- Plan Philly reports that Councilman Bill Green will introduce an ordinance that would create a development buffer of 50 feet from the city’s waterways, thereby maintaining the integrity of the riverbanks and limiting the potential need for additional anti-pollution measures.
- Mayor Nutter has vetoed the City Council approved plan for a balcony at Finnegan’s Wake to extend above the sidewalk of Spring Garden Street, penning a lengthy letter explaining that it would not be in the public’s interest. He would allow for the closing of the adjacent Bodine Street to traffic for the sake of additional seating for the restaurant/pub.
- Clare Hyre and Rania Campbell-Cobb want to construct one of the world’s largest rooftop farms (2 acres) in Hunting Park. Already the headquarters to the non-profit advocacy group SHARE, the building boasts a food distribution center and working garden.
- Naked Philly asks, why not bike sharing in Philadelphia? Already a delightful tourist experience in cities such as Boston, Denver and Montréal, Bike Share Philadelphia’s recent feasibility study sees little drawbacks to the plan.
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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