Posts Tagged ‘Cottman Avenue’

Modernist Monument To Mid-Century Expansion And The Rise Of The Northeast

Modernist Monument To Mid-Century Expansion And The Rise Of The Northeast

May 1, 2015  |  Vantage

The Northeast Regional Library on Cottman Avenue was built with a Modernist eye and a civic mind. Part of the Free Library's 1956 Regional Plan to put a library within 15 minutes of every Philadelphian's doorstep, the branch was also the first in the area, officially unifying the relatively new neighborhood with the rest of the city. Molly Lester looks at the origins of Northeast Philadelphia expansion through the lens of this award winning Mid-Century mainstay > more

Coworking Firm Announces Two New Philly Locations

Coworking Firm Announces Two New Philly Locations

September 2, 2014  |  Morning Blend

40K more square-feet of office space by year’s end, ZBA says no to another story for off-campus housing, Sixers going 3D, department store to reopen in the Northeast, and the demolition that nearly wasn’t > more

Weighing Futures In The Central Northeast

Weighing Futures In The Central Northeast

December 5, 2013  |  News

Reversing car dependency, creating pedestrian scale on Cottman Avenue, increasing density and mixed-uses, and preserving Midcentury Modern commercial architecture are key features of the plan as it head toward its final form. Sandy Smith reports > more

As Central Northeast District Plan Moves Forward, Cottman Avenue Becomes Focus

As Central Northeast District Plan Moves Forward, Cottman Avenue Becomes Focus

October 8, 2013  |  Vantage

The Planning Commission's Central Northeast District Plan should be ready for action in the spring, but in the meantime they're engaging Northeast residents with meetings and workshops to guide their direction. Sandy Smith reports on last week's which focused on Cottman Avenue, Northeast's downtown > more

Can We Undo 1954?

Can We Undo 1954?

February 13, 2013  |  Vantage

As the Northeast's car-centered suburban form wasn't inevitable--it didn't start out that way--Sandy Smith wonders if it can now be reversed. Upcoming work on the Central Northeast District Plan might be a place to start > more