Author Archives: ULI Philadelphia

PRA PRA Announces Developer for Osage Pine Project

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The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) announced AJR Endeavors, LLC to develop and restore housing on 36 vacant properties along the 6200 blocks of Osage Avenue and Pine Street, at the site of the former MOVE bombing. Read more: https://www.philadelphiaredevelopmentauthority.org/news/pra-announces-developer-osage-pine-project

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Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties will represent ULI Philadelphia on new Historic Preservation Task Force

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Mayor Jim Kenney has appointed a panel of developers, scholars, city officials and preservationists to recommend ways the city can better prevent its historic buildings from falling to the wrecking ball. Julia Gutstadt of Dranoff Properties will represent ULI Philadelphia on this task force. Read more here. ULI Philadelphia previously worked in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and released a report. Read more about our work here and download the report.    

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Now Open: 2018-2020 Rose Fellowship Application

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The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral staff member of the organization, the fellow will focus on advancing the organization’s practices in community engagement, sustainability and design excellence. By becoming a fellow, you join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. Apply at: http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/solutions-and-innovation/design-leadership/rose-architectural-fellowship/become-a-fellow

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4 ULI Philadelphia Members selected for PBJ’s 40 under 40

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Rebecca Devine, Principal, Maven Communications; Douglas Green, Managing Principal, MSC Retail; Gregory Heller, Director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority; and Monica Jindia, Vice President, Business Development, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company have been selected for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40. See the full list here.

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Philly LISC Seeks Program Officer for Lending

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Philadelphia LISC seeks a Lending Program Officer to advance our community development lending program.  This person will be responsible for lending business development and loan originations that support LISC’s strategic priorities and a comprehensive approach to neighborhood revitalization. Primary responsibilities will include identifying project opportunities; providing technical assistance to local borrowers; initial vetting of projects and structuring financing needs; and developing key relationships and partnerships with public and private leaders in the Philadelphia market. Qualified candidates will have a minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in lending, finance, community development or related field; familiarity … Read More

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Recap: “Creating the Next Great Region”

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On Tuesday, April 4 keynote speaker Hon. Tom Murphy, ULI Senior Resident Fellow and former Pittsburgh Mayor; David Butcher, President, WCI Partners; Bradley R. Jones, President and CEO, Harristown Development Corporation; Marshall W. Snively, President, Lancaster City Alliance; and moderator, Kevin Schreiber, President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities to growing the region, and making great communities. Read more about this event here.  

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East Falls Development Corporation is Seeking an Executive Director

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East Falls Development Corporation Organization Summary – The EFDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia PA dedicated to the revitalization of East Falls.  Our main work is in the East Falls Riverfront Business District and Conrad Street Commercial corridor.  We support local businesses and institutions and positive, community based, economic development in the East Falls community.    The Board of Directors relies on the Executive Director as the only full-time employee.  The organization is financially sound and benefits from a vibrant core of active volunteer … Read More

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Philadelphia Neighborhood Economic Development RFP

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The City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce is requesting proposals from Philadelphia non-profit neighborhood-based organizations to fund development costs related to the construction of commercial (and/or the commercial portions of mixed-use) development.  Recipients will be organizations that can demonstrate the capacity to complete the project.  Awards will be in the range of $300,000-$500,000 to projects that will enhance employment opportunities, primarily for low and moderate income persons, and increase the availability of goods and services in low and moderate income neighborhoods. To download the RFP: Go to http://www.phila.gov/contracts/ Click “eContract … Read More

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Land Bank Releases RFP for West Poplar Sites

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The Workforce Housing (“WFH”) Program seeks to unlock developable parcels to those committed to producing housing that is affordable to moderate income households. The Philadelphia Land Bank (“Land Bank”) invites competitive workforce housing proposals from developers to purchase and develop the following publicly owned properties (vacant lots), located in the West Poplar neighborhood of Philadelphia. Read the RFP here, and the credit enhancement here.

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Recap: “Fostering Economic Growth for Delaware’s Future”

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On Tuesday, February 21 keynote speaker Gov. John Carney, D-Delaware; Middletown Mayor Kenneth Branner; Kevin P. Kelly, President of Leon N. Weiner & Associates; Edward C. Ratledge, Director, University of Delaware Center for Applied Demographics and Survey Research; Jeremy Sunkett, Director of Real Estate, University of Delaware and moderator, Jay White, President, Apex Realty Advisory, gathered to discuss economic development programs that fostered new real estate projects throughout the state of Delaware. Read more about this event: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/101601-panel-focuses-on-creating-delawares-new-economy?_topstory (Gallery) Urban Land Institute event highlights changing Delaware economy

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