- Grid looks at Philadelphia Rooftop Farm’s (PRooF) pilot program meant to highlight the viability of installing planters on typical West Philadelphia row homes. “In this project, the long, narrow planter is suspended across the sturdy knee-high walls (called party walls) between each row home to offset the weight restrictions” so typical of the building style.
- The Inquirer reports that the 136-unit Homewood Suites by Hilton at 41st & Walnut has had its grand opening. David Adelman, the president of Campus Apartments, which developed the property, says that he expects to construct another two 20-story towers close by within the next decade.
- SEPTA is holding another “hackathon” event for mobile app developers this weekend in the Northern Liberties. This year, the transit authority will directly challenge the developers to work on specific and directed needs.
- Yesterday morning a garage on the 1900 block of East Westmoreland Street went up in flames, most likely destroying 15 “irreplaceable” antique cars, belonging to the Latin Cruisers Car Club.
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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