July 23: Our stubborn tax delinquency problem | History of the Hale Building | Lehigh Ave protected bike lane

Tax delinquency is still on the rise, reports Patrick Kerkstra. Head over to Citified for a rundown of the depressing numbers. 

For Throwback Thursday, it’s always a good time to revisit PlanPhilly’s Ravaged by Neglect series drilling down into the tax delinquency problem, and how that intersects with our blight problem. 

Also, Maria Gorshin’s 2012 Hidden City article on the history of the Hale Building, in light of its upcoming renovation

Matt Gelb on developer Glenn Mancini’s efforts to get properties off the PHA’s eminent domain list in north Philly.

Melissa Murray Bailey and Jim Kenney would both hire a different L+I director.

Tom Wolf announced over $98 million in water infrastructure upgrades in 12 Pennsylvania counties.

The River Wards plan recommends a protected bike lane on Lehigh Avenue.

The infill blitz in northern South Philly continues as another Queen Village surface parking lot is slated for redevelopment.

Nate Hood has a do-it-yourself advocacy plan for pushing back on parking worrywarts.

Mark Kleiman, one of the researchers on the study of Uber vs. traditional taxis’ responsiveness to low-income areas, responds to critics and says there’s an even more transparent NYC study in the works. 

Uber succeeded in temporarily beating back the effort to cap their growth in New York City.

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