- While designing and constructing the proposed 8-acre park atop I-95 would be largely straightforward, Plan Philly explains that funding is a different story. Two PennDOT sources believe “it is conceivable that the federal government would contribute some money toward a project that was also funded through other sources, but they’ve never seen a project of this magnitude with a hybrid funding structure in this area.”
- Developer Ken Goldenberg is advertising his plan for the City’s next casino (there are currently six on the table) as a golden opportunity to capitalize on infill development to tie up the disparate features of Market East from 7th to 11th Streets. “Martket8” would help synergize that corridor with its 6 restaurants, two floors of gambling, a concert hall, a lounge, as well as a 168-room hotel.
- Philly Deals talks to some of the principals behind the Grove, a 33-story student-housing option for Penn and Drexel students at the Cira South site at 2930 Chestnut. It is hoped that this project, the tallest of its kind along the East Coast, would relieve the growing market pressure felt by long time residents of University City and other peripheral neighbors of Center City.
- The Atlantic Cities shows how software developers have made the most of the raw crime data released to the public, repurposing the City’s basic iteration into revealing snapshots of violent crime in Philadelphia over the seven years. Mark Hedd, the city’s chief data officer, feels that the greatest contribution of these interactive maps is their ability to empower neighborhoods to understand the carnage. “People want to be able to ask their own questions, or present their own take on this data.”
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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