Wary Neighbors Keep A Watchful Eye On Threatened Kenworthy House

 

Photo: Don Simon, for the Roxborough Review

Deconstructing Kenworthy House | Photo: Don Simon, for the Roxborough Review

  • The Roxborough Review updates its readers on the preservation fight at the Kenworthy House at 365 Green Street. Developer Todd Joseph was slapped with a stop-work order by the Department of Licenses and Inspections after his contractors were caught demolishing a brick outhouse that was not included in the issue permit for interior work. The Central Roxborough Civic Association, having already openly disapproved of Joseph’s proposal to demolish his “hardship” and replace it with six town homes. They will meet tomorrow to discuss an envisioned Central Roxborough zoning overlay that would discourage developers from “playing Tetris with townhomes.”
  • While this year has been a relatively stable in terms of Center City office space, the Philadelphia Business Journal takes note of two mega tenants who are feeling the market’s waters. Radian, ahead of the expiration of its lease at 1601 Market Street in August 2017, is looking to expand yet has no idea what it will require by search’s end. Cigna is downsizing and on the hunt for for a 250,000–300,000-square-foot space.
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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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