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What We're Reading: 8/20/18

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

Plan Philly: Mostly behind the scenes, the work of Rebuild begins

Malcolm Burnley, August 22, 2018

With the court challenges over, Philadelphia is moving forward with Rebuild.

Inquirer: Developer Parkway renews effort to build apartment tower on Chestnut Street lot

Jacob Adelman, August 22, 2018

Parkway Corporation has revised its proposal for a new tower on the 700 block of Chestnut Street, to be designed by Erdy McHenry.

Billy Penn: Philly has now spent more than $500,000 on its secret Amazon HQ2 bid

Max Marin, August 25, 2018

Philadelphia has spent quite a bit to woo Amazon HQ2.

City & State: Lauren Vidas running against Philly City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

Ryan Briggs, August 28, 2018

Lauren Vidas, former lobbyist for the Development Workshop, announced that she is running for the 2nd Council District seat.

Temple University: A dozen construction projects that are changing Temple—at home and abroad

August 23, 2018

Temple University starts the fall term with a long list of newly completed construction and landscape projects, and reports progress on projects still under construction, including its new main library.

National Association of Realtors: Facebook Removes Ad Options After HUD Complaint

August 23, 2018

HUD’s discrimination complaint has Facebook updating its ad target searches for real estate related ads to avoid illegal targeting of rental or sale customers:

Plan Philly: New plans for Chinatown development show a lush park

Jake Blumgart, August 29, 2018

The latest iteration of a complex Chinatown multi-use development over the Ridge Avenue subway line was unveiled, along with its creative financing package.

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