- Plan Philly looks at the latest plan for a revitalized lower Lancaster Avenue corridor, just approved by the planning commission. Beth Miller, the executive director of the Community Design Collaborative as well as a commissioner, spoke of the aspirational nature of the plan, which has little in the way of committed funding as of now. “You don’t want to raise expectations that this is all going to be done tomorrow. This is a long process. It could take five to seven years for any one of those (plan ideas) to be implemented.”
- The Inquirer reports on the increasing violence at the site of the Goldtex building on North 12th Street in Callowhill,as two union protestors were seen on surveillance footage assaulting a worker with a chain link fence. Both were later arrested.
- Naked Philly shares the floor plans for a residential conversion of Northern Liberties’ Colors Reflections building at 542-4 North 4th Street. Before How Properties can get approval from the neighborhood association, a few issues concerning the eventual number of parking spaces must be resolved.
- Flying Kite discusses the precedent-setting themes discernable in the emerging first batch of district plans for the Philadelphia 2035 Citywide Vision: sustainable growth and transit oriented development.
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.
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