Kenyatta Johnson Frees Up $2.2 Million For Point Breeze Renovations

 

Inquirer

Inquirer

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.



3 Comments


  1. The city should sell those properties for development but fixing them up is better than buying more to sit on and hurt the neighborhood.

  2. NickFromGermantown

    Wow. $200,000 per rehab. Are they going to be getting gold-plated appliances down there?

  3. This is sadly just another sound bite. The properties being suggested for renovation will cost more to repair than building new construction. The City has held them for far too many decades and they are now in disrepair….the end product will be more un-affordable affordable housing.

    Similarly, how can a Councilman “change his mind” after condemning someone’s property? Is this just an oops, my bad? $1,000,000 in tax payer dollars was spent condemning real estate that was ready to be built on…..is the money he was claiming was there to build on those lots no longer available? Was any thought put into condemning vacant land or was the Councilman just flexing his muscles?

Recent Posts
A Rich Past And Possible Green Future For Spring Garden Street

A Rich Past And Possible Green Future For Spring Garden Street

September 19, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is hosting a block party this Saturday to highlight plans that would transform Spring Garden Street into a progressive urban greenway. Harry K. is optimistic and gives us the history of this once great thoroughfare > more

40th Street Trolley Station Fundraising Gets A Boost

40th Street Trolley Station Fundraising Gets A Boost

September 19, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Over half a million for the University City gateway project, Old City building complex to be renamed and rebranded, Saffron’s thoughts on a riverside museum, and FLOW on the Schuylkill > more

Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million, New Center City Building

Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million, New Center City Building

September 18, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Litigator Thomas R. Kline donates big, Spring Garden Greenway preview this weekend, thoughts on Philly bike politics, and bagels coming to 7th & Walnut > more

Hot Or Not, Part II: A Drive-By Critique

Hot Or Not, Part II: A Drive-By Critique

September 17, 2014  |  Soapbox

New construction in Philadelphia is on fire right now. Perfect timing to feature another episode of "Hot or Not," courtesy of our indespensible drive-by architecture critic Jason Lempieri > more

City Hall Apron To Be Redone

City Hall Apron To Be Redone

September 17, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Improvements for Dilworth Park’s visual flow, more details on the Bridesburg land swap with Dietz and Watson, Philly Bike Share locations, and a “creative hub” in Brewerytown > more

Dilworth Park, On Balance

Dilworth Park, On Balance

September 16, 2014  |  Soapbox

The new Dilworth Park at City Hall has drawn a considerable amount of criticism since opening last week. Despite a few misgivings, Michael Bixler thinks that there may be a silver lining: inclusive, public appeal > more