Center City is walking tall

May 16, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “Center City Philadelphia’s walkability is the key to the downtown’s success in any number of ways, according to Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District, which today released its annual ‘State of Center City’ report.”

Source: Paul Levy: Center City is walking tall

Green Plan sneak peek, mayoral visit

May 15, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “In the works since 2006, this parks and recreation planning effort won’t deliver a final report until the fall. But on Wednesday, GreenPlan director Robert Allen offered some early highlights that, if carried out, would mean a block-by-block transformation for much of our city in the next twenty years.”

Source: Green Plan sneak peek, mayoral visit

Girard Interchange exchange

May 9, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “If and when Sugarhouse arrives, PennDot says it will be ready with new, temporary I-95 ramps to handle the predicted flood of casino traffic.”

Source: Girard Interchange exchange

Stamper Square gets final approval

May 2, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “Philadelphia City Council gave final approval Thursday to rezoning sought by developers of the Stamper Square mixed-use project, proposed for the long-barren parcel that once was home to the failed NewMarket in Society Hill.”

Source: Stamper Square gets final approval

Pitching a super-skyscraper to PCPC

April 30, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “Asking for a re-zoning ordinance to erect the tallest building in Philadelphia and the fourth highest in the nation requires a certain fortitude from a developer. Calling the $1 billion project a template and guidepost for smart modern zoning, a natural border for Center City’s office district and a bellwether for future enterprise is a little beyond most presentations, in terms of cost, scale and ambition.”

Source: Pitching a super-skyscraper to PCPC

Rethinking the Parkway

April 28, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “With construction already well under way, a new outdoor café and information center will open this summer on the triangle of land bounded by the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 16th Street and Cherry Street.”

Source: Rethinking the Parkway

Zoning approval near for Society Hill hotel project

April 17, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Developers of a 15-story hotel and condo proposal in Society Hill gained the critical approval of City Council’s Rules Committee yesterday and could be awarded the zoning they need as early as next week.”

Source: Zoning approval near for Society Hill hotel project

Zoning change for proposed Society Hill hotel?

April 16, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “City Council’s Rules Committee this morning will consider a zoning change that would allow a five-star, 15 story hotel and condominium tower in Society Hill.”

Source: Zoning change for proposed Society Hill hotel?

Kimmel design concept feedback

April 15, 2008

PlanPhilly.com reports, “Invite a couple of hundred people to become critics, and you’re bound to get mixed reviews.”

Source: Kimmel design concept feedback

Laurel Hill Cemetery sees future as heritage park

April 11, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Ross Mitchell, the cemetery’s executive director, has an answer: Market Laurel Hill as a historic heritage park, a tourist destination to attract new revenue.”

Source: Laurel Hill Cemetery sees future as heritage park

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