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What We're Reading: 1/27/2018

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

1/22/18, Carol Smith

How do Philadelphia hotel room rates compare with other major US markets?

1/19/18, Jake Blumgart

PlanPhilly examines the volume of zoning variances granted under the new Philadelphia zoning code.

1/24/18, Mark Dent

What lessons does Philadelphia need to learn from the High Line as our own Rail Line park comes to fruition? And how is this location different from the High Line?

1/23/18, Melissa Romero

Fourth quarter homes sales in Philadelphia showed a somewhat contradictory performance—lowest inventory and a slight dip in sale prices.

1/24/18, Melissa Romero

A townhouse, marina, café and community center plan for lot along the Delaware that Bart Blatstein recently sold in Pennsport will come before Civic Design Review in February.

Toll Brothers unveiled its latest redesign for a condo tower on Jeweler’s Row.

Philadelphia 3.0 posits a response to the Wall Street Journal article on Philadelphia’s growing affordability concerns for middle income home buyers.

1/25/18, Ryan Ori

The Chicago Tribune’s analysis of potential Amazon sites there, and Amazon’s John Schoettler’s comments, give clues as to how Philadelphia’s proposed sites may fare in the competition.

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