New Apartment Buildings For Temple & Penn?

  •  NakedPhilly looks at Diamond Green, to open next August at 10th & Diamond. Offering 12,000 square feet of first floor retail space and 92 residential units, the complex—ideally encapsulated between Temple University and its namesake regional rail station—hopes to bring “privacy to Temple’s doorstep.”
  • The University City Review reports on the proposed Azalea Garden Apartment building at 400 South 40th Street. Penn would like to see the original 1856 historic mansion renovated, and then complemented by a high-rise apartment complex for the university’s grad students and young professors and staff. Neighbors may once again oppose the project, as they did a hotel for the site a few years ago.
  • The Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni reports that for the first time, the Philadelphia Housing Authority will auction off some 400 of its properties that it deems impractical to develop. CDCs will have the first right of refusal.
  • GQ “navigates the new Philly revolution” to be found in the “awakening,” hipper neighborhoods of NoLibs and Old City, offering a look at ten examples of such a transformation. Yet it can’t seem to help from insult, concocting some new Philly stereotypes.
  • Grid showcases another urban farming community, the “Pocket Garden” in the Southwest. Participants have found the value in cultural exchange with the community.
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.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
PA Ballet Swings Wrecking Ball At North Broad Landmark

PA Ballet Swings Wrecking Ball At North Broad Landmark

May 21, 2018  |  News

A 107-year-old terra cotta treasure on Automobile Row will be demolished for a vacant lot. Michael Bixler has the story > more

Kensington Workshop Keeps Neighborhood Clocking In

Kensington Workshop Keeps Neighborhood Clocking In

May 16, 2018  |  Last Light

Inside a 124-year-old mill in Kensington, World Manufacturing Inc. is buzzing with work orders. Theresa Stigale puts us on the production line with this photo essay > more

Take Me Up To the Ball Game! Rediscovering The Bleacher Houses Of North Philly

Take Me Up To the Ball Game! Rediscovering The Bleacher Houses Of North Philly

May 15, 2018  |  Vantage

Dave Coyne gives us a rooftop view of old Shibe Park and the backstory behind Swampoodle's little-known "bleacher houses" > more

On Motherhood & The Circle Of Life At City Hall

On Motherhood & The Circle Of Life At City Hall

May 11, 2018  |  Soapbox

For Mother's Day, Stacey Meadows takes us inside the Register of Wills office at City Hall with this moving personal essay > more

Neighbors Vote

Neighbors Vote “No” On Christian Street Church Proposal

May 9, 2018  |  News

A new design proposal to demolish and develop the site of Christian Street Baptist Church is met with unanimous disapproval from neighbors. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the story > more

The Urban Conversation Of Row House Window Displays

The Urban Conversation Of Row House Window Displays

May 8, 2018  |  Vantage

Mabel Rosenheck peeks inside the front window to examine Philly's tradition of row house expression > more