June 19: Center City tower critics architect up | Parking tax increase passes | Treehouse or accessory dwelling

Instead of lawyering up to fight the apartment tower on the Boyd site, Center City residents are pooling funds to hire architect Cecil Baker to improve the design

Interesting news for the Washington Avenue corridor: Gus’s, purportedly one of the best fried chicken chains in the US, is considering opening on Washington and 20th, zoning negotiations permitting.

The $10 million parking tax increase proposal we’ve been tracking made it into Council’s final school funding package and passed yesterday. The only members to vote against the plan were Mark Squilla, Kenyatta Johnson, David Oh, and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez.

The Clean Air Council released a new app that lets you plan multimodal trips.

What are the trade-offs involved in increasing speeds for passenger trains on routes they share with freight?

Carl Dranoff broke ground at One Riverside.

The reasons firms give for moving their headquarters back to urban downtowns.

NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio is kicking cars out of Central Park and Prospect Park, at least most of the time. 

How to design a less polluting lawn.

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