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City of Philadelphia, PIDC Release Video Highlighting a ‘Year in Business Headlines’

February 21, 2014 – The City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), released a short video today highlighting a range of economic development success stories from the last 12 months.  The video features

Posted in Businesses, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Urban Development

Peebles Corporation and P&A Associates Selected to Develop New Kimpton Hotel at 1801 Vine Street

Project will reposition historic Family Court Building into new tourist and visitor destination along Benjamin Franklin Parkway   February 18, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter formally announced the selection of the Peebles Corporation and P&A Associates as the developers of

Posted in Businesses, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, People We Serve, Press Release, Topics, Urban Development, Visitors

Mayor Nutter Unveils Major New Development for Center City

1601 Vine Street project to include residential, retail, and LDS Church meetinghouse   February 12, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter was joined by representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today as they unveiled plans for a

Posted in Businesses, Home Owners, Housing, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Residents, Urban Development

Department of Licenses and Inspections Announces New Requirements for All Permit Applications and Contract Licenses

New requirements are in effect starting January 1, 2014.   December 23, 2013– Effective January 1, 2014, all contractors working on all types of construction and demolition projects in the City of Philadelphia will be required to meet additional requirements

Posted in Architects, Businesses, General Contractors, Home Owners, Housing, Licenses and Inspections, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Public Safety, Residents, Topics

City of Philadelphia Awarded $100,000 Cities of Service Grant to Implement Two Service Initatives

Grant Funds Provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies Will Support Two New “Impact Volunteering” Initiatives to Increase Recycling and Expand Emergency Meal Service     December 13, 2013– The City of Philadelphia announced that Cities of Service, a bipartisan coalition of cities

Posted in Businesses, Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release, Residents

Reporting Deadline Extended for City of Philadelphia’s New Energy Benchmarking Program

 Building owners will have until November 25th to report, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to offer ‘office hours.’ October 30, 2013 – The City of Philadelphia has extended the reporting deadline for owners and/or operators of large commercial buildings in order to comply

Posted in Businesses, Environment, Mayor's Press Releases, People We Serve, Press Release

City of Philadelphia Releases Serve Philadephia 3-Year Progress Report

October 30, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service released the SERVE Philadelphia 3-Year Progress Report, which outlines the City’s efforts to strategically engage citizens in addressing local challenges, particularly in the areas of

Posted in Businesses, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Press Release, Residents
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