Developer Plans For Living & Making In Bok

 

Waiting for the final bell at Bok | Photo: Bradley Maule

Waiting for the final bell at Bok | Photo: Bradley Maule

  • Although Lindsey Scannapieco’s Scout LTD has yet to officially close on its purchase of the shuttered Edward W. Bok Technical High School at 9th & Mifflin, the Passyunk Post tells us that the developer was eager to divulge plans to neighbors, holding a preliminary community meeting this past Wednesday night. Scannapieco is adamant that both Bok’s form and function can be preserved, with its Art Deco details retained and a conscious effort to attract “live/make” spaces to the massive building.
  • State Rep. Cherelle Parker has facilitated a $1.1 million grant for the Connecting & Building Philadelphia’s Safest Corridors in the Northwest, reports Plan Philly. The project would see the installation of somewhere between 80 to 100 wayfaring signs throughout the Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods, designating sites of historic interest, as well as arterials and rail stations. Ten additional bus shelters are also promised for that area. “[It] not only encourages local residents and visitors to support the businesses in our immediate area, but it also opens the door to new business ventures,” argues Parker.

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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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