Public Meeting Planned: CCRA is currently planning a meeting regarding the Pearl Properties Residential building at 113-119 S. 19th St. The
planned public meeting is in conjunction with the city's Citizen Design
Review (CDR) process for major developments. A CCRA major development
task force has been working with the developer for several months and is
soliciting public comments. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 1, at 7pm.
STOP: Last week we reported that SafeTravel in Our Philadelphia (STOP) committee
was formed to look into the late night ATV and motorcycle activity in
Center City. Board Member Dawn Willis has been appointed to represent
CCRA on the committee. We will keep you posted on any updates.
CCRA held it's first Board meeting of the fiscal year on Tuesday, September 8. If you would like to review the documents, you can visit here.
Please note that the minutes from that meeting will be posted upon approval at the next board meeting.
After 20+ years, the Rosenbach Garden will reopen
After more than 20 years, the historic (and hidden!) garden is reopening to the public on today, September 17.
The Rosenbach’s garden is
a 1,600 square foot green oasis tucked behind the
Delancey Place townhomes that house the museum and library. The space is
unique in that it is the last original garden left on the block. Others
have been converted to parking spaces, building extensions, or never
existed in the original blueprint when the townhouses
were constructed in the mid-19th century.
is pleased to offer free admission for the first month after opening -
though our eager audience has already snapped up the first batch of
tickets and slots are unavailable through October 3.
Only in a Pandemic: Live Concerts from an Unfinished Condo’s 7th Floor
Saying he’s trying to bring
some normalcy back, Dranoff Properties CEO Carl Dranoff is putting on
two more pop-up concerts from the seventh floor of his unfinished
skyscraper on Broad Street. Called “Serenade on the Avenue”, the
shows will feature University of the Arts students and faculty.
Socially distanced, of course. The dates: Sept. 30th (Broadway show
tunes; October 14th (jazz).
Did you know, completing the 2020 Census takes just 10 minutes, and will have an impact on the city for the next 10 years?
If just one
person is missed in the 2020 Census count, Philadelphia could face
the loss of $21,000 in federal funding over the next ten years. If an
undercount happens, the city’s capacity to meet the needs of its
residents will be seriously impacted.
Take action to improve your community and complete the Census!
Not unlike their season, the Sixers
came up empty in their bid for a new 18,500-seat arena at Penn's
Landing, as the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. selected the New
York-based Durst Organization’s proposal for a $2.2 billion,
3.5-million-square-foot mixed-use venue. The Durst project plans 1,834
residential units, a 225-key hotel and 94,000 square feet of retail
space, and requires no public subsidy.
The popular new American restaurant
High Street on Market has relocated from its Old City digs to a new
location at 101 S. 9th St., which was previously occupied by the
now-closed Sandler’s. Renamed High Street Philly, it will offer counter
service, pickup/delivery, expanded catering and grab-and-go options.