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Historical Commission denies Old City townhouses

Thanks to the postponement of a complicated application from developer Bart Blatstein that involves the individually-designated McIlhenny mansion, Friday's meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission was short and sweet. The biggest…

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Council increases parking fees, penalties

This week City Council floated a raft of parking related fee increases. The four resolutions, which passed unanimously, are the result of a six-month review of current parking fees and policies…

    •  Schuylkill River from South Street, December 31, 1927. | (Image #7123) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Schuylkill River from South Street, 1927

In honor of the Schuylkill bridges sporting new lighting here's a look back at these crossings from December 31,1927 looking north from above South Street with a view of the hard…

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October 11-13: Fast Forward | Cobbs Creek 5k | Harvest Festivals | Passyunk Square Home Tour | Southeast by Southeast tour

This weekened might be rainy but there's plenty to do between DesignPhiladelphia events and lots of fall-themed fesetivals. Enjoy! ENVISION: Fast Forward Philly: What’s next for Philly? Friday, October 11, 6-8pm.…

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    • Zoning notice for Dilworth Plaza

O'Neill seeks to clarify zoning variance standards

Councilman Brian O’Neill is hoping to clear up an area of zoning law that has only recently become unclear. On Thursday morning, the 10th-District Councilman introduced a bill stipulating that the…

    • RCO Map

Issue-based groups will fight to retain RCO status

Oct. 14 UPDATE: The Central Delaware Advocacy Group has sent a letter to Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, Councilman Bobby Henon and all of the RCO bill's co-sponsers, urging changes that would…

    • Wellens Hosiery (before)
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Torresdale Avenue storefront improvements take off this fall

Along Tacony’s stretch of Torresdale Avenue layers of vinyl siding and stucco are being peeled back in favor of restored woodwork and brick. Fresh coats of paint, new shop signs, better…

    • South Broad Sidepath

City one step closer to South Broad Sidepath, Oregon Ave. to the Navy Yard

Thanks to a plan released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the city is one step closer to building the South Broad Sidepath -  a 1.1-mile bicycle and pedestrian…

    • myPhillyRising

The myPhillyRising mobile app tells residents about upcoming events, local resources available.

The City of Philadelphia introduced a new mobile web application (app) that allows citizens quickly to find out more about neighborhoods that are part of the PhillyRising Collaborative. Core features of…

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Cottman Avenue a focus of Central Northeast planning discussion

When you think of Cottman Avenue west of the Roosevelt Boulevard, what do you picture? Heavy car traffic, lots of parking lots, several retail stores — many of which are vacant.…

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    • Mill Creek north elevation

Art Commission approves rec center improvements, Episcopal Tower awnings

In a brief monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission granted final approval to just two projects. In the first application, designers from UCI Architects satisfactorily responded to the Commission's…

    • Wilson Goode Jr.

Councilman says schools should decide whether 10-year abatement applies to school taxes

At-Large Councilman Wilson Goode, Jr., will introduce a bill in City Council Thursday allowing the School Reform Commission to decide whether the city’s 10-year real estate tax abatement should apply to…

    • Whole Foods Project Rendering

New Whole Foods project to begin construction early next year

The Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a handful of variances on Wednesday for the new location of Whole Foods supermarket at 22nd St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Developer Neil Rodin’s plans…

    • A skyline photo of Center City taken from West Philadelphia.
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Take Center City District's annual survey

It's time once again to let Center City District know just what you think of their work to make Philadelphia's core a safer, greener, cleaner, better place to live, work, and…

    • After Sandy

Urban Land Institute report: Plan and build differently for climate change

Communities must change the way they plan and develop in response to our changing climate, says a new report by the The Urban Land Institute. After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term…

What should I do with my Wissinoming rental property? [Real NEastate]

I have an investment property in Wissinoming. I pride myself in taking care of my investment property. My last tenant left the place a total mess and I just don’t have…

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    • The former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue in Germantown

Former Germantown industrial site to house community preservation initiative

A vacant factory in southwest Germantown is the blank canvas for a new historic preservation experiment. The result probably won’t be a particular renovation or reuse plan for the local subject…

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