Powelton Village: Lancaster Mews Gets Historic

Powelton Village: Lancaster Mews Gets Historic

Lancaster Mews, a row of apartments and businesses on the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue will keep its 19th century architecture after a city commission ruled on its importance. Last month, sites around the city were given historic designations by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Along with Mews, Satterlee Heights and the Edward Corner Building in Fishtown […]

 

Mantua: 5 Construction Sites to Keep An Eye On

Mantua: 5 Construction Sites to Keep An Eye On

The West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua has been getting nationwide attention for being a part of President Barack Obama’s Promise Zone project. This plan was set up in order to build safe public spaces and to strengthen federal assistance in housing, education and public safety. Today, a year after Mantua was designated as a Promise Zone, […]

 By Timothy Keller and Andrew Kearney

Powelton Village: Civic Association Divided About Drexel Expansion Plans

Powelton Village: Civic Association Divided About Drexel Expansion Plans

Members of the Powelton Village Civic Association held a tense meeting with Drexel University officials to discuss in further detail about the impending expansion of the campus into the community. “As we drive the university forward, it’s important for us, and that’s what this project does, is to get kids out of the surrounding neighborhoods,” […]