Mantua Residents Push For Rezoning

 

Mantua rowhomes | Photo: Plan Philly

Mantua rowhomes | Photo: PlanPhilly

  • Jake Blumgart, for PlanPhilly, reports on last week’s informal plebiscite in Mantua on the question of rezoning much of that neighborhood’s antiquated (RM-1) multi-family residential classifications to (RSA) single-family. While 86.3% of the voting community expressed its approval of the plan, their councilwoman Jannie Blackwell demurs. Presuming that one week won’t be enough time to walk the measure through the entirety of the legislative process, the anxious Mantua community groups that have pressed Blackwell on this for two years already will have to wait until at least the fall for any such levee against the westward tide of by-right sub-divided student housing emanating from Powelton Village.
  • Having received final approval approval from the Civic Design Review committee on May 4, Pearl Properties has already begun work on its flagship hotel for Cambria Hotel & Suites at Broad and Locust Streets, reports Curbed Philly. “Designed by DAS Architects, the [14-story, 222-room hotel] will include a ground-floor restaurant, a 2,500-square-foot pool area, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, and a large roof top lounge.”
About the author

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.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
For The Birds: An Ode To Philly's Old Goose Signs

For The Birds: An Ode To Philly’s Old Goose Signs

August 13, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. reminisces about the Bicentennial-era bridge signs that still point the way to the Delaware River > more

Legal Fund Fights Developers That Game The System

Legal Fund Fights Developers That Game The System

August 9, 2018  |  Vantage

The price of preservation is high when building owners undermine the authority of the Historical Commission through legal loopholes. Dana Rice unpacks the issue with this report > more

North Broad's

North Broad’s “Lion Of Zion” Finds Strength In Design

August 8, 2018  |  News

Zion Baptist Church opens its doors to a sustainable future and a North Philly revival. Rachel Hildebrandt has the story > more

Diorama Restoration At The Academy of Natural Sciences Confronts Loss & Conquest

Diorama Restoration At The Academy of Natural Sciences Confronts Loss & Conquest

August 6, 2018  |  News

Conservators on the Parkway give 80-year-old specimens a good scrubbing, while examining science's shady past with new interpretation. Mabel Rosenheck has the story > more

The Budd Company: An Industrial Icon That Broke The Mold

The Budd Company: An Industrial Icon That Broke The Mold

August 2, 2018  |  Vantage

Robert Masciantonio dives deep into the history of Philadelphia's groundbreaking industrial powerhouse, the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company > more

Black History Museums Struggle To Survive Amid Philly Revival

Black History Museums Struggle To Survive Amid Philly Revival

July 30, 2018  |  News

In need of funding and resources, three museums dedicated to African American history face an uncertain future. Keshler Thibert has the story > more