South Philadelphia still encompassed swamp and farm land the last time a developer proposed constructing a residential community as big as the one destined for the Navy’s old Capehart Housing property.
Last week, it became public that Westrum Development Company had bought the 27-acre site located along 20th Street between Pattison Avenue and Hartranft Street from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.READ MORE
Strings of yellow and white flags span the 2300 block of Cross Street, left over from a block party neighbors held back in June. But there’s no need to take the banners down now because block captain Kathleen Martin is planning a “victory celebration.”
For five years, by Martin’s count, she has been pleading with the city to help her block, where a strong core of homeowners gradually has been losing its battle with vacant and blighted properties.READ MORE
Philadelphia’s Partnership Recycling drop-off center on 12th Street in the parking lot just south of Wharton Street is scheduled to close. The first-Saturday-of-the-month event ceased operations this month and will not accept any recyclables after Sept. 7, according to program coordinator Bob Pierson.READ MORE