PlanPhilly weekly news recap 10-18-2007

Oct. 18, 2007

Dear PlanPhilly member,

This week in planning and design news:

Praxis Presents to Planning Commission

On Tuesday, PennPraxis presented to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission the developing vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront, which included both positive and negative public comments from the development community, and received quite a bit of media attention. Read Matt Blanchard’s story and see the video:

KYW City Hall reporter Mike Dunn (–Waterfront/1098214) and Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron ( also covered the event.

Dearth of Design Review

Matt Blanchard also reported out an issue that emerged at the monthly meeting of the Zoning Code Commission – the lack of design review in Philadelphia. Click here to read the article: Readers’ Visions for the Port Richmond Rail Yards

Read Brad Maule’s PhillySkyline photo and commentary coverage of the 200-acre Conrail property in Port Richmond:

Civic Vision for the Central Delaware

The presentation of the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware is set for Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  If you haven’t yet, please register today: For more information on the event, click here:

New Feature

Every PlanPhilly news story will now end with a comment box. We would love to hear your take on the topics we cover.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 18: GreenPlan Philadelphia neighborhood outreach –
Oct. 24: Zoning Code Commission informational session –
Nov. 1: Design Advocacy Group monthly meeting –
Nov. 5: Connecting Market East –
Nov. 7: Night Lights on South Broad –

Best until next week,
Matt Golas, Managing Editor

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