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    • The cost of residential construction is high in Philadelphia, the fourth most expensive building market in the U.S.

Changes to plumbing code expected to sharply reduce Philly construction costs

Of the fifty largest cities in America, only Philadelphia and six other union-friendly urban centers still require the use of expensive, heavy metal pipes in high-rise residential construction. Cheaper and more…

    • Maria Quiñones-Sánchez | Emma Lee/WHY

New inclusionary zoning bill sweetens deal for developers

After a negative response from developers, Philadelphia City Council has amended the terms of a density bonus intended to raise funds for affordable housing. “Legislation should be a living document,” said…

    • The Discovery Center
Eyes on the Street

Building for Discovery

The Discovery Center, a new kind of environmental and leadership education center opening this month, is unlike anything else in Fairmount Park. Ashley Hahn dug into the center’s backstory earlier this…

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