Zoning 101: Community involvement – will this be on the test? p2
6/29/2014 | Real Estate Blog
The development process in any city should include input from the neighborhood. In Philadelphia, that input often comes from Registered Community Organizations. The city registers RCOs during June, and the registration is good for two years. Right now, there are more than 200 RCOs in Philly, and each has a say in developers’ requests for zoning variances.
Zoning 101: Community involvement – will this be on the test?
6/27/2014 | Real Estate Blog
When baby boomers think back on high school or college, there may have been nothing as devastating and perplexing as getting an essay back with a grade, a few stray comments and, next to one paragraph, a simple “No.” Nothing else. No explanation, no “see chapter 7,” nothing. Just that one word with all its finality and all its mystery.
Dune look now: Public and private interests clash on Jersey shore p4
6/19/2014 | Real Estate Blog
Philadelphia may not have ocean views, but it does have the Delaware River. That means that the city may be just as vulnerable to storm surges during tropical storms as coastal properties are. Superstorm Sandy generated the third-highest storm surge on record here. We are vulnerable.
Dune look now: Public and private interests clash on Jersey shore p3
6/17/2014 | Real Estate Blog
We are talking about a legal dispute involving property owners along the New Jersey shore and the state government. The state — and Gov. Chris Christie — has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to build barrier dunes along the coastline. The idea is to protect the businesses and residents in beachfront communities from storm damage. The property owners have resisted the idea for a number of reasons.
Dune look now: Public and private interests clash on Jersey shore p2
6/15/2014 | Real Estate Blog
New Jersey could be losing patience with property owners in communities along its coastline. The state has asked for easements, but the property owners are balking. The easements would give the Army Corps of Engineers enough room to erect barrier dunes along the beaches, dunes that would protect homeowners and businesses during a storm like Sandy. The dunes would also block the property owners’ views of the beach, or so they argue.