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    • David Feldman

David Feldman to helm builders' lobby Development Workshop

David Feldman, an architect and founder of the development outfit Right-Sized Homes, has been named the new director of the Development Workshop, a lobbying group and consortium of builders, designers, attorneys,…

    • Darrell Clarke | Newsworks photo

Dept. of Kumbaya: Committee approves Clarke's restructuring proposal

City Council is just about ready to ask voters to approve a sweeping overhaul of the city government’s planning and development functions. On Friday morning, Council’s Committee on Law & Government…

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Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Development Workshop's Craig Schelter

Craig Schelter worked at the Planning Commission for 15 years and spent 19 years at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. He knows a thing or two about what makes Philly tick…

    • City Hall Parking Lot

Five moments that explain Jim Kenney's planning politics

Over at Citified, Patrick Kerkstra is disillusioned with the paucity of real policy substance in the 2015 campaign so far, and he's probably right to be concerned. The high-level dialogue so…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

Committee approves plan to restructure local government amid pleas for more time

City Council’s Committee on Law and Government recommended approval on Tuesday of a proposal introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke that would amend the city charter to create a cabinet-level Department…

    • Billboard over garage

Planning Commission approves billboard overhaul, opposes ads in schools

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission weighed in on nearly a dozen pieces of zoning legislation Tuesday, approving some, opposing some, and asking for more time to consider others. It’s worth remembering…

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Planning Commission OKs rezoning of 67-acre waterfront parcel in Bridesburg

Back in 2007, a 67-acre plot of mostly vacant waterfront property on the Delaware River in Bridesburg was remapped from industrial zoning to Waterfront Redevelopment zoning for a proposed 720-unit housing…

    • The Zoning Code Commission sent its final report to City Council last fall

A swell of protest over proposed zoning code amendments

During public hearings on the new zoning code in City Council last fall, a few witnesses sought to quell some Councilmembers’ misgivings about the new code by reminding them that, should…

    • Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

Planning Commission recommends citywide stream buffer of 50 feet

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday afternoon of City Council Bill No. 120654, which would adopt the Water Department’s hydrology map and enact a 50-foot buffer to new…

    • Committee of the Whole favorably recommends ZCC final report

Committee of the Whole favorably recommends ZCC final report

The final report of the Zoning Code Commission cleared its penultimate hurdle Wednesday morning when Bill No. 110845 was passed out of City Council’s Committee of the Whole with a favorable…

    • Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront – the long-range blue print the city hopes will pave the way toward a revitalized riverfront – was today unanimously approved by the…

    • Anderson tract

Waterfront Corporation to get report on Master Plan from riverfront property owner Jim Anderson

Craig Schelter told the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation executive board at Thursday's meeting that they will soon be receiving a package with drawings and documents detailing how the plan to redevelop…

    • The sky-plane

How special interests view the new zoning code

A zoning code does two things: it tells potential developers what they are allowed to build in a city, and it keeps some types of development away from other uses. Zoning…

    • Michael Sklaroff and Craig Schelter

Zoning Feedback: Sitting down with Development Workshop's Craig Schelter

Craig Schelter's been around the Philadelphia city planning block. Trained as an architect, his first job out of graduate school at Harvard was working for Ed Bacon, and six months later…

    • A rendering for the proposed ARC Properties hotel at 401 Race. Rendering c/o Philly Brownstoner

Confident, proven private developers biding their time

Blatstein, Caplan, Goldman and Dranoff.  It’s not a law firm. They are the names of four of Philadelphia’s most consistent, well-financed and connected private developers, and very likely the ones to…

    • A rendering of the proposed American Commerce Center

Commercial developers have concepts drawn but markets prevent groundbreaking

Enjoying the Philadelphia skyline, with the shimmering Comcast tower punctuating the end of the 20th century? Get used to it. In late November 2008, as world markets were reeling from the…

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