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    • Frank DiCicco, 2017 | Emma Lee / WHYY

Q&A with Frank DiCicco, former councilman turned new zoning board chair

Through the last half of the 20th century, Philadelphia’s mid-century zoning code was Frankenstein-ed into an impenetrable tome, creating a convoluted development process, and empowering the local politicians who became its…

    • Frank DiCicco and Steve Weixler

CDAG to honor Frank DiCicco and Steve Weixler

An important message from CDAG! "Please join us for the inaugural Central Delaware Advocacy Group Award Ceremony at the Independence Seaport Museum on October 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. "We invite…

    • World Trade Center site / Photo by Neal Santos

The cost of doing civics: Old City Civic Association disbands its zoning operation

The Philadelphia World Trade Center, a five-and-a-half acre complex of international commerce at Columbus Blvd. and Callowhill St., has had more impact on the development of the Central Delaware than any…

    • 33 new pedestrian-scale street lights were recently installed along North 3rd Street in Old City.
Eyes on the Street

New look for Old City: lighting to branding

From big repaving projects, to small design flourishes, Old City has been getting a makeover of late. Along North 3rd Street, on the long blocks between Market and Race, brand new…

    • Lipoff's: In the shadow of The Trestle. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Piloting Callowhill NID services | digging for West Shipyard | eating Philly's catch | Globe Dye may offer live-work space | Judge sticks it to PPA

Lipoff's: In the shadow of The Trestle. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupIt’s really thick out there today, but the temperature is only supposed to hit 91.…

    • New First District Councilman Mark Squilla

Incoming First District Councilman Mark Squilla says East Market Street is his first priority

Today, Philadelphia's First Council District is represented by someone new: Whitman native Mark Squilla, 49, who takes over the job held by veteran councilman Frank DiCicco, who decided not to seek…

Hearings on two sign-related ordinances delayed, but Old City hotel discussion is before rules Monday

Hearings originally set for Monday on two proposed ordinances that would change bill board rules in two parts of the city have been postponed, but Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Rules…

    • PAFA's new Lenfest Plaza as a 'pied piper' park.
Eyes on the Street

New Zoning Code approved, Council zoning round-up, Philly's 'pied piper' parks, PA redistricting, building-scale ads

City Council approved the new zoning code at Thursday’s meeting, and the new code will take effect in eight months. PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey recaps the proceedings and what’s next: remapping. City…

    • Nutter vetoes controversial wall wrap bill

Nutter vetoes controversial wall wrap bill

Mayor Michael Nutter has vetoed a controversial zoning bill that allowed large wall wrap advertising on buildings between Spring Garden, Willow, 6th and 7th streets.The bill, recently approved by city…

    • David Grasso explains venue at Fishtown meeting

Zoning needed for controversial Fishtown music venue stays in place

The developer of a proposed 3,000-patron music venue has not lost the zoning he needs to build on Richmond Street in Fishtown.It was outgoing First District Councilman Frank DiCicco who…

    • Silverliner V | PlanPhilly
    • This dumpster sits near Finnegan's Wake on  Bodine Street

City Council considers abandoning part of Bodine Street, making way for bar expansion

City Council is considering whether to turn a block of Bodine Street into private property so Finnegan's Wake, a Northern Liberties bar and catering hall, can expand onto it.The legislation…

    • City Council makes way for building wraps on Spring Garden Street

City Council makes way for building wraps on Spring Garden Street

Update: Memo from the Law Department addressed to Mayor Nutter on risk of losing federal funding By Kellie Patrick Gates and Jared BreyFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia City Council Thursday passed a…

    • Fix this bridge, put people to work.
Eyes on the Street

Planning and zoning roundup, SEPTA green grants, Philly's ethnic eats

PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates reports from yesterday’s City Council Rules Committee and Philadelphia City Planning Commission meetings. Here’s a roundup: The Planning Commission gave its support to: the new 23-story mixed-use…

Eyes on the Street

Finnegan's Wake wants a street, Business Privilege Tax reform passes, zero-foreclosure sheriff, Catholic church closings

Frank DiCicco introduced a bill in City Council to strike a block of little Bodine Street between Spring Garden and Green streets to let Finnegan’s Wake build a three-story deck out…

    • Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Zoning overlays, school closings, Delaware River waterfront plan published, Tastykake factory conversion

Greetings | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group City Council is recommending that several neighborhoods retain their zoning overlays, Amy Z. Quinn reports for PlanPhilly/NewsWorks. Among the…

    • Seger Park's Spray Yard, Summer 2011.
Eyes on the Street

Seger Playground gets funding, ZBA rules on Chelten Plaza, Navy Yard may get hotel, West Philly Hybrid X team honored

Seger Park will get a new tot lot next year thanks to an infusion of city funding, Flying Kite reports. Friends of Seger Playground received $500,000 (via Councilman Frank DiCicco and the…

Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Casinos | Callowhill NID | Cracked tower | North Broad lighting | Zoning Forum

SugarHouse talks expansion with the Planning Commission, including construction of the city's biggest garage. Kellie Patrick Gates reports for PlanPhilly. Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering over what to do with the remaining…

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