“Carpenter Square,” A Dramatic Push Forward For G-Ho

  • Plan Philly looks at the approved plans for Carpenter Square, a 17-unit condo/townhouse development on Graduate Hospital’s 1000 block of South 17th Street. “It just looks like a transformational project and a forward-thinking project,” opined Andrew Dalzell of the South of South Neighborhood Association.
  • University City Review reports that the planned commercial strip at the corner of 45th & Walnut, a 2009 project that proved to be a non-starter immediately after construction, will finally contribute to the revitalization of the otherwise rising section. While residents might have preferred something else to another place of worship, they have settled for the University City Christian Church, geared towards international students.
  • The site OpenPlans.org has set up an interactive project that seeks some objectivity in determining the rules of the normally visceral act of judging a street’s beauty, and they’re using Philadelphia’s roadways to do so. Beautiful Streets is simple, asking users to choose which one of two randomly selected Google Street views is more beautiful. For The Atlantic Cities’ write up, click HERE.
  • The Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation is “calling all artists” to contribute in the enlivening of that corridor, as part of their “Art on the Avenue” initiative. For more information, click HERE.
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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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