On the Monopoly board, even on Park Place, only one
hotel can be placed on a property. But the developers at 1441
Chestnut, currently a parking lot south of
the Residences at the Ritz, must have
picked up one of those bonus cards, like the one that reads "Your building loan
matures - collect $150" because they are building two name brand hotels on the
same parcel - a 51 story structure containing a W Hotel with 295 guestrooms, an
outdoor pool and deck with accompanying bar AND a 460 guestroom Westin Element
Hotel, with a 4200 square foot sky lobby (click here to view picture).Both hotels have entrances on Chestnut Street but the
lobby of the Element Hotel is situated on the second floor while the W lobby
occupies the first floor. In addition to the two hotel entry ways, the Chestnut
street façade will house the entrance of a restaurant on the stretch closest to
Broad Street. The plans also call for 1700 square feet of retail at
the corner of 15th and Chestnut and 179 below grade parking spaces. The
developers are aiming for LEED
CCRA LABOR DAY
office will be closed on Mon., 8/25 thru Mon. 9/1. The office will reopen on
Tues., 9/2. at 9:00 AM.
MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a
here) to any member
who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card)
and personal identification.
Uber - Limo service Uber
provides a 10% discount for CCRA Members using code CCRA14.
Philly Foodworks - Use the
code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR
FAVORITE CHARITY WITH A HOUSE TOUR BOOKLET AD
CCRA's Oct 19th 2014 House Tour includes a Tour Booklet
describing Tour houses distributed to each of the 600-750 Tour-goers. Please
consider placing an ad in the Booklet to promote your business, a favorite
charity, or simply to congratulate the Tour or CCRA. Rates are $250 for a full
page; $150 for half page; $80 for qtr. page. The proceeds support CCRA
activities that preserve, enhance, and celebrate urban living. Click here for an ad form or contact the CCRA
office at email@example.com or
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND
COMPETITION FOR GRAYS FERRY TRIANGLE POP-UP PARK
Grays Ferry Triangles Committee (which includes CCRA members) wishes to further
enhance the Triangles Plaza at 23rd and South Streets by adding a "simple"
painted mural (limited to no more than 5 colors) on the Plaza's asphalt
surface. The Committee is seeking designs for the street surface (approx. 1,320
sq. ft.). Anyone can enter, but designs must be submitted by Sept. 8. Click
here for Competition Details and the Site Plan. Good luck to all
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE
PHS POP-UP GARDEN UNTIL 10/3, 1438 SOUTH STREET
Help the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society while enjoying summer in the
Pop Up Garden.
PHS needs volunteers to work from 11am to 2pm in the Pop UP Garden. Your
duties will be to welcome visitors and provide information about PHS and the
City Harvest Program. PHS will provide all the information you need. If you would like to help PHS, please contact Jessica
Wong, PHS Volunteer Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, SUN 8/24, 2PM, 23RD & PINE ST
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will be offering their 1 1/2 to 2
hours "Littlest Streets Fitler Square" tour. $10 Adults; $8 Students; children
10 and under accompanied by adult are free; $5 Preservation Alliance Members
(Please show your member card). Meet at center of Fitler Square
and pay cash or check to Preservation Alliance. Limited to the
first 25 people to arrive.
Coordinator, Andrew Dalzell, is moving to Scotland to start graduate school
after 6 years at SOSNA where many
of his projects have had a positive impact on the lives of CCRA
Join SOSNA for this fundraising event. To purchase
RITTENHOUSE SQ. WED. WALKS
in the City, Friends Life Care and Feet First Philly, jointly invite seniors to
walk around Rittenhouse Square every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Meet Pam at the Goat. Walk at any speed that is comfortable for
SENIOR EXPO, FRI, 9/5 10AM
- 2PM, FRIENDS CENTER, 1501 CHERRY ST
about special programs, benefits and activities for seniors in our community.
For more information, call 215-246-1501.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM RETURNS BEGINNING MON, 9/8, 3PM - 6PM, 401 LOMBARD
The Old Pine Community Center is back for another year
of enriching the lives of children through, educational, and fun activities
including homework-help and a specialized literacy program. They will also be
highlighting healthy living through various physical activities paired with an
emphasis on healthy & adventurous nutrition.The program for children of elementary school age is open every day while school is in session.
Interested? Contact Jeanne Johnson at 215.627.2493 or email@example.com.
NEW CENTRAL BLOCK WELLNESS
FESTIVAL, SAT, 9/13, 12PM - 4PM, 2100 BLK OF LOMBARD
Click here for more details. This event is free
for all ages.
PENN'S 5K FOR THE
INSTITUTE ON AGING, SUN, 9/21, 8AM, PENN PARK, 33RD & WALNUT
Alzheimer's and aging-related research and care at Penn's Institute on Aging
(IOA). Raise vital research dollars and invite your friends to support your run.
For more information and to register, click here.