A New Year, A New Zoning Code

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  • With Mayor Nutter signing the new zoning code into law yesterday, “Philadelphia steps into the 21st century,” reports the Business Journal, as it previews its language and implications of the legislation that will be gradually accepted within the next eight months.
  • Plan Philly reviews the past year in the light of public space, offering three notable projects that will prove impactful to the “[shaping] our experience of the city:” the Race Street Pier Park, Lenfest Plaza, and this summer’s temporary “Pop-Up” garden at 20th & Market by the Horticultural Society. For JoAnn Greco, it’s clear then that “what we deem public space isn’t restricted just to grand boulevards and ambitious open space plans.”
  • Inspired by West Philadelphia’s Mariposa Food Co-Op and Mount Airy’s Weavers Way, both in his district, US Congressman Chaka Fattah has introduced legislation that would support a National Cooperative Development Center. These cooperatives “demonstrate the broader national potential” in including the community in its business decisions. There’s also billions of dollars involved.
  • Newsworks talks with NHL “ice guru” Dan Craig, now preparing the temporary rink at Citizen’s Bank Park for the Winter Classic on January 2.
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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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