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    • Council introduces bill to replace Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code ahead of ZCC's final report

Council introduces bill to replace Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code ahead of ZCC's final report

Last week, City Council introduced a bill, No. 110766, which would repeal the entire "Zoning and Planning" chapter of the Philadelphia Code, and replace it with a new one.The…

    • Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy Marshall
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Preserving Eastern State Penitentiary

Cell Block at Eastern State Penitentiary | Jeremy MarshallEastern State Penitentiary gets loads of traffic this time of year thanks to its wildly popular Terror Behind the Walls spooktacular. The…

    • The Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened the afternoon of Oct. 25. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Elections and bridge opening the focus of Holme Circle Civic Association meeting

The Holme Circle Civic Association held its annual “Meet the Candidates Night” during its monthly meeting on Wednesday at St. Jerome’s School Hall. The local candidates in attendance were City Councilman…

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Delaware River master plan goes to Planning Commission

After years of visioning, planning, and a healthy civic debate about our city's waterfront - not to mention the disbanding of the Penn's Landing Corporation, the birth of the Delaware River…

    • Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 31.

Brothers-in-law go into Lawncrest restaurant business

Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 31. What used to be the Lawncrest Diner is now Munchie's Breakfast & Lunch in Lawncrest, and the next…

    • Gargoyles outside Eastern State Penitentiary can mean only one thing: Terror Behind the Walls | flickr user shinya, Creative Commons
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October 28-30: Halloween picks + Philly Bike Expo

Gargoyles outside Eastern State Penitentiary can mean only one thing: Terror Behind the Walls | flickr user shinya, Creative CommonsLaurel Hill Halloween Flashlight Tours Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 7pm. …

    • Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads.

AAA supports legislation for two Far Northeast red-light cameras

Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads. AAA-Mid Atlantic today announced its support for legislation that would bring two additional red-light cameras to the…

    • Reading Viaduct | flickr user gsgeorge, Creative Commons
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Council OKs Callowhill NID and stricter curfews, reggae feud, transportation funding stalled, lane closure success, and The Boss

Reading Viaduct | flickr user gsgeorge, Creative Commons It’s a chilly fall day, Philly, and Jack Frost is at the door. This weekend threatens to bring at least a little snow…

Red threads through Gray Area

Last week, DesignPhiladelphia brought together design thinkers and practitioners for a discussion called “Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation.” The event, and the accompanying catalog, was designed to get people…

Architect who did Penn Treaty master plan selected for Columbia Avenue improvement project

Studio Bryan Hanes, the same landscape architecture firm that developed the master plan for Penn Treaty Park, has been selected to design the Columbia Avenue Connector – a project that…

Waterfront development group hires designer for multi-purpose trail

The RBA Group, a firm of architects, engineers and planners with offices in Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere, was hired to design a multi-purpose trail along the length of the…

    • Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront – the long-range blue print the city hopes will pave the way toward a revitalized riverfront – was today unanimously approved by the…

    • Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis at the University of Pennsylvania.

University City: Friends of 40th Street unveil goals for corridor

By Kara Savidge and Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly Friends of 40th Street, a coalition of organizations dedicated to revitalizing the 40th Street corridor, held its fourth and final public forum to share its…

    • Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch talks about increased infrastructure funding.

PennDOT secretary says Gov. Corbett to issue transportation funding plan "in a few weeks"

Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch told the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board Thursday that Gov. Corbett should be unveiling his own transportation funding proposal “within the next couple of works.”…

    • Gray Area discussion at the Center for Architecture (l. to r: Mark Alan Hughes, Susan Szenasy, Randy Mason, Tod Williams, Lloyd Alter)
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Red threads through Gray Area

Last week, DesignPhiladelphia brought together design thinkers and practitioners for a discussion called “Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation.” The event, and the accompanying catalog, was designed to get people…

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Cat of the Week: Pepper

Hello, I'm Pepper! (A14009960) I'm not sure why I am at the shelter because I once had a home. My owners thought I was too old, but I disagree. In the…

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Dog of the Week: Rocky

My Name is Rocky, and I am looking for my Bullwinkle! Or my Adrian! Or Magil? And since I am just a dog looking for a home, your name can be…

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Letter to the Editor: Boyle applauds city's action regarding negligent property owners

As the State Representative for the 172nd Legislative District in Northeast Philadelphia, I’ve had the opportunity to work with various city departments on a variety of issues.  An issue of extreme importance…

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Urbanized screening at Drexel on November 3

Director Gary Hustwit has been touring the world, screening new documentary, Urbanized, and he’s bringing his newest design doc to Drexel University next Thursday. After looking at a font (…

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Heart Conditions: Identity crisis

When someone asks you who you are, how do you respond? The question, Who am I? is brief, but profound. The question and its answer get to the core of our…

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