Basketball And Youth Development Planned For Logan Triangle


Rendering of Philadelphia Youth Basketball's planned Logan Triangle facility

Rendering of Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s planned Logan Triangle facility | Goldberg Group

  • Philadelphia magazine’s Sandy Smith considers the December 3 announcement from The Goldenberg Group and the nonprofit Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) of their plans to construct by 2019 a $25 million basketball facility within part of the Logan Triangle, the nearly 40-acres of that neighborhood that were bought up by the City in order to be demolished after decades of sinking foundations. This (mostly) private neighborhood recreational center will be much more than a potential game changer to the area, Goldenberg principal Jeremy Fogel says. Affordably priced, the program will focus on the character development of children from across North Philadelphia and beyond, “the number one priority the community has identified” according to Fogel. “Calling it a basketball facility does it a disservice.”
  • Naked Philly shares a few shots from North Broad & Callowhill Streets, where the Parkway Corporation and Hanover Company are in the nascent stages of constructing two six-story mixed-use buildings on what has long been surface parking lots. While the same height, the structure on the southwest corner will comprise the bulk of the inventory, with 229 units and 256 parking spots. The southeast corner property will have 110 units and 114 spots. The blog notes that it was only a few years ago that the addition of 339 units to the North Broad market would have elicited more press than has been the case and that the veritable renaissance that looms with Eric Blumenfeld’s triad of projects along the reclaimed corridor can cloud the booster’s attention.
  • Some 7,000 area residents have already signed up to help with the Democratic National Convention in July, reports NewsWorks. Ed Dougherty, who volunteered for the GOP’s nomination of George W. Bush in 2000, loves witnessing visitors’ initial discovery of Philadelphia. “There is a sense of surprise, a sense of ‘I had this impression, and look what I’m seeing. There’s a lot more here than I thought.’”
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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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