How Green Is Your (Spring) Garden (Street)?

  • The Daily News looks at proposals for the Spring Garden Street Greenway project that would see the street’s medians transformed into shaded walking and bike lanes, offering Center City a 2.2-mile linear park from river to river.
  • While Richard Snowden and his Bowman Properties grow anxious over the 8200 Germantown project (a new City Council would require a restart in negotiations and prospective tenants might bolt), Chestnut Hill Local reports that the final vote has been deferred for another week.
  • “To come to Philadelphia and propose demolishing even a portion of Eastern State for a park is on par with clearing part of the Acropolis for condos,” writes PhillyBricks blogger Wes in his defense of Eastern State and all things of decrepit, yet historic Philly architecture.
  • Newsworks reports that Councilman Frank DiCicco’s motion to allow a building at 6th & Callowhill to wrap advertisements around itself in full display of travelers of the Vine Street Expressway has been approved. As such a move violates the Federal Highway Beautification Act, PennDOT could reduce funding to the city.
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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.

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