Lardner’s Point To Return To Natural State

  • Lardner’s Point, a 4.5 acre reclamation of wetlands and natural park, broke ground yesterday in Tacony. After $1.5 million, the present “cracked pavement and weeds” will yield to a “natural state,” constituting the trail head for the North Delaware Riverfront Greenery and Trail, part of a larger vision for the Delaware waterfront.
  • The city is loaning some $2.9 million to Philadelphia Media Holdings, owners of the Inquirer and the Daily News, in order to facilitate their move from North Broad to Market East. While some believe New Jersey was attempting to entice the company across the river, spokesman Mark Block related that they are “happy to keep more than 600 jobs in the city and participate in the commercial renaissance of East Market Street.”
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian looks at designs for the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, a $102 million expansion project of the Hospital of Pennsylvania at 3400 Civic Center Boulevard. The estimated time of completion is two years away.
  • NakedPhilly reports on a former Peco substation at 6th & Federal streets in Pennsport being readapted into 16 apartments.
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