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    • Matt Ruben and Joe Schiavo of CDAG

Battle looming over Registered Community Organizations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval on Tuesday of a bill that its staff helped Councilman Bobby Henon draft and that would largely revert the zoning code’s rules governing Registered…

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Eyes on the Street

Land bank hearing scheduled for Oct. 28, questions remain

This fall there is renewed hope for progress in the creation of a municipal land bank. Come October 28, land bank advocates will get their wish: City Council’s Committee on Public…

What extra fees do I pay for a bank-owned property? [Real NEastate]

I’m looking at a fixer-upper in Burlholme, and it’s a bank owned property. It says that “Any and all Certs, CO's and U & O's are a responsibility of the buyer before…

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DRWC, Hargreaves Associates, give first look at Penn's Landing's future

In the future, Philadelphians and visitors could make their way from Old City, across I-95 and Columbus Boulevard and down to the Delaware River by passing through a series of “outdoor…

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Planning Commission asks for more time to consider billboard regulations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday requested an additional 45 days to consider a bill introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon that would overhaul the city’s zoning regulations for non-accessory signs,…

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Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

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Planning Commission weighs in on remapping bills

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended approval of five remapping bills at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The bills make the following changes to the city’s zoning maps: One bill changes a…

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Eyes on the Street

Watch three years of Philly bike theft patterns

At the third annual Apps for Philly Transit hackathon, held in late September, dozens of civic hackers worked on projects on a range of transportation ideas - from finding and…

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Judge bests Ryan in weekend football game

Though the game was close for awhile, Father Judge ultimately defeated Archbishop Ryan in football over the weekend, 28-17. The full slideshow can be seen below. Created with flickr slideshow.

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A little something for adults at Mayfair Memorial Playground

Volunteers hustled around all weekend at Mayfair Memorial Playground at Lincoln High School to install adult exercise equipment and put in a seven-foot fence, which is Phase II of the three-phase update for…

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    • Project map, Wheatsheaf Lane to Levick Street and Adams Avenue Connector. Courtesy of PennDOT

PennDOT shares plans, hears concerns for I-95 through Bridesburg

PennDOT's I-95 overhaul is advancing through the city and bringing unique changes and challenges to each of the neighborhoods it passes through. Last week, PennDOT held an informational meeting in the…

    • The BridgeView proposal from Columbus Blvd.

JKR proposes 75 townhomes for vacant lot at Columbus and Catharine

JKR Partners hopes to build 75 townhomes on what is now a vacant Columbus Boulevard lot bordered by Catharine Street and the I-95 Washington Avenue off-ramp. Each three-bedroom, three-bath home would…

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Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: PATCO at University City Station

In this DAGspace, Olney resident Stephen Perzan makes the case for extending the PATCO subway line to the west - all the way to SEPTA's University City Station. That would connect…

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Commonwealth Court to rule on Church of the Assumption

Last week, attorneys for the City and for Callowhill Neighborhood Association made arguments before a panel of Commonwealth Court judges in the ongoing battle over the Church of the Assumption, a…

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Eyes on the Street

October 14-18: Second Modernism | Penn's Landing future | Preservation provocation | Philly Green exhibit | Philly Photo Day

This week dream of a new Penn's Landing, talk sustainable design and post-war architecture, hear potent challenges to the preservation movement, and take Philly's picture. BOOK TALK: A Second Modernism Monday,…

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Eyes on the Street

October 14: State transpo funding update | Inquirer infighting | Before Bookbinders | Weavers Way at 40 | School sales give council power | remembering Gussie Clark

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Don’t forget that today is Columbus Day and that means city offices are closed. It also means that trash and recycling collection will be one…

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Look Up! The Medici palace of Walnut Street

Outstanding features of the design by Day and Klauder have been preserved in its transition from finance to fitness center.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of…

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Future of Penn's Landing public meeting Tuesday

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and its hired design firm will share their preliminary concepts for re-doing Penn's Landing  - including the capping of a portion of I-95 and Delaware Avenue…

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