- The State Gaming Board has announced that it would accept applications for the second casino license reserved for the city of Philadelphia from now until mid-November. For some time before this announcement, there was quite a bit of talk that Harrisburg lawmakers would make the license available to anyone in the state. Any decision would be nine to twelve months away.
- Plan Philly updates our early report on the sale of the Church of the Assumption, The mid-19th century Catholic church has been sold to John Wei, a Chinatown developer. Previous owner Siloam had spent four years trying to get clearance form the historical commission to raze the building, and so many see the transfer as a promising sign.
- Yesterday we reported on a co-housing initiative in Mt. Airy. NewsWorks follows up with a report, telling how Wissahickon Village Co-Housing (WVC) is hard at work trying to line up buyers for a “co-housing community” at the Garrett-Dunn House site. Developer “Iron Stone intends to build 32 homes on the site, 22 houses and a 10 unit condominium building.”
- Ground will be broken today for the Haddington Health Center at 5201 Haverford Avenue. “The federally qualified community health center” will cost $14 million and comprise 36,000 square feet.
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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