PHA To Have Another Go At Liddonfield Redevelopment

 

The Liddonfield Homes prior to demolition | Photo: PC Kidd

The Liddonfield Homes prior to demolition | Photo: PC Kidd

  • The Philadelphia Housing Authority is once again soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of the former site of Upper Holmesburg’s notorious Liddonfield Homes, after the expansion plans for Torresdale’s Holy Family University fell through. Dividing the site in two, the agency is looking to build 300 units of affordable senior housing on the western 12 acres, and for the best use (likely market-rate mixed use) of the remaining 20 acres, of which the PHA would merely act as a ground lessor.
  • With the Archdiocese of Philadelphia actively seeking a demolition permit from L&I, and the Vatican uninterested in stepping in, supporters of St. Laurentius Roman Catholic Church in Fishtown are attempting to have the threatened building historically designated, staying any demolition work at least, says NewsWorks, until the Philadelphia Historical Commission can meet to discuss the possibility in two public hearings to be held on June 9 and July 10.
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