The Circuit To Make Big Connections In 2016

 

A cyclist rides on the Pencoyd Bridge, which, come autumn, will carry the Pencoyd Trail from Manayunk to Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. | Photo: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

A cyclist rides on the Pencoyd Bridge, which, come autumn, will carry the Pencoyd Trail from Manayunk to Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County | Photo: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

  • The Inquirer previews this summer’s additions to The Circuit Trails network, now running 300 miles of a planned 750. At Valley Forge National Historical Park, foot-powered traffic will once again cross the Schuylkill along its own dedicated path with the $9.2 million, 14-foot-wide Sullivan’s Bridge. Down river, last fall’s $5.7 million trail conversion of the iconic Manayunk Bridge is to be complemented with the $5 million Pencoyd Trail over the eponymous bridge to Lower Merion. And in Middletown Township in Delaware County, the initial $6.5 million segment of the Chester Creek Trail will open in the fall.
  • Curbed Philly looks at some of the floor plans for the 126 units that EB Realty is bringing to a revived Divine Lorraine. The apartments were just made available for pre-leasing and are expected to be rolled out from November through January.
  • In Fishtown, Naked Philly notes that a 65,000-square-foot lot to the immediate south of Penn Treaty Park—which would have been the home to a 35-story condo tower had not the economy sputtered out in 2008—is set to go to auction for at least $3.6 million.
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