What We're Reading: Week of September 14, 2020


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

Inquirer: After the Sixer’s proposal for a new arena on the Delaware Waterfront was not selected by the DRWC, speculation is rising on what alternative sites might be attractive to the team to build a new arena

by Jacob Adelman, September 16, 2020

Inquirer: With the pandemic’s impact on the incomes of so many Philadelphia homeowners, over 30% of whom are low income, Mayor Kenney announced a freeze on new real estate tax assessments through 2023

by Laura McCrystal, September 9, 2020

Philadelphia Magazine: Philadelphia asked a range of local urbanists what they’d like to see in a Philadelphia of the not too distant future (full disclosure, Workshop Executive Director is one of those interviewed)

by Claire Sasko, September 2020

With the economic impact of the pandemic on renters in Philadelphia, the city’s rental assistance program increased the amount of monthly rent that will be covered from $750 to $1500

by the City of Philadelphia

Inquirer: Paul Badger’s opinion piece on the role of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and establishment of a Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) supported HILCO’s redevelopment of the South Philadelphia abandoned refinery site

by Paul Badger, September 17, 2020


BISNOW: The data is still inconclusive on whether the NYC to Philly influx of residents has increased due to COVID-19, or if it’s in line with the already underlying shift that has been observed in the past few year

by BISNOW staff, September 20, 2020

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