What We're Reading: Week of 6/10/19

 

 

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

 

Inquirer: City Council passed the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, an increase of $350mm over FY2019, to increase services and the contribution to the School District and increase programs to fight poverty, without raising real estate property tax rates

Claudia Vargas, June 13, 2019

 

PlanPhilly: A proposed mixed use project deep in South Philadelphia, on the major commercial corridor, Oregon Avenue, drew fire from a community group a zip code away and a mile to the north

Jake Blumgart, June 12, 2019

 

Inquirer: With 500 Walnut and One Riverside fully sold, the next ultra-luxury condo building is rising at Broad and Spruce, across from the Kimmel Center

Jacob Adelman, June 11, 2019

 

Inquirer: And, in an upscale case of traditional suburban NIMBY-ism, Gladwyne residents are opposed to the owner of a large estate’s efforts to build a residential village in a cluster on his substantial acreage

Erin McCarthy, June 7, 2019

 

PlanPhilly: Another zoning bill that proposes to micromanage zoning from District Council offices, instead of enabling the Planning Commission to actually plan, was introduced to undermine the ZBA’s role in granting variances

Jake Blumgart, June 12, 2019

 

Inquirer: Alternative cross-sections were unveiled of Roosevelt Boulevard as part of a multi-year process of reviewing alternatives to slow down traffic and improve transit options, while increasing pedestrian safety at road crossings

Jason Laughlin, June 13, 2019

 

Next City: Atlanta’s issues with dockless e-scooters provides a window into the issues Philadelphia is working to address pro-actively before approving their use here

Natalia Rommen, June 14, 2019

 

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