- In an unannounced meeting held last week, the city presented an alternate plan for the airport’s expansion, one that would forgo the destruction of 72 houses in Tinicum Township, Delaware County and relocate the United Postal Services center. The city remains committed to ensuring that a fifth runway is built in any final project.
- Flying Kite is happy to see the developers at Postgreen exemplifying the urbanist themes of “mixed-use, affordable and energy efficient” spaces at the East Kensington/Fishtown border. One project, called “FRANK,” will bring 10 condos (most likely in the mid-$200K range) and one or two commercial spaces to the 2400 block of Frankford Avenue adjacent to Philadelphia Brewing Company.”
- Teva Pharmaceuticals said yesterday that it no longer plans to build a $300 million facility in Northeast Philadelphia, which it first announced in September 2011. The decision rests on the Israeli company’s recent reassessment of “its global network footprint.”
- Amtrak apologizes in advance for the inevitable pedestrian inconvenience to be had when the lot immediately adjacent to the west end of 30th Street Station is torn up for reconstruction. Liz Spikol begs Curbed Philly readers to cut the transportation company some slack.
- Stanley’s hardware building on Ridge Avenue is expanding, reports the Roxborough Review.
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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