What We're Reading: Week of 9/2/19

September 13, 2019

 

 

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

 

Inquirer: Jefferson CEO: Hahnemann’s closure is another canary in the health-care coal mine | Opinion

Stephen Klasko, for the Inquirer, August 13, 2019

 

Inquirer: The Inquirer reached out to City Council members to hear the priorities they have for the fall session of Council, which will be the last for at least three of the members

The Inquirer Editorial Board, September 8, 2019

 

WHYY: As Council is set to return, PlanPhilly interviewed Kevin Gillen about the use of the 10 year construction and renovation tax abatement in Center City

Ryan Briggs, September 5, 2019

 

Inquirer: A proposed development for 2nd and Race is being completely overhauled to avoid the uncertainty of a project that is not “as of right”

Jacob Adelman, August 13, 2019

 

WHYY: A dramatic design for a new tower at Schuylkill Yards was unveiled, and praised, at the Civic Design Review meeting

Jake Blumgart, September 5, 2019

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Governor Wolf is proposing statewide testing of children for lead, which would then allow for remediation of homes of children identified with high lead exposure levels

Jill Daly, August 29, 2019

 

Urban Land Institute: Philadelphia’s “land for houses” strategy to privately develop workforce for sale housing in mixed income neighborhoods received a national ULI recognition

Rosie Hepner, August 16, 2019

 

Inquirer: In advance of a new Sheriff in town, senior officials in the office were quietly proposing major changes to contracting and handling of funds, until the plans got revealed; the City Controller is calling for a full audit before any changes are made

Chris Brennan, August 27, 2019

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