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TheBurg Podcast: “Unsalvageable” Edition

We’re devoting this week’s discussion to one topic: Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan. Burg editor in chief Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison follow the years-long project from its auspicious beginning to acrimonious end. What caused the project to sour? Who shares blame for the breakdown between the city and its contractor?  And what does the plan even say, anyway? They cover all these questions and more in this week’s episode of TheBurg Podcast.

Update: Since this podcast was recorded, we learned that Karl Singleton, the mayoral advisor who Lizzy mentions at the end of the podcast, is no longer employed with the city. Read our coverage here.

Stream the episode on Soundcloud or download it in the Apple or Android podcast apps.

Read our coverage of the comprehensive plan on

Harrisburg Architect To Steer City’s Comprehensive Plan

What’s the Plan? After scores of meetings and tons of input, Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan process enters the final stretch.

After much delay, city officials lay out timeline to complete comprehensive plan

Plan of Action: Progress finally made on Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan.

It’s Here: Harrisburg’s draft comprehensive plan released

Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan is “unworkable,” say mayor, business leaders.

Comprehensive Jam: Harrisburg spent $200k on a planning project that the Mayor now recommends trashing. What went wrong, and what could the plan mean for the city?

TheBurg Podcast is released biweekly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of StartUp Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

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