September 15: Charter school real estate bonanza | Columbus Square redesign funded | Useless sharrows

The National Trust for Historic Preservation put out an RFP for Upsala in Mt. Airy. The building played a role in the Battle of Germantown, and is considered one of Philadelphia’s finest examples of Federal architecture. 

Alex Wigglesworth and Ryan Briggs uncover a loophole in PA law that allows charter school companies to use tax-exempt bonds to finance major real estate construction and acquisitions at the taxpayer’s risk. 

South Philly’s Columbus Square redesign now has funding, and is expected to get started in 2017.

Philly’s Interface Studio is working on a transit-oriented development plan in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. 

PennDOT and the PA Turnpike Commission created a website with real-time info on Papal weekend travel conditions.

How impactful are Facebook neighborhood groups at shaming bad trash disposal and parking habits?

“It’s not that ‘Share the Road’ is bad, it’s just completely useless

We aren’t above loving these Philly cityscapes in the new Creed trailer.

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