What We're Reading: Week of 11/25/19

December 3, 2019



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


Inquirer: The Federal Reserve looked at the choice of Opportunity Zones in Philadelphia and found that tracts chosen have concentration of jobs, high poverty, low education levels, and rising property values

by Jacob Adelman, Updated: November 15, 2019


Inquirer: Longtime PIDC Executive Director John Grady is leaving to join Wexford Science & Technology LLC

by Jacob Adelman, Updated: November 20, 2019


Inquirer: December’s Civic Design Review will be seeing three large projects proposed by three different developers for sites near North Broad and Spring Garden

by Jacob Adelman, Updated: November 20, 2019


Inquirer: The December Civic Design Review meeting will also review two new towers to rise on the Chestnut Street side of the Market East redevelopment, one a medical office tower and one a residential tower

by Jacob Adelman, Updated: November 20, 2019


Next City: In neighborhood commercial development news, a trust is being established by Shift Capital, and others, to include the neighborhood in revitalization direction for Kensington Avenue https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/real-estate-trust-wants-troubled-philly-community-shape-own-development

by Oscar Perry Abello, November 19, 2019


New York Times: The development community in New York City assesses changes in state legislature towards rental laws, and the impact on existing buildings and new construction

by John Leland, Updated December 2, 2019


Pa. Association of Realtors: Millennials are buying homes in small cities with access to major metropolitan areas, to access affordable home prices—cities like Scranton and Allentown

by Kelly Leighton, November 19, 2019

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