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City fights suggestion to hold up funding for planning projects

The city successfully fought back Thursday against a recommendation by a Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission advisory committee that would have held up a grant to support planning work. The grant,…

    • Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is concerned that a proposed trail for the western bank of the Schuylkill River wouldn't serve residents' needs.Sarah Clark Stuart, the coalition's campaign director,…

    • SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA has snagged two competitive federal grants totaling $20 million.The cash-strapped transit agency won a $15-million Federal Transit Administration grant that will, with a local match, go toward purchasing about…

    • Map courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Bicycle Coalition aims at South Philadelphia improvements

Over the past few years, bicyclists have scored big gains with the creation of a network of dedicated bike lanes that criss-cross Center City.Now, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia…

DVPRC approves 14 trail projects for $4.5 million

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board voted Thursday to award $4.5 million in grants to help design or construct 14 trails throughout the region.The move represents the first part…

    • RCC chairwoman Aissia Richardson

DVRPC eliminates controversial citizens committee

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board voted Thursday to dismantle the Regional Citizens Committee (http://planphilly.com/topic/2593) (RCC), an advisory group, and replace it with a new Public Participation Task…

    • Update: DVRPC says it's not covered by Right to Know Law

Update: DVRPC says it's not covered by Right to Know Law

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has asked a Pennsylvania appellate court to rule that it's not covered under the state's open records law.The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, which…

    • When streets give way to plazas

When streets give way to plazas

The small triangle bounded by 23rd Street, South Street and Grays Ferry Avenue isn't much to look at. It's small. It has a non-functional fountain. And a big chain is the…

DVRPC adds public comment feature to website

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is experimenting with ways of increasing citizen participation.Beginning for July's meeting, the DVRPC Board began accepting comments on agenda items scheduled for a vote.…

    • Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

Open records office: DVRPC covered under Right to Know Law

In a landmark ruling, the state's Office of Open Records has decided that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is covered under the state's open record law.This means that most…

Dilworth Plaza wins zoning approval

The Center City District's Dilworth Plaza project sailed through an administrative hurdle Wednesday, winning a variance required to start construction.At issue was plans to build a water feature on the…

    • A map of regional truck parking facilities

Where do all the trucks go?

When people talk about Philadelphia's infrastructure needs, they usually cite the age of SEPTA's rail bridges. Or the need to reconstruct Interstate 95.What they don't often mention: truck parking spaces.…

    • City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

Though most people's attention at Thursday's City Council meeting was focused on the contentious issues of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and School District funding, Council moved on a raft of…

    • RCC chairwoman Aissia Richardson responds to complaints that she shut a group out.

Transit advocates blast DVRPC public comment process

A long-simmering dispute about the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s citizen advisory group boiled into the open on Thursday, with both sides laying out competing versions of events before the DVRPC…

DVRPC in hunt for suburban tree planting grant

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is trying to get into the tree-planting business in a big way.The board approved a $2.73 million grant application that, if successful, would pay…

    • Sam Little of LSNA and Crosstown Coalition

Neighborhood groups want more input in 2035 comprehensive plan

As Planning Commission staffers get ready to present a 25-year vision of the city’s future to the Planning Commissioners for a vote next month, they’re sitting down with neighborhood groups to…

    • Series of before-after pictures from the Commerce Dept., showing how the corridor might look after the facade improvements

After decades of turmoil, 52nd Street is getting a new lease on life

It used to be West Philadelphia's main street. A regional shopping destination that was so vital tourists in Philadelphia would make a point to visit and check out the shops, sample…

    • APM considered using a TRID to help finance this planned development near the Temple University rail station.

Why aren't TRIDs working?

They’re called Transit Revitalization Investment Districts, or TRIDs, and are the only statewide tool to promote transit-oriented development.Since the state legislature authorized them in 2004, more than a dozen…

    • Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

Garage plan for Convention Center gets panned

A developer hoping to build a parking garage across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center got an earful last night, as he tried to sell his controversial plan to a…

    • PennDOT issues RFP for I-95 design makeover

PennDOT issues RFP for I-95 design makeover

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued a request for proposal a few weeks ago in order to find a design manager to help develop a long-term, broad-based plan for the reconstruction…

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