- Neighbors of Finnigan’s Wake at 3rd & Spring Garden in Northern Liberties are adamantly opposed to the bar’s designs for a balcony extending some 15 feet out onto Spring Garden Street, says the Inquirer. Parking and noise complaints are already bad enough they say, and many suspect that its connections to the city’s Democratic Party structure allowed for some preferential treatment.
- In a 7-3 vote, the Historical Commission has approved the controversial designs for a waterfront apartment complex by the Benjamin Franklin bridge. While critics blasted the plans’ low-retail and cheap construction materials, Carl Primavera, the developers’ attorney, argued that the building was not trying to set a precedent for further development within the waterfront plan, but just to build within budget.
- NEast Philly reports that the third and final public input meeting for the Lower Northeast District Plan concentrated on both long and short term goals (transit and zoning concerns, respectively).
- After what it calls a “rather slow construction effort,” Naked Philly reports that four rentals appear to be finished at Lawrence & Poplar, in Northern Liberties. He blog wants some feedback: “What do people think of the design? Interesting, or too busy? Too many different materials, or just right?”
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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