- Its student population doubling in the previous eight years, Chestnut Hill College has been given the green light by its community to begin construction of dormitories and a parking structure on its SugarLoaf campus. Newsworks also offers an update on the shrinking vision of the 8200 Germantown Ave townhouse and grocery Market project.
- Grid showcases four project design grants from the Community Design Collaborative for green roofing and markets, community programs in Hamilton Village, and the revitalization of Kensington.
- PlanPhilly reports that infighting within the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has seen the end of the largely independent Regional Citizens Committee, to be replaced with a community task force.
- The bicycle lane test on Market & JFK (from 15th to 20th) has been successful enough for the City’s transportation department to explore further options in making streets more “complete.”
- Reminder: today is Philly Photo Day! Take a picture of anything, anywhere in the city and submit by Monday. The editorial staff here at Hidden City will highlight some next week.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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