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    • City Hall plaza

Commentary: Get the Plaza right

Jan. 20COMMENTARY / By Kiki Bolender and John Gibbons The Center City District (CCD) is proposing a complete overhaul of the Dilworth Plaza, the public space to the west of…

Queen Village is the first Neighborhood Conservation District in Philadelphia

After years of discussions, meetings, PowerPoint presentations and public hearings, City Council has unanimously passed -- and Mayor Nutter has officially signed -- the ordinance that makes Queen Village the first…

    • Poplar Hotel drawing

Poplar project hardly popular in NoLibs

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association was as unenthusiastic about plans for a 12-story hotel at 2nd and Poplar streets as it was a year ago when…

    • New Boyd Theatre plan

Damn the frozen credit – full speed ahead!

Dec. 16By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved plans for the $90 million development of a 28-story luxury boutique Monaco Hotel, a…

Planning Commission to review 3 hotel hopes; Dilworth Plaza re-do

Planning Commission to review 3 hotel hopes; Dilworth Plaza re-doBy Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyDamn the frozen credit markets – full speed ahead!The Philadelphia City Planning Commission meets…

    • Alan Greenberger

Design Review Committee proposed

Dec. 16 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Alan Greenberger has proposed the creation of a Design Review Committee, a seven-member group appointed by the…

    • Post Office on Market

‘Station Square’ design unveiled

Nov. 19 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The American Commerce Center wasn’t the only planned new icon for the Quaker City talked about at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Philadelphia…

    • American Commerce Center

ACC height, density right for PCPC

Nov. 18By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The 20-somethings at the door didn’t seem as if they were being paid, but one couldn’t help but do a double-take. It’s not…

No cuts for planning, zoning

Nov. 08By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Staff and funding for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Philadelphia Historical Commission will not be affected…

    • Chinatown casino reaction

PCPC, once again, takes on casino issue

Oct. 21Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Over the objection of neighborhood activists, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday recommended that City Council approve two pieces of legislation…

PCPC's Tuesday meeting: Foxwoods CED leads agenda

At the next City Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, two agenda items involve the proposed Foxwoods Casino at The Gallery at Market East. The Commission wants to make…

Process timeline for proposed Foxwoods re-siting at The Gallery

Brian Abernathy, legislative aide to First District Councilman Frank DiCicco, laid out this timeline of the process for the Foxwoods Casino proposal at The Gallery.   10/16 - Councilman DiCicco introduces zoning…

    • PARKing Day

Updated: Taking back the streets in style

7th and SansomSept. 19 PARK(ing) Day blog: more photos By Julie ThompsonFor PlanPhilly Students lounged in lawn chairs at 34th and Walnut Streets, surrounded by sculptures made from recycled…

    • Boyd Theatre

Planning Commission OK with interiors bill

Boyd Theatre / Howard Haas photoAug. 20 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly At Tuesday’s special meeting, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission gave its OK to a bill that would…

    • Schmidt's Brewery development

PCPC gets updates on 2 major sites

Old Schmidt's Brewery siteAug. 20Grasso's 1601 Vine site By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Despite the worldwide credit market meltdown that has affected loans on everything from studio apartments…

    • Stamper Square model

Stamper Square (sort of) gets final approval

August 19By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly A re-worked “plan of development approval” for the controversial Stamper Square development, to be built on the site of the old NewMarket in…

    • Alan Greenberger and Michael Nutter

Greenberger good fit for design crowds

Aug. 15By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter formally introduced Alan Greenberger, a principle of MGA Partners and a longtime architecture professor at Drexel and Penn Universities, as…

    • Boyd interior

Looking beyond the exterior facade

July 28 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s ad hoc committee on legislation convened for the first time Monday morning to consider a fundamental change to the…

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