Sprucing Up Center City For Hillary & Co.

 

A rendering of Mat Tomezscko’s mural, 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words, to be installed along South Broad Street for colorful and poetic display during the Democratic National Convention. | Mural Arts Program

A rendering of Mat Tomezscko’s mural, 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words, to be installed along South Broad Street for colorful and poetic display during the Democratic National Convention | Rendering: Mural Arts Program

  • The Inquirer looks at all the sprucing up to be done throughout Center City in preparation for the Democratic National Convention, including the replacement of the flags along the Parkway and South Broad Street and Boathouse Row’s lights, the hanging of patriotic bunting on City Hall, the filling of pot holes, the removal of the orange boxes of a defunct newspaper. A mile of South Broad’s median—from City Hall to Washington Ave—will sport local mural artist Mat Tomezscko’s mural, 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words
  • Curbed Philly has a helpful timeline reviewing the last two years of PMC Property Group’s One Water Street development, which Inga Saffron reported last week as having its previously agreed upon community benefit package withdrawn and replaced, this with the addition of “one 5,000-square-foot retail space, one piece of public art, and [the installation of] a souped-up, energy-saving system.”
  • Flying Kite speaks with Regina Young, who in 2014 founded Empowered CDC, a community development corporation serving Southwest Philadelphia. Neighborly collaboration has already yielded a new-found confidence, argues Young, with a community garden taking growth on three lots of Cecil Street’s 2000 block and spurring “beautification, education, healthy food access, safe space for seniors and youth, and community cohesion.”
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