Posts Tagged ‘Sharswood’

The Blum Come Down

The Blum Come Down

March 21, 2016  |  Vantage

Saturday's implosion of seventeen buildings, including two towers, marked the ceremonious end of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Norman Blumberg Apartments. Brad Maule's photo essay takes us through its final moments > more

Looking Ahead With John Grady At PIDC

Looking Ahead With John Grady At PIDC

March 21, 2016  |  Morning Blend

PIDC head on future of urban planning, Sharswood church pastor on displacement and change, playground design competition winners announced, historic Fairmount warehouses nearly redeveloped, and HUD to help with Philly’s growing homelessness problem > more

PHA Aims To Discourage Displacement In Massive Sharswood Rebuild

PHA Aims To Discourage Displacement In Massive Sharswood Rebuild

March 4, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Anticipating urban renewal in North Philly, touring work-in-progress 1919 Market, Sports & Leisure at Eastern State, giddiness over development on North Front Street, and critiquing SEPTA’s preferred route for King of Prussia spur > more

Redevelopment In Sharswood: Will It Come At The Expense Of Preservation?

Redevelopment In Sharswood: Will It Come At The Expense Of Preservation?

February 24, 2016  |  Developing Challenges, News

The Philadelphia Housing Authority's most ambitious redevelopment plan in a decade will radically reshape the Sharswood neighborhood. The agency has acquired more than 300 row homes and commercial buildings through eminent domain and preservationists are worried they will be torn down > more

The Meridian Fire, 25 Years On

The Meridian Fire, 25 Years On

February 23, 2016  |  Morning Blend

25 years after One Meridian, urban renewal in Sharswood, Lea schoolyard improvements, and repurposed Furness church to get another tenant, > more