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What We're Reading: 5/26/2017

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

4th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence

ULI Bill Rouse awards for excellence to be held on June 14th (wave a flag at the winning projects!), tickets are now available.

Impact of Tax Reform Options on Owner-Occupied Housing

5/15/17, National Association of REALTORS®

PriceWaterhouseCooper released a report, commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, on the impact of proposed tax reform on homeowners, specifically related to possible changes in the mortgage interest and real estate tax deductions, including projected impact on housing prices.

Squilla calls increased Delaware waterfront height limit ‘progressive’ – waterfront advocates say it would undercut plan

5/19/17, Jake Blumgart

More parties weigh in on a proposed revisiting of the Delaware Waterfront zoning.

Philly outstrips New York in job growth

5/21/17, Jane Von Bergen

Philadelphia’s rate of job growth outpaced that of New York City…but comes with cautionary notes.

Philly Police Department to move into former Inquirer, Daily News building on N. Broad

5/24/17, Jacob Adelman

Philadelphia Police Department abandons plans to move to West Market Street in favor of relocating to the former Inquirer Building on North Broad Street.

'Cities will be the salvation of this country': Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

5/24/17, Julia Hatmaker

Mayor Kenney speaks out on the appeal of cities during a Visit Philadelphia kickoff event.

With Council vote delayed, Rebuild hinges on labor inclusion agreement

5/25/17, Ryan Briggs

Labor inclusion negotiations delay Council approval of ReBuild program.

Philly's SRC approves nearly $3 billion budget

5/25/17, Martha Woodall & Kristen A. Graham

School District of Philadelphia’s budget was approved in an uncharacteristically lack of drama.

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