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What We're Reading: Week of 1/14/19

What We're Reading

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

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.

Craig Ey, January 17, 2019

The Philadelphia Business Journal urges stronger regionalism in 2019 to increase Philadelphia’s competitive standing for new jobs.

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.

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.

Jacob Adelman, January 17, 2019

The 27 story “addition” to the Society Hill Sheraton moves to its next steps.

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.

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.

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