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City ready to discuss Foxwoods re-siting; keeping eye on SugarHouse work

    Terry Gillen, senior advisor to Mayor Michael Nutter for economic development, skipped the big Democratic National Convention to work on casino issues.   "I've been here all week, ready…

    • 9th Ave. greenway in NYC

Advice from NYC's bike and pedestrian czar

Transformation: Ninth Ave. and 14th Street Aug. 28By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The man in charge of making New York City a better place for bicyclists and pedestrians came…

Updated: Philadelphia Signs and Billboards

I'm guessing by now that everyone has noticed that the Zoning Board of Adjustment rejected the zoning variance that would allow Unisys to construct its logo two-thirds of the way up…

    • Mess of transit in South Philadelphia

How rail plays infrastructure role

Aug. 27 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly (This is the seventh in a series of stories examining the infrastructure projects proposed in the Civic Vision and Action Plan for the Central…

A Walk Across the River: UCity Summer Update

If you're a resident who has not been west of the Schuylkill in the last few months, or if you're a Penn or Drexel student who retreated to your home suburb after classes…

    • SugarHouse site

Looking ahead after high court ruling

Aug. 25 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly      A group of state legislators said Monday they will seek federal court review of last week's Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that upheld…

Supreme Court rules for SugarHouse

Breaking News Aug. 22 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse Casino has the right to build on state-owned land beneath the Delaware River, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled late Friday.…

    • Casino-Free message to Rendell

Foxwoods considers re-siting

Aug. 21By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Foxwoods Casino officials are considering building their slots complex somewhere other than their chosen Columbus Boulevard site. "They are actively exploring other sites…

    • Delaware power plant

Demolition at Delaware Power Plant

Delaware power plant / photos courtesy of Hilary Regan Aug. 21, 2009By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhilly Every time she drives past it, Shanta Schachter of the New Kensington Community Development…

    • Schmidt's Brewery development

PCPC gets updates on 2 major sites

Old Schmidt's Brewery siteAug. 20Grasso's 1601 Vine site By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Despite the worldwide credit market meltdown that has affected loans on everything from studio apartments…

    • Boyd Theatre

Planning Commission OK with interiors bill

Boyd Theatre / Howard Haas photoAug. 20 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly At Tuesday’s special meeting, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission gave its OK to a bill that would…

    • Stamper Square model

Stamper Square (sort of) gets final approval

August 19By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly A re-worked “plan of development approval” for the controversial Stamper Square development, to be built on the site of the old NewMarket in…

    • Boyd Theatre interior

Full agenda for special PCPC meeting

Rob Bender photo of Boyd Theatre interior Aug. 18By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Judging from the ambitious agenda sent out early Friday evening, Tuesday’s 1 p.m. special meeting of…

    • Alan Greenberger and Michael Nutter

Greenberger good fit for design crowds

Aug. 15By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter formally introduced Alan Greenberger, a principle of MGA Partners and a longtime architecture professor at Drexel and Penn Universities, as…

    • Unisys signage

Opposition to Unisys sign heard by ZBA

Image courtesy of Aug. 14By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Center City Saga of the Sign will continue after another intermission. The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment continued…

    • Wendella Fox and Emmanuel Kelly

ZCC director to be named in September

Aug. 14 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly For mid-August, it was agreed that there was a surprisingly large contingent of the Zoning Code Commission present for its Wednesday morning meeting,…

    • Postcard from Germany

Postcard from Germany!

Aug. 13 Postcard from San Francisco  Postcard from PittsburghBy Arrus FarmerFor PlanPhillyBADEN-BADEN, Germany - “Yes, we’re going to have to go right to ludicrous speed”It’s 717 kilometers…

    • Zoning Code Commission

ZCC member Judith Shuman Eden dies

Natalia Olson de Savyckyj and Judith Eden at a ZCC meeting earlier this year Aug. 13 Judith Shuman Eden, a respected private practice attorney and a former Zoning Board of Adjustment…

Casino designs do not work

Aug. 11 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly      Philadelphia's future waterfront would be better off if the two planned casinos were built elsewhere, a PennPraxis report ordered up by…

    • Casino-Free protest

Casino foes stage occupation tactics drill

Aug. 9 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly As SugarHouse and Foxwoods officials prepare to meet with Gov. Rendell and local legislators to argue in favor of the proposed riverfront sites, Casino-Free…

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