Updated: The End May Be Nigh For The City Hall Parking Lot, But Not Yet

 

The City Hall Parking Lot this winter | Photo: Plan Philly

The City Hall Parking Lot this winter | Photo: Plan Philly

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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. The link to PlanPhilly about the City Hall Lot is broken, unfortunately, but I tracked down the article which had some bad news.

    “Update: Bridget Collins-Greenwood, Commissioner of Public Property for the City of Philadelphia, confirmed the bubble-bursting news this morning that not only is the no-parking policy limited to the northwest half of the City Hall apron, but the change actually has nothing to do with the grassroots pressure campaign–they’re just doing construction to repair the apron, and that’s why people won’t be able to park there. Elected officials and their staff will still enjoy parking privileges on the northeast side of the apron during construction. Democratic Mayoral nominee Jim Kenney has pledged to end apron parking, in the likely scenario that he wins the general election this November. So the general thrust of this post is still basically correct, even if the timing is off, though sadly for Jon Poet, it isn’t time to power down the City Hall Parking Lot Tumblr just yet.”

    Grrr. Entitlement is not a good look in Philly.

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