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.