What We're Reading: 9/8/2017

September 8, 2017

 

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

 

Feibush condos in Fishtown, under construction, target of arsonist

8/29/2017, Julia Terruso

A second project under construction by OCF Realty is hit by arson.

 

City Councilwoman trying to turn West Philly 'buffered bike lanes' temporary

8/29/2017, Tom MacDonald
City Councilwoman attempts to unilaterally state that a permanent infrastructure project is a temporary pilot project, despite an involved public process leading to the implementation of the project.

 

Faith No More: Judge dismisses suit to prevent development of St. Laurentius site

8/29/2017, Jake Blumgart

Judge allows church adaptive reuse project to proceed.

 

In Germantown, real estate developer Ken Weinstein sees value in jumpstarting his competition

8/31/2017, Jake Blumgart

Jumpstart Germatown helps budding developers in Germantown get started, with a model that is already being replicated in other “middle neighborhoods”.

 

Population Growth Means a City Is Thriving, or Does It?

9/1/2017, JB Wogan

Is population growth the only measure of the health of a city?  Better, not bigger is proposed as a measure.

 

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