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Inga Saffron on Kimmel character

Jan. 31Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron examines Kimmel Center's public space conundrum ... full story ... video

DVRPC Survey: Help shape the future of the Delaware Valley

Work is underway on the year 2035 update to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) long-range plan for the greater Philadelphia region, entitled Connections – The Regional Plan for a…

    • Foxwoods overview

Casino lawsuits' twists and turns

Foxwoods aeriel view Jan. 29 Rendell calls council stance gutless Casino-Free Philadelphia challenges the governorBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    Philadelphia still faces a lawsuit that was filed after…

    • Susan Jaffe

New day dawns for the ZBA

Previous ZBA coverage Jan. 29, 2008By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly After years of stormy public relations and accusations of foggy decision-making, the newly appointed chairwoman of the Philadelphia Zoning…

    • Andy Altman

Top Philadelphia planner is sworn in

Jan. 28 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia got a first look at its new planning and commerce czar as former Washington D.C. planner and Philadelphia native Andrew Altman was sworn…

Steinberg: saving the city's historic soul

Jan. 28Harris Steinberg: saving the city's historic soul.

Andrew Altman is new planning czar

Jan. 27New Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter continues to round out his cabinet, today appointing Andrew Altman as Philadelphia's new Director of Commerce and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. The…

    • Girard Warehouse work

Girard Warehouses shored up

While area preservationists waged what were apparently last-ditch, losing efforts to save two architectural jewels on North Broad Street last week, a group of historic structures on the east side of…

    • Michael Nutter

Nutter revokes SugarHouse license

Jan. 24By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Mayor Nutter’s Commerce Department today revoked a key license that would have allowed SugarHouse Casino interests to build on 12 acres of submerged riverfront…

    • Casino protest at city council

Foxwoods zoning legislation introduced

Jan. 24Ordinance for Foxwoods CED designationOrdinance for Foxwoods plan of development DiCicco news brief By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Legislation that would allow Foxwoods Casino to operate on…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Zoning Code Commission has a full house

Previous coverageJan. 23   By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Think of global warming and it’s likely you visualize the fume-spewing tailpipes of cars and trucks, or maybe the smokestacks of…

    • Great Expectations

Imagining Philadelphia in Center City

Jan. 23By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhilly“I’m really hoping to see people become engaged about big ideas for the next 25 to 30 years,” said Gary Jastrzab, Acting Director of…

    • Rear of PLICO building

Did system doom historic N. Broad buildings?

Jan. 23 Previous coverageInquirer coveragePreservation Alliance statementBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    The Philadelphia Preservation Alliance will not appeal a court decision that allows the state to…

    • Bike Share

Peddling a more efficient way to get around

Bike Share in Lyon, FranceUpdated: BikesharePhilly is asking people to email the mayor through its website at Jan. 21By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    Russell Meddin believes…

Zoning Code Commission complete

Jan. 18The last five members of the committee charged with revamping Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code have finally been chosen by Mayor Michael Nutter. They are: Judith Eden, Natalia Olson de…

Nutter makes his Planning Commission, ZCC choices

Jan. 18  One day after completely overhauling the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Michael Nutter appointed five new members to the City Planning Commission and five new members to the newly…

    • SugarHouse site

All concerned parties get dig information

Jan.  18Previous coverageBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly   Everyone attending a historical review session for the SugarHouse project - including casino representatives - agreed a British Revolutionary War…

Nutter appoints five to ZBA

Jan. 17Following the resignation of ZBA chair David L. Auspitz (see previous coverage) Michael Nutter appointed five new members to the board. They replace Auspitz, William E. Hall. Vice…

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