Posts Tagged ‘gentrification’

Planning Commission Signs Off On New Penn Medical Facility

Planning Commission Signs Off On New Penn Medical Facility

May 26, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Penn Tower replacement approved by planning commission, two West Philly community gardens safe from sheriff’s sale for now, South Philly school to get $100K for playground improvements, anti-gentrification graffiti in West Philly, and Habitat for Humanity begins work on 21 homes near Temple > more

Testing The Gentrification Narrative At Temple University

Testing The Gentrification Narrative At Temple University

May 4, 2016  |  Vantage

Development and displacement go hand-in-hand, but every situation is unique and gentrification isn't always an entirely accurate assessment. Contributor David Hilbert takes a look at the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding Temple University where new construction for student housing is putting pressure on long time residents > more

Historic South Broad Street Bank To Be

Historic South Broad Street Bank To Be “Preserved” As A Wendy’s

March 18, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Wendy’s to fill historic bank building, repositioning expectations of innovation districts, Old City demolition goes awry, bill aims to ensure that commercial mixed-use is commercial, and gentrification protection measure approved > more

East Park Discovery Center Receives Conceptual Approval

East Park Discovery Center Receives Conceptual Approval

March 10, 2016  |  Morning Blend

East Park Reservoir Discovery Center design moves ahead, full Council to consider expanding LOOP tax breaks, rendering review for hotel coming to Broad & Locust, and development mentoring program remaking Germantown > more

Planners To Preserve Wissahickon Neighborhood's Character With Rezoning

Planners To Preserve Wissahickon Neighborhood’s Character With Rezoning

March 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Wissahickon neighborhood being rezoned, more civility sought for civic meetings, Germantown church to reimagine itself to stay relevant to next generation, on one North Philadelphian’s effort to organize and inspire his community, an adult literacy center opens on East Market > more