Matheson Bows to LeBow

  • NakedPhilly provides some photos of the demolition of Matheson Hall on Drexel’s campus. The building is being razed to make way for a new center for the University’s LeBow College of Business, a $92 million endeavor that will provide some 180,000 square feet of space. Drexel’s “Building LeBow” website is a testament to the University’s newfound confidence—as well as a trust that the building will become a focal point.
  • The Chestnut Hill Development Review Committee has quite literally sent Bowman Properties back to the drawing board for their plans for its mixed-commercial-residential project at 8200 Germantown Avenue, home of the former Magarity Ford dealership. The proposed building’s size and its subsequent traffic problems were the community’s main concerns.
  • Philly Urban Living reviews recent developments concerning the Manayunk Bridge “park in the sky,”—a project not unlike the Reading Viaduct in Callowhill. Now well into the community engagement stage (both Manayunk and Lower Merion, Montgomery County), current concerns range from nuanced design ideas to the broader safety issues that come from its mixed-use interpretation.
  • Philadelphia Neighborhoods visits the Brotherhood of Huntington Street. Despite a lack of electricity in the meeting house, this non-profit, comprised of former drug dealers, meets bi-monthly in the hope of promoting a sense of responsibility and guidance within their Hunting Park community.
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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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