December 11: Franklin Square PATCO study | New Temple library | RentalBeast

Governor-elect Tom Wolf tapped high profile environmental advocate and former DEP head John Hanger to be his policy director.

DRPA approved $500,000 to study reopening the Franklin Square PATCO station. Here's the backstory on that.

As Temple's comprehensive campus plan nears completion, we're getting a peek at the plan for the new library designed by Snøhetta and local firm Stantec.

Another day, another large Center City office building changing hands. This time it's the 29-story tower at 1835 Market, for $100 million.

Steve Stofka looks at how University City's new apartment towers are reshaping the area's urban form.

The apartment boom doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. Philadelphia is hanging onto its place in the top 10 cities for multifamily construction starts next year.

Boston-based Rental Beast is launching in Philly early next year, and will make the rental market a lot easier for renters and landlords to navigate by aggregating "the most up-to-date, customizable info from landlords, managers, brokers, neighborhood experts and wider market data."

And over on the other side of the state, the Peduto administration is closing Pittsburgh's budget gaps in a way no one wants to talk about here: raising parking prices, extending enforcement hours, and clearing the way for citywide dynamic pricing.

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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