- According to the Business Journal, an affiliate of Korman Properties plans to construct a 51-building apartment complex across from the John Heinz National Wildlife Refugee in Eastwick at an estimated cost of $102 million. The proposal calls for creating accommodations for some 1,000 city residents on 35 acres of land, while ceding an additional 90 acres to the city to grow the airport.
- Plan Philly reports that designs to construct 32 townhouses on a vacant lot in Old City have been approved by the planning commission. Apparently, the developers had to scale down plans after they discovered sewers that the city had neglected to refer to on the city plan.
- NewsWorks gets ready for this weekend’s pro-cycling race, concentrated in the Northwest. For the first time in its 28-year history, the annual race’s route will be altered. For more information, click HERE.
- The Inquirer takes us to Fishtown’s specialty beef supplier Kissin Fresh Meats. Owner Stephen Verica comments on the changes within his industry over the years, from the heyday of Philadelphia’s butcheries, to modern tastes (or lack thereof) for beef.
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.