- Considering the development trends in the “Spring Arts” neighborhood, Naked Philly resorts to a none-too-subtle plea for someone to snatch up the Guckelberger & Company building at 448 North 10th Street, which sits adjacent to the Union Transfer music hall and the Reading Viaduct. “It seems like a strong possibility that this building is turning into a more and more desirable investment for someone looking to do a residential conversion.”
- The Historical Commission has denied the retrospective legalization of Ori Feibush’s over-stepping his prerogative during the development (into an OCF cafe) of an 1898 building at 2100 Fairmount Avenue, in the Spring Garden historic district, says Plan Philly. “It passed unanimously, and now Feibush and his team will have to come back with a plan to un-do the damage.”
- Philadelphia Real Estate Blog updates readers on West Philadelphia’s Centennial Intermodal Transportation Center, the $24 million car garage (683 spaces) and SEPTA bus depot expected to service zoo visitors sometime in the spring
- A new holiday tradition has begun in Society Hill, says the Inquirer, with the themed decoration of about 30 “Franklin” lampposts.
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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