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    • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building, 2014

Blackwell proposes transit oriented development around Provident Mutual Life Insurance building

On Thursday, West Philadelphia’s Jannie Blackwell became the first City Council member to take advantage of new zoning language to promote transit oriented development (TOD). Blackwell introduced a bill to encourage…

    • North District Plan: focus area map, March 2017 | courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Planning Commission updated on North District plan, supports West Poplar and TOD zoning changes

Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning Commission unfolded briskly, with all of the bills considered by the commission getting recommended—with the exception of an “urban topiary encroachment” on 3rd Street just north…

    • Stations for Recommended TOD Overlays

Council proposes zoning changes to drive transit-oriented development

When Philadelphia adopted its new zoning code in 2013, policymakers included an overlay provision meant to encourage denser development around transit stations. In theory, it meant that developers could build more…

    • 8th and Race

August 16: PRA wants 'social impact' development for 8th and Race | Speed cushions foiled | TOD at Frankford Transportation Center

The Redevelopment Authority put out a request for proposals for the surface parking lot at 8th and Race, next to the Broad-Ridge spur SEPTA station, and for the first time,…

    • BIG's 1200 Intrepid Avenue under construction

July 18: Progress at L&I | Yardley votes down Transit-Oriented District | Germantown YWCA RFP

Danya Henninger talks to developers and neighborhood advocates who say the much-maligned Department of Licenses & Inspections has noticeably changed for the better under Dave Perri's leadership, just seven months into…

    • taxi philly city hall

June 23: Ride-hailing failing disabled riders | Transit-oriented development in Warminster | Bike cops > tanks

Philly won't be buying an armored tank for the DNC, reports Claire Sasko. Instead, Jim Kenney wants bike cops to direct and protect convention-goers down near the stadiums. In other bike…

    • homefront philadelphia

May 27: Ardmore transit-oriented development approved | Apartments replacing Abbott Square parking | Philly in 'Homefront'

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court cleared the way for Carl Dranoff's transit-oriented development project in Ardmore, that's been held up for a decade by legal challenges for years, reports Maria Panaritis.…

    • Center City transit concourse

April 18: SEPTA begins City Hall Concourse renovations | Ardmore TOD battle | Chicago rezoning

"Health has a lot less to do with your genetic code and a lot more to do with your zip code," says Dan Taylor, a North Philly pediatrician. Alfred Lubrano…

    • Ben Franklin Parkway bike lane

November 17: Boom times for the Parkway | Greenworks emissions report | Unused city wireless equipment

The former Family Court building at 1801 Vine St will be redeveloped as a 199-room hotel, reports Alan Hughes. It will be the first major hotel owned by a black-owned…

    • open streets pgh

October 19: Planetizen on Nutter's planning legacy | Cleaning strike averted | Bethlehem zoning for new downtown

Planetizen interviews Gary Jastrzab of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission about Philly's planning and zoning changes over the last seven years. These changes will all be familiar to PlanPhilly readers, but…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.

September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of…

    • Average loss per passenger ride

SEPTA loses less money on fares than most other metro transit agencies

Every single US metro transit agency loses some money on each passenger trip, but how much money they lose varies. This piece at City Lab shows that, on that score, SEPTA…

    • Edward Corner

April 6: Mayor's race dead heat | How to use bike share | The decline of walking to school

A PPP poll commissioned by Forward Philadelphia PAC, who are backing Jim Kenney, says the Mayoral race is a dead heat between Kenney and Anthony Williams. Take partisan polls with…

    • Winterfest

November 6: Wolf's mandate | Winterfest | Bike Advocacy Board | Ardmore TOD fight

Let the tussling over the scope of Tom Wolf's mandate begin. Congressman Chaka Fattah says he expects to spend another decade in his House seat, but a second member of his…

    • Spotted at 8th and Tasker

October 22: Sliding doors for SEPTA | Center City's Millennial migration boom | Peopledelphia | Milkman's return

Councilman David Oh says a Korean company, TIS, Inc, wants to use Philadelphia as a demonstration project for sliding glass doors in rail stations that open when the train arrives. This…

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