Ridge Flats To Use Virtually No Energy

  • The Inquirer‘s Inga Saffron is excited about the possibilities of “near-zero” energy loss technology being employed by Onion Flats’ design for the Ridge Flats at East Falls’ Rivage site. The project, while a year away, will be the first of this scale in the US.
  • Newsworks reports on the recent widening of sections of the Schuylkill River Trail in East Falls, including the notoriously narrow turn at Kelly Drive and Ridge Avenue.
  • Washington Square’s Dilworth House is safe, reports Plan Philly. The Philadelphia Board of Licenses and Inspection Review has shot down the appeal of John and Mary Turchi, in their effort to have significant portions of the post-war mayor Richardson Dilworth’s house razed to make way for a condo tower.
  • Plans were released this week for Fishtown’s Columbia Avenue to be realized as a “connector street” to the Delaware River and Penn Treaty Park. Immediately impressive is the amount of greenery envisioned—those limiting of parking spaces will surely anger residents, guesses the City Paper.
  • The Inquirer reports that friends and alumni of the Northeast’s St. Hubert Catholic High School vow to raise $1.2 million by January 25, in order to fight the planned closure of the school, announced last week.
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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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