Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
NextCity: Did a Hundred Homeowners Just Change the Great Lakes Forever?
3/19/18, Dan McGraw
Euclid Ohio, famous for its 1920’s Supreme Court zoning case, is now breaking ground in a novel approach to creating waterfront access for a public trail, created by way of a private agreement with waterfront landowners.
The Non-Profit Times: Spending Bill Provides Bumps To Nonprofit Causes
The federal spending bill includes a 12.5% increase in allocations of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, despite administration request to make cuts to this and other housing programs.
WHYY: Your online shopping habit clogs Philly’s streets. City Hall wants to fix that.
3/23/18, Jim Saksa
Think traffic congestion in Center City has been getting worse…well, you’re right!
PlanPhilly: Renter beware: Philly's deadly housing problem
3/28/18, Jake Blumgart
With not enough affordable housing subsidies available, informal rooming houses often fill that gap, but many are not up to building code. This led to a tragic fire last week.
Philadelphia Business Journal: Home renovations drive retail job growth
3/29/18, Melissa Wylie
People staying in homes longer is fueling hiring in home remodeling retail stores.
Allentown Morning Call: Ruling: PA's incentive package for Amazon headquarters is public
3/26/18, Emily Opilo
A court ruling would require Pennsylvania to reveal the tax incentives it is offering Amazon to locate in Pennsylvania.
PlanPhilly: SEPTA touts $3B economic impact as agency preps for bruising budget battle
3/29/18, Jim Saksa
SEPTA releases a study showing a $3bn impact of the transit system.