What We're Reading: Week of August 24, 2020


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

Inquirer: A judge ruled that the City of Philadelphia can clear the homeless encampment on the Parkway and two other locations, after months of negotiations failed to reach any agreement on next steps

by Alfred Lubrano, Jeremy Roebuck and Oona Goodin-Smith, August 25, 2020

Inquirer: There is growing support for building groups of tiny homes as one solution to provide new housing for homeless individuals, but the biggest hurdle is finding a location

by Alfred Lubrano, August 11, 2020

Inquirer: Even during coronavirus, the suburban office market appears to continue to lag behind the Center City office market, even as the future of office space is still very unclear

by Jacob Adelman, August 21, 2020

WHYY: The August City Planning Commission meeting brought up a range of discussion over proposals for new development along the North American Street corridor, including approach to affordable housing, exceptions for open space, and the intersection of residential, commercial and industrial uses

by Catalina Jaramillo, August 20, 2020

Inquirer: The 76ers are floating a proposal to build a new arena on a central piece of Penn’s Landing waterfront

by Sean Collins Walsh, Laura McCrystal, Inga Saffron, Andrew Seidman and Chris Brennan, Updated: August 26, 2020

The Inquirer Editorial Board immediately came out against the idea of building a new arena for the 76ers on a prime piece of the Central Delaware waterfront

by The Inquirer Editorial Board, August 27 2020

Inquirer: Although keeping plans private, per DRWC request, the Durst Organization confirmed that it had also submitted a proposal for the largest available site on the central Delaware, which would build on Durst’s holdings just north of the Ben Franklin bridge

by Jacob Adelman, August 31, 2020

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