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    • Zoning Code Commission

ZCC ready for first major step

ZCC member John Binswanger is eager for the commission to act.  March 26 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly It’s easy to look down the crowded table of the Zoning Code Commission…

    • Above the Ben Franklin Parkway

Boulevard of contradictions

Photo courtesy of Brad Maule/ March 24This is the first in a series of articles on plans aimed at restructuring or re-designing certain parts of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,…

    • Andrew Altman makes the rounds

New day dawns for the PCPC

March 18By Thomas WalshFor PlanPhilly With a minimum of ceremony, new city planning and commerce czar Andrew Altman was sworn in as a commissioner Tuesday at the March meeting…

Encouraging transit-oriented development

March 17  By Seth Budickfor PlanPhilly By passing the Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) Act in 2004, Pennsylvania took a step towards encouraging transit-oriented development.  This legislation enables local…

    • TOD Lumber Yard condos

Building for transit-based living

Lumber Yard Condos in Collingswood, NJ. March 17 By Seth BudickFor PlanPhilly If you are a resident of Philadelphia, you can be forgiven if the term transit-oriented development (TOD) does…

Fumo will step down after term

Fumo says he won't run again due to federal investigation. Read the announcement and the statement Fumo made at Wednesday's press conference:

ZCC wants more time, new director

Commissioner Peter Kelsen and the Philadelphia zoning code March 12 With less than four months left to rewrite Philadelphia's 1962 zoning code, the Zoning Code Commission voted unanimously Wednesday morning to…

    • Casino-Free Philadelphia flyer

Activists: Casinos carry hidden costs

March 12  By Natalie Pompilio and Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Gov. Ed Rendell and those who support building slots casinos along the Philadelphia waterfront point to the millions in…

    • Philadelphia Neighborhood Alliance

Foxwoods doesn't fit, Steinberg says

March 11 By Kellie Patrick Gates For PlanPhilly Foxwoods Casino, as it’s currently designed, does not belong on its proposed waterfront site, said the executive director of the organization that guided…

Rules Committee challenges Foxwoods

March 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly In lengthy testimony Monday, parties representing the city, neighborhood civic associations and the proposed Foxwoods Casino on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia gave…

    • Stephen Girard Building

Demolition Alert: Stephen Girard Building

March 7By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyDemolition Alert:  The Stephen Girard Office Building19-25 South 12th Street Built:                     1896Architect:              John Hamilton WindrimThreat level:       …

    • Stamper Square model

Politics, development and reform

March 6 Previous coverageBy Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly They may never run an “After School Special” dealing with real estate development in Philadelphia, but at least we have a working…

    • Blocking the Box

Center City District weighs in on congestion

March 5 By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhilly     The good news: Center City is booming, with more businesses, residences and restaurants than ever before. The growth shows no sign of…

    • SugarHouse site

Public comment period set for SugarHouse

March 4By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly If you've got anything you want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider while it ponders giving SugarHouse Casino permission to build…

    • Sustainability Award winners

Sustainability Award winners

Wissahickon Charter SchoolMarch 4 By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhillyA Philadelphia charter school that aims to educate the next generation of “environmental stewards,” a New Jersey city transforming an abandoned…

    • SugarHouse site

Delaware tribe steps in at SugarHouse

Feb. 29 Video interview with Delaware Nation president Kerry HoltonBy Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    Present-day leaders of the native people who signed a treaty with William Penn flew…

    • Stamper Square courtyard

DiCicco: spot zone Stamper Square

Feb. 29 Previous coverage  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyTwo days after a bitterly divided Society Hill rejected the 15-story Stamper Square proposal, Councilman Frank DiCicco is stepping into the…

    • Stamper Square issues

Society Hill kills Stamper Square

Feb. 27Previous coverage  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Society Hill's civic association has rejected the 15-story hotel and condominium project called Stamper Square. The vote was incredibly contentious and…

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