Posts Tagged ‘Norris Square Civic Association’

Coming: Review Of Proposals For Development Of Kensington Banks

Coming: Review Of Proposals For Development Of Kensington Banks

September 6, 2013  |  News

It's down to two development firms to win the right to develop the site of the banks. But can at least some part of the historic buildings be saved? Christopher Mote has details > more

Two Kensington Historic Banks, Back On The Table

Two Kensington Historic Banks, Back On The Table

July 24, 2013  |  News

Back in the hands of the Norris Square Civic Association, the monumental banks are the subject of a request for development proposals that privilege commercial use, sustainability, and preservation. Hidden City staff writer Christopher Mote reports on that and on a ruling this week against the hardship claim that was used to justify residential development of the site--and demolition > more

In Kensington, A Major Reversal Brings New Hope For Historic Banks

In Kensington, A Major Reversal Brings New Hope For Historic Banks

May 3, 2013  |  News

Women's Community Revitalization Project gives up on building low-income housing at Front and Norris. The fate of the historic banks and the ownership of the site are unclear. Chris Mote reports > more

Conflict In Kensington As Neighbors Appeal Banks' Demolition

Conflict In Kensington As Neighbors Appeal Banks’ Demolition

January 23, 2013  |  News

Preserving two monumental textile banks is key to East Kensington's future, say a diverse group of neighborhood activists, including Karen Lewis, pictured here. Their appeal of a nonprofit's plans to build affordable housing on the site reveals contrasting visions of the neighborhood's potential, points out Christopher Mote in his comprehensive report > more

Two Historic Kensington Bank Buildings Get Short End of Zoning Board Decision

Two Historic Kensington Bank Buildings Get Short End of Zoning Board Decision

August 16, 2012  |  News

The ZBA approves the Women's Community Revitalization Project's plan for 25 units of low-income housing at the long-disputed site under the El. Preservationists and community groups in Fishtown and Kensington are opposed to the project > more