Considerate Italianate Intervention In Powelton Village


Rendering for 3301 Baring Street | Harman Deutsch

Rendering for 3301 Baring Street | Harman Deutsch

  • Naked Philly, bemoaning the triumph of function over form in most recent West Philly student housing additions, highlights another welcomed exception at 33rd and Baring Streets: a well-yarded Antebellum Italianate that had already been divided into nine student units. Developers scrapped their plans for adding six units here, opting instead for a more subtle three units that will stylistically mimic the extant structure’s porch and dentiled suffits.
  • Just east of Pat’s King of Steaks, Passyunk Square’s own Paul Mirabello wants to develop what the Passyunk Post says has been a “long troubled lot” at 827-29 Wharton Street. He filled in the local civic association of his plans for a four-story, 21-unit mixed use, as well as his awareness that density and parking were legitimate community concerns that he is mindful of.
  • This Old City’s Geoff Thompson enjoins his readers to sign his petition to Anthony Williams to see to it that Philadelphia is not excluded from enjoying the benefits of Harrisburg’s ride-share enabling legislation merely in deference to the bureaucratic interests of the PPA and its grossly artificial inflated taxi medallion prices.
  • The Roxborough Review’s Bernard Scally reports on last week’s groundbreaking ceremony for the $4.12 million Manayunk Bridge trail project, said by various officials to be a centerpiece of The Circuit. For all those curious about the state of things atop the iconic structure’s pre-trail, have a look at the video which amends the write up.

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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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