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What We're Reading: Week of November 28, 2022

What We're Reading

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

✨ Congratulations to Vice Chair Nancy Bastian, 2022 honoree of PBJ's Women of Distinction Award. Read more about Nancy and the other honorees: Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction 2022: Nancy Bastian, Cecil Baker + Partners Architects - Philadelphia Business Journal (


PoliticsPA: Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s three-pronged transition team was announced

by Steve Ulric, Nov 22, 2022

New plans for redevelopment of PHA’s large West Park site are becoming clearer, as is the involvement of the District Councilmember in maximizing new affordable units through the redevelopment

by Jake Blumgart for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 29, 2022

Spotlight PA examines how responses to the gubernatorial and US Senate campaigns played differently across the Commonwealth

by Katie Meyer and Stephen Caruso, Nov 23, 2022

Three new luxury rental buildings reached their topping-out milestone, in line to bring a total of 984 units, consisting of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, with one project having five three-bedroom penthouse units

by Paul Schwedelson for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Nov 23, 2022

🛬 Blat Barstein and Post Brothers are exploring a second joint venture, this time to redevelop the abandoned Bader Field Atlantic City airport

by Paul Schwedelson for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Updated Nov 21, 2022

According to AP News, 90% of all US counties have experienced a weather-related emergency in the past decade, costing HUD and FEMA nearly $100 billion

by Drew Costley, Nov 16, 2022

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Terwillegar Center for Housing Policy examines the barriers to building “starter homes” across the United States, especially in rural areas where it’s more difficult to build at a scale to reduce cost

by Kimberly Burnett, Jeffrey Lubell, Lindsey Elam, and Mary Tingerthal, Nov 14, 2022

Inga Saffron examines if there is a use for “tiny houses” to address homelessness in a city with thousands of low-cost small rowhouses

by Inga Saffron, columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 23, 2022

The Margate Fire Department gave Lucy a bath to test the water tightness of the newly renovated exterior skin of the historic 🐘 icon, also allowing the fire department to use the event as a training exercise

by Amy S. Rosenberg for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 21, 2022

Commercial real estate developers in Florida who supported Ron DiSantis’ reelection are still concerned about the shortage of affordable housing in Florida, as housing costs in Miami and throughout the state increase

by Alex Gratereaux, Bisnow South Florida, Nov 14, 2022

With increased focus on Market East as the Sixers plan their arena, the Inquirer looks back on the history of the “Disney Hole” across the street

by Rob Tornoe, Updated Jul 21, 2022

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