New Apartment Buildings For Temple & Penn?

  •  NakedPhilly looks at Diamond Green, to open next August at 10th & Diamond. Offering 12,000 square feet of first floor retail space and 92 residential units, the complex—ideally encapsulated between Temple University and its namesake regional rail station—hopes to bring “privacy to Temple’s doorstep.”
  • The University City Review reports on the proposed Azalea Garden Apartment building at 400 South 40th Street. Penn would like to see the original 1856 historic mansion renovated, and then complemented by a high-rise apartment complex for the university’s grad students and young professors and staff. Neighbors may once again oppose the project, as they did a hotel for the site a few years ago.
  • The Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni reports that for the first time, the Philadelphia Housing Authority will auction off some 400 of its properties that it deems impractical to develop. CDCs will have the first right of refusal.
  • GQ “navigates the new Philly revolution” to be found in the “awakening,” hipper neighborhoods of NoLibs and Old City, offering a look at ten examples of such a transformation. Yet it can’t seem to help from insult, concocting some new Philly stereotypes.
  • Grid showcases another urban farming community, the “Pocket Garden” in the Southwest. Participants have found the value in cultural exchange with the 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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