March 10: Here come the petition fights | Arrival info and transit ridership | How 19th St Baptist church was saved

Today is the last day for candidates to file nominating petitions, and now we enter the ballot challenge phase of the campaign.

Some new evidence bolsters the case that real-time arrival information increases transit ridership, at least on already-popular routes.

New York City is considering reducing some parking requirements to lower the cost of housing.

But Stephen Smith argues that using parking reductions as a carrot for building sub-market units will hurt the cause of root-and-branch reform of parking minimums, by positioning affordable housing advocates to forever defend the bonus system.

Here’s what some of the Philly Mayoral candidates say they want to do about housing affordability. Anthony Williams wants rent stabilization laws like in New York City, and Jim Kenney wants to increase city funding for CDCs. 

Inspiring read: how the Frank Furness-designed 19th Street Baptist Church in Point Breeze was saved from demolition.

There are 95 townhomes proposed for the Mt. Sinai hospital site in Pennsport.

Natalie Kostelni checks in on MRP Residential’s conversion of the Avenue of the Arts building.

Congratulations to Alex Feldman and Greg Heller, the two Philadelphians accepted into this year’s Next City Vanguard.

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