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What We're Reading: Week of 5/13/19

What We're Reading

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

Inquirer: As the primary election gets closer, the real estate tax abatement discussion by City Council At-Large candidates continues unabated

Laura McCrystal, May 6, 2019

Inquirer op-ed takes another look at all the attention being paid to the real estate tax abatement in the City Council election

May 8, 2019

The Philadelphia Citizen provides a summary of all the candidates still on the ballot for City Council at Large, including platforms, endorsements and cash on hand

May 3, 2019

Philadelphia City Council: Seven years after the new Zoning Code went into effect, City Council authorized a Zoning Code Review Commission to assess how the code is working

May 10, 2019

Philadelphia Tribune: City Council continues to look at taking control of the Parking Authority back from the State-if it legally can do it

Darryl C. Murphy, May 3, 2019

Plan Philly: Low income tenants would be given free legal counsel in eviction proceedings if a bill introduced in Council is approved. This would expand a pilot program the City funded last year

Jake Blumgart, May 9, 2019

Plan Philly: The latest “just cause” legislation targets workers in the parking industry

Jake Blumgart, May 6, 2019

Inquirer: A group of activists filed an ethics complaint against Councilman Allan Domb to block his ability to vote on real estate tax abatement bills, despite the Councilman already being cleared by the City’s Board of Ethics on this issue

Laura McCrystal, May 8, 2019

Plan Philly: Dilworth House condo tower receives Art Commission approval, clearing the way for zoning approval, after almost two decades

Jake Blumgart, May 3, 2019

Plan Philly: A slim mid-block residential tower is proposed for a lot on the 1200 block of Chestnut

Ryan Briggs, April 29, 2019

Philadelphia Business Journal: Congratulations to Development Workshop members Rob Zuritsky and Leo Addimando for being named as national Commercial Real Estate Influencers!

Mark Mensheha, May 9, 2019

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