The vote came after more than a year of debate over the project’s scale and design.
Binding bids will be due in January, and the city would finalize sales terms by February.
Advocates for those with intellectual disabilities testified that the language in Philadelphia’s laws and regulations needs to be modernized.
“The masts are 50-foot-tall, stainless steel columns, with a steel mesh, And they’re lit from the inside, ” explains Streets Department chief engineer Darin Gatti.
Testifying was Nancy Winkler, the city treasurer, and her husband, whose daughter Anne and five others died last June when a building demolition at 22nd and Market Streets went awry.
State lawmakers are moving forward on a bill that would make it impossible for Philadelphia and other cities in Pennsylvania to enact paid mandatory sick leave.
City Council plans to extend a deadline for one of the programs that will give homeowners relief next year in the wake of Philadelphia’s new property assessments.
Nutter was invited by Biden to look at the expansion of the canal, a project that could prove a boost to the Port of Philadelphia.
A new OSHA report a report pins much of the responsibility on demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy equipment operator Sean Benschop. The building’s owner and the Salvation Army are not mentioned.
City Council has another hearing scheduled Thursday afternoon on its plan to overhaul how demolitions are carried out in Philadelphia, and some differences exist among the lawmakers on a few proposals.
Billboard companies and activists opposed to billboards were all unhappy Tuesday after a city council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of Philadelphia’s billboard regulations.
Philadelphia officials say 2014 will bring a crackdown on a very specific type of slumlord: those who own retail properties that have vacant, boarded up apartments above the store.
Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.
Mayor Nutter’s plan to give a tax break to a developer who wants to build two new hotels in Center City has drawn protests from other hotels in town.
Parents and public school advocates say they’re not at all pleased with the School District’s plans for $45 million dollars recently released by Governor Corbett and they gave City Council an earful this past week.