Adaptive Reuse On A “Massive” Scale In Point Breeze

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  • Naked Philly looks at a “massive residential development planned in Point Breeze,” the reuse of the former Pinto Bros. Recycling at 2408 Ellsworth Street. The Huntington Valley-based firm Magdim Inc. plans to convert the two story building into four stories with 43 units, on a lot of about 40,000 square feet. Yet the article suspects that the developer will run into an uneasy re-zoning process thanks to South Philadelphia HOMES Inc (SPHINC).
  • The Inquirer reports on last night’s itinerant City Council meeting in the Southwest’s St. John’s A.M.E. Church. A wide range of issues was addressed, with concerns over the mayor’s budget proposal taking precedence. By convening the community meeting—the first in two years—City Council President Darrell Clarke sought “to maximize the participation of community residents by having these hearings out in the neighborhoods.”
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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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