Eyes on the Street poll: Poll: Is Philly losing its reform-minded planning backbone?

Time was, Philadelphia scared off out-of-town developers with our convoluted (sometimes crooked) ways, leaving only insiders who could navigate our strange channels behind to build here. But recent years have been marked by robust planning and zoning reform, geared at bringing our development processes out of the dark ages. Yet recent news about waterfront development proposals and zoning code edits has us wondering if the city is having a hard time adjusting to all of that change.

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