Reuse Of Orinoka Mills To Begin Next Month

 

Rendering of the Orinoka Civic House | via New Kensington CDC

Rendering of the Orinoka Civic House | via New Kensington CDC

  • Property reports that New Kensington Development Corporation (NKCDC) will break ground next month on the Orinoka Civic House, the proverbial game-changer of a loft conversion project, indeed, the initial focus of NKCDC’s North of Lehigh Revitalization Plan. The delivery of 51 affordable units within the nineteenth-century textile mill at East Somerset & Ruth Streets will save it from conflagration while asserting some intent for its neighborhood’s future.
  • With average room rates increasing, the Philadelphia Business Journal says that the city’s hotels are now on track to sell out this weekend for the papal visit. Tourism officials are explaining these late bookings as characteristic of a leisure travel event. “The World Meeting of Families is a convention, but the papal visit is leisure,” said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia. “It’s extremely important and wonderful to get a high-profile event like this that touches all segments.”
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