- Plan Philly reports that the Lower Northeast’s district plan will be released on August 7 and will focus the Planning Commission’s energies towards three nodes of development: Castor Avenue, a section of East Frankford that the report calls the “Frankford Gateway,” and the area adjacent to SEPTA’s Frankford Transportation Center.
- According to the Frankford Gazette, the historically designated Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery has been undergoing much needed renovations for weeks now without the required permits.
- Violinist Michael Strauss, a guest writer over at the Philly Post, lambasts the architectural design of the Barnes, calling it a “glass freight car balanced on its pretentious pink box, compromised by “corporate groupthink.” Strauss suggests a few ways to amend the space: hide it.
- In Fairmount Park, NewsWorks says some of the Mann Center’s asphalt will be ripped up to be replaced with grass, so that the Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer home may remain competitive by building another stage—and offering some of the best views of the Philly skyline available.
- On Friday, the Philadelphia Housing Authority approved of Holy Family University’s plans for the former Liddonfield property in Holmesburg.
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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