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Articles of Interest on Taxes and Major New Development

        Check out these links for information on new, large waterfront development proposals, and Philly’s tax situation: “Exempt Sites Complicate Tax Fixes” (Philly.com) Music Venue and More, Canal Street (PlanPhilly.com) 1400-unit proposal for Delaware and Callowhill (Philly Real Estate Blog)

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of August 6, 2012

  Please Note: Minutes are posted after they are approved in the subsequent month’s meeting. PRESENT:     Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer;  Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Irene Lambrou; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:       Erika Goldberg, Josh Upin The meeting was called […]

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1400 unit, 400 foot-tall proposal for Delaware and Spring Garden

      Planning Commission Sees Initial Presentation A developer has proposed a very large residential project for Delaware Ave., on the block running from Callowhill to Spring Garden. It is centered on four towers, two about 225 feet high, and two about 425 feet high. A full report on the project and the Planning […]

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New Phila Zoning Code In Effect

  New Zoning Categories And Rules On August 22, the new Zoning Code of Philadelphia went into effect. Get all the info, including zoning maps and more, at the web site of the Zoning Code Commission – click HERE. Key points: New code streamlines zoning, makes it clearer, and better accommodates 21st century property uses. […]

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Correction: Zoning Committee Meeting – Monday, Aug 27 and Tue, Aug 28

  Zoning Committee Meeting Monday, August 27, 2012 at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Please note 6:30 start time!!! (6:30) 806 & 808-20 N. Front St. – R10B – Ron Patterson – To legalize and reconfigure private parking for Joe Volpe’s events plus erection of a fence. (7:10) – 227-31 Green St. […]

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Penn Herb Company Building a New Flagship Store in Northern Liberties

Founded in 1924 by a respected naturopath, Dr. Konstanty Kalkosinski, the first Penn Herb store was located on Girard Avenue in Philadelphia. In 1940, Penn Herb moved to its current location at Second and Spring Garden in Northern Liberties. The retail store has remained at that location, where a loyal following of walk-in customers continues […]

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NLNA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2012

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES Meeting of July 2, 2012 PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Janet Finegar, Secretary (Katrina M took minutes); Irene Lambrou; Josh Upin The meeting was called to order by the […]

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NLNA Board Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2012

PRESENT:     Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:       Janet Finegar, Secretary (Katrina M took minutes); Irene Lambrou; Josh Upin The meeting was called to order by the President at 7p.m. Motion: By Anne, seconded by Rick:“To […]

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NLNA Zoning Meetings This Week – Mon & Tue 6:30pm – 7/30 & 31/12

  Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Monday, July 30 6:30 – 443 Fairmount Ave. – L4 – David Orphanides – Return visit with a proposal to change the first floor to residential as part of an existing structure with […]

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Workshops on Zoning Code & AVI – July 26 and 31

  Our good friends at South Kensington Community Partners, and Concilio are holding a free session on the Actual Value Initiative for property taxes. Thursday July 26, 6:30-8:00PM, at Concilio, 705 Franklin St. (between Fairmount & Brown). Information is at the SKCP web site – click here. Then, the Citizen’s Planning Institute – a project of the city’s […]

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Learn about the USS United States – a Philly Waterfront Treasure

  Planning and waterfront development web site PlanPhilly is putting on two two events that celebrate a historic treasure currently docked on our Central Delaware riverfront, and the former PlanPhilly reporter who wrote a book detailing its creation and its legacy. Thursday, July 19, 5-7PM: A Man and His Ship Book Release and Conversation. A free […]

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Updates on Piazza Incident, Finnigan’s Wake, & Property Taxes from June General Membership Meeting

  It was a packed house at last Thursday’s NLNA General Membership Meeting. Erika Goldberg was elected to fill a vacant board seat. Ellen Mogell of Honey’s Sit-n-Eat received the NLNA’s Community Service Award. Updates on issues discussed at the meeting: Property Taxes. On June 28, City Council voted for final passage of legislation delaying AVI […]

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Important Public Meetings on Re-zoning Properties in NL

  June 18 at 7th & Spring Garden; June 20 Downtown As part of zoning reform, the Planning Commission will examine every property in Philadelphia to see if its zoning needs to be changed. This is called remapping. Northern Liberties is among the first areas to be remapped. Next week brings the first two public […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of December 3, 2012

  PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Erika Goldberg; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:  Lystra Harris The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:05 p.m. Motion: By Katrina Mansfield, seconded by Erika Goldberg:“To approve the […]

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