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What We're Reading: Week of February 7, 2022

What We're Reading

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

New retail leases along Philadelphia's Walnut Street provide hope for its resurgence - Philadelphia Business Journal (

by Natalie Kostelni, February 10, 2022

WHYY looks into the development boom around the Wayne Junction station, with a story that came out just before Councilmember Bass introduced a bill to put a moratorium on demolitions in her District, which includes the area around Wayne Junction station

by Aaron Moselle, February 3, 2022

MSN picked up the local story about Councilmember Bass introducing a bill calling for a total blanket demolition moratorium in her District, essentially 10% of the entire City

by Max Marin for the Inquirer, February 3, 2022

Like most urban cores, according to Newmark, Philadelphia saw a dramatic drop in office building sales, while suburban products sold at typical transaction volume

by Natalie Kostelni, February 2, 2022

As New York’s Regional Planning Authority reaches its centenary, Bloomberg news looks at the four major studies and reports it has worked on for growth, transportation, equity and major infrastructure projects for the tri-state NYC region

by John Surico, February 2, 2022

The Business Journal highlights 22 major development projects in Philadelphia and adjacent counties in various stages of construction

by Natalie Kostelni, January 29, 2022

The Real Deal reports on how the City of Cincinnati acquired 200 units of scattered-site single-family houses to provide more affordable rental and for-sale units, beating out private equity investors who would have taken these units out of homeownership long term, renting at much high rents

by TRD Staff, January 22, 2022

Bloomberg CityLab reports that rising prices in walkable, urban neighborhoods and the effects of covid are fueling an opposite trend, expanded sprawl and development on the furthest fringes of metropolitan areas, especially around growing Sunbelt cities

by Patrick Sisson, January 5, 2022

Multi-Housing News looks at trends for multi-family development, including new construction, updating existing assets, and conversions, the last area where Philadelphia led the country in recent years

by Diana Mosher, January 3, 2022

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