December 5: PGW sale dead | Parking magnates’ 2015 plans | Millennials driving mixed-use

With City Council President Darrell Clarke resolute in his refusal to hold hearings or a vote on selling Philadelphia Gas Works, UIL is withdrawing its bid to purchase the nation’s largest remaining municipal-owned gas utility.

Joe and Rob Zuritsky of Parkway Corp are launching a political venture to back business-friendly City Council candidates in 2015.  

Millennials, young families, office workers and tourists are driving demand for mixed-use multi-family buildings and national and boutique retail in Center City according to a new report from Center City District.

The purchasing power of these groups is still below the historical trend, though. New Census numbers show young adults are still short on jobs and money coming out of a brutal recession. 

Why the Bicycle Coalition supports the South Philly velodrome in FDR Park.

New York City wants to grow a new crop of minority and women-owned development firms by inviting such firms to apply to prequalify to bid on “a dedicated stream of city-subsidized affordable-housing projects, and in many cases maintain and manage them after completion.”

More housing continues to fill in around the Girard Ave El station. The ZBA approved 20 townhomes on Mascher St.

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