Community College Looks To Attract International Students With Housing Accommodations


Rendering from BLT Architects showing the two 11-story residential towers that the Community College of Philadelphia hopes to attract international students with.

Rendering showing the two 11-story residential towers that the Community College of Philadelphia hopes to attract international students with | Rendering: BLT Architects

  • In Mayfair, half a mile of Ryan Avenue and between Lexington and Rowland Avenues, will soon have its parallel parking spaces shifted to make room for a protected bike lane, reports The Inquirer’s Jason Laughlin. The project could potentially be a model for other roads throughout the city. “The Bicycle Coalition is eyeing John F. Kennedy Boulevard between City Hall and 30th Street Station as a street wide enough and heavily traveled enough to warrant pushing parking away from the curb to make room for bikes, said Bob Previdi, the organization’s policy coordinator.”
  • NewsWorks’ Peter Crimmins previews the Recycled Artist In Residency (RAIR) program’s site-specific installation at Holmesburg’s Revolution Recovery, where 350 tons of construction debris are processed each day. In “Songs of Memory and Forgetting,” Martha McDonald imagines the stories behind some of the household objects that she has chanced upon during her five-month residence, while RAIR founder Billy Dufala provides background choreography (via heavy machinery) and musical accompaniment (via salvaged piano and guitar).
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  1. I was hoping that they would build some apartments on these lots behind the old inquire building. It is to bad that they are planning to leave all that surface parking. It would be nice to bury it and build on top. I was also hoping they would build taller buildings. Not sure why international students would want to go to a community college.

  2. Too bad they’re not considering all the poor students from Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley that would like clean, safe affordable housing. This country has it’s priorities a$$-backwards.

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