Mixed Emotions Over Chelten Plaza Plans

  • Yvonne Haskins, the lawyer representing Germantown residents’ concerns over proposals for Chelten Plaza at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues, deems Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller’s zoning variance “impermissible spot zoning.” The move would allow for discount stores at a location where the community would rather see higher-end retailers.
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian discusses Franklin Field’s new Information Commons, the $2.5 million mezzanine study space in the George A. Weiss Pavilion. After opening in February, the Commons will provide excellent views of the campus’ new public spaces Penn Park and Shoemaker Green.
  • The Atlantic Cities looks at the “Korean awakening” of Philadelphia’s collective palate, and in so doing, evaluates the city’s reputation as a culinary destination as a whole. “In Philadelphia, much more innovative things happen.”
  • Since last week’s death of Joe Frazier, many have asked why there is yet no public memorial commemorating the boxing legend in his adopted hometown. Newsworks reports on the proposals, now gaining momentum.
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