What We're Reading: Week of 6/17/19

 

 

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

 

Inquirer: Pennsylvania awarded State Historic Tax credits to six projects in Philadelphia using this pilot tax credit program

Caitlin McCabe, June 19, 2019

 

KYW Radio: Drexel is building two new public schools on the former University City High School site, looking for School District to close the construction funding gap

Mike Denardo, June 17, 2019

 

The Philadelphia Citizen: Bruce Katz looks at Opportunity Zones for examples of how to redesign federal infrastructure programs that align—or misalign—with local resources and needs

Bruce Katz, June 21, 2019

 

Inquirer: As planning progresses for the cap on I-95 to connect Old City with the waterfront, a comprehensive update was issued

Oren Oppenheim, Updated June 25, 2019

 

Inquirer: A study of Center City congestion commissioned by SEPTA looks at the cost of congestion on the region’s transit system

Jason Laughlin, Updated June 24, 2019

 

WITF Capitol Bureau: State GOP leaders refuse to include funding in the FY20 budget to assure a full census count in Pennsylvania, despite the risk of losing millions in federal funding for the Commonwealth if residents are not fully counted

Katie Meyer, June 24, 2019

 

Inquirer: Winning the highest number of votes in a City Council At-Large primary since 1987, Helen Gym’s election success brings out a range of analysis of her work on Council

Julie Terruso, Updated June 25, 2019

 

Hidden City Philadelphia: Land Bank meeting

Kimberly Haas, June 21, 2019

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