Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Kenney aiming to keep preservation pledges with task force on historic protections4/19/17, Jacob Adelman
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: http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/04/20/blackwell-backs-parking-protected-bike-lane-on-chestnut-street-at-community-open-house
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.