Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Michael D'Onofrio, December 17, 2018
Councilman Derek Green is calling for Philadelphia to have the equivalent of the Congressional Budget Office to review the fiscal impact of proposed legislation.
Jim Tankersley, December 12, 2018
Federal funds from various agencies will be prioritized towards investments in Opportunity Zones.
Philadelphia steps up its efforts to reduce “short dumping” on vacant lots and sidewalks.
Inquirer: Should Philly end single-family zoning? Minneapolis is doing it. Caitlin McCabe, December 20, 2018
Several young urbanists weigh in on how Minneapolis’ planning recommendation to eliminate single family zoning might inform moves in Philadelphia.
Jake Blumgart, December 20, 2018
Jake Blumgart offers a brief overview of the Fall City Council session for bills related to housing, construction and development.
Inquirer: Philly developer and contractor charged $160K for not obtaining permits, using fraudulent ones Caitlin McCabe, December 22, 2018
The Department of License and Inspections is getting more vigilant on tracking street closure permits on construction sites.
Anne Stych, December 20, 2018
As Millenials enter the housing market, they are approaching one quarter of all home purchasers. Single woman are far outpacing single men in home purchases.