What We're Reading: Week of March 14, 2022


What We're Reading

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


WHYY: In reaction to the “spot zoning” ordinance introduced by the District Council member, and passed by Council, the owner and developer of the site at 40th and Market has filed suit in federal court

by Aaron Moselle, March 10, 2022


Drexel announces a partnership with Gattuso Development Partners to build the largest life sciences lab in Philadelphia

by Niki Gianakaris, March 14, 2022


The Wall Street Journal reports that 31 million square feet in life sciences projects are under construction in the first quarter of 2022 including the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which has 3 million square feet of life science projects in development

by Peter Grant, March 1, 2022


Philadelphia Business Journal: A second large multi-family modular project recently completed in University City has been sold to a local real estate firm who will be rebranding the building

by Natalie Kostelni, March 10, 2022


February home sales in the Philadelphia region saw prices rise almost 10% over February 2021, with many fewer sales; Philadelphia and Montco sales prices were up around 5%, Chesco sale prices were up 20%

by Ryan Sharrow, March 14, 2022


The three finalists to succeed Dr. Hite as Superintendent of the Philadelphia School System each had a public town hall meeting that drew less than enthusiast support for any of the candidates

by Dale Mezzacappa, March 18, 2022


The Commonwealth Court trial over Pennsylvania school funding concluded on March 10th; a ruling may come by late spring

by Fund Our Schools PA, March 10, 2022


The Wall Street Journal describes the influence that planning for driverless long haul trucking is having on real estate needs for transfer locations where loads will be moved from driverless vehicles on interstates to driver occupied vehicles for end delivery

by Konrad Putzier, February 28, 2022