- The Art Commission granted unanimous final approval for the Eagles’ plans to renovate Lincoln Financial Field in two phases for $100 million (one fifth of the original construction costs). “The first phase will be completed this year, ideally before the season begins. It includes rejiggering existing ticket gates…adding ticket gates, replacing the portable tents which now constitute a ‘beer garden’ with a permanent structure, and adding features like permeable paving and a rain garden.”
- NewsWorks talks to Penn master’s degree candidate Kimber VanSant, who is leading the push to have the Roundhouse declared a national historic landmark so that the preservation of the pre-cast concrete building is ensured for future generations.
- The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will be honored by the American Planning Association in recognition for its commitment to community outreach within the four-year process to introduce last August’s new zoning code. Their “Best Practices” Excellence Award recognizes “a specific innovative planning method or practice that yields lasting values in the community.”
- Naked Philly says that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, hoping to lower its burgeoning budget deficit, will sell its 20,000 square-foot Catholic Social Services buildings at 17th & Vine Streets.
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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