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What We're Reading: 3/10/2017

Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:

Second residential project emerges for Jewelers Row, after Toll condo proposal

3/9/2017, Jacob Adelman

A second proposal on Jeweler’s Row, this time adding residential floors to an existing building down the block from the Toll Brother’s site, would keep the jewelry trade uses intact on the existing six story base of the building.

Vision Zero Action Plan: A Modest Proposal 3/8/2027, Jim Saksa

PlanPhilly describes highlights of the Vision Zero Action Plan, as well as the cautious reaction to it from all quarters.

Sen. Cantwell & Chairman Hatch introduce Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017

3/8/2017, Housing Advisory Committee

Bipartisan group in US Senate proposes expansion of LIHTC funding.

Nation’s Second-Largest City Makes Sound Decision to Build More Buildings

3/7/2017, Henry Grabar

Anti-development “nimby” ballot initiative in Los Angeles is soundly defeated in a special election.

Competing visions for ‘social impact’ development at 8th and Race

3/7/2017, Jake Blumgart

As part of the Redevelopment Authority’s emphasis on “social impact” development, the two respondents to the 8th and Race RFP presented their proposals at a public meeting.

PHL Airport among best, cheapest for food: Report

3/7/2017, Kenneth Hilario

PHL airport ranks high nationally for its food offerings!

City Council's transit-oriented development bill is a great start. Here's how to make it better.

A complex TOD overlay bill was introduced in Council. Here is a summary of what changes it proposes for new development near fixed transit stops.

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