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PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-17-08

1-17-08Dear PlanPhilly member, Another week of developments concerning SugarHouse casino permits, historic preservation, and the potential for bike sharing. Stay tuned to PlanPhilly for breaking news on an upcoming Army…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 10-18-2007

Oct. 18, 2007 Dear PlanPhilly member, This week in planning and design news: Praxis Presents to Planning Commission On Tuesday, PennPraxis presented to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission the developing vision…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-10-08

1-10-08Dear PlanPhilly member, This week brought breaking news about casino permits and archaeology, historic preservation, and infrastructure costs: 1. Nutter Calls for Casino Review In light of the Street administration’s…

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PLICO postscript from Art Commission

 Art Commission letter Local preservation is best ZCC preservation issues Feb. 20By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Art Commission says its approval of the Convention Center Expansion is…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-03-08

1-03-08 Dear PlanPhilly member, Here is a recap of some holiday week news in design and planning in Philadelphia: 1. Injunction on North Broad Street On Christmas Eve, the Preservation Alliance…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 10-11-07

10-11-07 Dear PlanPhilly member, This week in planning and design news, PlanPhilly reporters Alan Jaffe and Matt Blanchard shed some light on the deplorable conditions affecting portions of the historic Girard…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 12-20-2007

12-20-2007Dear PlanPhilly member, In another busy week, PlanPhilly brings you the following stories in design and planning in Philadelphia: 1. Army Corps Weighs Demolition and Redevelopment of Riverfront Pier The…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 1-30-08

Dear PlanPhilly member, The big news this week was the appointment of Andrew Altman as the Deputy Mayor for Commerce and Economic Development, a new post that strengthens the planning…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 12-13-2007

12-13-2007 Dear PlanPhilly member, During the past week, PlanPhilly reporters brought you several exclusive, breaking stories in design and planning. 1. SugarHouse Archaeological Dig: Unearthing the Past Kellie Patrick Gates reported…

PlanPhilly weekly news recap 12-06-2007

12-06-2007 Dear PlanPhilly member, This week in planning and design news: the riverfront casinos move closer to construction, the Girard Warehouses continue to be threatened, Great Expectations completes its Citizens Convention,…

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Penn Treaty Tower, Navy Yard updates

Feb. 19 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon approved plans and amendments for two significant new buildings along the Delaware Riverfront, but only…

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SugarHouse work could go to Phase III

Feb. 19By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly    The chances of finding artifacts from the British occupation of Philadelphia is too remote to delay construction on the SugarHouse Casino site,…

    • Making the case for blending old and new

Making the case for blending old and new

Feb. 18 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Fernando and Humberto Campana integrate the primitive and the progressive -- the Indian culture of their native Brazil and the modernity of present-day…

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A view of the city by Inga Saffron

Feb. 15By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly Inga Saffron, one of the most influential voices at The Philadelphia Inquirer simply because she critiques the powerbrokers who decide what will be designed,…

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Local protection is best - but only if you're registered

Feb. 13By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly   Local historic preservation laws have much more power than their state and federal counterparts.   The Philadelphia Historic Commission "has the full…

    • Jon Farnham, Laura Spina, John Gallery

Zoning Code Commission heats up

Feb. 13 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly You can’t argue with free coffee and blueberry muffins, but after seven months of breakfast buffet “learning sessions,” members of the Zoning Code Commission…

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Our historic preservation conundrum

The Preservation Alliance postcard campaign Feb. 13City of Philadelphia Historical Commission link Parkside Historic Preservation Corp. link Preservation Alliance link Brantwood at Parkside By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Parkside…

    • Track between 30th Street Station and Suburban Station

From our Reprise Collection: Making the Center City commuter connection

Editor's note: With the Center City Commuter Connection turning 30 tomorrow, PlanPhilly thought it would be appropriate to look back at a seminal piece of explanatory journalism that examined what it…

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Update: PLICO demo complete

Feb. 11Check out PCCA webcam for live demo updates UPDATE: A little more than two weeks after about 60 preservationists held a protest rally to call for the protection of…

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