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What We're Reading: 6/16/2017

Old City District issued a Storefront Design Guideline booklet

6/8/17, Jake Blumgart
A surprising benefit of new ultra-luxury condos is that the business executives they attract would likely bring their company headquarters back into the city with them, based on studies of how CEO’s decide where to locate their companies


Councilman Domb proposes upzoning City owned lots prior to sale to increase revenue to City

6/14/17, Jim Saska
The death of Peter Javsicas, a multimodal transportation advocate, while walking along the sidewalk on JFK Boulevard will hopefully bring more attention and action to the Mayor’s Vision Zero plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Philadelphia
6/14/17, Jake Blumgart
Southern Land Company 1911 Walnut tower was scaled down in the latest version, presented to Rules Committee of City Council and Planning Commission for final approval before a full Council vote. The project would preserve two of the three historic Samson Street buildings for affordable housing, with additional affordable units in the main tower
6/14/17, Dan Levy
Legal fight over the soda tax continues on with another ruling in the process
6/15/17, Inga Saffron
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, holding its national board meeting in Philadelphia, designates the city a “National Treasure” in a move to promote historic architecture as an economic driver

6/16/17, Tricia L. Nadolny

After months of negotiations between Council and the Administration, Council approves authorization for ReBuild bonds just short of the deadline before Council recesses for the summer

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