July 10: Jim Kenney: Streets blogger | Pope fence happening | Super TIF bill

The Pope fence around Center City is real. The only question is how big.

Jim Kenney is envisioning an administration with weaker deputy Mayors and stronger commissioners.

Kenney has also discovered the effectiveness of streets blogging for protecting pedestrian space.

Philly’s Storefront Improvement Program is saved in this year’s budget.

Looks like Brandywine’s going to be landbanking the 21st and Market site for a while instead of turning it into a larger building right away.

No residential component in the Suburban Square station area remake. It’s not just New Jersey underusing valuable land next to transit.

Emily Previti at Keystone Crossroads looks at some other legislation in Harrisburg impacting cities in addition to the budget. Interesting anti-blight and TIF changes.

What’s going to happen to the Legodelphia model?

That new ultrasonic device for enforcing safe bicycle passing laws might help put a safe passing law over the line in Ohio

Debating whether Seattle, and cities generally, should end single-family zoning.

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