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July 27, 1989 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
Quarry Office Park Associates has proposed a separate parking structure in conjunction with a three-story 82,000-square-foot office building at the Westlakes Office Park in Tredyffrin Township. The Township Planning Commission heard revised landscaping plans for the two-level parking garage, which would include rooftop parking, at its meeting Thursday night. Dave Hinson, project architect, showed detailed plans of additional landscaping proposed for the open-air parking deck.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | By Andrew Hussie, Special to The Inquirer
The Jenkintown Chamber of Commerce has proposed building a five-level parking garage to help solve the town's perennial parking problem in its central shopping district. The plan for the parking garage, which would cost $2 million to build, was presented to the Borough Council's Administration and Finance Committee Tuesday night. The proposed site is a parking lot at Cottman Street and West Avenue, several hundred feet east of Old York Road. The Chamber of Commerce presentation was intended as informational.
NEWS
October 6, 1990 | By Idris M. Diaz, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hundreds of people who drive to Center City to work will have to find a new place to park next week. Citing what they described as dangerous conditions, officials yesterday closed the bottom three floors of the four-floor parking garage beneath John F. Kennedy Plaza. "We ordered that the bottom levels be closed because we determined that a dangerous condition exists there," said Licenses & Inspections Commissioner Don Kligerman. Kligerman said L&I first uncovered violations at the basement garage in 1988.
NEWS
June 7, 1991 | by Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
What was supposed to be a pleasant weekly outing to the casinos ended abruptly yesterday when a car carrying two older women smashed through the wall of a high-rise parking garage in Wynnefield Heights, plunged three stories and landed on its roof. The driver, Freda Evans, 77, was in fair condition today at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she is being treated for a head injury and a fractured arm. Her passenger, Frances Finkelstein, 88, was admitted to Osteopathic Medical Center, where she was in critical condition this morning.
NEWS
October 6, 1990 | By Joseph R. Daughen and Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writers Staff writer Anthony S. Twyman contributed to this report
The city last night declared a busy underground parking garage at 15th and Arch streets unsafe and ordered three of the facility's four levels shut down immediately. Don Kligerman, Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, said city inspectors found serious deterioration of concrete on the bottom three levels of the garage. The deterioration, called spalling, is causing the concrete ceilings to chip and break, exposing the steel reinforcing rods, according to building code violation notices filed against Parkway Corp.
SPORTS
September 6, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Lomas Brown thought he had seen it all in his 19 seasons in the NFL. That is, until lightning and heavy rain yesterday forced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to practice in a parking garage. "I have never done that before. It was definitely the first time," the offensive tackle said. "I've practiced in a gym, inside the [training] facility and even an auditorium, but never before in a parking lot. " Rather than cancel the 2-hour workout, coach Jon Gruden moved practice to the third level of a parking garage at an office building adjacent to One Buccaneer Place.
NEWS
February 5, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
Dr. Richard Evans, a wealthy, ambitious dentist described as "a major force in the development of the northwest section of Center City," thinks the residents of that area are downright unreasonable, his attorney says. They demanded that he provide parking for an executive-office complex he built at 22nd and Arch streets, but when he devised a plan to erect a 50-car garage next door, they rejected it. He redesigned the plans to address what he thought were their concerns, but they didn't like that either.
NEWS
September 11, 1997 | By Anthony Beckman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Trying to solve the parking dilemma here, a Borough Council committee recommended on Tuesday that a study be completed for a $3.8 million multilevel garage near the Chester County Courthouse. Two low-bidding engineering firms will be interviewed next week. The selected company will then study the borough's South High Street parking lot behind the Farmers and Mechanics Building to determine the cost and suitability of a garage. Preliminary designs call for a five-story ramp with about 300 parking spaces.
NEWS
June 7, 1988 | By PAUL BAKER and SCOTT HEIMER, Daily News Staff Writers
The city Zoning Board today turned thumbs down on a proposed parking garage in South Philadelphia that had carried with it the warning that taxpayers would have to underwrite its operation if it lost money. In a 4-0 vote, without comment, the board rejected the plan by real estate developer Richard Nicoletti to build a four-level, 312-space garage on Broad Street near Ellsworth. Under the proposal he would be given up to $450,000 a year for 20 years by the quasi-public Philadelphia Parking Authority to underwrite operating costs of the facility.
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December 8, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Center City's grimy alleys are the equivalent of Philadelphia's attic, stuffed with forgotten architectural treasures. And there may be no richer trove than the stretch that runs behind the former Lits Bros. department store. There's now a parking garage at one end and a prison at the other, but with your eyes half-closed, the alley almost suggests a canal in Venice, canopied by its own moody Bridge of Sighs. Designed in 1912 by Castor & Stearns, the Renaissance-style arch is tightly notched into the narrow opening between Lits' back wall and Arch Street's Cast Iron building, connecting their second and third floors.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Philadelphia spent the last decade working out a single, knotty planning problem: How should the old industrial spaces on the Delaware waterfront evolve? The consensus was that vacant land would be developed to resemble the rest of the city, with walkable streets, a mix of uses, and lively ground floors. No one was naive enough to think such projects could be realized without parking garages, but the expectation was that the structures would not dominate the river. It's a shame the conversation was never extended to the city's other riverfront, the Schuylkill, which has come alive since a trail park pushed into Center City.
NEWS
February 10, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christopher Aiello broke into tears - again - when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to her death from a Center City parking garage, stunning her family, friends, and campus community. The call came from a friend, who in an eerie coincidence, knew Holleran's father. Aiello lost his own daughter, Paige, the same way nine months earlier. Tennis team captain and an A student at the College of New Jersey, she was weeks shy of graduation and had been accepted to nine law schools when her body was recovered from the Hudson River.
NEWS
January 22, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
On her social media accounts, Madison Holleran presented herself as a happy 19-year-old freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the varsity track-and-field team. The North Jersey native's last photograph on Instagram was a twilight scene of holiday lights still twinkling in the trees of Rittenhouse Square. She liked sharing pretty images of sunsets and sunrises, so there was nothing outwardly unusual about her post. An hour later on Friday, police said, she jumped from the roof of a nearby parking garage.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seven restaurants in LOVE Park? That was the vision that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke unfurled on Wednesday. He would pay for long-overdue upgrades to John F. Kennedy Plaza by leasing the rights to create 26,000 square feet of restaurant space in the iconic but aging park. Drawings Clarke's office commissioned show seven restaurant spaces - both open-air and enclosed - along all four sides of the park, along with a new stage for concerts and public events on the Arch Street side.
NEWS
November 24, 2013 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THE MAYOR'S OFFICE has chosen the highest bidder to purchase the parking garage under JFK Plaza, but a Nutter-backed bill sent to City Council on Thursday morning saw no introduction, and a spokesman for the administration says Council is dragging its feet on what could be a huge windfall for the city. Nutter spokesman Mark McDonald said the city plans to award the contract to Chicago-based Interpark LLC, which already runs a garage at 13th and Locust streets. The plaza above the garage, at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard, commonly known as LOVE Park for its iconic statue, is set to be rebuilt as the parking structure is repaired.
NEWS
November 24, 2013 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A company has offered the City of Philadelphia $29.6 million for the parking garage under John F. Kennedy Plaza in a deal that includes a major upgrade to LOVE Park. But the project appears to be snagged in yet another dispute between Mayor Nutter and City Council. The mayor sent a bill to Council on Thursday to approve the deal, but no member would introduce it. "We are concerned that the bill has not been introduced," said his spokesman, Mark McDonald. "This winning bidder and the proposal we have is a very good one for the city's bottom line and the future of an iconic park.
NEWS
September 24, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova University is looking to score on the rebound. The school's first shot at a major expansion that would bring new dormitories, a parking garage, performing arts center, and stores to the Lancaster Avenue campus was rejected in May by Radnor Township as officials sided with angry neighbors who thought Villanova's scheme was too large. Now, the university is back with a slightly scaled-down version - with reduced heights for some buildings, a smaller garage, and a bridge across Lancaster Avenue - and it's taking the new proposal straight to the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners on Monday night for what it hopes will be a final up-or-down vote.
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June 8, 2013 | Associated Press
TRENTON - The mayor's corruption trial has been pushed back again. Tony Mack is now scheduled to go to trial in January on six counts related to what prosecutors say was a scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for using his influence over the development of a parking garage on city-owned land. Attorneys in the case attended a status conference in federal court Thursday. Mack pleaded not guilty in December. A trial was scheduled for February but then was pushed back to the summer.
NEWS
June 1, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cooper University Hospital in Camden has beefed up security slightly after two incidents. In one a nurse was assaulted, in the other a staff member was robbed. The two staff members were outside the hospital when the incidents occurred. Although both crimes were in the last two weeks, they were described as isolated by the hospital and police and do not appear to indicate a trend. Both led to quick arrests. "These are isolated incidents that just happened to be on our campus. . . . Totally separate incidents, but we look at every incident that happens.
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