High Concentration Of Vacant Land Complicates Lower North District Planning

 

Vacant land in North Philadelphia | Photo: Bradley Maule

Vacant land in North Philadelphia | Photo: Bradley Maule

  • With the government shutdown now in its third week, it’s no secret that Independence National Historic Park has been hit hard, but as The Inquirer notes, the privately run alternatives of Philadelphia heritage tourism are seeing a significant bump in revenue. Visitation at the National Constitution Center is up 57%, and Elfreth’s Alley and Christ Church aren’t doing so bad either. Yet attracting the disgruntled visitors who are missing out on the Bell and the Hall can only go on for so long, as more and more groups simply cancel their planned trips to Philadelphia.
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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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