September 3: Philly’s housing boom in context | Abated properties and land taxes | Giant state liquor store

Philly is near the top of the lists for volume of multi-family and single family home construction.

I know y’all are glued to HBO’s “Show Me a Hero” miniseries about housing and desegregation politics in late-80’s Yonkers. Jake Blumgart is hooked too, and he’s questioning just how authoritative Oscar Newman’s housing theories still are.

What Emaleigh Doley wants to do as the new Germantown United corridor manager. We did a Streetviews video with the Doley sisters earlier this year.

Christopher Sawyer points out that owners of tax-abated properties still pay taxes on the land portion of their property over the 10 year abatement cycle.

Johnny Doc is the new head of the Building Trades Council. 

Barbara Boxer expresses confidence Congress will get a three-year transportation funding deal done.

Conrad Benner is talking about the SEPTA 24/7 campaign at 99u.

How does the Supreme Court’s fair housing ruling impact transportation planning?

A new tool from People for Bikes helps cities see who their bike networks are neglecting.

Southeast Philly turns up on another national best-of list for foodies. 

The state is putting in a giant Wine and Spirits store next to the new Target Express on 11th and Chestnut.


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