Advocacy Group To Urge Lawmakers To End “Lingering” Zoning Variances

 

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  • Flying Kite considers the impact of President Obama’s designation in January of Mantua as one of the nations first five “Promise Zones.” The selection speaks to the community’s recent efforts to change Mantua’s trajectory, and allowing, “for the first time, there are broader discussions about the future of the area that extend beyond just neighborhood residents and the informal collaborative of non-profits working in the area, [lifelong resident Michael Thorpe] says. New organizations and businesses deciding where to locate their operations will consider Mantua when they otherwise may not have. There will be new opportunities to raise money from the city, state, investors, donors and foundations interested in supporting Promise Zone initiatives.”
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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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