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What We're Reading: 4/21/2017

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

Mayor Kenney will be establishing a task force on Historic Preservation. The task force is being funded by the Wm Penn Foundation, and will include developers and members of the preservation community.

4/20/17, Ashley Hahn

Members of the Historic Preservation Task force are named.

4/17/17, Claudia Vargas

Frank DiCicco is appointed to be the new Chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

4/20/17, Jim Saksa

Councilwoman Blackwell is convinced to support installing a protected bike travel lane along Chestnut Street in University City, after being presented with crash data for bicycles and pedestrians along that route:

4/19/17, Margaret Krauss

Keystone Crossroads looks at residential rental vacancy rates in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to see the impact of the new construction boom.

4/24/17, Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Five Philadelphia college Presidents came together at a Forum to talk about the roles their institutions play in the economic health of the city, and how Philadelphia helps attract students to their institutions.

4/18/17, Claudia Vargas

The contract to redevelop the former MOVE houses in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood was awarded by the Redevelopment Authority to a developer whose proposal has a budget of $89,000 per house for total development.

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