Toll Brothers, a publicly-listed housing construction firm, is one of the largest in the United States, and it specializes in using its financial and political clout to profitably and legally address zoning problems.
Apr 17, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
A growing number of Philadelphians are avoiding the high cost of car ownership and the associated frustrations with the help of PhillyCarShare, a non-profit car borrowing organization.
Apr 13, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
With litigation costs escalating due to increasingly stringent zoning regulations, many family-owned development firms are forced out of the market by bigger firms that can afford to pay attorney's fees.
Apr 10, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Despite protests from the local community, the unusual alliance and 130-foot tower will benefit both cell phone users and emergency officials looking for fewer dropped calls.
Apr 5, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Local residents protest a towering proposed development plan in Philadelphia.
Mar 29, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
In Philadelphia alone, $250 million in unpaid traffic tickets could be put to use; new collection techniques are now beginning in earnest.
Mar 9, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
No, this was not the new state slogan selected after close to 12,000 votes among five finalists.
Jan 16, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gov. Rendell, chair of the bi-state Delaware River Port Authority, has threatened a PATCO shutdown if the NJ delegation does not approve funds for dredging the Delaware's main shipping channel.
Jan 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer
A neighborhood association hires a design firm to suggest changes to a developer's plans for a condo tower on top of a parking garage.
Dec 9, 2005 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphis is attempting to reduce concentrations of poverty and increase property values through the development of suburban style homes. But is following this national trend right for the city of brotherly love and its most needy residents?
Dec 5, 2005 The Philadelphia Inquirer