Councilman Squilla Wants Laxer Zoning For Area Around Ben Franklin Bridge

 

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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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  1. Nothing wrong with two commercial centers in a city, so long as one isn’t left rotting and dying (which Center City isn’t) and the new core is folded into the city’s overall transportation system (i.e., extending the Broad Street Line to the Navy Yard).

  2. I would like the Navy Yard development more if it wasn’t based on giving tax breaks to existing Philadelphia companies so they can relocate to an car-accessed, gated site far from any population or businesses that might benefit.

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