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Northern Liberties: Out With the Old, In With the New

Northern Liberties: Out With the Old, In With the New

Like other parts of the city, Northern Liberties’ housing market has rapidly expanded in recent years. It seems as if every other street is restricted by orange construction barricades. By the time the seasons change, they’re gone, a new building is up and an old brick home is being demolished. New construction often comes with […]

 

Northern Liberties: The Next Gold Standard for Environmental Stewardship?

Northern Liberties: The Next Gold Standard for Environmental Stewardship?

Lara Kelly, the quality of life coordinator for the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, promotes healthy living and environment for the community. She has been an active member in the neighborhood for 19 years. What do you bring to this organization and what makes you so passionate about it? It was a small closed knit community when I moved […]

 By Lindsay Wessell and Saba Abbasi

Northern Liberties: Zoning Committee Integral to Neighborhood Development

Northern Liberties: Zoning Committee Integral to Neighborhood Development

[vimeo 68257611] The Zoning Committee of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association has considered the needs of numerous commercial, industrial and residential projects for years, striking a balance that has allowed the neighborhood to flourish. This committee has kept busy maintaining the desired luster of Northern Liberties, an area that has grown out of its ‘up-and-coming’ phase. […]

 By Diane Scafidi and Victoria Holmes

Northern Liberties: Park Went from Tannery to Greenery

Northern Liberties: Park Went from Tannery to Greenery

The Weeders Club brings gardening gloves and meets for coffee and snacks at Liberty Lands Park for the sole purpose of tending to the community gardens of 37 plots. The Weeders Club is an informal club that consists of neighborhood volunteers. “Every Saturday morning, a collection of us shows up,” Jennifer Gold, garden coordinator at […]