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TreePhilly returns with springtime yard tree giveaways

Is your yard missing something? Maybe a nice dogwood or redbud tree? It's not too early to think about the spring planting season, and last week TreePhilly opened up registration for…

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2013 Ed Bacon Awards Ceremony & Reception

Honoring John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, & the 2013 Student Design Competition Winners Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture VIP reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ceremony & presentation: 7-8:30…

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2013 Preservation Achievement Award Honorees

From historic trees to tile roofs, from the Navy Yard to Nicetown, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has announced 21 projects, people, and community groups from across the region to…

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Stein Florist trades horse and buggy for YouTube

In 1887, the Stein family delivered flowers throughout Philadelphia via horse and buggy. The horse and buggies might be gone, but more than 125 years later, Frankford Avenue's Stein Florist is…

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Feb 21: Scofflaw billboards | the $1500 club | towers get AVI break | 15th Street El station mess | Drexel and Temple's plush new dorms

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your Thursday morning Buzz: Multitudes of Philadelphia billboards violate local zoning and/or the Federal Highway Beautification Act, according to a new study by Scenic Philadelphia. PlanPhilly’s…

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Finnegan's Wake proposal back before council

A bill related to the Finnegan's Wake plans to build balconies over Spring Garden Street and close a section of Bodine Street to vehicular traffic is back before City Council, and…

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Ethics Board: Grants given at the city's request are not lobbying

Awarding grants to a city-related agency that has requested or applied for the money is not lobbying, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics said Wednesday. And with that ruling, the William Penn…

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Scenic Philadelphia report finds lax enforcement of outdoor advertising regulations

A report authored by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sarah G. Richards and released Wednesday by Scenic Philadelphia, the group formerly known as SCRUB, says that Philadelphia has failed to enforce…

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Vacant Germantown church could soon become Waldorf School's new home

A Germantown private school and a local developer are moving forward with plans that would see a long-empty and historic Wayne Avenue church property transformed into a new elementary campus. Developer…

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Textizen take two: Planning Commission hosts second round of surveys

In the current round of Philadelphia 2035 district planning, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is using text-based surveys to overcome the digital divide and prioritize elements of the University/Southwest District…

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Dilworth Plaza construction causes Market Frankford Line platform congestion

In September PlanPhilly reported that pedestrians were having trouble getting around City Hall because of Dilworth Plaza construction, but pedestrians above ground are not the only ones affected. Those traveling below…

Why didn't the seller take my offer? [Real NEastate redux]

Realtor Stacey McCarthy will return next week with a new column. This column was originally published in March 2012. Q: A few months ago I found a house in Somerton that…

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Airport land zoning change OK with PCPC

A bill that would change the zoning of some land around the airport from multiple classifications to airport designation SP-AIR is headed to city council's Rules Committee with the approval of…

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Development plan for Simpson House puts Civic Design Review to the test

Civic Design Review, a key innovation of the new zoning code that requires a special review of large projects’ impact on the public realm, caused a long and difficult discussion at…

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PCPC adopts Callowhill/Chinatown North plan for mixed use, green space.

Under a new strategic plan adopted by the city planning commission Tuesday, the Callowhill/Chinatown North of the future would include 21 new acres of parks and green space, development that mixes…

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7th District burglary alert: Public storage units targeted

Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District has issued an alert to those who use public storage units to take caution, as units in the district have been burglarized. Centers in…

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Letter to the Editor: Wunsch responds to Farnham

To the Editor: Jon Farnham evidently believes that historic preservation is alive and well in Philadelphia.  Reading his oddly ad hominem response to my December PlanPhilly interview, I was struck by…

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