Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Philly Voice: WATCH: State senator, two councilmembers take spins on street-illegal e-scooters in Northern Liberties
Brian Hickey, October 26, 2018
Electric scooters might be coming to Philly streets…or sidewalks? Will this ease or add to congestion on our streets?
Treehugger: Tall wood gets green light from building code
Lloyd Alter, October 29, 2018
The use of heavy timber for tall buildings is more likely nationwide, up to 12 stories for fully sprinklered building without wrapped timbers, and up to 18 stories and 270 feet for fully fire-protected encased heavy timber.
Philadelphia Tribune: Temple officials redouble approval efforts despite Alpha Center setback
Michael D’Onofrio, October 29, 2018
Temple University shifts its strategy to move the proposed Alpha services center after Council President Clarke pulled support for the required variances.
West Philly Local: Strong support for ‘5050 Baltimore’ at Cedar Park zoning meeting on Tuesday
October 24, 2018
The first project to go before an RCO to get variances using the newly revised inclusionary housing bonus, a mixed use development at 51st and Baltimore, got strong support from the neighborhood organization to move forward.