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The Future of the Reading Viaduct: A Conversation

9 Mar

When: March 20, 2013 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Architecture 1218 Arch Street
Tickets and more information: Click here

Join Hidden City for a wide ranging discussion of what the future holds for the elevated train trestle with landscape architect Bryan Hanes, who created renderings for a partk on the SEPTA spur section of the Viaduct, Center City District President & CEO Paul Levy, along with representatives from the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and Viaduct Green.

Say Goodbye to Another Familiar Face?

5 Mar

The Eraserhood is on the verge of losing another building. HiddenCity Philadelphia The Church of Assumption on Spring Garden and 12th is scheduled for demolition. Embroiled in a battle to keep the integrity of the neighborhood, community leaders are fighting the owner to keep the building.

According to a recent Newsworks article “Siloam representatives previously argued that the building was structurally unsound and just too expensive to repurpose…’Mr. Wei bought the building knowing full well that it was pending appeal. He bought it knowing that there [were] issues with the property,” Stretton said. “So he himself has no hardship.’
The matter now goes back to another city board, Licenses & Inspections, for a final decision. Even though Stretton is still litigating in the courts, demolition could still go ahead with the review board’s OK.”

Christopher Mote and HiddenCity Philadelphia had an update on the appeal to keep Church of the Assumption standing, reports that nothing has been fully resolved, though the building is still in real danger (read  the full updated report here).

4/13/2013 Green and Clean!

5 Mar

On April 13th, 2013 join the Callowhill Neighborhood Association for the annual Spring Cleanup in conjunction with City of Philadelphia Annual City-Wide Clean-up: Keep Up the Sweep Up !

For more information from the Callowhill Neighborhood Association, click here.