Philadelphia’s Real Estate Tax Abatement program was enacted in 1997 and restricted to the rehabilitation of older commercial and industrial structures. Abatements were intended to encourage new construction or rehabilitation of properties with the exemption of all or part of the value of the improvement for a set number of years. In 2001, the program was expanded to cover all construction activity, including industrial/commercial and residential properties. Join us as we bring together an expert panel to discuss and debate the impact that Philadelphia’s tax abatement has had on our city’s economy and built environment, particularly on historic buildings.
- Peter Angelides, PhD, AICP, Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult
- Councilman Allan Domb
- Kevin Gillen, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University
- Inga Saffron, Pulitzer-winning Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
Moderated by Alan Greenberger, FAIA, Department Head, Architecture, Design & Urbanism, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Drexel University; former Chief Planner then Deputy Mayor for Economic Development under Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration.
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Networking, Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Program
Center City Location TBA