Revisions For Clark Park Mixed-Use Development Presented To Community

 

One of the latest renderings of 4224 Baltimore; more available HERE

One of the latest renderings of 4224 Baltimore; more available HERE

  • Flying Kite relates some development lessons from Memphis, Tennessee. Be careful not to over-plan; allow for organic growth as much as possible prior to meaningful intervention. Specifically that translates into forgoing the example set by Portland, Oregon with its restrictive, density-targeted zoning code. “The language of code needs to be as freewheeling as possible,” argues planning director Josh Whitehead. In addition, much of what has been realized in the last few years was made possible by “bootstrapping,” securing micro-investments of $20,000 from community members.
  • The four-story, 8,500-square-foot Tiramisu restaurant building at 1519 Walnut Street has sold for $6.2 million, says the Philadelphia Business Journal. “The sale of the property shows the ongoing strength of Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Square real estate. ‘Rental rates continue to grow and sale prices continue to rise,’ said Shaun Lyons, who arranged the sale. ‘It’s a good place to be on Walnut Street.’ Tiramisu is expected to move out in the next couple of months. While the new owner doesn’t have any immediate plans, it is looking for a high-end retailer to backfill the space.”
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.



Comments are closed.

Recent Posts
A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes

A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes

July 24, 2014  |  Last Light

With yesterday's dedication of the John K. Binswanger Grove of Park Champions, the Fairmount Park Conservancy ushered in a new era of growth at the Belmont Plateau. It's always been Brad Maule's favorite place to survey the growth of the Philly skyline > more

Plan To Revitalize Kensington North Of Lehigh Approved

Plan To Revitalize Kensington North Of Lehigh Approved

July 24, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Planning Commission likes what it sees from New Kensington CDC, Philadelphia’s building boom as complimentary across varying sectors, renovating affordable commercial properties in North Philly, and INHP and the economic multiplier effect > more

Landmarks, Reinterpreted

Landmarks, Reinterpreted

July 24, 2014  |  Buzz

To help celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Athenaeum asked artists to reinterpret architectural landmark's on the National Register of Historic Places. The exhibition of the work is on display until August 8 > more

Remembering The City’s Last Potter’s Field

Remembering The City’s Last Potter’s Field

July 23, 2014  |  Vantage

Reporter Michael Buozis finds himself in the Far Northeast hunting down the city's last potter's field, its only marker spray painted on a utility pole > more

Beury Building Coming To A Sheriff's Sale Near You

Beury Building Coming To A Sheriff’s Sale Near You

July 23, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Neglected North Broad tower up for sale next month, John K. Binswanger Grove of Park Champions dedication, Rina Cutler on the PPA, perhaps a 7th victim in Market Street building collapse, and SEPTA seeking service suggestions > more

With Pop-Up Beer Gardens Under Threat, Here's Why They Matter

With Pop-Up Beer Gardens Under Threat, Here’s Why They Matter

July 22, 2014  |  Vantage

With pop-up beer gardens seemingly everywhere (and now under threat), Nathaniel Popkin talks with the designer of most of them, David Fierabend of Groundswell Design Group, about the ideas behind the installations > more