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    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson during Thursday's eminent domain hearing. | Jared Brey, PlanPhilly

City Council unanimously approves call for hearings on racial disparities in Philly mortgage market

City government must do more to fight segregation in Philadelphia's neighborhood, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson implored his colleagues on Thursday. “There is a myth that the civil rights movement has relegated racial…

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Stuck in a LOOP: Councilman calls for killing 10-year cap on real estate tax exemption

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson proposed an amendment to the city’s Longtime Owner Occupant of Program (LOOP) tax exemption program on Thursday. The proposal would eliminate the ten-year limit on the program for…

    • Fliers along Lombard Street in Fitler Square looking for witnesses of a recent car crash that injured a cyclist

Hundreds pack Fitler Square school auditorium to disagree over proposed protected bike lane pilot

City residents gathered Monday evening in Fitler Square to fight over what may be the neighborhood’s most precious commodity: space. Curb-to-curb, Lombard and South Street both sit just 26-feet wide.* On…

    • A monument to Stephen Girard stands in front of Gentilhommiere, the country residence where the entrepreneur and philanthropist lived in the early 19th century. | Joel Wolfram

Long-awaited renovations begin as neighbors steer revitalization of historic Girard Estate park

On a Wednesday evening in May, the Friends of Stephen Girard Park gathered for their monthly meeting inside the historic farmhouse that stands improbably in the middle of the South Philadelphia…

    • SEPTA crash at 69th Street Station, February 21, 2017 | Emily Cohen for NewsWorks

Councilman Johnson calls for safety hearings on SEPTA

Citing SEPTA’s string of sidelined rail cars, Tuesday’s derailment of a pair of out-of-service Market-Frankford Line trains, and a trolley collision in January, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a resolution at Thursday’s…

    • Vacant property across Lindbergh Blvd from the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge where Korman wants to build 722-units of rental housing.

New path for Eastwick opens up one year after termination of urban-renewal agreement

It’s been one year since the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) gave the Eastwick community and environmental advocates new hope. On a rainy afternoon, two days before Christmas of 2015, the Redevelopment…

    • Rendering of Lincoln Square | Alterra

Mixed-use proposals for Washington Avenue west advance at City Council amid mixed community support

A pair of large, mixed-use developments proposed for the western half of Washington Avenue stepped a bit closer to reality yesterday as a city council committee advanced legislative rezoning for the…

    • City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush (NewsWorks file photos)

Philadelphia City Council members brush off jury's verdict in Feibush v. Johnson

Philadelphia City Council members are brushing off a federal jury's ruling Wednesday that one of their colleagues abused his power over land use.  That power, known as "councilmanic prerogative," allows council…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responds to report on racial disparities in Philadelphia home loans. Emma Lee/WHYY

May 12: Jurors deal a blow to Councilmanic prerogative | Debating city land assessments | SEPTA exploring university contracts

The verdict in the Ori Feibush v. Kenyatta Johnson trial is in, and jurors sided with Feibush, reports Jared Brey. "The case was functionally a trial against Councilmanic prerogative, a…

    • Slide the City

May 11: Wolf says PA hostile to cities | Feibush vs. Johnson | Divine Lorraine pop-up

"The public policy environment in Pennsylvania, and in most places in the United States, is absolutely, positively hostile to cities," said Governor Tom Wolf, at yesterday's Keystone Crossroads conference in…

    • Proposed Schuylkill River Swing Bridge

City set to acquire Schuylkill River Swing Bridge from Conrail, clearing path for bike and ped trail river crossing

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill Thursday authorizing the City of Philadelphia to acquire an abandoned rail swing bridge crossing the Schuylkill River, which will clear a path for construction of…

    • Lincoln Square | Alterra Property Group

Johnson sponsors zoning change for Lincoln Square project at Broad & Washington

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced two bills on Thursday that would allow Alterra Property Group to build a nine-story, 356-unit apartment complex and grocery store at the northwest corner of Broad Street…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez talks rezoning and St. Bonfiace at a pitched community meeting on Monday night.

Reckoning ahead on rules for Registered Community Organizations

On Tuesday, the City Planning Commission voted to recommend a bill that would authorize the Commission to create a code of conduct for Registered Community Organizations (RCOs), civic associations and other…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responds to report on racial disparities in Philadelphia home loans. Emma Lee/WHYY

Councilman wants a code of conduct for Registered Community Organizations

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill on Thursday that could establish “standards of conduct” for the many Registered Community Organizations (RCOs) that host neighborhood meetings and negotiate with developers over construction…

    • The next segment of the Schuylkill River Trail will run between freight rail tracks and the water's edge from South to Christian streets.

Councilman Johnson’s bill clears path for Schuylkill River Trail extension to Christian Street

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced an ordinance Thursday authorizing the city to accept ownership of a small parcel of land from CSX Railroad, removing the final obstacle to the Schuylkill River Trail’s…

    • Land Bank properties in Point Breeze, January 2016

Councilman Johnson adds 100 more properties to Land Bank

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a resolution Thursday morning transferring 100 properties in his 2nd District, which covers parts of Center City and South Philadelphia, to the city’s Land Bank. The properties…

    • Smith Playground renovation | Ambit Architecture

December 29: Smith Playground | Tax delinquency data | Tech companies in Center City

The Washington Post dives into the ethical quandaries posed by driverless cars. Should they swerve out of the way of a stray schoolbus or, even if it means sacrificing their own…

    • Vacant lots that are maintained by PHS feature an open wood fence with openings narrow enough to prevent unwanted dumping.

Philly Land Bank gets its first deposit

UPDATE, Dec. 9, 2015 The Philadelphia Land Bank is now officially a landholding agency. On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation had transferred 150 properties into…

    • Live! Hotel and Casino | BLT Architects

Councilman Johnson introduces rezoning for South Philly casino

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill on Thursday morning that would allow Cordish Companies to build its proposed Live! Hotel and Casino at the sports complex in South Philadelphia. The company,…

    • Philadelphia, July 2015 | Justin Wolfe, EOTS Flickr Group

Long in the works, Center City zoning changes to be called for a vote

A zoning bill first introduced more than a year ago appears to be headed for a vote next month. The bill, introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla, creates a special “Commercial District…

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