RDA exec director to resign

The city's Redevelopment Authority is soon to get a new executive director.

Terry Gillen, who has held that position for about two years, will be stepping down, according to several sources. But Gillen - one of Mayor Nutter's confidants - will continue to work with the administration in a new federal lobbying role.

The mayor is expected to make this and other related personnel announcements at a news conference this afternoon.

As head of the RDA, Gillen was a powerful player in Philadelphia's efforts to develop housing and commercial areas. However, she also bucked heads with City Council members who felt those efforts were advancing too slowly and impeding their own district initiatives. Read about that here.

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