Posts Tagged ‘City Council’

Future Of American Street Hinges On Soko Lofts Parcel, Now For Sale

Future Of American Street Hinges On Soko Lofts Parcel, Now For Sale

February 27, 2014  |  Developing Challenges, News

How did Soko Lofts grow from 160 units to 320 to possibly 600? And what will happen to the parcel now that the developer has put it for sale? Aaron Kase looks for answers to these questions in this second part of our series on the future of South Kensington > more

A Flea Market Proposed For Long-Vacant South Philly Lot

A Flea Market Proposed For Long-Vacant South Philly Lot

December 17, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Could a seasonal market be enough to enliven a South Philly lot?, City Council as an obstacle to development, and Philadelphia's cultural exchange with Rome & Reykjavik > more

Behind <em>Philadelphia Maneto:</em> Dissecting The City Seal

Behind Philadelphia Maneto: Dissecting The City Seal

November 5, 2013  |  Vantage

A cornucopia, a scroll, a shield with a plough and a ship, a dismembered arm balancing scales, two gals named Peace and Plenty—they're everywhere you look. Sam Robinson finds that the Seal of Philadelphia as we know it dates to 1908, but its origins date back to the establishment of the modern City government in 1789 > more

Councilwoman Demands Greater Input In Comprehensive Plan For Council & Communities

Councilwoman Demands Greater Input In Comprehensive Plan For Council & Communities

June 10, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Blackwell wants Philadelphia2035 to be Council-led, the sweep of 19th century Philly bank design, tax delinquency in East Falls, Council wants more money from PGW, and how to help in realizing The Circuit > more

O'Neill's Attempt To Repeal New Commercial Zoning In NE Advances; Here's Why It Matters

O’Neill’s Attempt To Repeal New Commercial Zoning In NE Advances; Here’s Why It Matters

December 13, 2012  |  Soapbox

Castor Avenue is poised to become the Northeast's "downtown"--the kind of a walkable and engaging shopping district the growing Northeast deserves. Maneuvers in City Council today may mean another wasted opportunity, argues writer--and Oxford Circle resident--Sandy Smith > more