- The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) announced yesterday the creation of a Design Review Committee, a three person board to be headed by Penn’s dean of design Marilyn Jordan Taylor. The decision to organize the committee follows the approval by the Planning Commission of three projects that failed to consider the fundamental aspects of the Waterfront Master Plan. It is hoped that by fostering a voluntary relationship with developers early in the design process, the waterfront agency can better ensure correlation with the plan.
- Councilman David Oh’s harsh bill aimed at preventing skateboarders from damaging privately-maintained memorials (a $2,000 fine and possibly 90 days imprisonment), has been walked back a bit, for the sake of clarifying its currently inclusive language.
- The Associated Press chronicles the history of Bartram’s Garden, the nation’s oldest botanical garden, on the banks of the Schuylkill that John Bartram purchased in 1725.
- The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will hold its yearly meeting on October 14, 5PM, at the Fleisher Art Memorial. A panel discussion will be held, featuring Councilman Mark Squilla, Sara Solomon of the Health Department, the School District’s Bettyann Creighton, and others. This is a members-only event, yet the coalition would be more than happy to let anyone join at the door.
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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