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What We're Reading: Week of December 18, 2023

What We're Reading

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

Mayor-Elect chooses top three staff positions, two of whom were central to her election campaign

by Stephen Williams, The Philadelphia Tribune, Dec 18, 2023

The picks for Commerce Director and City Solicitor are both Latinas who have strong ties to City government

by Jeff Blumenthal – Senior Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal, Dec 20, 2023

Rob Dubow will be retained as Finance Director into the Parker administration

 by Anna Orso for the Inquirer, Dec 19, 2023

🏢 One of the largest office buildings in Center City, with a huge floorplate, is exploring conversion to residential on its top floors, as its office occupancy plummets

by Paul Schwedelson – Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal, Dec 20, 2023


Odin Properties is developing a combination of new construction and renovation of a historic building in central Germantown to provide workforce rental housing with attractive amenities

by Paul Schwedelson – Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal, Dec 13, 2023

City & State PA looks at the incoming mayoral administration and wave of new City Council members in the new year

by Harrison Cann and Justin Sweitzer, Dec 11, 2023

🏙️ Cities nationwide are looking at zoning changes that could increase the amount of “attainable” housing, units that would be affordable to middle-market renters and homebuyers

by Ashley Fahey – Editor, The National Observer: Real Estate Edition, The Business Journals, Updated Nov 13, 2023

🛣️ The Bipartisan Policy Center examines the impact of increased EV purchases and the lack of an inflation index on the Highway Trust Fund, and alternatives that are being examined to maintain funding for highway maintenance

by Richa Goel, Owen Minott, Aug 25, 2023

City & State PA looks back on the year in Harrisburg, noting challenges and many firsts, as well as a look at Pennsylvania’s Senators’ response to the proposed sale of US Steel to a Japanese 🏣 company

by Justin Sweitzer, Dec 18, 2023


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