Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Amtrak issues RFQ for 30th Street Station master developer
8/14/2017, Melissa Romero
Amtrak issues RFQ for development of 30th Street Station District and the area around the station including up to 18 million square feet of new construction.
Philly homeowner stats: Fewer people of color own homes now than they did in 1980
8/23/2017, Mark Dent
Distribution of homeownership rates in Philadelphia by ethnicity are examined after a decade of declining homeownership and increased construction.
Philly’s NFL Draft totals: $95 million economic impact, not enough hotel stays
8/24/2017, Mark Dent & Anna Orso
The NFL draft in Philadelphia generated $15 million more in economic impact than anticipated, but much fewer hotel night stays than projected.
Gentrification fight in Point Breeze pivots to parking spaces
8/25/2017, Claudia Vargas
Point Breeze developer files Court challenge to zoning variance sought by affordable housing developer over surface parking to be provided with the affordable housing.
City announces task force charged with promoting electric car ownership in Philly
8/25/2017, Jim Saksa
City Council moves the question of EV charging stations to informed limbo…setting up a task force to study it.
Funding finalized for Delaware River Deepening Project
8/26/2017, Emily Scott
Federal funding was approved to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet, allowing for larger ships to retain and increase port-related jobs.
Dranoff changes plans for Avenue of the Arts tower
8/28/2017, Alison Burdo
Dranoff revises plans for development of Broad and Pine.