City Hall Apron To Be Redone

 

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Reconsidering the curb. | Photo: Tom McDonald, for NewsWorks

  • Although the multimillion dollar renovation of Dilworth Park has gotten rave reviews, says NewsWorks, its chipped and pot-marked apron (partly due to that construction) certainly has not. The City will accept bids to redo the concrete running the perimeter of City Hall, including alterations to the North Broad portal that will allow compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is also noted that the City has “set aside several more million dollars over the next several years to upgrade the City Hall exterior, although exactly what those improvements will be is still up for discussion.”
  • Representatives from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation briefed Bridesburg residents last week on the recently announced land swap deal with Dietz and Watson, says Star News Philly. PIDC senior vice president Thomas Dalfo explained that since the transaction is so new, the city will have to go “through a planning process where it will engage the community to figure out what are the needs and desires for that park.” Environmental studies are also necessary, but Dalfo assured the attendees that the received 20-acre parcel (from the Frankford Arsenal and Fish and Boat Commission) is undoubtedly cleaner than the one granted to the deli meat firm.
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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. Those bike share locations are way too spread out for this to ever be useful. I hope this is just a phase 1 and they mean to add more.

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