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Shutterbug blogger chronicles Parkway plans, shows B Love for Phillies

As fans of the one-of-a-kind photo/blog site (, we know Brad Maule just enough to know that he’s had two big passions since moving to the City of…

    • Chinatown issue on casinos in city council

DiCicco files CED for Foxwoods

DiCicco and aide Brian Abernathy confer with Cecilia Yep after introduction of CED. Foxwoods process timelinePrevious coverageOct. 16By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Councilman Frank DiCicco…

    • Barnes move press conference

Barnes storming into reality

Oct. 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly There were some low-key fireworks early Wednesday evening at the new home of the Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where a…

Bike Sharing a success on Park(ing) Day 2008

In an email sent to its members, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia noted that the two bike sharing stations it set up during Park(ing) Day Philadelphia were huge successes.  So…

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Help for Doughboy, Spring Garden Greenway

Oct. 15 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The redeveloped and repopulated Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia took another step in its steady revitalization plans Tuesday, as it secured a $100,000…

NYT opinion: our strength is regional

From the New York TimesA Regional PerspectiveBy Lawrence C. LevyLawrence C. Levy, a former political columnist and senior editorial writer for Newsday, is the executive director of the…

Photo Slideshow: Bartram's Garden

Philadelphia is a city of many "oldests," hidden treasures, and historic green spaces.  Bartram's Garden is all of the above. America's oldest surviving botanical garden -- and one of the most…

    • Frank DiCicco at Wash Square West

The battle over Foxwoods' CED heats up

Washington Square West forum Complete coverage of casino forum in Chinatown Oct. 14By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday granted Foxwoods Casino's request that a special…

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National casino vets: Philly heartburn familiar

Oct. 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly In the wake of another boisterous community gathering to protest a proposed casino development, Foxwoods’ new targeted site within a refurbished Gallery at…

    • Chinatown anti-casino protest

Next up in casino siting process

Holy Redeemer protest Foxwoods process timelineOct. 10By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The public will have at least three more opportunities to comment on the proposed location of Foxwoods Casino…

    • Chinatown anti-casino protest

DiCicco gets earful at Foxwoods forum

Oct. 9 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Neighborhood residents and business owners crowded into the cafeteria at the Holy Redeemer School at 9th and Vine Streets Thursday for a raucous…

    • Peter Kelsen and zoning code

Outreach for new Zoning Code is on deck

ZCC member Peter Kelsen  Oct. 9 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Consultants hired by the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission on Wednesday morning laid out a plan for the…

NOPE, we have no BANANAs

Investors in the Foxwoods Philadelphia Casino, now planned for The Gallery on East Market Street, will meet with Chinatown residents and other citizens Thursday evening to discuss the impact of the…

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Philly wins two "great places" awards

Credit for all photos: Dick Gouldey, City of Philadelphia Department of Records Oct. 8 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The American Planning Association has awarded the city of…

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SugarHouse archaeological meeting on tap

Oct. 8By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly       The Army Corps of Engineers has called a second meeting with a group of community activists, historians, environmentalists and archaeologists who are…

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CPDC: Casino will spur revival ...

PREIT's piece of the Foxwoods plan  Oct. 8 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Investors behind the Foxwoods Philadelphia Casino, clearly very comfortable with their new role as the designated…

    • Steinberg: How values, vision and dialogue can transform Market Street
    • SugarHouse site

Supreme Court says no to city

Oct. 7By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today denied the City's petition to reconsider an Aug. 22 decision that upheld the granting of a license SugarHouse…

    • Food Distribution Center site

Long-planned South Philly project narrowly avoids disaster

The vast flat expanses of the Pattison Avenue area in South Philly – enormous parking lots punctuated by odd-shaped buildings, populated by thousands of blue-collar workers –  was the scene of…

    • 100k House

Groundbreaking for 100K house in Fishtown

The 100K House is an experiment in sustainable, affordable urban housing—with the emphasis on affordable. Simply put, the 100K House is an attempt to build a modern, Platinum LEED certified "green"…

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