- City Paper shares a rendering from the winning design from this past Ed Bacon Student Design Competition. Called “SHIFT: Smart Hub Infrastructure for Tomorrow,” the plan calls for redirecting the Center City segment of I-76 around more congested neighborhoods.
- After numerous false starts, confidence is high once again on Frankford Avenue that the once prosperous avenue will complete its re-ascent. “I’d say the corridor has a lot going for it right now,” says Michelle Feldman, the commercial corridor manager. “We have the bones of a great shopping district, there’s a lot of positive energy from within and outside of city government, and a real focus on revitalizing Frankford.”
- This afternoon, the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review will meet to decide on the demolition permit of the historic Church of the Assumption, which was granted a temporary stay of demolition a few weeks back by that same board.
- Curbed Philly offers up a photo tour of the ongoing demolition of the 1844 Ruffin Nichols AME Church.
- ArtPlace, a coalition various public and private cultural investors, has included Old City in its list of America’s top dozen creative neighborhoods. “Communities were ranked based on their success in ‘combining the arts, artists, and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle.’ “
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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