What We're Reading: Week of July 18, 2022


What We're Reading

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


Pew Research and Policy Initiative poses the five questions Philadelphia’s leaders must answer to achieve an equitable pandemic recovery for the city

by Elinor Haider and Larry Eichel, June 22, 2022


The Sixers announced plans to build a new Center City arena on part of the recently renovated Fashion District building, demolishing one block on that center to locate the arena over the transit center

by Joseph N. DiStefano, Updated July 21, 2022


The Business Journal provides some background on how the Market East site was chosen for a new Sixers arena

by Natalie Kostelni, July 21, 2022


State Impact PA outlines the increased environmental funding in the newly passed Commonwealth budget for the coming fiscal year

by Rachel McDevitt, Updated July 20, 2022


Montgomery County released a report, “Return on the Environment” documenting the positive economic impact of preserved open space in the county

by the Montgomery County Planning Commission, March 2022


Plan Philly prints an activist view of Philadelphia’s new tree canopy law regulating new development

by Rebecca Deegan and Kat Kendon, July 12, 2022


Center Square notes that the State Legislature passed Act 58, which allows municipalities to grant tax abatements specifically to new residential developments that provide affordable housing

by Anthony Hennen, July 12, 2022


Pennsylvania Association of Realtors applauds Gov. Wolf for signing Act 53, approving state tax deferral status for 1031 like-kind exchanges starting in 2023

by Sherri Martin, July 8, 2022


The Inquirer reports that President Biden’s latest nominees for the Third Circuit court have the approval of both Senators Casey and Toomey

by Jonathan Tamari and Jeremy Roebuck, Updated July 12, 2022