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A little more than a century ago, American families were asking some of the same questions we are asking today as they faced the influenza pandemic of 1918...

January 10, 2017

This latest edition of University City District's annual publication illustrates University City’s status as an engine of remarkable prosperity, innovation...

January 3, 2017

The zoning changes proposed in Council Bill 161003, a 40 page bill with a range of proposed changes, are summarized below. 

Read Council Bill 161003

Omnibus...

December 17, 2016

2016’s final meeting of the Planning Commission centered on a year end zoning reform omnibus bill introduced by Councilman William Greenlee on behalf of Ci...

December 13, 2016

City Council has approved changes to Philadelphia's real estate transfer tax law that could add millions to public coffers, while possibly tamping down pri...

October 29, 2016

The City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology GIS Services Group, using data from the Department of Licenses and Inspections, mapped demolit...

September 9, 2016

Spoiler alert: This is a positive story about public education in Philadelphia. It is a story of communities coming together to support and strengthen neig...

NewsWorks Essay | By David Feldman, Development Workshop Executive Director | August 5, 2016


When civic boosters promote the benefits of hosting a nat...

  1. Introductions

  2. Approval of Minutes of the May 10, 2016 meeting

  3. Jeff Hornstein, Deputy City Controller: Public Schools Initiative

  4. Allen Do...

December 20, 2015

Philadelphia was once again the main backdrop for the latest in the Rocky film franchise, Creed. The Development Workshop's Craig Schelter made it into the...

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