Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Inquirer: A new Washington Square high-rise? Philly developer tries again to build condo tower over Dilworth House
Caitlin McCabe, January 15, 2019
The last building lot on Washington Square is in play again, as the owner submitted plans for permit approval to build a 12 story condo tower behind and above the façade of the Dilworth House.
Philadelphia Business Journal: From the editor: There’s evidence regionalism works
Craig Ey, January 17, 2019
The Philadelphia Business Journal urges stronger regionalism in 2019 to increase Philadelphia’s competitive standing for new jobs.
Philadelphia Business Journal: At inauguration, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf touts comeback
John Cole, Politics PA, January 16, 2019
Governor Wolf was inaugurated for a second term in office, and used his inauguration speech to point out areas where bipartisan consensus was achieved.
WHYY: Philly judge makes $135,000 gaming city land sales
Ryan Briggs, January 17, 2019
Another set of questionable land transfers adds to the realization of problems with VPRC and disposition of City-owned lots, as the City freezes all VPRC land sales.
Inquirer: A look at the residential tower planned for the Sheraton site in Society Hill that neighbors oppose
Jacob Adelman, January 17, 2019
The 27 story “addition” to the Society Hill Sheraton moves to its next steps.
The Philadelphia Citizen: The (Unanticipated) Effects of Opportunity Zones
Bruce Katz, January 17, 2019
Bruce Katz examines the broader economic and social possibilities of Opportunity Zones, and how that presents new formats for publicizing OZ projects.
The Philadelphia Citizen: Term Limits for City Council?
Larry Platt, January 18, 2019
While there has been a repeated call from some Philadelphia residents for term limits on Council members, the only entity that can move that proposal forward is Council itself.