What We're Reading: Week of 11/4/19

November 8, 2019

 

 

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

 

WHYY: The final tallies for Mayor and City Council show expected results, with the lone shake up being the last two At-large Council seats

By WHYY Staff, November 5, 2019

 

Inquirer: As Mayor Kenney finishes up his first term as Mayor, the Executive Director of his signature Rebuild program announced she was leaving

by Laura McCrystal, Updated: November 5, 2019

 

Plan Philly: Jake Blumgart handicaps how the City Council election will impact housing and zoning legislation in the coming session

By Jake Blumgart, November 6, 2019

 

Inquirer: With votes freshly counted for the 2019 City elections, speculation is already ramping up as to who will jump in to succeed Mayor Kenney in 2023

By Chris Brennan and Sean Collins Walsh, Updated: November 6, 2019

 

Plan Philly: Facing problems with many new, small and inexperienced single home developers in Fishtown, the neighborhood organized to track and follow up on L&I violations so the City could better monitor and stop illegal or unsafe practices

By Meir Rinde, November 6, 2019

 

Pennsylvania Business Report: The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill enabling municipalities to offer a new 10 year tax abatement for renovation of blighted properties or construction on blighted sites. This cannot be used if the properties is receiving other local tax abatements

By Kevin Randolph, October 31, 2019

 

Inquirer: A major intersection in North Philly, where Erie and Germantown Avenues cross Broad Street is getting a proposed traffic redesign as new development, including a Marriott hotel, are slated to reinvigorate this neighborhood node

By Inga Saffron, Updated October 31, 2019

 

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