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    • Part of Jewelers' Row to be demolished by Toll Bros., August 2016

August 12: Toll Brothers to demolish part of Jewelers' Row | Moving Rizzo | PA leading on autonomous vehicles

A Toll Brothers subsidiary applied for a permit to demolish five buildings at the southeast corner of Jewelers' Row to make way for a 16-story, 80-unit residential building, Jacob Adelman reports.…

    • Frank Rizzo statue

August 10: Philly home prices reach all-time high | Rizzo statue | Delivery robots

Kevin Gillen's quarterly report on the Philadelphia housing market shows home prices and sales volumes have hit another all-time high, reports Melissa Romero. Housing prices increased 6.2% overall in the…

    • The Collins

August 3: Philly job growth picking up | Uber and union organizing | Halal cart boom

Steady job growth is driving the demand for apartment construction in Philadelphia, according to data from real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap. Alan Heavens writes that "the increase in jobs…

    • Third Street in Northern Liberties. | Emma Lee/WHYY

Pew: Four percent of Philadelphia census tracts gentrified from 2000-2014

How much gentrification is really taking place in Philadelphia, and how much are residents worrying about this? In neighborhoods surrounding Center City and University City, the sense of rapid change is…

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Philly home prices hit a post-Recession high

The value of the average Philadelphia home has reached a new all-time high, says economist Kevin Gillen of Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. The first quarter housing report from Lindy…

    • Rittenhouse Square lot

What's driving Philly's rising land values?

What’s vacant land in Philly actually worth? Kevin Gillen, the chief economist of Meyers Research, and Guy Thigpen, director of analytic services for the Philadelphia Land Bank, gave a presentation at…

    • Cira Green

February 8: PA lawmakers siphoning transpo funding for troopers | Brandywine's big sell-off | BID 3.0

State lawmakers keep siphoning off the new dedicated transportation revenue from Act 89 to increase funding for state troopers, reports Mary Wilson. Robert Latham with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors tells Wilson…

    • National Products building

February 2: PA short $6B in transpo funding | Planning through the courts | UberPOOL

Act 89 transportation revenues are coming in $6 billion short of what the Corbett administration projected in 2013, reports Melissa Daniels, previewing PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards's testimony to the Senate Transportation…

    • The 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown during its pilot phase.
    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

January 7: Philly UberBlack drivers file misclassification suit | Frontier adds 10 new cities | Transit Explorer

Philly UberBlack drivers filed suit against Uber in Common Pleas court, reports Jane Von Bergen. The suit claims drivers are misclassified as independent contractors, and due to the introduction of the…

    • Falls Bridge

December 22: Investors bullish on Philly apartment market | Falls bridge to close | Vision Zero in DC

Eli Rosen of Gebroe-Hammer Associates tells Inquirer real estate columnist Alan Heavens that he expects Philly's apartment market to keep going strong for the foreseeable future. "Investor appetite has been insatiable, and the…

    • The Granary (new building)

December 11: SEPTA regional rail changes | Rents down in Philly metro | $5 vehicle reg fee passes

SEPTA officials say the coming regional rail route changes are the most significant in 20 years, reports Hayden Mitman.  "[B]ecause of how the trains are linked in the system, [assistant general…

    • Sound of Market

December 3: Congress's status quo transpo bill | Community development on N3RD Street | Sound of Market

Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ Vision Zero bill passed out of committee this week, says Randy LoBasso, tacking an additional $5 fee onto vehicle registration to pay for stepped up street safety…

    • Coworking spaces | Center City District

How is the rise of co-working spaces shaping Philly's real estate market?

One of the big recent commercial real estate storylines has been the steady growth in the number of coworking offices opening in greater Center City. Though the momentum seems to have…

    • Panelists discussed extending the Broad Street Line past the AT&T station

October 5: Three cheers for the Broad Street Line | PA Turnpike at 75 | Chaka Fattah backs Open Streets

Sandy Smith says the Broad Street Line was the star of the Papal Visit, easily swallowing larger crowds than it had ever handled prior to the Pope visit. Check out…

    • Fairhill Colors

Single-use residential properties make up 79% of Philly properties, and other things we learned from the new OPA data

The Office of Innovation and Technology has been upping the city's data visualization game for a while now, and the latest release of Office of Property Assessment data is everything a…

    • Goldtex

Philly is quickly gobbling up new apartment buildings

Last year, a lot of writers were wondering whether Philly was experiencing a multi-family construction bubble. There's been a lot of multi-family residential construction, mostly concentrated around greater Center City, over…

    • German kids bike

July 16: Philly housing market round-up | German ideas to steal | Toomey's transportation funding idea

Single-family housing sales and prices are up all over the city, and Kevin Gillen says the market saw "its best quarter in ten years this past spring." Citywide, one-bedroom rents…

    • Dilworth Park

June 29: Avenue of the apartments | Development with own dog park | Philly Stonehenge

Varalli's closing is another clue that Broad and Locust could be getting a big new mixed-use apartment building. A proposal for 45 townhomes and a mixed-use buildings at 5th and…

    • In-Progress Units by Area

Center City District: Surging Philly apartment market fueled by real demand, not a bubble

The latest report from the Center City District shows a booming residential market in Center City, particularly multi-family and mixed-use development, with no signs of slowing down. In 2014, the greater…

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