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Proposed Planning and Development Reorganization Stalls in Philadelphia

A drastic overhaul of the planning and development processes in Philadelphia is, at least for now, on hold so stakeholders can have more time to analyze the proposal.
January 23, 2015, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Council President Darrell Clarke said on Thursday that he would send his proposal to restructure the city's planning and development agencies back to committee for more discussion and amendments," reports Jared Brey.

"The proposal, which would require approval by a majority of voters through a ballot question, was initially approved by the Committee on Law and Government last month after a one-hour hearing. During that hearing, developers and public-safety advocates asked for more time to understand the impacts of the change."

Clarke originally pitched the consolidation plan in September. Writing for Plan Philly, Jared Brey has been keeping a close eye on the reorganization effort with previous articles on the subject found here and here.

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