Posts Tagged ‘gentrification’

Queen Villagers Work Toward Neighborhood Integration By Organizing Around Kids

Queen Villagers Work Toward Neighborhood Integration By Organizing Around Kids

August 2, 2016  |  News

In Queen Village there’s a rare attempt to bridge community divides between affluent residents and tenants of an affordable housing complex through summer programs for neighborhood kids, support for public schools, and representation on the civic association. Is it working? Jake Blumgart checks in on the process of building a more inclusive Queen Village > more

PMC Backtracks On Affordable Housing Stipulation

PMC Backtracks On Affordable Housing Stipulation

June 3, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Impressive bait and switch on the waterfront, month-long exhibit honors past life of Bok Technical, a look at the most expensive residential sale in Philly history, and sheriff’s office fees likely to see hike > more

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