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Central Philadelphia Development Corp. meeting

  Beyond Stimulus:  Thinking strategically about infrastructureInfrastructure investment is more complicated than simply shoring up old bridges and building high-speed rail lines between major cities; it must be approached strategically…

UPDATE: Tonight at the Pennypack Park Concert Series: Billy Joel

By Shannon McDonald Danny V’s 52nd Street Band, a tribute to Billy Joel, will play Pennypack Park’s Summer Music Festival tonight at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, snacks and…

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Real NEastate: Lead-based paint in Mayfair

Q: I had to sign a "Lead-Based Paint" disclosure admitting there is lead-based paint in my home when I signed the agreement of sale. I am selling my 55-year-old home in West Mayfair, but…

Campus Inn might relocate to 41st and Walnut Streets

University City Review: Campus Inn Might Move to Commercial District Nicole Contosta reports that news has emerged that Campus Inn extended-stay hotel might relocate to a currently demolished site at…

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Bringing netherworld to life

Planning Commission Director Alan Greenberger leads PlanPhilly on an eye-opening walking tour of the transit concourses beneath Center City. As if there's not enough work to do at ground level, City…

Council to vote on Foxwoods' CED, riverfront overlay on Thursday

Councilman Frank DiCicco will Thursday ask City Council to approve the zoning legislation Foxwoods Casino needs to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building. When the legislation passed out of…

Deadline Extended: 2009 Stormwater BMP Recognition Program

The deadline for the call for projects for the 2009 Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Recognition Program has been extended to July 31, 2009.Please submit applications for innovative stormwater management…

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Zoning Code must maintain industrial chops

June 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Think you know the percentage of Philadelphians working in the industrial sector?Probably not many, right? The phrase “Workshop of the World,” when…

UPDATED: The Parent Trap: My real interest is beyond a child's obsession

Like most parents, it would make me happy if my children liked what I like. I had dreams of going to the park and having a catch with my son, or…

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Passmore Street, not Avenue

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about…

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60-acre riverfront parcel readied for sale

Photo courtesy of Brad Maule, check out his complete portfolio at www.phillyskyline.com/lovecopter June 9 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Land along the Delaware River within the city of Philadelphia,…

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Market East Plan public meeting

The community meeting for the draft of the Market East Plan will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Architecture (1216 Arch Street). Attached is…

Skyline Online: Saffron responds to World Trade Center article

Skyline Online: Fantasy Towers Make the Biggest Noise Inquirer architectural critic Inga Saffron responds to yesterday's article on the World Trade Center project, a 20-year old proposal for four buildings…

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Philadelphia: A Vision of 2040

June 9 By Julie ThompsonFor PlanPhillyPicture the city of Philadelphia today.  Myriad familiar sites probably come to mind—Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, 30th Street Station, the Italian Market—places that have…

Tree down in Torresdale

By Shannon McDonald Hit traffic in Torresdale this morning? Here's why: a tree fell down on the 9500-block of Torresdale Avenue around 6 this morning, and was still there at 8:30.…

Festival brings new faces to Disston Saw Works in Tacony

By Christopher Wink It was one of the largest and most impressive facilities of its kind the world over. Now, Hidden City Philadelphia, a new arts festival, is giving visitors…

Two dead in unrelated shootings

By Shannon McDonald Two separate shootings Thursday night left two men dead near Oxford Circle. Hasan McKinney, 29, was found in his driveway on the 1100-block of Passmore Street around 10…

Recovery Act-funded work on city streets, curbs is out for bid

Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that the City of Philadelphia has advertised its first Streets Department project funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.The City has advertised…

Inquirer: Builder's ambition hits Phila's ceiling

Inquirer: Builder's ambition hits Phila. ceiling Jeff Shields and Thomas Fitzgerald outline the story of the World Trade Center, a high-rise mixed-use development project proposed at Columbus Boulevard and Callowhill…

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