December 2: Transit-oriented development opportunity on Broad | National Products reno update | Navy Yard housing

The former KFC building at Broad and Bainbridge has been listed for $5.3 million, reports OCF Realty’s Naked Philly. The parcel is zoned CMX-3 so only a mid-rise building is officially allowed by-right, although other recent projects on South Broad have successfully pursued legislative rezonings to make way for larger mixed-use projects.

Naked Philly also checked in with internal demolitions at the National Products building on 2nd Street in Old City and finds they are proceeding apace. Jared Brey reported the details on that project here. The building was certified historic in 2002 because of its distinct orange tile facade.

Melissa Romero reports PIDC expects to start soliciting residential development proposals for the Navy Yard within a year. As we previously reported, that depends on whether PIDC can successfully negotiate rolling back deed restrictions on housing with the Navy this year. 

In Pittsburgh, Diana Nelson Jones looks at Operation Better Blocks’s recommendations for redeveloping the economically-troubled Homewood neighborhood without fundamentally changing its character.

Your discarded Halloween pumpkins are releasing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. PA Resources Council recommends they be composted or fed to local chickens.

Angie Schmitt at Streetsblog has some early criticisms of Hillary Clinton’s infrastructure plan, and Matthew Yglesias reads the tea leaves for hints of Clinton’s interest in cutting infrastructure project delivery costs.

Charles Chieppo raises some questions about the viability of income-based transit fares, given the income demographics of ridership. 

A new NYT/CBS poll finds two-thirds of Americans want the US to sign on to an international climate pact

Nationally, construction spending is up 13% year-over-year, reports Bill McBride.

The Urban Land Institute is now accepting nominations for their annual Urban Open Space Award. 

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