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Development Agreements

August 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
There is a lot of development and planning intrigue about a casino developer and the extremely challenging plan to add an on-ramp to the Schuylkill Expressway in South Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe
May 18, 2019, 9am PDT
In Philadelphia, the Liberty on the River development will transform the Delaware River waterfront.
PlanPhilly
November 25, 2018, 7am PST
The city of San Jose is pushing Google to mitigate the effects of gentrification and displacement at its planned transit oriented facility in downtown San Jose.
The Mercury News
September 18, 2018, 5am PDT
The redevelopment plan for the "Gulch" site could have created a potential Amazon headquarters location, but it's been tabled over concern about the return on the city's investment.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
April 20, 2017, 10am PDT
It's no secret that building owners often fail to maintain privately owned public spaces with any priority on the public part of that equation. A new report reveals just how widespread the problem is in New York.
The New York Times
August 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
Decades ago, developers installed sub-standard asphalt on residential streets in Omaha, with the understanding that residents, not the city, would maintain them.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post
June 10, 2016, 7am PDT
City officials in Philadelphia are scrambling to deal with the fallout after a developer suddenly backed out of a deal that allowed additional height in exchange for affordable housing units for a 250-unit development near the Delaware River.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 13, 2015, 6am PDT
The $100 million investment by Medpace CEO Dr. August Troendle will add a new hotel in addition to office and commercial space to the neighborhood of Madisonville. The deal that enables the project involves a lot of moving parts.
Cincinnati Enquirer
April 17, 2015, 7am PDT
A brewing controversy pits a developer and politician against Chicago's Department of Transportation regarding how and where bike lanes work with the auto traffic created by building uses.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
January 11, 2015, 1pm PST
The evolution of the development agreement reveals how its proliferation as a land use tool is a symptom of a larger struggle between increasingly complicated land use regulations, the public’s conflicting goals, and developers’ desire for certainty
Reuben Duarte
October 5, 2014, 11am PDT
Last minute changes allowed the $1.5 billion Worldcenter development to move forward into the planning stage.
Miami Herald