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What We're Reading: Week of April 8, 2019

What We're Reading

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

April 11, 2019

Pew Research Center has released its “State of the City” report for Philadelphia for 2019, highlighting areas of improvement, decline and stagnation.

Jake Blumgart, April 10, 2019

After a spate of building collapses, L&I is asking for more inspectors in the field to catch rogue contractors. The ten year tax abatement was credited with helping to reduce the number of projects without permits, in order to qualify for the abatement

A conference organized by Campus Philly brought together young leaders from around the country to celebrate retention of young talent

Julia Terruso, April 15, 2019

The Inquirer posted a lightning round of top priorities that candidates for City Council are championing for their first days in office

Kenneth Hilario, April 9, 2019

After hitting record hotel occupancy rates in 2018, Philadelphia will see nine more hotels open in 2019 and 2020

Jacob Adelman, April 11, 2019

Blumenfeld’s tower at North Broad and Spring Garden would be the tallest building in Philadelphia outside of Center City, and would take advantage of Opportunity Zone tax benefits

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