June 10: New Temple library renderings | K&T trail breaks ground | Housing Trilemma

The state Public Utility Commission voted to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued Uber for operating unlawfully in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reports. Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials requested the fine be reduced, and Uber has suggested a framework in which the fine would be recalculated based on the number of days they operated illegally, rather than the number of illegal trips.

Gary Jastrzab, executive director of the Planning Commission, discusses the One Water Street zoning bonus controversy with Dave Heller. 

The city broke ground on the first phase of the K&T trail segment along the Delaware River, which will run from Frankford Boat Launch to Magee Avenue, connecting Tacony and Wissinoming, Esther Yoon reports.

Park Towne Place, the newly-renovated mid-century apartment complex on Ben Franklin Parkway, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, reports Sandy Smith.

Snøhetta released a third tranche of renderings for the new Temple library and they are glorious. Check them out at Curbed.

A smart post from Josh Lehner on the “Housing Trilemma” and the difficult tradeoffs it forces cities to make. “Every city wants to have a strong local economy, high quality of life and housing affordability for its residents. Unfortunately these three dimensions represent the Housing Trilemma. A city can achieve success on two but not all three at the same time. Underlying all of these tradeoffs are local policies as well.”

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