Monday, November 30, 2015

Mayor announces big development plans in East North Philly

Mayor announces big development plans in East North Philly


To replace the barren land near Temple University's rail station in East North Philadelphia, the mayor recently announced plans to convert the space at 9th and Norris Streets into something useful.  On the ground floor will be community and retail space, perhaps a dry cleaners, coffee shop, and some of the comforts that make the morning commute productive. Above the development, 164 rental apartments, with a portion set aside as affordable housing units. Says Nutter: "This environmentally sustainable transit village will build on the area’s existing assets to transform the neighborhood in a safer, more livable community." The pricetag: about $50 million. Revitalization doesn't come cheap.

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Kia Gregory is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a proud native of the city and an alumna of Temple University. Contact Kia by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-2601.

Vernon Clark, a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has reported extensively neighborhood issues in North and Northwest Philadelphia. Vernon has also been an editor for the Inquirer and has worked as an editor and writer at the Boston Globe and Akron Beacon Journal. Contact Vernon by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-5717.

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