November 12: City Hall parking lot | Blight shaming | Crowdfunding bike lanes | Municipal goldmine

A new Tumblr by local AP editor Jon Poet wrly mocks city politicians for letting people park on the City Hall apron.

East Falls activists upset about a blighted property on Conrad St. embarrassed the property owner by going up to his neighborhood in Plymouth Meeting and leafleting. He agreed to demolish the eyesore.

Geoff Thompson posts the redesign plans for Washington Avenue's Frankford Chocolate Factory and makes the case for redevelopment over demolition.

A huge mixed-use warehouse conversion at 31st and Master in Brewerytown is moving forward under new ownership with a new plan.

Michael Andersen's tips for crowdfunding a bike lane project.

Politicians and their staffers, at least at the federal level, increasingly use Uber a lot.

Talk about a missed opportunity: Wilmington University, located in a sprawling suburban area south of Wilmington, is another sprawling suburban area north of Wilmington. The option of an urban campus was not considered.

Chuck Marohn makes the case to fiscal conservatives that traditional development patterns are a goldmine for municipal government property tax receipts.

About the author

Jon Geeting

Jon Geeting was Engagement Editor at Plan Philly from 2014-2016. He has also covered city and state politics, land use, transportation, and economic policy for Next City, Keystone Politics, This Old City, Philadelphia Magazine, and City Paper. Jon grew up in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Philadelphia in 2013 after an 11-year detour to New York City. Follow him on Twitter @jongeeting.

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