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    • Zoning 101

How red tape has also wrapped up L&I

Nov. 28  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly How do you spell frustrating bureaucracy? If you’re a developer trying to build in Philadelphia, you might be tempted to spell it L&I.…

    • SugarHouse forum

City Commerce Dept. rules for SugarHouse

Nov. 27By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly     Philadelphia Commerce Director Stephanie Naidoff Tuesday gave SugarHouse Casino the right to build on submerged land within the Delaware River’s bed.   …

    • Citizens convention

Great Expectations: The Citizens Convention

Nov. 27For the last year, the Great Expecations project has invited people to dream about how they and their leaders can work together to make Philadelphia the Next Great City.…

    • Bryn Mawr Station

How SEPTA funding works

Old and new tracks and ties at Bryn Mawr (This is the third in a series of PlanPhilly stories examining the infrastructure projects that would accompany a re-visioning of the Central Delaware…

    • Philadelphia skyline

Wednesday update: waterfront; casino news

Nov. 21Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia Daily News and Jeff Shields of The Inquirer report out the Supreme Court decision rejecting the Foxwoods Casino request to begin on-site construction with…

    • Harris Sokoloff

Blending citizen and professional expertise

Nov. 21 By Chris SatulloPhiladelphia Inquirer columnistHarris Sokoloff, who as head of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, has designed and led the civic dialogues for Great Expectations and…

    • CCD lighting

Public input sought on Terra Hall illumination

Nov. 19 CENTER CITY DISTRICT For Immediate Release          Contact: Elise Vider, 215-440-5546  Permanent Broad Street Lighting Uses Subdued Colors with Vibrant “Shows” Every 30 Minutes as CCD Seeks Public Comment …

Civic Vision for the Central Delaware

    • Daniel Hunter of Casino-Free

Riparian fight could be court-bound

Nov. 15By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    Promising to bring new jobs, a great entertainment option, and a leafy, public, riverfront promenade, SugarHouse Casino developers Thursday asked the…

    • Michael Sklaroff and Craig Schelter

Developers: cautious optimism, cost concerns

Ed Hille photo / Michael Sklaroff and Craig Schelter  Nov. 15By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Amid the clapping of hands for the PennPraxis waterfront plan on Wednesday night, one group…

    • Civic Vision presentation

How the waterfront vision was received

Nov. 15  By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhilly Kelly D’Angelos of the Pennsport Civic Association prepared 750 posters and distributed 50 to each of the 24 community groups that belong to…

    • Civic Vision presentation

The public at-large on the vision

Nov. 15By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhilly Wednesday night, optimism got mixed with a healthy dose of skepticism – something for which Philadelphians are famous. After PennPraxis presented a vision of…

    • Civic Vision panel

New day for the Delaware

Nov. 14By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly A new vision for the Central Delaware waterfront, forged over 13 months in more than 200 collaborative, occasionally contentious civic meetings, was formally introduced…

    • Waterfront walk

The Cult of the Grid in Jersey

Jersey activists like Ron Hine fight hard for the grid. Nov. 14 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly With the Daily News giving out promotional t-shirts that read “Grid is Good”, we…

Wednesday roundup

Brad Maule photoNov. 14 Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron writes about tonight's presentation of the Civic Vision for the central Delaware waterfront at the Convention Center, the process has also…

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