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Philadelphia Named a Leader in New Construction Walkability

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Redfin recently published a survey examining which major US cities were building walkable infrastructure. By examining the percentage of new homes with a walk score higher than the city walk score, Redfin proclaimed Philadelphia number one. “Philly is on fire when it comes to walkable new construction,” said Redfin agent Tom Lewis. In nearly every direction you look there are new apartments or condos going up and older buildings are being rehabilitated. A lot of these new homes are in extremely walkable areas that are getting more walkable by the … Read More

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Lehigh Valley’s E-Commerce Boom

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On September 7th our 2016 Build Lehigh Valley Development & Outlook Report will discuss housing types, new institutional development and quantifies commercial markets. Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a compelling piece detailing the e-commerce boom and its impact on the Lehigh Valley economy and infrastructure. Since the end of the Great Recession in the second quarter of 2010, no U.S. industrial market has grown as fast as the Interstate-78/Interstate-81 corridor, which includes the Lehigh Valley and parts of Central Pennsylvania, but excludes the Philadelphia market. “As supply chains have … Read More

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Scholarship Council is Seeking New Members

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The ULI Philadelphia Scholarship Council is seeking new members. The council will be instrumental in raising funds, growing the number of applicants and participating schools, and evaluating and selecting the winners. The council will be meeting quarterly in October, January, April, and July. If you are interested in serving on this council please contact Natalia.Serejko@uli.org To visit the scholarship page click here

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September 7: 2016 Build Lehigh Valley Development & Outlook Report

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Join ULI Philadelphia and a panel of national, regional, and local experts as they address the latest findings from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC)’s BuildLV report. The report covers regional trends including urbanization, the region’s position as a strategic inland freight hub, and the global perspective, along with the evolution of housing types, new institutional development and commercial markets. LVPC’s newest BuildLV report will also showcase how land development activity compares to previous years. Don’t miss this definitive data analysis and discussion of the next 12 to 24 months … Read More

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WLI Fall Meeting Scholarship Opportunities

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With the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting right around the corner we wanted to share two scholarship opportunities.  We encourage you to apply for both scholarships; however, you are only eligible to win one.  Please make note of deadlines.     2016 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship – NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP ULI women members (Full, Associate and Young Leader members) who are active in District Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2016 ULI Fall Meeting WLI Prologis Scholarship to attend the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, … Read More

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See what the City of Philadelphia is doing to build healthy places

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Amanda Wagner, of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health, recently spoke to ULI Philadelphia’s Policy and Land Use Council with an update on the Philly Powered campaign;  click here to see the full presentation.  

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Jonathan F. P. Rose Book Tour

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On Thursday, September 15th join The Philadelphia Center for Architecture + Design for a conversation with Jonathan F.P. Rose. Jonathan is a veteran developer known for creating affordable and green housing in New York City. Join this innovative real estate developer for the lunch of his new book The Well-Tempered City:What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life (September 2016, Harper Wave). Rose will offer insights into his research, his innovative ideas, and lessons he has learned over his career helping to redevelop … Read More

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Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Seeks Proposals for Germantown YWCA

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The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and rehab the former Germantown YWCA structure at 5820-24 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. The proposed rehabilitation plan should take into consideration the neighborhood and provide an attractive, well-designed development that enhances the quality and physical appearance of the community. Renovation plans should be sensitive to the building’s historic context and preserve the building’s facade. Developers are encouraged to incorporate sustainable, “green” design features and building materials. Proposals should consider building performance objectives and Energy Star’s building design … Read More

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Carl Dranoff Interviewed by Philadelphia Business Journal

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The Philadelphia Business Journal recently interviewed Carl Dranoff, president and co-founder of Dranoff Properties and Past ULI Philadelphia District Council Chair. For over three decades, Carl has been a trailblazer in region’s real estate by spearheading residential and mixed use projects which have revitalized and enhanced the city’s landscape. In the interview, The Philadelphia Business Journal asks Carl about everything from building a business from scratch to what records he spun as a teenager. Philadelphia Business Journal: What’s your essential business philosophy? Carl Dranoff: Stay focused on building the best product and you … Read More

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CCD Presentation on Tax Reform & Business Growth

Interested in a new study by the Center City District on tax reform and business growth in the City? Click here to see the PowerPoint presented by Paul Levy, CEO & President of Center City District to members of ULI Philadelphia’s Capital Markets and Development Councils and click here for the Growth Coalition website, which includes a link to the approved HB1871 as well as the Econsult study and outlines of the plan.

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