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    • Julia Tackett says the developer of 706-724 Latona St. and nearby residents quickly came to an impasse over the best way to develop the lots. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A beloved Passyunk Square oasis approved for luxury townhouses

Just around the corner from the South Philly intersection where Pat’s and Geno’s compete for cheesesteak-curious tourists, hides one of the more unusual delights of the historically working-class neighborhood. Walk down…

    • Rocky Map

December 1: Council eyes private towing regs | Infrastructure in the 2016 elections | Mapping Rocky's Philly

Economist Paul Krugman makes the case in his New York Times column that local housing policy, and specifically the relaxation of regulatory curbs on density, is an underrated tool for fighting…

    • Bladerunner

April 21: Seniors using SEPTA Key | Center City's density | Garage-fronted housing loophole

Center City "ranks second only to Midtown Manhattan when it comes to people living in the heart of a city," says Maria Panaritis, reporting on Center City District's new State…

    • Sherrie Cohen

March 30: Cohen gets Dems' nod | Shared vehicles and parking | DN slams UEDs

Sherrie Cohen is getting the backing of the city Democratic Party for Jim Kenney's vacated At-Large Council seat. PennDOT is temporarily removing the bike lanes from the Ben Franklin parkway. GroJLart…

    • Philadelinquency

February 20: Saffron pans Clarke reorg plan |Sheriff Sawyer | Density and emissions

This Philly Record article on the 7th District primary has some amazing insights into the psychology of the ward leaders: "The ward leaders voting against her in favor of Morales made it…

    • Transfer of Development Rights

September 24: Cig tax heads to Corbett | Rail park zoning | Density without height

The state Senate passed the local cigarette tax for Philly schools, and the bill now heads to Governor Corbett. This is being treated in some corners like a "huge victory" for…

    • Philadelphia's walkable, affordable neighborhoods

August 22: Philly has the most walkable and affordable neighborhoods | Density as the key to bicycle growth | Rt 10 Trolley service suspended | PNB letters

We heard mixed reactions from readers regarding the removal of the PNB letters from Philadelphia's skyline, it does seem like cause for concern that "no city regulatory agency had…

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Clarke bill provides size and density bonuses for affordable housing developments

Last Thursday, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced five bills aimed at encouraging development on Philadelphia’s ubiquitous vacant land, reducing the city-owned stock of the same, and providing incentives for the construction…

    • Bill retooling parking requirements to be restricted to North Central

Bill retooling parking requirements to be restricted to North Central

A bill that would have required developers to provide parking spaces and larger dwelling units in certain multifamily residential and commercial mixed-use districts citywide will be amended to restrict those provisions…

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