, zoning by variance and ordinance, community redevelopment and gentriciation PlanPhilly sat down with recently retired Philadelphia City Planning Commission Planning Division Director Richard…

A plethora of special city planning meetings and opportunities for public input

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be holding several special meetings and hearings in coming weeks. On Tuesday, on the 18th floor at 1515 Arch Street, the Planning Commission will hold…

    • Waterfront zoning legislation won't be introduced this week, but will be in time for a vote before summer break

Waterfront zoning legislation won't be introduced this week, but will be in time for a vote before summer break

First District Councilman Mark Squilla won't introduce legislation for a zoning overlay meant to give teeth to the Central Delaware Master Plan at Thursday's city council meeting, but plans to introduce…

    • Waterfront advocacy group members say Central Delaware Overlay still lacks adequate protection for the riverfront

Waterfront advocacy group members say Central Delaware Overlay still lacks adequate protection for the riverfront

With time to introduce and pass legislation creating a zoning overlay for the Central Delaware Riverfront dwindling, some Central Delaware Master Plan advocates are questioning the potential efficacy of the current…

    • District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

District-level comprehensive plans for West Park, Lower South, unveiled

City planners Tuesday unveiled drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, outlining future goals for neighborhoods near Fairmount Park and in southernmost Philadelphia.“This is…

    • A future light rail line could link Centennial Park attractions with Center City

Public gets another shot at district comprehensive plans for Lower South and West Park

City planners say they hope more Philadelphians will become interested in the plans that will shape major projects, zoning changes, and potential government funding for neighborhoods in Lower South Philadelphia and…

    • Aquinas hopes to build a 12-story apartment building at the former YWCA annex on Chestnut Street

Aquinas hopes to build a 12-story apartment building at the former YWCA annex on Chestnut Street

Aquinas Realty plans to build a 12-story apartment building with ground floor retail at 2017-23 Chestnut Street, where the four-story YWCA Annex building now stands.Aquinas Realty's Len Poncia, attorney Neil…

    • Race Street Pier

2011: A year of planning milestones, and some development controversy

It was a year of planning milestones in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted Philadelphia2035 -  the first city-wide comprehensive plan in 50 years - in June.The plan, based…

    • Planning gives support to Toll Brothers' South Street condo/townhouse development

Planning gives support to Toll Brothers' South Street condo/townhouse development

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday endorsed zoning changes that Toll Brothers needs to build 59 condos and 68 town homes at 2400 South Street.Toll Brothers has a ZBA hearing…

    • PCPC gets overview of Central Delaware Master Plan

PCPC gets overview of Central Delaware Master Plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission seemed largely impressed by what it learned Tuesday about the in-the-works plan to revamp the Central Delaware waterfront – commission members even  gave the head of…

    • Whitman resident Bootsie Cullen says Lower South needs more manufacturing

A focus on jobs and transportation at public meeting on the future of Lower South Philadelphia

Public discussion began Tuesday night on a long-range comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia – a section of the city dominated by industrial and entertainment uses including the…

Measurements of neighborhoods' health are being used in comprehensive planning process

Healthy Communities Coordinator Clint Randall gave the Philadelphia City Planning Commission an update on the city's effort to use community planning to help Philadelphians achieve better health.Randall, who reports both…

    • Proposal to turn former AAA building into apartments, retail gets warm reception at planning commisison

Proposal to turn former AAA building into apartments, retail gets warm reception at planning commisison

The former AAA building at 2040 Market Street would become a 275-apartment complex with retail on the ground level under a proposal by PMC Property Group.Architect Stephen Varenhorst gave an…

Philadelphia school district talks capital budget with planning commission

City Planner Jametta Johnson and two Philadelphia School District officials told the planning commission that new and remodeled schools are being built with the environment in mind.West Philadelphia High School,…

Deputy Finance Director Thompson takes seat on Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Saskia Thompson, City of Philadelphia deputy finance director and the executive director of the Office of Property Data, has been sworn is as the newest city planning commissioner.Thompson takes the…

Planning commission says no to bill that would allow a two-sided, non-accessory digital billboard in Pennsport

A legislative proposal that would allow a two-sided digital billboard to replace a conventional billboard that the owner has been told to take down got a thumbs-down from the city planning…

    • The now-removed signs

Amended version of bill aimed at curbing cash-for-gold stores gets planning commission approval

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday gave its approval to a legislative effort to restrict cash-for-gold establishments in the same part of the zoning code that regulates pawn shops.Fifth District…

Planning Commission won't vote on city-wide comprehensive plan until June

There's been a change in scheduling for the city's new comprehensive plan.The draft of the City-wide Vision portion of Philadelphia2035 will still be presented to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission…

    • If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If the subway is to reach the Navy Yard, SEPTA planner says, people will need to live there

If Philadelphia wants to extend the subway line to the Navy Yard, as called for in the city-wide portion of the Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan, residential development needs to be part of…

    • The front of the store, at Delaware Avenue and Cooper Street

Across from SugarHouse casino: Is it a jewelry store or a pawn shop?

NOTE: When PlanPhilly first posted the YouTube video about this property, it was public. It has since been made private. You can still see the first frame in the video below,…

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