Anti-Student Housing Bill Stripped Of Most Restrictions

 

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The possibility of students living in this building has some uneasy, reports Plan Philly

The possibility of students living in this building has some uneasy | Photo: Plan Philly

  • A City Council committee amended yesterday President Darrell Clarke’s bill aimed at placating residents of the 2000 block of Rittenhouse Square Street, seemingly distressed at the prospect of living amongst students, reports Plan Philly’s Jared Brey. Originally much broader in focus (geographically and in terms of mentioned restricted uses), the bill now stipulates that landlords may not specifically advertise the two garages now under redevelopment on that block to students. The City Planning Commission, as a rule, does not endorse the housings restrictions targeting specific segments of the population, and remains in opposition.
  • NewsWorks’ Elisabeth Perez-Luna considers the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “The Wrath of the Gods,” an exhibit, now approaching its final weekend, that explores the inspirations and successors of Peter Paul Rubens’ Prometheus Bound (1611-12). In order to emphasize the timelessness of this one of their prized possessions, the PMA worked with local comic book publisher Locust Moon Press to create “Prometheus Eternal,” a 25-page gloss that updates the rogue titan, depicting him as superhero.
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