- The Logan neighborhood has opened its first parklet in front of its local branch of the Free Library. The quaint and movable public space, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, is the first of its kind to be installed outside University City and has proven that the concept is applicable to less well-off and commercially concentrated locations.
- Grid Philly looks at how some area hotels are committing themselves to sustainable hospitality incentives in a bid to win the hearts and bookings of next year’s 30,000 patrons to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild conference and exposition. “There’s so much you can get done just by making simple operational changes,” says Bennett Thomas of Hersha Hospitality.
- The Inquirer looks at the long overdue renovations at Mount Airy’s Weaver’s Way Co-Operative, which columnist Karen Heller writes as being “almost comically dilapidated, … the floor a Jackson Pollock of organic food spillage.” Now, two months after it was closed for the improvements, the 5,000 member-household co-op is turning heads. “I’ll have to dress better,” admitted one impressed member.
- Naked Philly doesn’t want you to forget the potential of 1200 Chestnut, the Horace Trumbuaer bank building that had its creative reuse denied last year by noise sensitive NIMBYists.
- The Governor Corbett backed economic initiative to deepen the Delaware River an additional five feet has begun near the Aker Shipyard, reports NewsWorks. Work is expected to be complete in five years, at a cost of about $260 million.
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.
Comments are closed.