Philadelphia #1 For Green School Design

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  • The school district has been recognized by the U.S. Building Council’s Center for Green Schools as the best in the country for green school design. “I’ve been to hundreds of schools across the country,” says director Rachel Gutter, “and it was not a difficult choice to put Philadelphia at the top of this list.” Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is cited as the city’s prime example for innovative, sustainable education.
  • NakedPhilly contrasts the Toll Bros.’ current plans for 2400 South Street with those from October. Heated public criticisms brought about the revisions, which primarily focus on bring the condominiums closer to the street, and filling in gaps. The developer will head to the Planning Commission tomorrow at 1PM for approval.
  • Newsworks reports on the reopening of the Simons Ice Rink at Woolston Avenue and Walnut Lane, in West Oak Lane. Ed Snider’s Youth Hockey Foundation contributed to the $13 million project that enclosed the space, possibly soon doubling participation in the hockey program.
  • PlanPhilly looks at the Historical Commission’s meeting late last week, which ended with the plan to have the Overbrook Farms neighborhood designated as a historic district (in the works since 2004) shelved for the time being, as residents apparently need more time.
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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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