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Open Thread: Tell us your development wish list for 2019

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What projects do you hope to see? What city initiatives?

The built-out frame of an L-shaped building at a construction site in Philadelphia. Photo by Melissa Romero

With 2018 just a few days behind us, we’re looking back at some of the most important development, housing, and policy stories that came out of last year; the debate sparked by the construction tax bill, the completion of some of the cities biggest recent projects, and questions about how to combat the city’s frighteningly high eviction rate.

But we also want to take the time to look toward the future, and that’s where you come in.

What kinds of development do you want to see in 2019? What initiatives do you hope city officials and council members will focus on? For some of you that might be more attention paid to affordable housing, for others it could be a focus on cleaner and more efficient public transportation.

Speaking of cleanliness, many Philadelphians have pushed for the city to implement a street sweeping program, or better handle the city’s litter problem. Could the city make improvements to its Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan?

Or, if those kinds of stories aren’t up your alley, maybe you’re more concerned with seeing revitalization in certain sections of the city, and you have ideas about what that could look like. If you’re a history buff, maybe you’re hoping for the preservation of more Philly buildings in 2019. Are there specific buildings you’re concerned about?

Let us know your hopes for 2019 in the comments below.