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.”
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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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