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Philadelphia Developer Sues Affordable Housing Project Over Parking Spaces

As Philadelphia's Breeze Point gets more expensive, a market-rate developer is claiming that an affordable housing development's surface parking lot is taking up land that could be homes.
September 17, 2017, 5am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Developers in Philadelphia filed a court challenge against an affordable housing project for its surface parking lot. "The zoning board approved the construction of 20 multifamily housing units and a parking lot with 11 spaces on the 1300 block of Capitol and 2000 block of Reed," Claudia Vargas writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The developers claim that the Women's Community Revitalization Project has more land than it needs, and that the parking lot will make the neighborhood less walkable.

"Both city and Redevelopment Authority officials have said that reserving land in rapidly gentrifying areas such as Point Breeze is crucial to maintaining affordability in the city," Vargas writes. 

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Published on Friday, August 25, 2017 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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