- This past Thursday night, Mural Arts Program head Jane Golden was on hand for the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee meeting to discuss an upcoming mural depicting a vignette of the Wissahickon, on Bredenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor (8126 Germantown Avenue).
- NewsWorks looks at the recent work on the Reading viaduct by Reading International, reporting that supporters of the project are encouraged by the California based company’s removal of rail tracks from the site—even if its final design remains to be seen.
- Eyes on the Street wonders: “are we entering a period where the city will have to go through a school closing/consolidation cycle annually?”
- According to the Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni, a new report for the 2012’s first quarter suggests that a “growth spurt” for apartment living is underway in Center City. “All told, an additional 1,500 new apartments are in the pipeline, according to the report.”
- Naked Philly updates us on the construction of the mixed use, student apartment complex for Temple at 10th & Diamond streets. The development will have 92 units when all is said and done, each being installed as a prefabricated, modular building block.
About the author
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.