On Tuesday the General Services Administration broke ground on a new office building at 41st and Market streets
, the Business Journal
reports. The anchor tenant for 2.0 University Place
is the federal Citizenship and Immigration Services, which will relocate from 16th and Callowhill. Non-governmental tenants will benefit from the building’s location in a Keystone Opportunity Zone, offering state and local tax relief until 2018.
A $30,000 Preservation Alliance grant will help Lyceum Avenue property owners fix up their Victorian-era porches and facades
, reports Flying Kite. The Alliance is also working with the Roxborough Development Corporation to host a series of homeowner workshops to help property owners learn best practices for repairing historic homes. The grant comes through the Vital Neighborhoods Initiative.
Philadelphia is poised for renewal as a new era of planning and governmental reforms have made way for better, more responsible development.
In a two-part Metropolis story, Elise Vider examines Philly’s “new urban revival
” and breaks down the issues that stymie “responsible real estate development.”
Earlier this week at the Mayor’s Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations in Florida, Mayor Nutter gave a wide-ranging speech connecting urban homicide with race, public health, educational attainment, violence, fractured neighborhoods and communities, and beyond.
Read it via Philebrity.
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