What We're Reading: Week of March 22, 2021


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

The Philadelphia Citizen: Councilmember Curtis Jones calls for a “Marshall Plan” effort to reach out to black youth to address the pandemic of gun violence in Philadelphia

by Curtis Jones, March 15, 2021


The Atlanta Beltline: Atlanta established a Special Services District along it BeltLine 22 mile trail loop to complete the trail, which has been spurring new development and raising nearby real estate values. The SSD will also support affordable housing, small business development, and set minority contracting goals

March 2021


Philadelphia Business Journal: Philly Startup Leaders hired a new Executive Director as this initiative aims to help local startups start local and scale up with local talent, building on tech workers who relocated to the Philadelphia region during the pandemic to seek more affordable cost of living in a vibrant environment

by Kennedy Rose, March 16, 2021


PlanPhilly: Philadelphia will resume Sheriff sales in April, permanently moving to an online auction platform

by Ryan Briggs, March 18, 2021


Philadelphia Business Journal: Visit Philly is embarking on an extensive spring marketing campaign to bring tourist back to Philadelphia, initially for long weekends

by Laura Smythe March 18, 2021


City of Philadelphia: Philadelphia Commerce Department issued a report on the many programs it rolled out over the past year, many in conjunction with other City departments, to support businesses through the pandemic

by Kevin Lessard, March 10, 2021


Philadelphia Business Journal: Colugo, the “Warby Parker” of strollers, also founded by Wharton alums, plans to stay is Philadelphia as its company grows

by Kennedy Rose, March 18, 2021


Philadelphia Business Journal: A life sciences conversion is in the works across from City Hall-One S Broad undertook a year long evaluation of vacant space to determine if it met the requirements for a life sciences tenant

by Natalie Kostelni, March 22, 2021


Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation is putting on of its last Philadelphia properties up for sale, a 3.6 acre site on S Broad Street in the stadium district

by Natalie Kostelni, March 24, 2021


The New York Times: French architects who focus on affordability and sustainability win this year’s Pritzker Prize

by Robin Pogrebin, March 16, 2021

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