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South Street Bridge Reopening Tomorrow!

At 2 pm tomorrow afternoon, South St. Bridge will open for pedestrians to stroll followed by a dedication ceremony at 3pm.  After that it will finally be reopen to drivers and bikers.  The project is both ahead of schedule and right on budget. New features to the bridge that links University City and Graduate Hospital...CONTINUE READING

Gentrification of Southwest Center City

Southwest Center City has undergone major expansion since 1998 when there were 529 vacant properties in that region.  By July of 2010, 426 (80.5%) of these properties have been either redeveloped or improved as open space.  This Philadelphia neighborhood has benefited immensely from gentrification and has quickly transformed from an area well known for crime...CONTINUE READING