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Road closures and parades: What will affect your travel this weekend
Some Center City streets will be closed
Welcome back to Curbed Philly’s new Weekend Transit Roundup—a look at all the major events, transportation issues and closures that will likely affect your travel this weekend.
This weekend is a big one, thanks to Memorial Day on Monday. There are plenty of events, closures and, because it’s spring, roadwork. It will be fun, but it also may affect how you get around this weekend. Here’s what to avoid, and how to get to the events you want to see.
Events: Sail Philly and Memorial Day parades
There are a ton of events happening around Philly this weekend, both Memorial Day-related and not (you can check them out here) but there are a few that are most likely to affect your travel.
The first is Sail Philadelphia, which has not announced any related road closures, but could cause congestion around the area of Penn’s Landing where it’s being held. The event starts Saturday morning, with a waterfront festival, drinks, food, live music, and activities at 11 a.m. It goes until 7 p.m. every day through Monday. It’s worth checking out, but you’ll have a hard time driving and finding parking. Instead, plan to hop on the Market Frankford Line and get off at the 2nd Street Station. From there, you can wander up and down the waterfront.
There are also two parades on Memorial Day, both of which will close of several streets. The first is in Bridesburg at Richmond and Juniata streets, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday. It weaves through several Bridesburg roads before stopping at Richmond and Orthodox streets, according to the Office of Special Events (OSE).
The second parade is the Wissahickon Memorial Association Memorial Day Parade, which starts at Manayunk Avenue and Rochelle Drive at 9:30 a.m. Monday and winds through the streets before ending at Rochelle Road and Sumac Street for a ceremony.
For more information on both parades and road closures, check out the OSE website.
Sports: Phillies games
The Phillies are back on their home turf! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday they’ll be playing the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park at 7 p.m., 4 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. As always, watch out for heavy traffic on the BSL before the games.
Roadwork: Center City closures and construction
This is a big one because of its area: The city announced Friday that they would be closing down some Center City streets for the whole weekend to bring in a crane and deliver heavy mechanical equipment, according to a statement from the city.
A section of broad from Pine to Spruce, and a section of Spruce from 13th to 15th will be closed starting Friday at 10 p.m. and ending Monday at 5 a.m.
A long-awaited project to resurface and restore Lincoln Drive between Ridge and Wayne avenues recently got underway. Drivers can expect some lane closures, but minimal delays during the day, according to the Philly Streets Department.
Additionally, last week the Streets Department announced that nighttime road closures will be extended between Ridge and Wayne avenues from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Public transportation: SEPTA changes
SEPTA is rebuilding the mainline infrastructure on the Media/Elwyn Line this weekend, meaning that anyone riding the line will be taking a shuttle bus instead. SEPTA says a special schedule for the line is in effect until further notice.
Fri, 25 May 2018
City study examines future of 10-year tax abatement
Critics say it benefits wealthy developers
A new city analysis of Philly’s controversial 10-year tax abatement program deemed the program less beneficial than it was three years ago, and mulled ways that it might be modified.
The study, which was conducted by real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and was released Thursday, examined the effects of the abatement program. The program exempts commercial and residential property owners from having to pay taxes on new construction or major renovations for 10 years. The idea behind the program is to support and welcome new construction into Philly, fostering growth and ensuring a payoff for the city when the 10 years are up.
But the benefits of the program, which seemed so great when it was first conceived in 2000, may not hold the same weight they did even three years ago, when the last analysis was conducted, according to Thursday’s study.
“Improvements in the economy and local real estate market since 2014 mean that the impact of the abatement program has changed,” JLL said in Thursday’s analysis.
“In JLL’s prior study, keeping the current abatement program in place generated 50 percent more in net present value over 30-years than eliminating the abatement completely. Now, those same cases are only 25 percent apart,” the study said.
In recent years, the idea of changing the program—or eliminating it altogether—have been tossed around, especially by critics of the tax abatement, many of whom claim it benefits wealthy developers while depriving schools of much-needed funding.
Thursday’s study examined some of those changes, including one proposed during a City Council meeting this week by Councilwoman Helen Gym, to eliminate the tax break only for taxes owed to the school district, according to PlanPhilly.
JLL determined that completely eliminating the abatement would generate an additional $7.8 million for the district, but that eliminating just the school district section of the abatement could generate $9.2 million for the district over the next five years.
Other changes the study analyzed included limiting the abatement to certain areas of the city, though the study contended that’s, “unlikely to spur development in neighborhoods with low usage now.”
Another suggestion, to gradually reduce the abatement over time, could lower, “ the risk of development loss and related tax revenue loss,” by giving developers time to adjust to the new changes, JLL wrote.
However, the study noted that any modifications to the abatement would likely result in a loss of new construction around the city.
“There is no single “best” way to refine the abatement. Each option involves tradeoffs that policy makers need to weigh and consider,” the study said.
- Changes to Philly construction tax break under review [PlanPhilly]
- Overview of 2018 abatement study [Phila.gov]
Fri, 25 May 2018
Contemporary Queen Village home with lofty ceilings lists for $570K
Colorful home with three stories and two beds
A sleek and contemporary home tucked into a Queen Village side street just listed for $569,500.
The two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home, is three floors tall and offers 1,500 square feet of uniquely designed space. It starts with the living room, where a two-story-high ceiling towers over the hardwood first floor. That level also has a funky asymmetrical fireplace and wet bar backlit with neon blue light.
The stairs, which feature cool grey pillars, lead up to the two top floors, each with its own bedroom. The third floor master suite has a stone bathroom with a marble shower. Outside, a private patio has space for a small garden area.
The home is part of the Meredith Catchment, and requires HOA fees of $200 per month—but at least you’ll get a one-car garage parking space!
- 211 Fulton Street, Unit B [Jacqueline Silva, Keller Williams]
Fri, 25 May 2018
Historic Callowhill auto building will be demolished
Once part of “Automobile Row”
One of the remaining structures that once helped to make up “Automobile Row” at the turn of the century will likely be demolished within the next few months.
The 100-year-old, four-story building, which sits at the corner of North Broad and Carlton streets, was bought by the Pennsylvania Ballet 10 years ago. They initially planned to restore the structure, but earlier this year they changed their minds and obtained a demolition permit, which allows them to take down the building any time after April 29, according to Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The ballet has not discussed what will go in the building’s place, according to Philly.com.
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Ballet were not immediately available for comment Friday morning, but ballet executive director Shelly Power told Philly.com that the project would allow them to consolidate the various parts of their organization. It’s unclear when the demolition will start.
For preservationists, the decision is a difficult pill to swallow. The building is registered with the Callowhill Industrial Historic District but not with the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, meaning it qualifies for tax credits but is not protected from demolition, according to Steinke.
It was built in 1911 by US Tire, at a time when that section of North Broad Street was becoming known as “Automobile Row.” Showrooms and stores selling auto parts decorated the area, stretching up as far as Girard, according to Hidden City Philadelphia. The showrooms are long gone, but some of the structures still remain.
In addition to its history, the building has an interesting facade. It’s clad in glazed terra cotta—a popular material in the early 1900’s because it was both inexpensive, and had the ability to make a structure look ornamental and high-end, Steinke said. It has decorated column capitals and large windows facing the street.
“We’re sorry to see it go,” Steinke said Friday. “It’s another loss to the integrity of the north broad automobile row heritage.”
Fri, 25 May 2018
9 things to do in Philly for Memorial Day weekend 2018
From boating and beer, to history and culture, here’s everything you can do this weekend.
Yes, The Shore and the suburbs are great, but there’s a ton to do here in Philly for a perfect, sun-filled Memorial Day weekend.
Maybe you’re making last minute plans, or you just don’t want to join the nearly 500,000 travelers heading out of the city this weekend. Either way, here’s a definitive list of everything—from Memorial Day-specific events, to just fun stuff to do outside—you can do this holiday weekend.
Thu, 24 May 2018