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    • One Water Street, June 2016

Kenney administration considering enforcement change in response to One Water Street

Last week on WHYY’s Radio Times, Mayor Jim Kenney addressed the recent controversy over One Water Street, where PMC Property Group backed away from including 25 reduced-rate units in their…

    • One Water Street

PMC submits new zoning application for One Water Street, seeks alternative height bonuses

PMC Property Group has filed a new zoning permit application for One Water Street with the Department of Licenses and Inspections. Rather than providing the 25 reduced-rate units they initially agreed…

    • Mifflin Square vendors

June 7: CDCs want PMC to pay up | Street food vendors cleared from Mifflin Square | E-Z Pass scofflaws

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) sent a letter to the Kenney administration calling on them to push PMC Property Group to either provide the reduced-rate units they agreed…

    • One Water Street

City to withhold One Water Street’s certificate of occupancy over affordable housing units

The Department of Licenses and Inspections plans to withhold a certificate of occupancy for One Water Street unless its developers deliver the 25 affordable housing units that were a condition for…

    • Reading, PA

April 19th: Wolf issuing state open data policy | Reading's 'complete streets' policy | Walking Philly's perimeter

Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order establishing an open data policy in Pennsylvania for the first time. The Commonwealth already has a Right to Know law, which is different…

    • Paseo Verde

Philly's affordable housing developments also rank high on transportation affordability

A new national study by two planning professors finds that Philadelphia ranks highly in terms of location affordability of housing units receiving federal rental assistance. In recent years, the idea that…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.
    • SLS International

July 14: Record hotel occupancy | Philly's unaffordable affordable housing strategy | The problem of parochialism

Holly Otterbein connects the new Convention Center work rules to the news that Philly hotel occupancy is hitting record highs, and I also thought it was interesting that leisure travel…

    • Mayfair parents protest for stop sign

January 20: Foster's second Philly building | Lyft launching soon | Invention of jaywalking

Starchitect Norman Foster just can't get enough of Philly. In addition to the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, Foster + Partners will also design the $1.5 billion replacement for the Penn…

    • Golden Triangle bike lane

November 20: Team Tony | Underpriced curb parking | How PGH builds bike lanes faster

Anthony Williams officially joined the 2015 campaign for Philadelphia Mayor, with the backing of US Congressman and Democratic City Committee head Bob Brady. Former DA Lynne Abraham also announced her candidacy…

    • Finnegan's Wake

September 23: Tom Wolf on cities | Cigarette tax passes House | Philly rents flat | Uber introduces wheelchair-accessible vehicles

The two candidates for Pennsylvania governor sparred last night in the first debate of the general election. For some reason land use has failed to heat up as a major campaign…

    • Downtown Philadelphia transportation costs

September 16: Ken Trujillo in for #PHL2015 | Philly's high transpo costs | Back to the future with Carl Dranoff

Former city solicitor Ken Trujillo is getting into the Philadelphia Mayoral race tomorrow. The choice of Bill Hyers as campaign manager is interesting, as Hyers ran NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio's 2013…

    • Dilworth Plaza

August 20: Uber hires Obama campaign architect | Dilworth Plaza opens Sept 4th | Point Breeze homes more expensive with parking | Early signs of home building recovery

David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, has been hired by ride-sharing company Uber as senior Vice President of policy and strategy, to head up "global policy and political activities,…

    • Manayunk Bridge

July 17: Trolley Tunnel Blitz | Pop-up beer gardens' regulatory hack | Bikes in the center lane | Expensive affordable housing | Second life for Manayunk Bridge

Good morning! Did you go to the Oval last night? What did you think?  The Center City trolley tunnel will be closed for a 17-day maintenance blitz starting 9 p.m. on Friday,…

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