New Zoning Code Advances

  • The Zoning Code Commission held its final meeting yesterday, voting to approve the city’s new code. Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger reminded Commissioners that they are “now ambassadors to the public at large,” responsible in the coming months in disseminating the code’s specifics to the city’s businesses and property owners. After some nominal editing, the approved code will be sent to City Council a week from today.
  • NakedPhilly looks at the renderings for CHOP’s new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Primary Care Center at 48th & Market, which broke ground last month. The $30 million project will consolidate CHOP’s West Philly services from its existing locations at 39th & Chestnut and 35 & Market.
  • The Delaware River Port Authority wants out of the ferry business, reports The Inquirer. With ridership between Penn’s Landing and Camden this year down one third, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation may take the reins of the RiverLink ferry next year.
  • The Azuka Theater finally has a home, reports Newsworks. Partners for Sacred Places brokered the company’s lease agreement with the First Baptist Church at 17th & Sansom.
  • The final public meeting for the comprehensive 2035 city plan for the West Park District is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 at the Please Touch Museum, from 5:30 to 8:30.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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