- Ground was broken yesterday in North Central Philadelphia, just a few blocks east from the center of Temple University for the Goldenberg Group’s $100 million student-oriented apartment complex. Four years ago, the group purchased the John Wanamaker Middle School with plans to redevelop the site into 600 apartments, but subsequent discoveries of contamination rendered those hopes unrealistic.
- As part of its “North Broad on the Rise” series, NewsWorks highlights the necessity of the Divine Lorraine’s redevelopment. Eric Blumenfeld has big plans for his newly re-acquired landmark, reflecting “it feels like a museum,” and “a tremendously blank canvas. Some guys come in and they just close it up with drywall. Well that’s the last thing we’re going to do!”
- Eyes on the Street shares some renderings of a roundabout at the five-way intersection adjacent to the Stenton Station in Mount Airy. Since the Streets Department currently considers the intersection in good shape, the plan is “a purely conceptual idea,” a call for a safer, more attractive space that would also improve stormwater management.
- It’s still easier than one might think to steal homes in Philadelphia, says the Daily News, by forging signatures on residence’s title.
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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