PlanPhilly weekly news recap 11-16-2007

Nov. 16

Dear PlanPhilly member,

The presentation of the civic vision for the central Delaware drew an overflow audience of 1,500 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

1. Check out the links below for full media, video and blog coverage.

Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jennifer Lin’s news story:

Philadelphia Metro:

PlanPhilly reporter Alan Jaffe’s news story:’s Great Expectations:

The Civic Vision opening video:

Harris Steinberg’s presentation:

Animated Civic Vision flyover:

Reactions to the vision from civic associations:; the development and planning community  and the public at-large reacted to the vision

Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Ed Hille’s photo slideshow:

Philadelphia Inquirer endorsement of Civic Vision:

Sandra Shea’s Daily News commentary:

Chris Satullo’s Inquirer commentary:

2. In other news related to the central Delaware process:

Matt Blanchard writes about the critical lessons about scale of construction and access to the waterfront that can be learned from Hoboken and Jersey City.

Kellie Patrick Gates reports how the Commerce Department indicates it will agree with SugarHouse and city’s interpretation of 1907 law; legal challenges are readied.

Upcoming Events
Nov. 20: Philadelphia City Planning Commission —
Nov. 28: Zoning Code Commission —
Dec. 2: Great Expectations Citizens Convention —

Best until next week,
Matt Golas, Managing Editor

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