Frank DiCicco’s Spotty Record

  • The City Paper wonders if outgoing Councilman DiCicco is conscious of his knack for spot zoning, the illegal specialized zoning codes for a parcel (often at the expense of the community as a whole).
  • Newsworks reports that several zoning overlays—recently selected for deletion in the ongoing zoning discussions—may be maintained in the Northwest.
  • shines a light on a stretch of Frankford Avenue (from Girard to Delaware Ave), exploring recent trends and the (non-)influence of the Sugar House Casino.
  • The Inquirer’s Miriam Hill outlines Mayor Nutter’s plan to counter decrepit properties throughout the city, including: daily fines, a new “blight court” backed by Harrisburg, and a change in the city’s traditional method in selling its own vacant parcels. We’ll have more on that tomorrow in News.
  • If all goes well, the Center for Culinary Enterprises will arrive at 48th & Spruce providing the city “resources to emerging food entrepreneurs,” namely “an engine for creating food-related jobs and businesses.” Rachel Hildebrandt will bring us more on that story Monday.
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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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