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    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

Nutter: Grants requested by the city do not constitute lobbying

The William Penn Foundation recently suspended grants to city-related agencies after Philadelphia public school advocates filed a complaint alleging the foundation violated the city's lobbying ordinance when it paid a consultant…

    • Illustrative rendering showing Penn’s Landing Park and new development at the end of Market Street

Proposed park over I-95 and Columbus Blvd. easy to build, hard to fund

Building an eight-acre park over I-95 and Columbus Boulevard from Walnut to Chestnut streets would not be too complicated a task for engineers and construction crews, say two PennDOT experts. “Whether…

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New - and reused - recommendations for West Market Street

A new Philadelphia City Planning Commission report finds that mixed-use development centered around transit stops, replacing large surface parking lots with more active uses and the relocation of some city services…

    • focus areas

Progress report on University/Southwest district plan

The Philadelphia Planning Commission's district-level comprehensive plan for University/Southwest will strive to focus mixed-use residential development around some of the city's busiest el stops, strengthen commercial corridors that have vacancies, improve…

    • Philadelphia Trail Master Plan Draft Priority Map

City to rank trail network. There are now 75 proposed city-wide.

Philadelphia planners are developing a rating system to prioritize proposed trails. There are now 75 trails proposed city-wide. The idea is to focus the city's limited resources – financial and otherwise…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing  the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas: The Innovation District. These 500 acres nearest University City…

    • Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning the future of the University City/Southwest District calls for a bit of a balancing act, said West Philadelphia planner and project manager Andrew Meloney at the first public input session…

    • Vision for Castor Avenue, from the Lower Northeast District Plan

Planning Commission adopts district plan for Lower Northeast

The district-level comprehensive plan for Lower Northeast Philadelphia was Tuesday adopted by Philadelphia City Planning Commission.The Lower Northeast includes 5.92 square miles, more than 100,200 residents, and the neighborhoods of…

    • The entrance to the new library park.

Looking for history in the library's yard

Pushing a machine that looks much like a lawnmower, a preservationist spent Wednesday methodically walking up and down the green space adjacent to Mt. Airy's Lovett Memorial Library, shooting radar into…

    • The Marina View project at 230 N. Columbus Blvd.

Planning Commission approves changes to Marina View plan of development

Developer Ensemble Real Estate has amended its original plan for Marina View Towers - a residential project at 230 N. Columbus Avenue, near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge – by adding more…

    • The draft plan for the Lower Northeast calls for more live-work spaces, like those at Globe Dye Works

Draft plan for the Lower Northeast aims to address medical, transit needs of growing population

The recently released Planning Commission draft of the district-level comprehensive plan for the Lower Northeast calls for new health and transit services to keep pace with a growing population and new…

A progress report on the Central District portion of the city's comprehensive plan

The process for creating the Central District portion of the Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan is about half-way finished.It's big geographically, and includes not only the city's central business district, but also…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects

Planning Commission won't approve extra height on waterfront unless developer does something for the public in return

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission did not approve the plan for a 180-foot tall residential tower Ensemble Real Estate wants to build on the site of Piers 34 and 35 South…

    • Original parkway plans

'More park, less way'

Currently, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is mostly a string of popular cultural institutions that residents and tourists visit, then leave, said participants in a Tuesday night discussion on the parkway's future.…

    • A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

There's a new plan being designed to spur development along the Lower Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor, through parts of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods of…

    • The study area includes the Callowhill loft district, the waterfront, and  under-developed

Planning for the "donut hole" of Callowhill-Chinatown North

Work has begun on a blueprint aimed at bringing new vitality to the Callowhill industrial area, the northern part of Chinatown, Poplar and a swath of “super blocks” of low-density commercial…

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 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…

    • Master Plan land use designations

Some of CDAG's concerns regarding a waterfront zoning overlay remain, as the deadline to get a draft to city council nears

A group that advocates for the city's plan to revitalize the Central Delaware waterfront still has some worries about future waterfront zoning designations. Concerns hinge on billboards and other non-accessory signs,…

    • From left: PennDOT's Chuck Davies, Harris Steinberg of PennPraxis and URS planner Doug Robbins discuss presentations

Penn planning students study the removal of expressways in six North American cities

A group of 19 city planning graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania spent the semester studying six North American cities with expressways passing through them, and concluded each locale would…

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