January 9: Center City Target | Who’s Parking on City Hall apron | Neighborhood Placemaker grants

Slowly but surely, the economic picture continued to brighten in December as the economy added 252,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%.

As the job market improves, more younger workers are moving out of mom’s basement, fueling demand for more housing. 

Which regions of the city are going to have the most say in choosing our next Mayor and City Council? Holly Otterbein lists the highest-turnout and lowest-turnout wards.

Here’s the full list of who is authorized to park on the City Hall apron.

Target is looking to bring one of their smaller-footprint TargetExpress stores to Center City. Alexis Stephens at Next City had a good story this fall on how big box retailers like Target are retooling to reach urban markets. 

The sale of 1818 Market has been delayed due to a lawsuit from three of the “fractional owners” of the building opposing the sale.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is offering Neighborhood Placemaker grants through their Civic Landscapes Initiative ranging from $7,500 to $25,000.

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