East Falls: EFCC Zoning Committee Tests Out New Meeting Spot And Timmons House Spared

East Falls: EFCC Zoning Committee Tests Out New Meeting Spot And Timmons House Spared

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, community members gathered at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon for an East Falls Community Council’s (EFCC) zoning meeting. Presenters at the meeting included representatives from William Penn Charter School and the Kelly House. Murphy’s remained open for business while welcoming attendees of the zoning meeting. A projector screen was set up for […]

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Northern Liberties: Zoning Chairman Has Watched the Neighborhood Improve for 31 years

Northern Liberties: Zoning Chairman Has Watched the Neighborhood Improve for 31 years

Larry Freedman has been living in Northern Liberties since 1986. Back then, there was barely even a store to buy a quart of milk. Today, many properties are worth more than one million dollars. As the zoning chairman for the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association, Freedman has been an integral member of the community for quite some […]

 

Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

It all started because there were too many garages in Queen Village. According to the co-chair of the Queen Village Neighbors Association zoning committee, Michael Hauptman, it was around 2006 or 2007 when the neighborhood started to change. Homes that were primarily three stories and of no historical value got purchased and then demolished. The new […]